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Wall Murals @ Chemainus

The Chemainus Murals have become famous for this small community. Several artists created something... read more

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...In january. We spent the morning exploring this quaint little town. Being out of season, most of... read more

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102-9799 Waterwheel Crescent, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
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All reviews small town charming town pretty place vancouver island walk around every corner art gallery worth a stop free map talented artists visitor center town's history off the highway couple of hours nice walk footprints depicted
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The Chemainus Murals have become famous for this small community. Several artists created something positive out of a dire situation when the town suffered much economic hardship in the 1980's. Chemainus is known as the "Mural Town". The town is not big. You can collect...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank reginafug
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...In january. We spent the morning exploring this quaint little town. Being out of season, most of the shops were closed but as we were there for the murals it didn't bother us. The murals are beautiful pieces of art. We easily did it with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank framboisine
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Spent a lovely afternoon exploring the murals, park and sculptures of Chemainus, which highlight the town's history rooted in lumber/logging, and also some of the major artists, and the war years. Recommend going into the old town lovely houses and architecture. Stop into the visitors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 29 September 2018

What a lovely place. So glad we stopped here. The murals were really nice and interesting telling the story of the town. It was a great game to find the next one as they were on the sides of buildings and shops. People were really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mad-Maz999
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We went to see the murals and only stayed for a bit... The murals were nice enough, but just wasn't our cup of tea. There is a small museum that you can go and view for free. It's a cute little museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ValChesna
Reviewed 18 September 2018

What a great way to visit a small town. We purchased the mural map from the visitor centre which highlighted and described all of the murals. I really liked the painted footprints on the sidewalk leading you to the various murals. I had been here...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 551francinel
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Wonderful art! So interesting to walk (best way to enjoy them) or drive the streets of Chemainus and see these beautiful pieces of art! Every one is unique and must be seen up close to be appreciated.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank krsthom
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Our B&B suggested we take a look at the mural trail and so we stopped at the tourist office where we were able to get a leaflet all about them and a map with the trail. The murals are large and on varied subjects, we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank nikki317
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Our B&B host lent us a book providing details on each mural and who painted them. I agree that it is fairly difficult to see them in a systematic manor as the numbering does not follow any natural sequencing. Having said that it was very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This quaint little town was founded in 1853 as a logging town. During the 1980's the town was subject to a declining forest industry and had to come up with a solution for economic survival. This mural project was one of the main projects of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ruth R
9 August 2018|
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By car it's about an hour and a quarter. Well worth the trip. It's a pretty wee town. Check out the visitor centre for a map of the murals.