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Beautiful Town of Chemainus

Spent a lovely afternoon exploring the murals, park and sculptures of Chemainus, which highlight... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie P
Lovely place

What a lovely place. So glad we stopped here. The murals were really nice and interesting telling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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102-9799 Waterwheel Crescent, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank ValChesna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Francine L
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.

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

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

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

2  Thank Della G
Reviewed 10 August 2018

First visited about 10 years ago, Very glad that out tour bus called in here for a short while as we enjoyed this place last time. Good to see fresh paintings as well as some of the old ones that are in good condition. Great...More

1  Thank trev j
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The quaint town of Chemainus was a morning stop for us and we enjoyed walking through this quaint town looking at the lovely mural displays. One of the artists was doing some repairs so we learnt some interesting facts about the murals from her. Even...More

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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.