CHEMAINUS

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CHEMAINUS

Storefront windows hold local handmade objects and gifts, artisan food destinations dot the town, the world-renowned Chemainus Theatre operates year-round, the parks are lovingly adorned with carvings in homage to the culture of our heritage, and a slew of festivals and events seen throughout the year all hold those artistic elements close.

Young at heart visitors love the town’s distinctive free and easy character and the friendly, homespun service. The true charm of this lively community is the chance to share experiences and connect with the people who live here – affectionately known as Chemainiacs.

Because the murals are so walkable, we pride ourselves on accessibility. The town is an easy walk for seniors with many rest stops along the walking tour as well as being very wheelchair friendly. Most stores that are not directly at ground level offer ramps and switchbacks that aid in you being able to move freely throughout the town. Most of our parks, and the small trials within walking distance, also allow for the same accommodations. We implore you to go and explore.

EXPERIENCE

With 44 murals, 10 sculptures, and many local artisan workshops; you may need a few days to take it all in. Being on the coast of Vancouver Island allows us to take advantage of countless parks & forests with winding paths, pebbled beaches, mountains, and sunken ocean treasures. 

With 50+ murals, 14 sculptures, and many local artisan workshops; you may need a few days to take it all in. Being on the coast of Vancouver Island allows us to take advantage of countless parks & forests with winding paths, pebbled beaches, mountains, and sunken ocean treasures.

No matter how long you are in town, one thing is for sure; you will leave wanting to come back time and again.

 

SHOPPING

How many towns can boast they have stores called Bound To Be Different and Beyond the Usual? Not many! Storefront windows hold local handmade objects at every price range that can be seen from Chemainus Road through to Downtown and Old Town quarters.

 

Wander through the streets, peruse the town’s unique architecture and lose yourself in the Secret Gardens behind Willow Street. Along the way, you will see that every store you stop in holds unique artistry and originality you can’t find anywhere else.​ Chemainus is a town where dreams do come true, and a town where daily life is truly idyllic.

FOOD

From a café au lait to gourmet dishes and everything in between we have exactly what you enjoy. Dine at award-winning eateries ranging from funky sidewalk cafes, tearooms, bakeries and bistros to formal cuisine and specialty restaurants.

 

If you’re going for breakfast, you’ll be hard pressed to decide who’s scones you like better; for lunch, you may have to have two just because you can’t help yourself.

 

Dinner is altogether another story. Cuisine ranges from local to global and includes African, Canadian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and more. Comfort food, fine dining, or something new and different, we can promise you will find it here.​ Oh, and don’t forget to stop by for one of the Chemainus famous ice cream cones!

STAY

Come for the week, the weekend or even just the day So many objects from Chemainus Road through to Old Town. What is your accommodations style? Maybe you’d like to cuddle up in a suite at one of our many quaint bed and breakfast that dot the Old Town quarter, or maybe you’d rather have familiar surroundings accompany you by bringing your RV so that you can simply park at the beautifully manicured RV parks, or is nature something you crave? With nearby camping, we have that too. If you’re looking for something more mainstream, a stay at the local inn is a must with all the modern amenities built just for you.

Whatever your style, make more time for the little things.the key to a great vacation is to relax and unwind at the end of the day.

SERVICES

With a town this size you would come to expect the basics; but what you probably didn’t expect was the true range of services offered and the level of expertise these professionals hold. Chemainus has become a landing place for those wanting to focus on clients they would like to work with while maintaing a beautiful life in this wonderful town. Regardless of the service your in need of, you won’t be disappointed.​ They are one big part of why Chemainus is such an amazing place to visit and live.

No matter how long you are in town, one thing is for sure; you will leave wanting to come back time and again.

All information and images on this page are provided by Visit Chemainus.ca run by the Chemainus BIA. Click here to navigate to their website: https://visitchemainus.ca