Places to stay in Chemainus, British Columbia

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Chemainus is a town on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Founded as a logging town in 1858, the town is now famous for its 37 outdoor murals. This outdoor gallery has given birth to 300 businesses, including a theatre, antiques dealers, and eateries. The tourist industry stemming from the murals saved the town after its mill closed in the early 1980s. Local restaurants include Kudo's Japanese Restaurant, Haida-Way Restaurant, Kfc, and Mcdonalds.

Wondering where to stay? Lodging options in the town are mainly limited to Bed and Breakfast type accommodations, though there are a few nearby campgrounds and RV parks. If you are travelling in the area, Chemainus is located close to Chads Island, Smugglers Nook, Floodwood Creek, Coronation Lake and Panther Point.

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Selected and best reviewed properties in Chemainus

The Island Serenity B&B / Guest Suite

10 OUT OF 10 Island Serenity was a perfect match for us! Not wanting the traditional B and B where you are with other guests, this guest suite was fully private and offered stunning views of the Stuart Sound right from the private deck. The hosts were very nice and lived up to thier promise of giving us .....

The Best Western Chemainus Festival Inn

Photograph of Best Western Chemainus Festival Inn, Chemainus
Known as, "The envy of the world", Vancouver Island offers clean air, pristine lakes and rivers, secluded beaches and towering forests, all with a mild climate. There is so much to do whether outdoors or in! .In a region renowned for its many artists and artisans, Chemainus and nearby Salt Spring .....

More about the areas accommodations and tourism

The name "Chemainus" comes from the native shaman and prophet "Tsa-meeun-is" . Legend says that the man survived a massive wound in his chest to become a powerful chief. His people took his name to identify their community.

On January 13, 2006, a Boeing 737 aircraft was sunk off the coast in order to build an artificial reef.

Other local Chemainus information and places to visit.

  • Longitude: -123°44'4.1330
  • Latitude: 48°55'48.593

Things to see and do

Excellent Frameworks

Located at 28 Station Street. E.J. Hughes Biography and contributions to Canadian Art

Gallery 223

Located at 223 Commercial Street. Gallery 223 is conveniently located in downtown Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in a restored heritage building - the former home of the Nanaimo Daily Free Press newspaper.

B C Forest Discovery Centre

Located at 2892 Drinkwater Road. At the BC Forest Discovery Centre, a stroll around the grounds will quickly transform one into an exciting, educational experience. With many exhibits for the whole family, there is always something new to explore.

Nearby towns

Chemainus is close to:

Closed, unlisted or renamed properties

  • Chemainus Tudor Inn, 10050 Panorama Ridge Road
  • Bird Song Cottage B&B, 9909 Maple Street
  • A Scented Garden B&B, 9913 Maple Street
  • Chemainus Bay B&B, 2886 Esplanade Street
  • Carleton House B&B, 10543 Chemainus Road
  • An Olde Mill House B&B, 9712 Chemainus Road