Places to stay in Chemainus, British Columbia

We currently have 22 accommodations in and around Chemainus with other regional listings available for Motor Inns, Campsites, Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and other properties.

B&Bs - 9 Hotels - 1 Motels - 2 Camping / RV - 7 Cottages / Lodges / Rentals - 3

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 Mainguy Island, Dunsmuir Islands, Collins Shoal, Evening Cove and Holland Bank.

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Best reviewed accommodations in Chemainus

The Island Serenity B&B / Guest Suite, Chemainus

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 .....

Selected properties

Chemainus River Campgrounds

Campsite located 4km from the center of Chemainus.

3 km south of Chemainus on Trans Canada Hwy. Enjoy our 9 wooded ha situated along the Chemainus River; featuring large sunny and wooded sites with water, power, sewer and sani-station, showers. Close to golf course and regional park. River swimming, badminton, horseshoe pitch; guest patio area.

8682 Trans Canada Hwy
Chemainus, British Columbia

Bald Eagle Campground & RV Park

Photograph of Bald Eagle Campground & RV Park, Chemainus

Campsite located 4km from the center of Chemainus.

Family campground & RV park. 5 km south of Chemainus on the Chemainus River. Full or partial hookups. Grassed or treed sites, river swimming, hot showers, laundry, flush toilets, sani-station. Free mini-golf, ping pong, basketball and hockey courts. Tube rentals, fire pits.

8705 Chemainus Road
Chemainus, British Columbia

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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

B C Forest Discovery Centre - 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.

Excellent Frameworks - 28 Station Street

E.J. Hughes Biography and contributions to Canadian Art

Gallery 223 - 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.

Nearby towns

Chemainus is close to:

Closed, unlisted or renamed properties

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