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 Réserve indienne Tent Island 8, Idol Island, Réserve indienne Squaw-Hay-One 11, Cluster Rocks and Banon Creek.

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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

Eagle Rock Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast located 1km from the center of Chemainus.

Simply the best accommodations and lodging in Chemainus located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada. We offer our guests not just a “room”, but 1000 sq. ft. luxury accommodations that include a private living room and dining room, ocean views with a beach that is just a few steps away.

10150 Island View Close
Chemainus, British Columbia


A Small World B & B

Bed & Breakfast located 1km from the center of Chemainus.

It's A Small World Bed & Breakfast offers B&B accommodation that is conveniently located downtown within walking distance of the Chemainus Theatre, internationally famous murals, antique malls, shops, restaurants, and the waterfront..

Photograph of A Small World B & B, Chemainus
9866 Willow Street
Chemainus, British Columbia
"On our honeymoon, my wife and I had a wonderful time here. The hosts were ever so kind, had a lovely cat to pet, and they gave us an excellent breakfast in the morning. Plus, they were very funny ..... "

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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

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.

Excellent Frameworks - 28 Station Street

E.J. Hughes Biography and contributions to Canadian Art

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.

Nearby towns

Chemainus is close to:

Ladysmith - 6km

Duncan - 11km

Salt Spring Island - 13km

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