Places to stay in Chemainus, British Columbia
We currently have 26 accommodations in and around Chemainus with other regional listings available for Motor Inns, Campsites, Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and other properties. You can filter listings by the available types:
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 McDonald’s.
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 Josef Point, Cowichan Lake, Reay Island, Steveston and Neck Point.
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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
Things to see and do
Located at 28 Station Street. E.J. Hughes Biography and contributions to Canadian Art
Splitsville Entertainment Ltd
Located at 171 Calder Road. Splitsville Entertainment is Canada’s premier bowling event specialists in Hamilton Ontario and Nanaimo British Columbia bowling.
Located at 1870 Wellington Road East. Brechin Lanes is your onestop shop for bowling in Nanaimo We offer fun birthday parties as well as fun leagues for everybody Good clean family fun Nanaimo Rainy Day Activity
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Closed or unlisted properties
- Bird Song Cottage B&B located at 9909 Maple Street closed or delisted.
- A Scented Garden B&B located at 9913 Maple Street closed or delisted.
- Chemainus Tudor Inn located at 10050 Panorama Ridge Road closed or delisted.
- Chemainus Bay B&B located at 2886 Esplanade Street closed or delisted.
- Carleton House B&B located at 10543 Chemainus Road closed or delisted.
- An Olde Mill House B&B located at 9712 Chemainus Road closed or delisted.