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 Stone Cutters Bay, Clam Bay, Slag Point, Active Point and Leech Island.

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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

Best Western Chemainus Festival Inn

Hotel located 2km from the center of 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.

Photograph of Best Western Chemainus Festival Inn, Chemainus
9573 Chemainus Road
Chemainus, British Columbia

Chemainus Garden RV & Camping Park

Campsite located 1km from the center of Chemainus.

34 acres of beautiful garden properties is in walking distance to the town of Chemainus, a small Oceanside community in between Nanaimo and Victoria on Vancouver Island.

Photograph of Chemainus Garden RV & Camping Park, Chemainus
3042 River Road
Chemainus, British Columbia
"nicely treed private rv sites. clean, close to town, friendly"

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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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