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Tips from the Locals:


Play like a local

LOCAL TIP: There’s always something going on in our little town. Download the Monthly Event list here!


Shop till you drop

LOCAL TIP: No box stores here! Just friendly folk with a kinship to the arts, culture and an appreciation of their heritage. This is the place to find fabulous, functional and original art in every price range.


Enjoy your stay

LOCAL TIP: A trip to Chemainus is not complete without trying some of our famous ice cream, or take a break in one of the coffee or tea houses. Discerning chefs offer the very best in all these local eateries.


Live the good life

LOCAL TIP: Living in Chemainus is all about lifestyle. No crowds, no traffic congestion, lots to see and do! Learn more: Download the Chemainus Profile here!


Explore our town

LOCAL TIP: Take a tour ~ see over 40 colourful murals, they tell meaningful stories of the people that built Chemainus. Stroll along The Gateway path through Water Wheel Park to Maple Lane, the oldest section of Chemainus.


Stay a while

LOCAL TIP: For a delightful holiday, relax in a charming B&B. Every one of them is unique, and located in old-fashioned neighbourhoods. Exploring each of them before you make your choice is half the fun.