A picture-perfect artisan village nestled between the mountains and Salish Sea.
Chemainus started as a humble yet successful mill town in the mid 1800’s for over 120 years, but at the beginning of the 1980’s the community ingeniously reinvented itself into a world-renowned arts and culture hub. This accessible boutique town features over 50 murals and statues in its impressive outdoor mural gallery, unique shopping experiences and cultural cuisine for every foodie’s palate. Catch a live performance at the Chemainus Theatre Festival, hit the green at Mount Brenton Golf Course, browse through the museum and antique shops and relax at Kinsmen “Kin” Beach Park – Chemainus truly has something for everyone to enjoy. Just minutes off the highway, Chemainus provides you with a peaceful place to unwind, while still being central to the rest of the Cowichan Valley. This seaside village emits so much charm it has been known to capture the attention of various film and TV productions! A popular destination for RV travellers and tour buses, this community is very accustomed to welcoming people from all over the world.
Stz’umius First Nation