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CHEMAINUS VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY


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Winter Hours of Operation


Daily

11 - 3

closed during the winter holidays

December 17 to January 31


Rich in the history and beauty, Chemainus is located on the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The town's roots are strongly linked with the 1850's early pioneers and the timber industry. But now, it is better known for the many Murals found painted on the walls around town displaying the history of Chemainus.

The Chemainus Valley Museum is operated by the Chemainus Valley Historical Society, a non-profit organization. The Museum is located in the beautiful Water Wheel Park, found in the centre of town. Off to the side of the Museum is a wonderful observation point which overlooks the site of the first and present sawmill. Looking out, you can see the large ships, log booms and busy harbour framed by the beautiful Gulf Islands.

CHEMAINUS VALLEY MUSEUM

Admission by Donation

Free ad​mission

Donations gladly accepted

Step Back in Time

Looking down from where Museum now sits.

(from the collection of Joan Allester, Chemainus)