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.
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.
To promote and sponsor research and knowledge about, and to publish, record, restore, preserve and maintain interest in: information, data, records, cairns, plaques, buildings, sites, boundaries and locations of, or pertaining to, the history of the Chemainus Valley and its geographical historical boundaries.
Come meet our people and see our wonderful collection.
9799 Waterwheel Crescent, Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada V0R 1K0
10:00 a.m. – 03:00 p.m.
Hours vary by the season so check for updated openings monthly.
March 10-3, daily except Mondays
April to May 10-3, daily
June, July, August and until Labour Day 9-4, daily
day after Labour day, October, November and until December 14th 10-3, daily
Closed December 14th until March 1st, 2021
If you have a passion for local history, and you love to talk to people, come be a volunteer!
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