British Columbia Travel Guide
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Chemainus "The Little Town That Did" is an arts and cultural destination world-famous for its out-door heritage murals and for its professional theatre.
From just five murals and lots of spirit in the summer of 1982 Chemainus has a success story to tell. Thirty-two larger-than-life historic paintings in this open air gallery draw thousands of visitors to Chemainus each year.
Take a self-guided walking tour of the murals, join a group for a tour by train or take a romantic horse drawn carriage ride. Chemainus offers an eclectic array of gift shops and galleries that feature over 100 BC artisans. A wide selection of restaurants, eateries and great food is available in the town! Try the famous ice cream. Join in one of the many festive, entertaining weekend celebrations such as the Market Day Street Sale, or the Chemainus Festivals. The town's commercial industry is lumber, Weyerhaeuser, a highly automated Mill trades to an international market and participates in tourism by giving Tours during the summer months.
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