Chemainus Festival Of Murals Society, Chemainus

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Marvel at more than 50 colorful murals and sculptures at the outdoor gallery managed by the Chemainus Festival Of Murals Society. The attraction tells the story of the town's history and incorporates works inspired by the famous artist Emily Carr. The murals offer unique interpretations by different artists and the ensemble as a whole features numerous artistic styles. Pick up a mural map from the visitor center or museum and explore the murals; you'll be guided by a path of yellow footprints painted on the sidewalk. Or, take a narrated tour by horse-drawn carriage. A visit to Chemainus Festival Of Murals Society represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chemainus trip itinerary site to plot your vacation.
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  • We spent a couple hours in Chemainus as part of a Courtenay/Comox-to-Victoria travel day that also included the Duncan Totem Poles and Kinsol Trestle. After a quick stop-in at the Chemainus Visitor Ce...  more »
  • It was raining, so we viewed by car. It was still great, but would be better on foot. The map from the Best Western hotel staff helped very much. The murals depict a lot of the history of Chemainus.  more »
  • Chemainus bravely reinvented itself after the resource industry imploded on the island, and these murals are part of that endeavor. Done by many artists, they visually recount the history of the town ...  more »
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  • The murals of Chemainus create a wonderful way to slow down your day and explore this charming artisanal town. The more than 40 murals and sculptures were started in the 1980s and now cover most of old and new town. The murals feature much of the history of the town and region. Be sure to check some of the new pieces like the compass at Kin Beach and the walking labyrinth in Waterwheel Park.
  • Interesting, definitely worth a side trip when traveling up island.
  • Such Interesting Murals!!! Tells allot, about local history! 👌
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  • I CAUSED A VERY GOOD IMPRESSION, IS A MUSEUM IN THE OPEN AIR VILLAGE CHARMING, INTERESTING.
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