Chemainus Valley Museum
Chemainus Valley Museum
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Melanie A
Richmond, Canada50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
An interesting small town museum. There are displays of local artifacts from the lumber industry as well as from eras of long ago. It takes about 30 minutes to peruse. Friendly staff.
Written July 13, 2023
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georgib43
British columbia122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Well worth the effort to tour this museum. the volunteers know a lot about the history of the area and make it very interesting
Written June 22, 2021
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tony l
Vancouver, Canada3,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Lovely clean building ,lot of information about the past and present of Chemainus ,staff very friendly and knowledgeable
Written August 20, 2020
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Hawaiian Canuck
Vancouver, Canada1,369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I love little local museums because you meet nice local staff and can learn a lot about the local community. This one is a great one because it has a lot of detailed info on various events that has shaped the local community. Great and knowledgeable staff too.
Written December 17, 2019
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Kyle & Shelley From Canada
Canada152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is a lovely small local museum run by folks passionate about their community. Admission is by donation and they sell a booklet that describes all the mural artwork located throughout the village. If you look carefully you could spend at least a few hours looking over the collection of local and historical artifacts. There are a few things for the kids to look at, but they might not have the patience to look at the treasures here.
Written December 14, 2019
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somegalfromcan
Victoria, Canada189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My friend and I dropped in here today and had a wonderful, impromptu tour by one of the enthusiastic volunteers. His love for his town shone through!
Written November 29, 2019
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malley2017
Australia100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
only a small museum, but has some very interesting things in it. Notice the carvings on the outside of the building also.
Written September 3, 2019
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Anna F
Ladysmith, Canada16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
I haven't been in the Museum since the expansion and it is very well done!
If you are lucky Bill, a Decorated Korean War Veteran, will be your guide or you can do a self guided tour.
How many museums have an old time punch clock from the 1920's? The time punch clock was from the sawmill.
They have a recording of the loudest steam engine in Canada, I can attest to this because my relatives could hear it on Saltspring Island back in the day.
If you are interested in genealogy they have school photos from the earliest schools there too!
A beautiful curated display of nursing through the ages. Do you know why nurses caps had different coloured bands on them? Not going to tell. You'll have to visit.
Well worth a visit!
Price is my donation and the lovely lady behind the counter makes the most delightful crocheted animals.
Written March 18, 2019
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Regina Fuga.te🎈
Mossel Bay, South Africa2,822 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We spent a week in Nanaimo, and each day we ventured out to different areas in the region. The little museum is full of local nostalgia, and full of local Mounties memorabilia, etc.

The entrance fee is nominal, but in reality it's a donation. The ladies at the front were happy to engage in a conversation and we learned more about the local area.

Don't need more than one hour.
Written January 18, 2019
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LittlePrince1977
Sacramento, CA302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Do not expect big city museum...I found this one interesting and with exhibits that were well-sourced. I also went to the small local museums in Nanaimo (best), Ladysmith (2nd best), Chemainus (3rd), Qualicum Bay (4th)--though each was interesting in their own way
Written July 13, 2018
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