Chemainus, BC Real Estate News

By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC
Chemainus BC, Where History, Inventiveness, the Arts and Lumber Jacks, find a common interest and community.   Chemainus BC, an idyllic community located in the Cowichan Valley, about 45 minutes North East of Victoria BC on Amazing Vancouver Island, went from  Native community with a protected bay to a logging and mill town, before a major slow down in the lumber industry almost turned it into a ghost town.... The remaining residents decided that they where not going to give up on their town without a fight, and decided on depicting their history, heritage and culture in the 40+ Murals and Sculptures that we now enjoy. Today Chemainus is one of the must visit day trip destination near Victoria, with a wonderful walking tour that takes you by the 40+ murals, the amazing town core is a tr...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
RUSSELL FARMERS MARKET CHAMANINUS- BC   Yesterday was my birthday (my photo created by Coke for my birthday)and Jane and I took the day off .....well half the day off and drove up island to Chemanius BC, about an hour's drive North of Victoria.     On the way home we stopped for Fresh Veggies just north of Duncan at Russell Farmers Market so Jane could buy some Fresh Veggie to take home for our dinner.While Jane was shopping I took the opportunity to take a few photos of the colourful Fruit and Veggie's along with some of the Antique Farm equipment they have on display.Here is my Photobucket sideshow ...Enjoy
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By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
The little town of Chemainus, B.C., once a forest town, needed something to generate new revenue, so they got creative. They invited artists from around the world to generate art on the sides of buildings. Located on the east side of Vancouver Island between Victoria and Nanaimo, this is a MUST stop for any tourist. The project started in 1982 with five murals; today there are 41 murals and 13 sculptures which attract 400,000 visitors a year. A TOUR OF THE MURALS No visit to Chemainus is complete without sampling one of their legendary ice cream cones. Buy one and walk around looking at all the art work which is now world famous. The last weekend in June is the "Festival of the Murals". This celebration continues though the summer with outdoor theatre, puppetry, clowning, food booths, ...
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One of the highlights of our visit to Vancouver Island, BC was stopping in a small Cowichan Valley town called Chemainus, "The Little Town That Did". Chemainus has been settled for over 140 years and thrived as a mill town until the 1980s when the slowing of the forestry industry caused the mill to close down. Faced with devastating unemployment and a possible demise of their industrious community, Karl Schultz sought to save the town by creating the 'Chemainus Mural Project'. Artists came from far and wide to paint detailed murals depicting the town and surrounding area's history on the exterior walls of the buildings. Soon tourists started to flock in by the thousands to view the murals and the town was saved. Take a tour of all of the murals here. If you visit Vancouver Island, don't...
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