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The ‘magic’ of Chemainus: From sawmill-town to mural-town Special

Victoria - Chemainus, a small community in British Columbia, has transformed in three decades from a struggling single-industry town into a fascinating tourist destination with dozens of outdoor murals and sculptures showing the history of the North Cowichan Valley.
 

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Chemainus Mural # 11   Temporary Homes   David White  1983.
Chemainus Mural # 11, "Temporary Homes", David White, 1983.
Chemainus Mural # 2 (right panel)   The Thirty-three Metre Collage   F. Lewis  N. Lagana & P. Marcan...
Chemainus Mural # 2 (right panel), "The Thirty-three Metre Collage", F. Lewis, N. Lagana & P. Marcano, 1982.
Chemainus Mural # 30.  The Lone Scout   Stanley Hiromichi Taniwa 1991.
Chemainus Mural # 30. "The Lone Scout", Stanley Hiromichi Taniwa,1991.
Chemainus Mural # 2 (center panel)   The Thirty-three Metre Collage   F. Lewis  N. Lagana & P. Marca...
Chemainus Mural # 2 (center panel), "The Thirty-three Metre Collage", F. Lewis, N. Lagana & P. Marcano, 1982.
Chemainus Mural # 22 (right panel)   Leonora Mines at Mt. Sicker   Peter Bresnen  1988 (1991).
Chemainus Mural # 22 (right panel), "Leonora Mines at Mt. Sicker", Peter Bresnen, 1988 (1991).
Chemainus Mural # 23   Chemainus Hospital   Doug Driediger  1988.
Chemainus Mural # 23, "Chemainus Hospital", Doug Driediger, 1988.
Chemainus Mural # 16   1884 Chinese Bull Gang   Ernest Marza  1984.
Chemainus Mural # 16, "1884 Chinese Bull Gang", Ernest Marza, 1984.
Chemainus Mural # 34   Letters from the Front   David Goatley  2002.
Chemainus Mural # 34, "Letters from the Front", David Goatley, 2002.
Chemainus Mural # 26 (center panel)   Chemainus - The War Years - Circa 1915   Susan Tooke Chichton ...
Chemainus Mural # 26 (center panel), "Chemainus - The War Years - Circa 1915", Susan Tooke Chichton, 1989.
Chemainus Mural # 12   Native Heritage   Paul Ygartua  1983.
Chemainus Mural # 12, "Native Heritage", Paul Ygartua, 1983.
Chemainus Mural # 10   Company Store   Dan Sawatzky  1983.
Chemainus Mural # 10, "Company Store", Dan Sawatzky, 1983.
Chemainus Mural # 20 (left panel)   World in Motion   Alan Wylie  1986.
Chemainus Mural # 20 (left panel), "World in Motion", Alan Wylie, 1986.
Chemainus Mural # 20 (right panel).  World in Motion   Alan Wylie  1986.
Chemainus Mural # 20 (right panel). "World in Motion", Alan Wylie, 1986.
Chemainus Mural # 28   No. 3 Climax Engine   Dan Sawatzky  1991.
Chemainus Mural # 28, "No. 3 Climax Engine", Dan Sawatzky, 1991.
Chemainus Mural # 40. The Volunteers;  Ribbon Cutting Chemainus Style   Dan Sawatzky  2007.
Chemainus Mural # 40. The Volunteers; "Ribbon Cutting Chemainus Style", Dan Sawatzky, 2007.
Chemainus Mural # 4   The Hong Hing Waterfront Store   Paul Marcano  1982.
Chemainus Mural # 4, "The Hong Hing Waterfront Store", Paul Marcano, 1982.
Chemainus Mural # 8 (right panel)   Chemainus 1891  David Maclagan  1983.
Chemainus Mural # 8 (right panel), "Chemainus 1891" David Maclagan, 1983.
Chemainus Mural # 2 (left panel)   The Thirty-three Metre Collage   F. Lewis  N. Lagana & P. Marcano...
Chemainus Mural # 2 (left panel), "The Thirty-three Metre Collage", F. Lewis, N. Lagana & P. Marcano, 1982.
Chemainus Mural # 13   Billy Thomas   Sandy Clark  1984.
Chemainus Mural # 13, "Billy Thomas", Sandy Clark, 1984.
Chemainus Mural # 19   Mill Street in 1948   Mike Svob  1986.
Chemainus Mural # 19, "Mill Street in 1948", Mike Svob, 1986.