Category Archives: Highway 1A

Lyackson cemetery

Lyackson cemetery – Highway 1A Lyackson Mustimuhw are a Central Coast Salish Hul’q’umi’num community of 200 members presently based in Chemainus, Vancouver Island

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BC Ferries Chemainus

  The BC Ferries terminal in Chemainus provides service to Thetis Island and Penelakut Island It’s also quite pretty…

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Follow the yellow brick road…

Actually follow the yellow footsteps – Chemainus

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Chemainus – more than murals

There’s more to the artistry in Chemainus than murals – including wood carvings that depict the history of Chemainus and the Cowichan Valley.   Bronze statues of people who helped shape much of Vancouver Island – H.R. MacMillan of MacMillan … Continue reading

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Canada Post – Chemainus

Artistry and reality – a bit of Canada Post history in Chemainus

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Chemainus Murals

The Chemainus murals were born when the Horseshoe Bay Lumber Mill shut down in 1983 – instead of fading away when the major employer left, the town embarked on a program to attract tourists. 39 outdoor murals were created, depicting … Continue reading

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Chemainus – more than murals

In 1862 a waterwheel powered sawmill was opened in Chemainus, an ideal location with a sheltered bay for log booming and shipping of lumber products by sea and later by rail. By the late 1970s the mill was antiquated and … Continue reading

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