Hotel Year Built 2005 Year Remodeled 2005 New Hotel Opening Date, 2005Additional Property Description Experience Vancouver Island from this charming and award winning hotel near the world famous Chemainus murals, the Chemainus Theatre and whale watching. Located in Chemainus, BC, a quaint and quiet Vancouver Island town, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chemainus Inn is just one hour north of Victoria, 35 minutes south of Nanaimo and 15 minutes from Duncan North Cowichan. This Chemainus hotel near Ladysmith, BC offers something for everyone, both business and leisure travelers alike. Experience the areas rich arts and cultural scene, especially the more than 40 world famous outdoor wall murals and year round live performances at the Chemainus Theatre, just minutes away. Take in a scenic round of golf at the Mount Brenton Golf Course, or enjoy local wine at one of many nearby vineyards. Outdoor recreation opportunities, from whale watching to hiking to biking, are also conveniently located near this Chemainus hotel. Those traveling on business will appreciate this Chemainus hotels on site business services and meeting facilities accommodating up to 20 guests, in addition to a close proximity to local businesses like Catalyst Paper Mill, BC Hydro, Western Stevedoring, KPMG, Shell Canada and British Columbia federal government offices. We are also a short drive away from businesses in Duncan and Nanaimo. Guests of this Vancouver Island BEST WESTERN hotel will enjoy a friendly and professional staff and spaciously appointed guest suites complete with the comforts of home and most with a kitchenette. Other hotel amenities include a complimentary full breakfast buffet, an indoor swimming pool, relaxing hot tub, free parking, free Internet and on site exercise facilities. Discover for yourself why the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chemainu
Located on Salt Springs Island, off the southern coast of British Columbia, Ganges Village brims with craft studios, where artists present glassblowing projects, handcraft pottery, and whittle wood. This creative community purveys handmade candles and jewelry for local boutiques. The annual Salt Spring Farmers Market runs every Saturday starting in April, when Centennial Park comes alive with improvised music, dancing, and goods from local farmers. With 81 miles (130 km) of shoreline, Salt Springs Island provides plenty of spots for kayaking, biking, diving, and boating. Off the coast of Ruckle Provincial Park, scuba divers frequently find octopi, starfish, and giant barnacles, while avian lovers spot eagles, quail, and antelopes with fake wings and beaks.
The Gulf Islands Film & Television School is a creative media epicenter that offers one & two week camps and courses on Galiano Island. Courses are taught by professional filmmakers. Teen, pre-teen or adult sessions. Choose drama, documentary, visual effects, game design, acting, stunts for film, YouTube production, etc!
Part of a network that includes Chemainus Family Eyecare and Lake Cowichan Eyecare, the five physicians at South Cowichan Eyecare assess and correct sight with a slew of vision-correction services. The ultimate eye exam, for example, spans diagnostics ranging from a digital retinal scan that minimizes the need for dilation to a nerve-fibre analysis that can detect glaucoma up to 10 years earlier than previous technology or psychics. Optometrists can then correct views through LASIK or hand off patients to eyewear technicians who take measurements for prescription glasses, sunglasses, view-masters, or contacts. For added convenience, the clinic offers scheduling through online appointment requests.
Yachts and tugboats cruise around Osborne Bay in the coastal town of Crofton, located about an hour north of Victoria. You can get gorgeous views of the bay from The Gabled Cottage and Loft, a shingled A-frame house surrounded by gardens.
Inside, white wainscoting, oil paintings, and crackling fireplaces create a sophisticated setting. Four bedrooms inhabit the house, including a master suite with french doors that open onto a slate-tile deck. The carriage house next door holds The Loft, a shabby-chic hideaway draped in white linens.
Check out the neighbouring seaside villages of Chemainus and Duncan, where you can see musicals and First Nations craft galleries. Many people hop aboard the Salt Spring Island ferry to peep at celebrities' summer homes, though visitors can also savour views of the bay as blue herons, sea lions, and otters hold meetings of their model UN in the shallows.