We even have
our own currency
Fun to use while in town and makes an excellent souvenir.
The Chemainus Dollar is a legal currency created for the community that is available for purchase and use in Chemainus. Created in 2010 by the Chemainus Monetary Foundation, it is accepted in over 50 businesses with some offering special discounts when these dollars are used on certain days or during specific events.
It is a complimentary currency that works alongside the Canadian dollar and is a joining over 5,000 community currencies around the world.
Canadian currency can be traded for Chemainus Dollars at Coastal Community Credit Union or elsewhere in town. Coastal Community Credit Union is the official financial institution of the Chemainus Dollar.