Find out about Chemainus’ facts.
No matter what season your here, there’s plenty to discover.
The following serves as a quick snapshot of the common questions we are asked along with some interesting information that you may find useful.
A diverse Municipality which includes a number of distinct communities (South End, Crofton, Chemainus, and Maple Bay). Located between Victoria and Nanaimo in the heart of the Cowichan Valley, the Municipality offers a serene, easy-going lifestyle among forest lands, mountains, lakes, rivers, and ocean inlets. North Cowichan offers an enticing variety of recreational pursuits.
*Overview by the Municipality of North Cowichan.
The most asked question we get is: “Does it rain all the time?”
Our answer: The rain is only an occasional nuisance in the winter months (typically November to March). Our region, North Cowichan, sits rain shadow. Rainfall is significantly lighter and often just a light mist thanks to this.
- Money: Canadian Funds accepted throughout town. Shopkeepers generally ask you to spend a minimum amount or use a smaller denomination if getting change. Anything above a $50 dollar bill is typically requested to be broken into smaller bills at the bank, but not always discouraged by shop keepers.
- ATM’s: Available throughout the town, most notably at financial institutions (CIBC, Coastal Community Credit Union, and Island Savings.
- Debit Card: Canadian issued debit cards. Alternatively, should your debit card be international but possess the Visa or MasterCard symbol; you are able to use your card in most debit machines around town.
- Credit Card: Visa and MasterCard is accepted in most locations, with very few accepting AMEX.
$1 USA Dollar (USD) = $1.50 Canadian Dollars (CAD)
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