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Best Ways To Beat The Heat

This summer is already feeling very HOT with over 35 degree weather in June. So we want to give you a guide on the best things to do in Chemainus during this heat wave and throughout the summer.


This is definitely one of our hottest summers yet and it is important to keep cool while still having some fun! We have created a list full of different options from swimming, eating, or shopping for the right items to avoid the sun.


Fuller Lake

Fuller Lake Rd, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5

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Fuller Lake is a gorgeous place to sit and relax to take in the weather and company around you. It is also great for fishing, boating, and paddling, with the boat launch offering a place for kayaks, canoes, or any small boats to put in the water! Staying on the water is a great way to stay cool this summer.


Kinsmen Beach

Pine St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K1

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Swimming is a great way to cool off and beat the heat. So we highly recommend finding a place to set up your towels in the shade, bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and your favourite hat to keep the sun off of you! Kinsmen beach is the perfect place with a mix of sand and shells it's great to dig around to look at little critters! But remember to leave everything as you found it to help keep the little sea critters safe!

Chemainus Valley Museum


9799 Waterwheel Cres, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0

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The Chemainus Valley Museum is full of great exhibits and is by donation! To top it off they have air conditioning to help keep you cool when walking through and checking it out! Open seven days a week from 10am - 3pm!

Scoops by the Sea

Waterwheel Park, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K1

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Delicious ice cream hand made with an abundance of flavours it will be hard to pick just one! Their hours are from 11am - 2pm seven days a week! So make sure you stop and check them out for a delicious frozen treat!



Owl's Nest Bakery Bistro


9752 Willow St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0

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Open for dine in with both indoor and outdoor seating and takeout this is definitely a great stop before starting your day! Serving breakfast all day, lunch, a full beverage menu from coffee, tea and specialty drinks along with other tasty goodies. Lots of ice cold beverages to help you stayed hydrated and cool during this heat!



Riot Brewing Co.

101A, 3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K1

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Riot has a wide range of handcrafted beers that are unlike any others you’ve tried before. A cold craft beer is a great way to help cool off, with a large patio with shaded options to stay out of the sun!

Archies Diner (Located inside the Chemainus Public Market)

9790 Willow St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0

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Archies Diner has a great selection of ice cream and other refreshing drinks to help you keep cool. Make sure to check them out and all the other shops inside the Public Market!



Bound to be different


9736 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0

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A little boutique shop full of clothing and accessories to help you stay cool and protect your skin against harsh UV rays. Loads of sunglasses to choose from right when you step in! Definitely a place to stop in before your trip to the beach.


Beyond the Usual

9770 Willow St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0

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A perfect stop for beach accessories and other items to help beat the heat! Sandals, shorts, tank tops, hats and sunglasses they have it all!

We hope you keep cool this summer and still make the most of the sunshine!