The themes of "In Tune With Nature," painted on the inner and outer surfaces of a purpose-built enclosure, are nature and music. The exterior features a lush forest scene with some of its interested denizens keeping watch, with the music of the forest wending its way through the surroundings. The musical score is from What a Wonderful World popularized by Louis Armstrong.
In 1958, a towering 250-foot Douglas fir began an arduous trek down Copper Canyon on two logging trucks, in what was the start of an 8,829-mile journey from Chemainus to the River Thames in London.
In 2011, the Silver Mine on Chemainus commissioned local artist Terry Chapman to construct a 3-D mural. The mural depicts a scene from Lenora Mines, nearest the base of Mt. Sicker; the local miner emerging from the mine’s black tunnel.
The mural is a two part ‘story’ of a typical outdoor Chemainus community gathering, with Mount Brenton in the background, set in the late 1800s.
Former Chemainus Mayor Graham Bruce and former BC Premier The Honourable Bill Vander Zalm are shown cutting the ribbon to officially open the Chemainus Downtown Revitalization Project on April 23, 1982.
The climate of Vancouver Island has changed over time. Locals can remember when winters brought snow and on occasion Fuller Lake, south of town, froze over.