F.A.Q. About Us
Chemainus Tours, Vancouver Island
Chemainus Tours was established in 1996 by Jim Bangle, who had recently moved to Vancouver Island after a lengthy career in the Transportation Industry in Jasper, Alberta.
The business has grown over the years. Chemainus Tours now offers not only the original quality tours of Vancouver Island, but also is the local supplier of Chemainus Mural Tours.
The Inside Scoop
Where We Travel
Most of our sightseeing tours originate in Victoria, travel over the spectacular Malahat Pass, with stops at Goldstream Provincial Park and the Split Rock Viewpoint. We enjoy leisurely drives through the scenic and mostly rural countryside of the Cowichan Valley, taking in the attractions of your choice. Our Mural Tours in Chemainus originate at WaterWheel Park, and travel through the town, while the on board guide explains the history of each mural and other interesting facts.
How We Travel
We travel in well appointed, air conditioned vans and highway coaches, depending on group size. All of our vehicles are licensed by the British Columbia Motor Carrier Commission and as such are subject to regular safety inspections. Your safety and comfort is our Number One concern. Mural Tours are conducted aboard horse drawn trolleys or carriages.
Advance booking of at least 24 hours is required for all of our Sightseeing tours. Note that most of these packages have a minimum requirement of four. Group bookings of 10 and over for the Chemainus Mural Tours also requires 24 hour advance notice. A 50% deposit is required upon booking, with the balance due upon completion of the tour.
Cancellations made 30 days prior to departure date you will receive a full refund. Within a period of 8 to 29 days prior to departure date 50% of the required deposit will be refunded. There will be NO refund if the tour is cancelled within 7 days of the departure date.
If Chemainus Tours is required to cancel a tour because of unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment numbers, 7 days notice of such cancellation will be given and a full refund issued. We will endeavor to fill your vacation need with an alternate tour.