Chemainus is a community in the Chemainus Valley on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island. The community was founded as a logging town in 1858, and has an fascinating industrial history. Logging and machining of timber is only a small part of the local economy since the closure of the main sawmills in the 1980s but the town still smells of pine resin. Wikipedia
The logging history of the town is now depicted in 39 outdoor murals. Such is the power of public street art that the murals have been the impetus for the creation and success of many small businesses serving a vibrant tourist trade, now boosted by the artworks. There is a parallel example in Georgetown in Malaysia which I photographed in 2017 (see the collection).
The gallery slider below shows most but not all of the 39 murals. The photos are a record of quality artworks which are, in turn, a tribute to those who shed sweat and blood in the lumber industry. No claims are made for photographic artistry.