Many of Chemainus’ oldest buildings have evolved considerably over the years.
Before the First World War, the Green Lantern Hotel had been the Lewisville Hotel. Originally built by the first school teacher, Sam Lewis, the names have flipped back and forth from one to the other.
At one time, the Green Lantern Cafe was also part of the enterprise, serving Chinese food.
Wander through the beautiful streets of Chemainus, then take a step back in time at the Chemainus Valley Museum, 9799 Waterwheel Cres. It’s now open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.