The McBride’s Service Station ad for major expansion. (Photo submitted)

McBride’s Service Station in Chemainus started as Imperial Garage

Business enterprises documented at the Chemainus Valley Museum

Many of Chemainus’ oldest buildings have evolved over the years.

The McBride’s Garage’s origin, a well-known business in town on Chemainus Road, was the Imperial Garage built in 1925 by Francesco and Maria Crucil.

The accompanying ad from the McBride’s major expansion features some well-known and familiar faces.

The Chemainus Valley Museum includes interesting displays of the area’s rich business history.

The museum is located at 9799 Waterwheel Cres. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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