No one in Chemainus had ever seen an aircraft except for those who had served overseas until August 1919 when a PathfinderII was on its way from Victoria to Nanaimo at the breathtaking speed of 80 miles per hour.
It was carrying the first air mail on Vancouver Island by special arrangement with the Postal Authorities.
The Chemainus Valley Museum contains many interesting displays and stories about the area’s rich history.
The museum is located at 9799 Waterwheel Cres. in downtown Chemainus. It’s open seven days a week in October from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.