The new-look Waterwheel Square in Chemainus will be officially unveiled to the public on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.

North Cowichan officials say the highly-anticipated makeover cost just under $900,000.

They say the square has turned into a multi-purpose area that can provide the community with a space that can support different events such as a marketplace. 

Officials say it should be a tourist hot spot and will lead more people to check out the Chemainus Museum and visitor information centre.