The Bastion stands over the Nanaimo shoreline.

History on display in Nanaimo

Discover the historic old town and fascinating museums

History buffs find a lot to like in Nanaimo, with its historic old town, vibrant harbour and fascinating museums.

The Bastion, built by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1853, is open daily through summer with a daily cannon firing ceremony at noon.

At the Nanaimo Museum, explore interpretive programming sharing the history and heritage of the local area.

For military history, visit the Vancouver Island Military Museum, with its impressive collection of military memorabilia and artifacts from the War of 1812 right through to Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan.

Opening hours vary – check at nanaimomuseum.ca and vimms.ca before visiting.

Discover more at westcoasttraveller.com

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