Nanaimo Museums

Vancouver Island Military Museum- Click Here

More than 25 exhibits and displays showcasing Canada’s proud Military History and Traditions. For more than a quarter century, the museum has assembled a truly impressive collection of military memorabilia and artifacts from the War of 1812 right through to Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan. 250-753-3814. 100 Cameron Rd. Nanaimo

Nanaimo Museum- Click Here

Located in the downtown core. The museum features several permanent exhibits that help visitors understand Nanaimo’s past and present. Guests can walk through a replica coal mine, discover what life was like for the early Snuneymuxw First Nation, and find out how the Nanaimo’s World Championship Bathtub Race began. Feature Exhibits, sharing world class displays. During Covid there is limited hours, and entry to the gallery is by timed admission. 100 Museum Way

Nanaimo’s Bastion- Click Here

Closed for 2020 summer season. The last remaining wooden Hudson’s Bay Company bastion in North America. The Bastion is a symbol of Nanaimo that serves a a miniature trade-era Museum. The first floor is dedicated to the Hudson’s Bay Company day-to-day trading operations, the second floor shows off its cannons and armaments, and the third floor displays colonial miner artifacts and tools used to build The Bastion. The Bastion is open to the public between May Long Weekend and Labor Day. It is one of the most enduring and iconic symbols of Nanaimo. Our main entrance is directly beside Serious Coffee on Museum Way, and our elevator & parkade entrance is through the VI Conference Centre lobby via Gordon Street. 100 Museum Way. 250-753-1829

 

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