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Commercial Street & 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo
British Columbia, V9R 5J8

Discover our fascinating history & modern day contributions to Canada's west coast in our 1,486 sq m (16,000 sq ft) museum located in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Stroll through time in our main gallery to get a sense of what life was like for Nanaimo's earliest settlers & hear stories of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Feel what it was like below the surface in our new replica Coal Mine exhibit. The museum also manages the Bastion, an original Hudson's Bay Company outpost built in 1853. Don't miss the cannon firing daily at noon in the summer season.


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Months of Operation

Please note:  Summer hours: Daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Winter Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Stat Holidays.

Amenities & Facilities *

Accessible Facilities Food Services
High Speed Internet Pets Allowed (Conditions may apply)
* charges may apply

Policies & Restrictions

Group Policy
Larger groups can book private tours - please contact us at 250-753-1821 for more details
Mobility Restrictions
The Nanaimo Museum is a fully accessible facility. The HBC 1853 Bastion is a historic building and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.