Nanaimo property owners who are interested in local history should check out the Nanaimo Museum. The permanent exhibits give glimpses into the life of the area, starting with the Snuneymuxw exhibit, which displays artifacts from the Snuneymuxw First Nation and details what daily life was like. The Bastion Era gives context for the most famous Nanaimo property, built by the Hudson Bay Company. The exhibit also discusses the changes that took place in the city when the Staffordshire miners arrived. Visit a replica coal mine and learn about the geology of Nanaimo, as well as getting an idea of what coal mining really demanded from the miners. Check out the Harbour and Hub City exhibits to learn about the way the city developed its commercial and civic life. A lighter exhibit is the Sports Hall of Fame, which highlights the accomplishments and contributions of local athletes.
Visit the Iconic Landmark for Nanaimo Homes: The Bastion
The Bastion is one of the most famous landmarks in Nanaimo. People from Nanaimo homes as well as out of town visitors can tour this building starting on Friday, May 20th 2016, on International Museum Day. The Bastion is open seven days a week, through Labour Day. Every day it’s open, there is a cannon firing ceremony at the Bastion at 11:45 a.m.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the fall, winter, and spring. In the summer, it’s also open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1.75 for seniors and students, and $0.75 for children ages five to 12. Visit the Nanaimo Museum to find out more about the exhibits.