Nanaimo's most important Heritage Building, the Bastion is the last free standing, historic Hudson's Bay Company fortification in North America. Celebrating its 150th birthday in 2003, the Bastion was built in 1853 to serve as a company office, arsenal and storage facility--and in the event of enemy insurgency, a safe haven for miners and their families.
The Bastion, as a symbol of Nanaimo's frontier beginnings, was chosen Nanaimo’s most important heritage building. The Bastion is recognized as a national treasure. It is the oldest building in the city, and possibly the Bastion is the second oldest building in British Columbia. The Nanaimo Bastion represents the Hudson's Bay Company's only real foray into the mining of coal.
The Nanaimo Bastion is now open to the public as a museum. There is also a cannon nearby that fires blanks everyday at noon, as well as firing on special occasions.
The Bastion is right next to the beautiful walkway along the Nanaimo waterfront, giving access to popular shops and cafe's, as well as the ferry to the Dinghy Dock Pub on Protection Island. The Protection Island water taxi leaves at the end of the walk at the base of Cameron Island condo complex every hour at 10min after the hour starting at 11:10am.
$103.00 Double occupancy.
Single rates available.
Check in between 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. or by arrangement.
Check out at 11:00 a.m.
Sorry, no smoking and no pets.
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