The Bastion, Nanaimo

3.5
#20 of 37 in Historic Sites in Vancouver Island
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Bastion is open 10am - 4pm (Hours subject to change with no notice) from May long weekend to the September long weekend inclusive. The building is closed for the off season. Check website for more details. Plan to visit The Bastion during your Nanaimo vacation using our convenient Nanaimo tour planner.
Create an itinerary including The Bastion
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

The Bastion reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
98 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Ah, the BASTION! Listed as a Historic Place of Canada since 2004, the Bastion is an icon of Nanaimo. It’s unique octagonal structure, concomitant with its ideal location, call out to those who happen....  more »
  • Incredible heritage here in Nanaimo. Managed by the Nanaimo Museum. The cannon beside the Bastion is fired during the summer months at noon. Bound to impress any youngsters.  more »
Google
  • Interesting and very educating. Every noon in the summer time they're firing the cannons. A must do if you have some spare time.
  • This is a unique place to visit..I personally enjoyed this place and any one that's into historic places put this place on your places to visit...guaranteed you wont be disappointed..cheers..
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance