City tours uncover history

Nanaimo Museum takes residents back in time to the watering holes and final resting places of the people who shaped the Harbour City.

Nanaimo Museum is taking residents back in time to the watering holes and final resting places of the people who shaped the Harbour City into what it is today.

The museum’s pub and cemetery heritage walking tours take place in August, uncovering the rich history of local landmarks and the unique people who lived in Nanaimo.

Both tours have been popular over the years, giving residents a chance to spend time together doing something out of the ordinary, said Aimee Greenaway, museum’s program and volunteer coordinator.

“People on the tours often have a connection to people or places from Nanaimo’s history so each one has its own unique twist,” she said. “The tours have been revised this year, making it ideal for people who have taken a tour in past years to come again this summer.”

Spaces are still available for the historical pub tour on Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. and the cemetery tour Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for all tours at a cost of $15 per person.

Reduced rates as well as additional tour times are available for pre-booked groups of 10 or more people.

For more information or to register for a tour, please contact the Nanaimo Museum at 250-753-1821 or e-mail

The museum and Bastion are open seven days a week until Labour Day.

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