Bastion Square Park

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Description

Located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo this park is home to Nanaimo's iconic Hudson Bay Bastion. The restored (2012) Bastion is open to the public during the summer months (late May-August). Visitors can also partake in the daily noon cannon firings.

The Nanaimo Bastion is the only original wooden bastion in North America. It was constructed in 1853, using traditional construction techniques and tools such as the broad axe. The Bastion was British Columbia's first building to be preserved when threatened by demolition. It was relocated from its original location in 1891 and has been in continuous use as a heritage attraction and meeting place since then.

Address

94 Front Street

Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessible

Activities

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