Heritage in Nanaimo

Nanaimo has a unique and diverse heritage whose story can be told through its historical buildings, structures and sites. Taken together, these heritage resources highlight our pre and post-contact settlement history. 

Looking for something in particular? 

Try contacting the Nanaimo Community Archives. Established in 1991, the Nanaimo Community Archives is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the region’s archival heritage. They acquire, preserve and provide public access to the historical records of Nanaimo, including one-of-a-kind maps, architectural drawings and photographs.

Try contacting the Nanaimo Museum. The Museum is located in downtown Nanaimo on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nations. It is a dynamic community facility offering diverse interpretive programming, encouraging visitors to "Make a Discovery" while exploring the history and heritage of our area. 

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Last updated: April 19, 2023

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