Museum Hours & Admission

COVID-19 Update: Please visit our COVID-19 Plan page for up-to-date hours and safety information.

WE ARE CLOSED SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH and TUESDAY, MARCH 7. Thank you for your understanding.

Museum Fall/Winter Hours

10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday – Saturday

Closed Sundays, Mondays and most Holidays* – see holiday hours below.


Closed on Family Day, Easter Monday, Good Friday, National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day,  New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day. For the 2022-23 holidays we will be closed from December 24th (Christmas Eve) through 26th, and again from December 31st through Tues, Jan 9th, 2023.
Open 10:00am – 4:00pm on Victoria Day, Canada Day, BC Day, and Labour Day. Open Dec 20-22, Dec 23 (10am-3pm), Dec 27-29, Dec 30 (10am-3pm). Reopening Tuesday, January 10th, 2023.

Hours are occasionally subject to change on short notice – please check hours on top right of home page for the most current information.

The museum is wheelchair accessible.



Adult $2.00
Student/Senior $1.75
Children (5-12) $0.75
Children (under 5) FREE

Admission with Donation

Admission to the museum is currently by donation! Donate what you like by cash or card when you arrive. We appreciate your support!


Bastion Hours & Admission

Bastion Hours

By appointment

The Bastion is now closed for the Off Season

Summer Season: Canada Day to Labour Day (July 1 – Monday, September 5) Saturdays, Sundays & Stat Holidays only.

Off Season: Closed from September 6, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Bastion Tours are available by appointment year-round, please phone 250.753.1821 to make arrangements.

Hours are subject to change without notice.

Unfortunately the Bastion is not wheelchair accessible.
Admission Rates

Admission is free – donations are appreciated!

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