Events & Presentations

Here at the Nanaimo Museum, one of our specialties is events. What really makes Nanaimo Museum events so distinctive is our focus on the heritage and cultural aspects of our community. From exhibit openings and formal banquets to historical tours and multicutural celebrations, we strive to offer the best educational and entertaining programs, activities, and events.

One of the main benefits of our 16,000 sq.ft. facility is that we have more space and resources, and therefore more options in the kind of events we can host. From a handful to hundreds of people, we can now accommodate a much wider range of events from small birthday parties in the programming area to major gatherings in the gallery.

Check out the events we have happening this season below, or follow the links for details on our guided and family programming as well as our homeschool, school and ESL offerings.

Want to host an event here?

Although the Nanaimo Museum organizes many of its own unique events, such as the opening receptions of major traveling exhibits, our Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and special cannon firing ceremonies at the Bastion, it is also here for other community groups and organizations to utilize.

Whether it’s for a conference delegate event, a news conference, a scholarly seminar, a corporate meeting, a wedding reception, or another special social gathering, the museum has facilities and services available for hire.

Date/Time Event
19/05/2017 - 04/09/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bastion Opens for Summer Season

Historic Bastion Opens for the Summer Season Nanaimo's most recognizable landmark is open for the summer season from May long weekend through Labour Day weekend.  Tourism Nanaimo hosts a visitor info kiosk on the 1st floor and all three floors...
Event Details
03/06/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mark Bate: Nanaimo's First Mayor

From the author of Kilts on the Coast, A Place in Time and other local titles: Join us on Saturday June 3rd from 1pm - 3pm for the launch of local author and historian Jan Peterson's new book Mark Bate:...
Event Details
02/08/2017
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Centennial Stories Presentation

Highlights from the exhibit Centennial stories are discussed
Event Details

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