Events & Presentations

Haunted Nanaimo – Thursday, October 19

Date(s) - 19/10/2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Lantern Tour tickets are now sold out online! Thank you to everyone who purchased. If you missed out, tickets for next season go on sale early September 2024!


The Haunted Nanaimo Lantern Tour includes tales of unexplained phenomena, mysterious apparitions, and spooktacular stories! Join us for this outdoor walking tour of downtown to hear about the darker side of Nanaimo’s history while visiting local landmarks.

Cost: $15 per person  

Age: 12 years+ recommended (mature content) 

Duration: 90 minutes 

What to bring:  

  • Comfortable walking shoes  
  • Weather-appropriate clothing 
  • Water 
  • Courage! 

When: This tour runs Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm, rain or (moon)shine on the following dates.

NOTE: This event contains an extra date added because of demand – please see the original event page for more date options: ORIGINAL DATES ON MAIN PAGE – SOLD OUT!

Where: Meet at the Museum approximately 10-15 minutes in advance of the start time to ensure a prompt tour departure. The Nanaimo Museum is located at 100 Museum Way, downtown Nanaimo. Our front door is next to Serious Coffee on Commercial St.  

The route includes hills and walking approximately 1.5km around downtown. The tour route is wheelchair accessible. 

Masks are recommended for all guests while indoors. Service animals are welcome, but pets are not permitted on the tour.

Pre-registration is required. Due to the popularity of the Lantern Tours, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other tour dates.   

However, if you are feeling ill or have symptoms of COVID-19 or other communicable disease, please do not attend. In this case, we will either do our best to transfer your tickets to another date (depending on availability), or arrange a refund.  

The Nanaimo Museum is a non-profit society, and all ticket proceeds go directly back into funding for programs like this one. Thank you!  

Although online payment is made through PayPal, a PayPal account is not required, only a credit card or debit card. Please note that there will be no physical ticket issued. Your spot in this tour is confirmed once you have the PayPal transaction confirmation. Registration can also be made over the phone or in person.

If you wish to book more than 4 tickets together, please call the front desk during business hours (10-4, Tues-Sat): 250-753-1821. 


Other October Events:

Not into the supernatural? Check out the Crime & Punishment Lantern Tour for some true crime hijinks!

More interested in a seated presentation-style event? Check out the Brother XII presentations also happening this October. Curator Aimee Greenaway explores the history of cult leader Edward Wilson and his rise and fall as Brother XII, as well as some of his followers’ stories.

Bookings are closed for this event.

Haunted Nanaimo - Thursday, October 19
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