Museum Hours & Admission

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Museum Fall/Winter/Spring Hours

10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday – Saturday (September 5, 2023 – June 29, 2024)

Closed Sundays & Mondays, and stat holidays – see holiday hours below*


Closed on Family Day, Easter Monday, Good Friday, Victoria Day, 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 2023-24 holidays we will be closed from December 24th (Christmas Eve) through 26th, and again from December 31, 2023  through Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
Open 2023: 10:00am – 3:00pm December 30, 2023. 2024: 10:00am – 4:00pm on June 30, Canada Day, BC Day, and Labour Day.


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


Fall/Winter/Spring Season: Closed from September 5, 2023 to June 28, 2024.

Summer Season: Canada Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend (June 29 – September 2, 2024) the Bastion will be open Saturdays, Sundays & Stat Holidays only.


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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