From Coal to Cosmopolitan: Nanaimo Historical Walking Tour

$20.00

Whether you’re new to Nanaimo, a visitor, or a born and bred local, join us for a leisurely, 1.5 hour long, guided walking tour that will engage, educate, and entertain!

Nanaimo City From Coal to Cosmopolitan: Nanaimo Historical Walking Tour

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Voted First Place in Canada’s inaugural “Great Streets” competition, you will get a chance to explore a vital, thriving downtown that celebrates its historic past while embracing its cosmopolitan rebirth. (And, of course, no Nanaimo tour is complete without an insider’s tip on where to find (and eat!) the best of the world famous Nanaimo Bar).

– Highlights –

  • A stroll down the revitalized historic Commercial Street;
  • A visit to Nanaimo’s original economic downtown core, the Old City Quarter;
  • Observe and learn about some of the city’s distinct architectural styles, including a photo stop at a little-known vantage point of the city’s earliest “Frontier” or “Boomtown” style buildings;
  • Insider pointers on best places to eat, drink, and shop;
  • Cannon firing at high noon (for morning tours only)

Pricing Per Person:
Adult: $20+tax
Child (7-18 years old): $10+tax
Child (6 & under): FREE

(*note: While we encourage a love of history in all ages, this tour is geared towards those with the ability to withstand walking and intermittent periods of standing. Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times).

 

  • Informative & interactive walking tour led by a bonafide local history and architecture nerd
  • Small group size: minimum 2 guests; maximum 12 guests

 

  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes (Nanaimo is known for being a hilly city; a moderate level of activity is to be expected)
  • A light sweater or jacket is recommended as the weather can change quickly; umbrella (tours operate rain or shine!)

Every Friday, starting in June until October; private and/or custom tours available year round by request and depending on availability.

Tour A: 10:30am start time; meet at the Bastion (98 Front Street) in Nanaimo; tour ends at same place at the ceremonial Cannon Firing.

Tour B: 1:00pm start time; meet at the Bastion (98 Front Street) in Nanaimo; tour ends at same place (there is no Cannon Firing on this tour; however, you are encouraged to partake in the ceremonial firing every day at noon at the Bastion on your own; free to the public).

Adult: $20+tax
Child (7-18 years old): $10+tax
Child (6 & under): FREE

Prices are per person (plus 5% tax). Gratuities not expected but definitely appreciated.

(*note: While we encourage a love of history in all ages, this tour is geared towards those with the ability to withstand walking and intermittent periods of standing. Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times).