Tracks Outdoor Adventures


LEVEL OF ACTIVITY: 1 Easy and 2 Moderate

TOUR DESCRIPTION: Take a step back in time for this leisurely heritage walk through the City of Nanaimo, the third oldest city in British Columbia. With your local guide you will learn about Nanaimo’s colorful past.

During this interpretive tour we'll visit the historic "Bastion". Built in 1853 by the Hudson's Bay Company, it has been used as a fort, jail, store and a museum built without nails, and it’s been moved three times! It is the last one standing of it's kind.
There are three historic tours throughout the downtown area. The Coal Connection, Harbour Connection and Railroad Connection. During our walking tour we will combine these three major historical routes.

TOUR DURATION: Two hours average

1.Meet passengers at point of pick up at pre-arranged tour time suggested
2.Divide into groups of two or three
3.Depart for the walking tour
4. Our tour will come to completion returning at the “Bastion”


Minimum persons: 4

Maximum persons: 50

Offering a morning and afternoon tour can double capacity.

We will divide into groups of three averages 15 pax per tour guide in the past tour clients we have divided the tours into:

  • Easy: No stairs, for passengers with walking difficulties, this is also a wheelchair route,
  • Medium: regular walking tour with out stairs
  • Medium Plus: regular walking tour with stairs

TRANSPORTATION: No transportation required for heritage walk

OPERATIONAL: Year Round, Daily, Morning and Afternoon Tours, earliest
departure 10 am

PROVIDED: Museum and Bastion Museum passes, Nanaimo Bar, Water bottle, Map of City,

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING: Comfortable walking shoes with good tread, camera, hat, layered clothing and dress for the weather.

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