Welcome to the Vancouver Island Military Museum
Come See, Come Learn, Come Experience History
At British Columbia’s most significant Military Museum
We invite you to browse through the more than 25 exhibits and displays showcasing Canada’s proud Military History and Traditions.
For more than a quarter century, the museum has assembled a truly impressive collection of military memorabilia and artifacts from the War of 1812 right through to Canada's involvement in Afghanistan.
Examine life on the home front and the important work of the Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance, the Salvation Army, RCMP and the critical role played by the Merchant Navy in war time.
Follow the evolution of Women in the Armed Forces, from Nursing Sisters during the Boer War to present day operations in all branches of our Armed Forces.
The museum is located in downtown Nanaimo’s dynamic waterfront; close to the Port Theatre, the Inner Harbour Boat Basin, Cruise Ship Facility, the Nanaimo Conference Centre, Tourism Office and many Major Hotels.
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If you have an interest in Military History and three hours a week to spare we would like to hear from you.
You can volunteer for a regular shift, morning or afternoon, or as a spare to cover vacations or leave of absence.
Volunteers conduct tours, interpret displays and exhibits and discuss Military History with museum visitors.
Call us at 250 753 3814 or drop in and see us.