Nanaimo Bastion

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The Nanaimo Bastion is an octagon-shaped fortification built in the 1850s and open to visitors in summer. One ghost here may be Kanaka Pete, who was imprisoned in the Bastion before he was hanged. It’s also said to be haunted by a ghostly woman in a long dress, and an image of a bearded man has shown up in a pattern made by the grain of wood.

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Geographic Information

49.167069, -123.935658

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49.167069, -123.93565799999999
Nearest Towns:
Nanaimo, BC (1.5 mi.)
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Wellington, BC (4.3 mi.)
Harmac, BC (4.5 mi.)
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Cassidy, BC (7.6 mi.)
Cassidy's, BC (7.6 mi.)
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