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Nanaimo , Canada
cnr Front & Bastion Sts
+1 250 753 1821
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adult/child $1/free
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10am-3pm Jun-Aug, reduced hrs May & Sep
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Undergoing a renovation at the time of our visit, this waterfront wooden tower was built as a fortification by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1853 and moved to this spot in 1974. A brief but charming ceremony sees one of its cannons fired for tourists at noon – the polystyrene 'cannonball' can still shake a few ribs. Nearby is the site of the weekly Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market .