For as long as human society has existed, an essential part has been the recording of past experiences. Part of that “History” is preserved in the Vancouver Island Military Museums, which was founded to: Collect, Preserve, Display and Interpret part of Canada’s cultural heritage and to foster pride in Canadian Military History.

The aim of the Museum is not to glorify war, but rather to portray one important facet of Canadian History and to illustrate an extraordinary range of human endeavour. The Museum stands as a reminder to all that our present freedom was obtained at considerable loss and suffering by thousands of Canadians in a time of war and conflict. We strive to keep alive the achievements and sacrifices made by the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, and to ensure their memory is honoured by future generations.

Lest We Forget.

The Museum is wholly supported by donations from the Imperial Oil Foundation, the Royal Canadian Legion, the BC Gaming Commission, and general public.

The Museum was founded in 1986 as a non-profit society. It is staffed by a dedicated group of veteran volunteers and has no payed employees.




100 Cameron Rd.
Nanaimo BC  V9R 0C8
Tel: 250 753 3814
Email: oic

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