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Night Cannon Firing

Loading the Cannons

Resident Piper Bill Poppy

What a blast! The Bastion is perhaps most famous for its exciting cannon firing ceremony every day at noon from International Museum day (Sunday, May 18, 2014) to Labour Day (Monday, September 1, 2014).

For more than twenty years, the resonant sound of local bagpiper Bill Poppy has accompanied this ceremonial reenactment. Also adding to the entertainment every Thursday and Saturday between late June and Labour Day is the Brigadoon Dance Academy's highland dancers, who perform just before the cannon firing from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Come down to the Bastion and experience the blast of a lifetime!  The cannons are located beside the Bastion on the Pioneer Waterfront plaza.

See the Photo Gallery for more fun images of our famous cannon firings!

For more information on the history of the Basiton click HERE.

Funding for this project has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

Le financement pour ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce á une contribution de Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine, une initiative du ministère du Patimoine canadien. 

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