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Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre

306 Josephine Street | Box 273, New Denver, British Columbia VOG 1SO, Canada
+1 250-358-7288
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Very informative Centre

The centre was very informative about a part of Canadian History that is not very well known today... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kevin H
Very Moving

The center was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. A very disturbing part of Canadian... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Brenda W
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vancouver canada
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The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the internment of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre opened its doors in 1994 as an initiative from the New Denver Kyowakai Society to commemorate and honor the stories of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians who were stripped of their civil rights, labelled "enemy aliens" and uprooted from their coastal homes during the Second World War. Located on the site of a former internment camp, the original buildings, period artifacts, interpretive displays, and Heiwa Teien garden designed by the renowned Roy (Tomomichi) Sumi, chronicle this extraordinary episode in Canadian history.
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306 Josephine Street | Box 273, New Denver, British Columbia VOG 1SO, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The centre was very informative about a part of Canadian History that is not very well known today. What the Government did to the Japanese Canadian's during WWII is very sobering and provides one the opportunity to contemplate the past and hopefully learn from it.

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The center was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. A very disturbing part of Canadian History was well documented at the site. All Canadians should visit this site and hopefully learn from past mistakes.

2  Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a well designed, thoughtful memorial. It reflects the dark time in our history and represents the people who were affected at the time.

1  Thank Marianne V
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I visited this Center earlier this week. The volunteer when I arrived was extremely passionate and knowledgable about Japanese Internment in Canada he gave a great introduction and then I was able to tour the rest of the buildings quietly on my own. Being able...More

1  Thank Michelle P
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

History buffs and human rights activists should try and see this. I wish they opened in winter and had tours to show just how cruel it was. This is the only camp remnants in Canada as the other camps were destroyed as ordered. Once you...More

1  Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

A humbling peak into our darker Canadian past. The museum is small and well maintained. The landscaping is beautifully done with traditional Japanese inspiration. There are a couple buildings you can go into to see what the small houses looked like back when they were...More

1  Thank Loreena M
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

This memorial center gave us a very realistic feel for the experience of life in an internment camp. It was amazing to see the actual buildings and so many mementos from that time.

1  Thank BevMoss
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Shameful part of history the internment of the west coast Japanese in camps during WWII. Three small houses, original to the camps ,have been moved to New Denver to become part of a cultural museum. Well preserved with many, many artifacts and pictures. A reminder...More

3  Thank Xcleeglee2015
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Memorial Center is quite small and you can finish the tour in 20-30 mins. Entrance fee is $10. The staff gave us a short introduction of the history of Japanese Canadian at that time. There are a few houses in the center which are...More

2  Thank WorldTravellerSoon
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great review of Canadian History during WW 2 in how Canada detained Japanese Canadians. Historical buildings, artifacts and an outline of the history of the people and the era.

1  Thank Cameron S
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