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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...more
306 Josephine Street | Box 273, New Denver, British Columbia VOG 1SO, Canada
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We stopped here as we had heard very good things about this historic site. We were not disappointed. Informative and moving artifacts and stories; beautiful gardens and worth the small admission charged. Every Canadian should visit this historic site.
We learned a lot of details by visiting here. The displays are very informative. Some original buildings have been preserved, and furnished to replicate the awful conditions experienced by the internees. The beautiful Japanese garden landscaping was added in the 1990s, I think.
This interpretive centre is an education on a variety of levels. History of Canadian politics, humanities and culture How prejudice can influence, direct and focus human behaviour.The tenacity of the internees to raise families and move on with their lives is amazing.
This memorial site is both beautiful and moving in the story it tells about a shameful era in Canadian history. The few remaining buildings from the only Japanese internment camp left in Canada give a good idea of how the families sent there (4000 people)...More
A memorial to Japanese internment in the 1940-50’s, at the site of an original internment camp. The campus is beautifully landscaped, creating not only a path to walk from house to house, but areas allowing for reflection. This is a thoughtful and moving exhibit that...More
We stumbled upon this centre when passing through New Denver. The interpreter was passionate and very well informed. It is a heart-breaking reminder of what governments can do. The gardens were beautiful. The authenticity added to the experience.
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.
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.
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