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Sobering place of a significant part of Canadian history

This is a memorial dedicated to telling the story of Japanese Canadians interned in 1942 after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelowna, Canada
a very necessary visit to do as a b.c. resident.

i have read many books about our very shameful WW 11 history in how we treated our 22,000 citizens... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
British Columbia, 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...more
306 Josephine Street | Box 273, New Denver, British Columbia VOG 1SO, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a memorial dedicated to telling the story of Japanese Canadians interned in 1942 after bombing of Pearl Harbour. Shacks that were occupied by these Japanese Canadians were restored and on display for visitation,, together with original furniture and artificacts and historical photos. It...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i have read many books about our very shameful WW 11 history in how we treated our 22,000 citizens of Japanese descent, 25% of them Canadians. our friend was interned here as a child and we lived near here 30 years ago so when i...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea that so many Japanese people were interned in Canada during the Second World War. The Memorial Centre treats the subject with great care and compassion, and the information panels and photographs and artefacts bring the subject to life.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michael F
Reviewed March 31, 2019

So worth the price of admission! Lovely gardens, good host and wonderful restoration of buildings. The Centre is very well done and most informative. Leaves a distinct impression of the harsh times and environment the Japanese people had to endure. One can easily spend 2...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 70ambera
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wanderingbcgirl
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SandyNW
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carol B
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank foulaman
Reviewed July 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Wilda T
October 17, 2018|
Response from ajminteriordesign | Property representative |
Good morning, The NIMC is closed until May 1st. We are unable to pay for staffing throughout the fall and winter season.