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Well worth a visit

We stopped here as we had heard very good things about this historic site. We were not... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
tourismrocks
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Vancouver, Canada
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Well designed memorial

We learned a lot of details by visiting here. The displays are very informative. Some original... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
SandyNW
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New Westminser, BC
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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
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306 Josephine Street | Box 273, New Denver, British Columbia VOG 1SO, Canada
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Reviewed 25 October 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
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Reviewed 30 September 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
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Reviewed 27 August 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
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Reviewed 17 August 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 29 July 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 20 July 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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Reviewed 13 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 20 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Douglas W
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Marianne V
Reviewed 13 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Good morning, The NIMC is closed until May 1st. We are unable to pay for staffing throughout the fall and winter season.
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