Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre

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Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre
Location New Denver, British Columbia, Canada,
Type museum and interpretive centre
Website newdenver.ca/amenities/
Official name: Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre National Historic Site of Canada
Designated: 2007

The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre is a museum and interpretive centre in New Denver, British Columbia, Canada, dedicated to the history of the Japanese Canadians that were relocated to internment camps during World War II by the Canadian government (see Japanese Canadian internment).

View of garden from inside Internment Centre building

The site consists of five buildings, of which three are original shacks built to house the interred people. Many artifacts such as stoves and furnishings are preserved, as are some personal effects of the displaced people. It also features a Japanese garden designed by Roy Sumi, a former supervisor of the Nitobe Memorial Garden at the University of British Columbia.

The centre was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2007.[1]

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The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

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Coordinates: 49°59′12″N 117°22′31″W / 49.98667°N 117.37528°W / 49.98667; -117.37528