Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre

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Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre
LocationNew Denver, British Columbia, Canada,
Typemuseum and interpretive centre
Official nameNikkei Internment Memorial Centre National Historic Site of Canada

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 who were relocated to internment camps during World War II by the Canadian government (see Japanese Canadian internment). The museum is open seasonally from: May 1 – September 30.

View of garden from inside Internment Centre building

The site consists of five buildings, of which three are original shacks built to house the interned 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]


The Museum is affiliated with the 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