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Japanese Canadian Museum

447 A Avenue, Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada
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Important reminder of sad history

Kaslo was one of the places that Japanese-Canadians were interned during World War II. This small... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
New York City
A sad part of Canadian history

Kaslo is a nice smaller town with art shops, bakeries and great cafes. The restored Kaso Hotel... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Talkeetna, Alaska
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1 Aug 2017
“Important reminder of sad history”
5 Nov 2016
“Amazing history”
447 A Avenue, Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Kaslo was one of the places that Japanese-Canadians were interned during World War II. This small museum has excellent photos and displays showing this sad history, and reminding us of how easy it is to slip into racism and xenophobia.

Thank TobyNewYorkCity
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Kaslo is a nice smaller town with art shops, bakeries and great cafes. The restored Kaso Hotel looks like the place to stay (although we were a bit south, at Ainsworth). The museum is houses in an old building that struggles to survive, the museum...More

Thank Ontheroadsince64
Reviewed 6 November 2016

There is amazing pictures, so much history to be read. The building was all renovated you could just feel the people there as you walked around and read about them.

Thank bonnieburns54
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Well worth a visit... It gives you an understanding of what happened to Japanese people being relocated to the West Kootenays during WW2

Thank danielacarizzoni2016
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Saturday rainy afternoon visits: This museum, previously an older hotel that has gone though many stages of restoration, included both art galleries, a theatre and history museum of WW11 Japanese internment in Kaslo on the upper floors...need to climb stairs. Older very knowledgable gentleman in...More

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Amazing collection of photographs and captions about the internment of Japanese Canadians during WWII. This internment was in a hotel in Kaslo and was mainly for women, children and old people. It is very welcome.

Thank Xcleeglee2015
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The museum clearly communicates how appalling was Canada's treatment of Japanese Canadians in the second world. I don't know how anyone could fail to be moved by the photos and the stories. A bigger budget for the museum would help, but it's a great job...More

Thank Simon A
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Came to see where my Mom was born and my family was housed during the war by the government. Got a tour by Ian and wow what a wealth of knowledge this guy has about the wrongs done during the war. The place was reserected...More

Thank Gibber1968
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Was very surprised about the Japanese-Canadian history, I guess as an American I thought we were the only country that treated the Japanese people like we did during WWII . Was eye opening to see history.

1  Thank cheri1252
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is a great little slice of what life was like for Japanese Canadians during WWII - what a sad chapter in our history. Some great artefacts - news stories, clothing, luggae, furniture, school desks, etc. Cute little enclosure that you can walk around with...More

Thank Happy T
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