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Japanese Canadian Museum

447 A Avenue, Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada
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What a great history Lesson

It seems everyone today is crying about how they were treated as a group by the citizenry of the... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Crushed_Tilley_Hat
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Blind Bay, Canada
The Langham Museum etc.

This wonderful old restored building in beautiful downtown Kaslo,bc is used as a museum,it was an... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Thumper2015
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Kaslo, Canada
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447 A Avenue, Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

It seems everyone today is crying about how they were treated as a group by the citizenry of the day. Well check out this great museum that shows what we did to Japanese Canadians during the second world war. We took their land, their businesses,...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This wonderful old restored building in beautiful downtown Kaslo,bc is used as a museum,it was an internment center for the Japanese during WWll and now used to exhibit different local artists and has a theatre for all kinds of music and plays.The upstairs has offices...More

Thank Thumper2015
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Good presentation of the Japanese story in Kaslo. Liked the casual display of photos, interpretation and artefacts on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the nicely-restored Langham Centre.

Thank Bruce L
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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