In the month of June, Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre will be hosting three walking tours of historical Japanese Canadian sites in Vancouver.
$10, $8 (NNMCC members) + GST
Please register in advance online: https://centre.nikkeiplace.org/ps-walk-june-2016/
Or by phone or email: 604.777.7000 ext 109. [email protected]
Saturday, July 9, 2016 — Powell Street Walking Tour
A walking tour of the pre-war bustling community of Japanese Canadians who lived and worked around Powell Street. The area grew and thrived over a fifty-year period from the 1890s to its abrupt end with the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II in 1942.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 — Hastings Park Walking Tour
In early 1942, over 8,000 Japanese Canadians were detained in Hastings Park before being sent to internment sites in the BC interior or to work camps across the country. Discover the history of the early days of Japanese Canadian internment and the Hastings Park Commemoration Project.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 — Kitsilano Walking Tour
Kitsilano, or “Ki-Chi-Ra-No” to the locals, was home to the second largest Japanese Canadian community in Vancouver. From 1904-1942, over one thousand people settled here and built housing: kyabins (cabins), storefronts, a church, a Japanese Language School, and a public bath. Families ran businesses, worked in the local industry, and children attended Henry Hudson Elementary.