Nikkei National Museum Walking Tours
Our popular summer walking tours are back starting June 18. Learn more about the Nikkei history in Hastings Park, Powell Street, and Kitsilano.
All tours are on Saturday mornings starting at 10am. Depending on the tour, they run approximately 90-120 minutes. $10, $8 (Members) + GST
Tour: Hastings Park
Date: Saturday, June 18, 10am-12pm
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.
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10am-12pm
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.
Tour: Powell Street
Date: Saturday, July 9, 10am-12pm
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.