Internment Bus Tour 2017

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Nikkei National Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming 75th anniversary INTERNMENT BUS TOUR from July 10 to 14, 2017 (4 nights, 5 days).

On this tour you will visit WWII Japanese Canadian internment sites in beautiful British Columbia as well as some current Nikkei communities: Hastings Park, Tashme, Greenwood, Christina Lake, Lemon Creek, Popoff, Slocan, New Denver, Kaslo, Sandon, Rosebery, Kamloops and Lillooet. We visit towns and buildings that used to house internees as well as fields where shacks used to stand. We visit museums in New Denver, Kaslo and the new Tashme Museum which have unique displays of Japanese Canadian history. Knowledgeable museum staff and local historians are your guide. A handy guidebook with maps, pictures and facts will be provided. We will share stories and watch films on the bus to immerse you in Japanese Canadian history and culture for five days.

Maximum capacity 50 people, minimum 40 people.
This 5-day bus tour departs and ends at Nikkei Centre in Burnaby, B.C. Canada.
Breakfast and dinner are buffet style. Lunch is either bento lunch box, paper bag lunch or buffet.
Most days we leave the hotel at 8am and arrive at the hotel at 6pm.

Cost
$900 for NNMCC members or $950 for non-members per person based on double occupancy.
Single rooms are $1200 for NNMCC members or $1250 for non-members.
Accommodation, coach, breakfast (except first day), lunch, and dinner (except last day), and museum admission are included. Taxes included. Fees in Canadian dollars.
Accommodations are Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn in Osoyoos, Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson (2 nights), and the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Kamloops.

This tour has sold out. Please contact us if you wish to be put on a waiting list in case there are any cancellations. (updated February 25, 2017)

Application form PDF

Application form Word

See photos from 2015 and 2013.

For more information contact Nichola Ogiwara at jcnm[at]nikkeiplace.org | 604.777.7000 ext.109.