2020 summer Internment Bus Tour announced

Visit Japanese Canadian internment sites and Nikkei communities in beautiful British Columbia.

Five days: July 13-17, 2020
This tour has been postponed to July 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Nikkei National Museum is making it easy for you to access remote locations where Japanese Canadians were interned during the Second World War. This fascinating 5-day bus tour drives through some of British Columbia’s most gorgeous scenery.

The tour offers a unique opportunity to learn about the first difficult days of internment at Hastings Park in Vancouver, and to visit historic communities, such as Greenwood, Christina Lake, New Denver, Kaslo, Slocan, and Sandon. In these towns, existing buildings were repurposed to house Japanese Canadians. The tour will also locate remote town sites that no longer exist, including Tashme, Lemon Creek, Popoff, and East Lillooet. While they have a solemn past, several of these locations still have small but thriving Japanese Canadian communities. We will also stop to view the eight highway commemorative signs which were installed in 2017/2018 as a partnership with the Provincial Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.

During the tour, Nikkei National Museum staff will present comprehensive information, and local historians and residents will fill in site-specific details. And you never know who will be on the bus to share a great story.

We welcome everyone interested to join. The tour will be both educational and enjoyable, with a wealth of great information, including slideshows and Nikkei films during the bus ride, as well as comfortable accommodations, and good food. The Landscapes of Injustice Field School will be joining this tour.


$1,000 each for two people sharing a room. $1,300 single room (limited quantity). Costs include transportation from NNMCC to internment sites and back to NNMCC, accommodations for four nights (Osoyoos Best Western Sunrise Inn, Nelson Prestige Lakeside Resort, Kamloops Holiday Inn), breakfast, lunch and dinner (except for the first day breakfast and last day dinner), museum admission, guided tours, and tax.

Please submit application form and deposit of $250 per person to the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. Balance is due May 30, 2021.


Refunds will be issued in full if cancellation notice is received by April 30, 2021. After May 1, 2021, refunds will only be issued if another person fills your vacancy.


Refunds will be issued in full if the bus tour is cancelled by the Museum.