Japanese Canadian Internment Signs

April 1, 2017 marked the 75th anniversary of The Internment Period, when over 22,000 Japanese-Canadians were forcibly removed from the B.C. coast, and incarcerated in camps in the Interior of the province, and beyond, between 1942 and 1949.

Nine interpretive signs were created between 2017 and 2018 to provide information about the internment camps, self-supporting sites, and road camps where Japanese-Canadians were held or forced to work during the internment years. As part of the Stop of Interest Sign initiative there were three signs created to recognize Japanese Internment sites at East Lillooet, Tashme and Yellowhead Blue River

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Japanese Canadian Internment Interpretive Signs

Sign Location
East Lillooet Self-Supporting Internment Site Corner of Lytton-Lillooet Highway 12 and Sumner Road in Lillooet
Greenwood Internment Camp Highway 3, at Nikkei Legacy Park in Greenwood
Hope-Princeton Road Camp Highway 3, about 10 km east of Hope
Kaslo Internment Camp Highway 31, at the entrance to Kaslo town before the bridge
New Denver Internment Camp Highway 6, at pull-out a few blocks from New Denver Internment Memorial Centre
Revelstoke-Sicamous Road Camp Highway 1, at the Rutherford Beach pull-out
Slocan Extension Internment Camp Highway 6, at a pull-out at the entrance to Slocan City, close to Lemon Creek
Tashme Internment Camp Highway 3, at the Sunshine Valley Tashme Museum, 20 km east of Hope
Yellowhead Blue River Road Camp Highway 5, north of Blue River at the Thunder River Rest Area

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