Nominated and provincially recognized historic places in British Columbia, as identified through the Japanese Canadian Historic Places Recognition Project.

  • Provincially recognized under s. 18 of the Heritage Conservation Act Recognized Sites
  • On February 24, 1942, the Federal government issued Order in Council PC-1486 ordering over 22,000 men, women and children of Japanese descent out of the "Protected Area", which included the islands lying off the Pacific coast of British Columbia, and extended inland from the coast for 100 miles (160 km). Protected Area

Welcome to the Japanese Canadian Historic Places Cultural Map

This map was a community sourced project that features 176 unique sites. All of the sites on the map were nominated through the Province of British Columbia’s “Japanese Canadian Historic Places Recognition Project”. They were selected by community and sector experts for their importance to the Japanese Canadian community and contributions to the history and development of the province. Together, the sites help tell the story of Japanese Canadians across the province, and give insight into significant moments in BC’s history.

For more information about this map and further resources open the tabs on the bottom left of the map.