Nanaimo our History

June 10th, 2016

1914 – Camp Nanaimo
During World War I, Camp Nanaimo was an internment camp for Ukrainian and other Eastern Europeans who lived in the surrounding communities. Part of the War Measures Act, between 125 and 200 people were imprisoned in Camp Nanaimo. Today, a plaque sits at the Nanaimo waterfront acknowledging those who suffered as a result of these extreme wartime measures. (from the collection of Nanaimo Museum)

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