#120-6688 Southoaks Crescent Burnaby, BC Canada V5E 4M7

Hours: 11am-5pm, Tues - Sat (closed Sun, Mon & statutory holidays)
Phone: 604.777.7000
Email: jcnm@nikkeiplace.org


Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit artifacts and archives relating to the history of Japanese Canadians from the 1870s through the present, and to communicate to all the Japanese Canadian experience and contribution as an integral part of Canada's heritage and multicultural society.

School Programs

Educational Programs and Resources

Japanese Canadian History

NEW! A Long Road Outreach Presentation
We visit you to present an illustrated one-hour talk on Japanese Canadian history with props and activities.
A Long Road supports Grade 5 or Grade 11 BC Social Studies Curricula. $95 + HST for up to 35 students in Metro Vancouver.

Taiken Field Trip
Visit us at the beautiful National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre for a two-hour exploration of Japanese Canadian history. Meet an internment survivor, explore our historical exhibits and more. The Taiken field trip supports Grade 5 or Grade 11 BC Social Studies Curricula and can be adapted to meet other learning requirements and levels
$6 + HST per student, maximum 30 students. Accompanying adults: Free
Order a Japanese bento box lunch in advance for $6 + HST

Journeys Teaching Resource Kit
Use our resource kits to teach Japanese Canadian history in your classroom. It includes a comprehensive teaching guide, replicas of archival materials, a model of an internment house, related novels and more.
Journeys kits support Grade 5 or Grade 11 BC Social Studies curricula.
A 3-week rental is $40 + HST & travel expenses ($5 each additional week).

Japanese Culture

Japan Expo Field Trip
Join us for two-hours of fun Japanese cultural activities, without the long flight to Japan. Local community members share their expertise with students about Japanese customs and culture. Students will participate in four hands-on activities and crafts as well as get a ‘taste’ of Japan. Activities will vary but may include a traditional tea ceremony, origami and kimono.
Book early.
Japan Expo supports the Grade 6 BC Social Studies Curriculum. $6 + HST per student. Accompanying adults, free. Maximum 60 students.
Order a Japanese bento box lunch in advance for $6 + HST.

For more information or to book, please contact Naomi Horii at learning@nikkeiplace.org or 604-777-7000 (ex 110).

Resource Guides

Internment and Redress: The Story of Japanese Canadians
A Resource Guide for Teachers of the Intermediate Grades Social
Studies 5 and Social Responsibility
$18.20 + 5%HST. $5 shipping in Canada. Please inquire for international shipping.

Internment and Redress: The Japanese Canadian Experience
A Resource Guide for Social Studies 11 Teachers
$19.20 + 5%HST. Available from the Museum shop. $5 shipping in Canada. Please inquire for international shipping.

Check out the companion web site for the Resource Guides: http://www.japanesecanadianhistory.net/home_page.htm

Pivotal Voices
Exploring Identity, Inclusion and Citizenship: The 1907 Vancouver Riots
Although it focuses on the lead up, details and aftermath of riots in Vancouver at the turn of the twentieth century, these materials explore one of the most important questions in Canadian social, political and economic history from the perspectives of five key groups: Aboriginal, Chinese, European, Japanese, and South Asian people.
Suitable for Grades 7 – 12
This resource includes a teachers’ guide and a double set of supplementary documents.
$32.95 + 5%HST.

We are eternally grateful to our wonderful funders:

  • BMO
  • The History Education Network (THEN/Hier)

Domo arigato to our volunteers and community partners:

Betty Ibuki, David Morisawa, Fusako Fujiki, Harue Sugama, Ikuye Uchida, Izumi Tanahara, James Chi, Joyce Oikawa, Japan Bonsai, Ken Maneker, Kiyoe Iguchi, Dr. Kozue Uzawa, Lisa Hansen, Mami Gomi, Mary Ohara, Mas Hori, Misako Miyata, Stan Fukawa, Tom Matsuno, Tomoe Arts,Urasenke, Vancouver Aikido Shomonkai, Yoko Matsuno.

Would You Like to Volunteer with School Programs?

The Museum is looking for volunteers of all ages interested in sharing their experience in Japanese culture or Japanese Canadian history. This includes artisans, martial artists, and internment survivors. Field trips usually take place on weekdays. Volunteers participate as often as they choose.

For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Naomi Horii at –
604.777.7000 ext 110 or learning@nikkeiplace.org