Ukrainian Internment Exhibit in Fort St. John, BC

The travelling exhibit, The Barbed Wire Solution: Ukrainians and Canada’s First Internment Operations, 1914-1920 is now on display in Fort St. John, BC through October 31st:

During the First World War, over 8000 men, women, and children, mostly Ukrainians, were interned. This exhibit explores the economic, political, and social circumstances that led to Canada’s first use of the War Measures Act.

Learn about Ukrainian immigration and farming, daily life and conditions in internment camps, and life following internment.

This exhibit was developed by the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre.


June through October 2011 at the

Fort St. John North Peace Museum

9323 – 100th Street, Fort St. John

Mon. – Sat. 9 am to 5 pm


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And it has been recently featured on the local news:

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