Banff opens first permanent WWI Internment exhibit June 20th

Editors Note: Postponed back in June due to the horrific flooding in Alberta, the opening of the first permanent WWI Internment continues on Friday:

Of the many WW1 Internment sites across Canada, there has yet to be a permanent site where visitors can come and learn about this dark chapter of Canadian history year round. The Castle Mountain Internment Camp, which later moved down to Cave & Basin (home of the original hot springs), was one of the harshest and most abusive camps which helped build Banff National Park, Canada’s most historic national park. On June 20th, this site will open the first permanent exhibit to WW1 Internment. Restored to its condition as a forced labour camp, the site is central to the Canadian parks experience, as well as Canadian and Ukrainian-Canadian history.

Cave & Basin WW1 Internment Exhibit

Date: June 20, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm

Where: Cave & Basin National Historic Site
Cave and Basin
Banff National Park,311 Cave Avenue,Banff,AB T0L 0C0

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