Come tour the museum
Explore nearly 4000 sq. ft. of museum space located within the original Tashme butcher
shop. View hundreds of original Tashme artifacts and photographs and countless other
items from internment sites from across BC. Take a break in our 25-seat theatre room.
See our 90-year-old koinobori and the fuki & gobo plants which are still growing from the
time of internment. Experience our dimensional accurate replica tar-paper shack for a
glimpse of what everyday life would have been like in Tashme from 1942 – 1946.
Continue the Tashme experience by exploring the museum grounds, see the original
Tashme RCMP administration building, the Tashme kindergarten schoolhouse, and the
memorial benches and trees, including our Akebono Sakura. And, don’t forget to visit our
gift shop for some unique, locally made items.
Did you know… besides being Canada’s largest Japanese Canadian internment site,
Tashme is also one of the most intact sites remaining in B.C., with ten structures still
standing. One of our dedicated and knowledgeable museum hosts will assist you with any
questions you may have during your visit with us.
Outside of our regular weekend hours, we offer private viewings and walking tours by
reservation. A small fee may be applied outside of regular museum hours.
Personalized school field trips are available by reservation. Tour fees apply. Please contact
us to learn more. We acknowledge and are honoured to live, work, and play in Stó:lō
Téméxw, the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Stó:lō nation.
Hours of operation
Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Please note: During Fall and Winter seasons, (October 1 – April 30) reduced hours
may occur due to weather and road conditions.
The Tashme Museum does not charge general admission to visit the museum, but
will gratefully accept all donations.
Please note: All vehicles are legally required to have snowflake rated snow tires to
travel the Hope-Princeton Highway starting October 1 – April 30.