Enemy Aliens: First World War Internment

Grade 6-10

During the First World War, Canada interned 8,579 people identified as “Enemy Aliens,” mainly Ukrainian and German immigrants, across a network of 24 camps including one in Nanaimo. Enemy Aliens: First World War Internment (gr. 6-10) examines this historical injustice and its legacies, focusing on the stories of people in Nanaimo who were designated “Enemy Aliens,” including those interned at the Nanaimo Internment Camp on Stewart Avenue.  

This program takes place in the feature exhibit Enemy Aliens – Internment in Canada, 1914-1920, on loan from the Canadian War Museum and developed in partnership with the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation.  

Contact Steph to save your date for this limited-time program.

  • 90 minutes 
  • Museum Program: $75 per class
  • Available: 
    • Until May 20, 2022
    • Tuesday to Friday
    • morning (9:30-11 or 10-11:30) or afternoon session (12-1:30 or 12:30-2)
    • 1 class per booking


Make a Booking Inquiry!

Contact forms will be responded to within 2 business days. Please call 250-753-1821 to speak with the front desk.

  • Unless otherwise noted, programs are in-person, at the museum. In-person field trip availability is subject to Public Health Order changes.

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