Hastings Park

Hastings Park

Also known as the Hastings Park Assembly Centre and the Hastings Park Internment Centre.


PlaceNameHastings Park
DescThe site of the Vancouver Exhibition Association's Vancouver Exhibition (known today as the Pacific National Exhibition or PNE). In early 1942, exhibition buildings and stables were used to detain Japanese Canadians who were being forcibly uprooted from the BC coast (to be sent to internment sites in the interior or to work camps across the country).


Oral Histories (25)
Other Archival Files (43)


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.