This museum was once the home of the administrative offices of Steveston’s Japanese Language School and hospital. The historic building is now home to exhibits about the Japanese Canadian community in Steveston. The first Japanese people settled in Steveston in the 1800s. Over the course of the Second World War, they were forcefully removed from their homes. With some members eventually returning post-war, the community continued to grow and thrive. Come explore this history, along with the many contributions of the community – from fishing and farming to cultural arts, education, and the martial arts of kendo and judo.
Enter through the Steveston Museum and Post Office when the eastern entrance of First Avenue is closed.
Learn more about the history Steveston’s Japanese Canadian community through the Nikkei Stories of Steveston, a series of short films which pay tribute to the struggles and successes of these pioneers and their descendants.