Names Of Japanese Canadian Detainees At Hastings Park


In 1942, 8,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were Canadian born, were uprooted from coastal homes, transported by guard, and detained in Hastings Park before dispersal to road camps and internment sites 100 miles inland from the BC coast.   

The names gathered to date have been taken from various sources including government records and documents, personal files, as well as from detainees and their families.  This list is incomplete and active, as many detainee government files have been destroyed. Names will continue to be accepted and are presented in memory of the women, men, elders, youth, children, and ill people who endured detention at Hastings Park, with special acknowledgement for those who passed during that time.