Canada’s FWW Internment Exhibit (Virtual Tour)
When the First World War began in 1914, there was widespread suspicion that immigrants from enemy countries – Germany, Austria-Hungary, and later Turkey and Bulgaria – might be disloyal. In this environment, the federal government passed regulations which allowed it to monitor and even intern those who had not yet become naturalized British subjects of Canada. These people were labelled “enemy aliens.” In total, Canada interned 8,579 men between 1914 and 1920.
To learn about the context within which internment occurred and the men and families impacted by it, please click the link or image below to experience a virtual tour.
To navigate in a 360 degree range, click and drag your mouse. You can also click on icons to view specific exhibits.
Teachers, an education guide for this tour is available HERE.
To Parks Canada and Fortis Alberta:
Thank you for your generous support with this project.