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Enemy Aliens, Prisoners of War: Canada’s First World War Internment Operations, 1914-1920

This exhibit explores the dark chapter in Canadian history when during the First World War, more than 8,000 immigrants were deemed enemy aliens and interned at 24 camps across the country, including two camps in Banff National Park, at Cave and Basin. Set within a purpose designed building; the Exhibit tells the complete story of these prisoners and their experiences by employing large format imagery with accompanying text, props, and interactive audio visual stations. Storyline chapters include “Canada Transformed”, “Canada Goes to War”, and “Reflections and Legacy”. A window view and model of the original camp is located near the exit door, along with a Visitor Feedback station.

Client / Parks Canada
Location / Banff, Alberta
Size / 1,000 square feet
Scope / Exhibit Design, Graphic Design