Enemy Aliens: Internment in Canada, 1914–1920

November 26, 2019–January 19, 2020 at Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)

Museum Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm; Sunday: 1–5 pm

This exhibition explores Canada’s internment operations that began during the First World War. “Enemy aliens” was a term commonly used to describe citizens of states legally at war with the British Empire who resided in Canada during the war. Between 1914 and 1920, the federal government interned 8,579 people identified as enemy aliens in a network of 24 camps across Canada. 

One hundred years later, using photographs drawn from Canadian archival collections, we reflect on the country’s first national internment operations and the experiences of the internees: who they were, the conditions they endured, and the legacy they left. The Musée Héritage Museum has also added some content from the Second World War illustrating the Government’s treatment of Japanese, Italian and German nationals during that conflict.

This exhibition has been developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation.


December 5, 2019–January 25, 2020
Noemi de Bruijn, David Scott & Wendy Struck

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7, 2:30–5 pm

Exhibition Tours: Thursday, December 19 at 12:05 pm & Thursday, January 16 at 12:05 pm

History Gallery Mailchimp

St. Albert History Gallery

Opened April 1, 2017 at Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)

In honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, The Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to present its brand new St. Albert History Gallery. Through new exhibits, explore a variety of stories from the earliest people to modern-day events. The new flexible layout means you can look forward to regular story rotations that cover a wider range of subjects!

We hope you enjoy the new St. Albert History Gallery at the Museum!

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