Walk the beautiful wetlands of Coal Creek Historic Park with tour guide Dawn Copeman, and experience the history of Cumberland Chinatown and No.1 Japanese Town.
Chinatown: Indenture, Homesickness. Head Tax. A politically motivated murder after a visit from Dr. Sun Yat Sen, opera, and more.
No.1 Town was one of several thriving Japanese Canadian family communities including No.1 Town, No.5 Town, Bevan and Royston Lumber Mill. The internment of the entire Japanese Canadian population in the area on April 15, 1942 changed the fabric of Cumberland with ripple effects felt even today.