The first of its kind in Canada, the Spirit Lake Camp is located about 16 kilometres (10 miles) from Amos in Abitibi-Témiscamingue in Trécesson (La Ferme). The Interpretation Center exposes the history of an internment camp where nationals from enemy countries were sent during World War I. In all, 1,200 people and 60 families, mostly Ukrainians, were held in detention between 1915 and 1917. This camp played a pivotal role in the development of Amos and La Ferme at the beginning of colonization, making it possible to build the facilities needed to establish a research farm. Come discover the experience and life lived by those persons who were held without just cause in one of the 24 camps set up across Canada during the First World War, one of the only two camps that held families.
242, chemin Joseph-Langlois
1 819 727-2267