Komagata Maru Place sign affixed next to to the Canada Place street sign.

Komagata Maru Place

On May 18, 2021, Vancouver City Council formally apologized for historical discrimination toward the 376 passengers travelling on board the Komagata Maru steamship from British India in 1914 and declared May 23 as Komagata Maru Remembrance Day to be marked annually in Vancouver. 

Komagata Maru Place as a secondary street name for Canada Place 

Council also voted to give the primary street Canada Place a secondary, honorary name Komagata Maru Place as part of our ongoing efforts for cultural redress of historic discrimination towards the South Asian community.

The location for Komagata Maru Place was chosen because it is the site closest to where the Komagata Maru ship was stationed in Burrard Inlet in 1914.