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In 1911, determined Sikh pioneers from India built this temple, or Gurdwara, with lumber donated from the nearby sawmill where many of them worked. Blending traditional Sikh and Western frontier designs, the temple included a langar hall and a prayer hall of worship. It also became a centre for the social and political life of South Asian immigrants, helping them forge a vibrant community. Today, this oldest surviving Gurdwara in North America reminds us of the immigrant experience of Sikhs in Canada, and continues to be a sacred symbol of their spirituality.

Completely renovated and beautified, this National Historic Site was honoured by the community through year-long activities in 2011.

Please click on the links below to read media articles related to the Centennial of the National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC.