A Canadian who is an avid traveller and keen photographer has been detained in Burma, but the man's sister says the family has few details.

Ron Zakreski's sister Brenda confirms the 62-year-old is being held by police in Burma, which is also known as Myanmar.

Foreign Affairs in Ottawa will only say a Canadian has been detained and diplomats in the southeast Asian country are providing consular assistance.

Brenda Zakreski says her brother, from Vancouver Island, was apparently detained on March 24th.

All the family has been able to get from Foreign Affairs is that officials are aware of her brother's detention, said Brenda Zakreski.

"People are working on it, they don't tell us much either," she said.