Kitsilano Walking Tour

Saturday, March 4, 2017. 10am

Stories of Tottori immigrants: Kitsilano, or “Ki-Chi-Ra-No” to the locals, was home to the second largest Japanese Canadian community in Vancouver. From 1904-1942, over one thousand people settled here and built housing: kyabins (cabins), storefronts, a church, a Japanese Language School, and a public bath. Families ran businesses and worked in the local industries, and children attended Henry Hudson Elementary.

Join us after the tour for a free cup of tea at Silk Road on West 4th Ave.  Silk Road will have specially selected tea samples for walking tour attendees to sip and reflect on all that was learned about Ki-Chi-Ra-No.

Meet in the parking lot of Livingspace Interiors, 1706 W 1st Ave, Vancouver (between Burrard & Pine).

About Parking in the area
If you are driving, please allow plenty of time to find parking. It is a busy business area even on Saturday mornings.


Reservations closed.  Space is still available. Please pay exact fee in cash if paying on site on the day.
NNMCC members $10.50 including tax. Regular $8.40.


Unknown, Yakura, Kobayashi & Mura, gardeners living and playing in Kits 1932.