Kitsilano was home to the second largest Japanese Canadian community in Vancouver prior to the Second World War. It was known as Ki-chi-ra-no to the community.
You can now take a virtual Google Earth tour of this historical neighbourhood with archival images and narratives from the NNMCC. Explore the schools, churches, businesses, and residences that once made up the Japanese Canadian settlement in Kitsilano. The tour is best viewed in Chrome. Press ‘Present’ to begin.