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  • Kitsilano

2768 W Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6K 2G0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • Kitsilano - Derived from the name of a Squamish Indian who came from a village on the Squamish River (near its confluence with Cheakamus River) and settled in Stanley Park, just east of Prospect Point, about 1860.
  • When the CPR was opening up land around 1905 and wanted a name for the new subdivision, Professor Charles Hill-Tout suggested modifying this Squamish Indian's name so that it corresponded to Capilano across the inlet.
  • Before this renaming, the Kitsilano area was known as Greer's Beach, after Samuel Greer, a redoubtable Irishman who settled here with his family in 1884.
  • Greer claimed to have bought the land from two Indians and sold lots for $80 each. The CPR replied with advertisements in the Vancouver press warning the public against buying from Greer.
  • Amid all the excitement, he shot and wounded a deputy sheriff. Sir Matthew Begbie, the province's chief justice, when subsequently dealing with Sam's claims, described him as a liar and a forger and sent him to jail.
  • From its beginning Kitsilano has been anti-Establishment.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Beaver Lake, 5km
  • Little Mountain, 5km
  • Trout Lake, 8km
  • Capilano Lake, 13km
  • Dick Lake, 13km
  • Owen Lake, 14km
  • Hollyburn Mountain, 15km
  • Black Mountain, 15km
  • Yew Lake, 15km
  • Whyte Lake, 14km
  • Mount Strachan, 16km
  • Grouse Mountain, 15km
  • Dam Mountain, 15km
  • Little Goat Mountain, 16km
  • Mount Fromme, 15km
  • Kennedy Lake, 16km
  • Crown Mountain, 17km
  • Goat Mountain, 17km
  • Rice Lake, 15km
  • Unnecessary Mountain, 20km
  • The Lions, 21km
  • Deer Lake, 15km
  • Enchantment Lake, 22km
  • Little Capilano Lake, 22km
  • Lynn Peaks, 19km
  • Lynn Lake, 21km
  • The Needles, 20km
  • Mount Collins, 20km
  • Mount Harvey, 24km
  • Burnaby Lake, 16km
  • Dog Mountain, 19km
  • Brunswick Mountain, 25km
  • Killarney Lake, 20km
  • Grafton Lake, 19km
  • Rodgers Lake, 23km
  • Palisade Lake, 23km
  • Macklin Lake, 26km
  • Coliseum Mountain, 22km
  • Honeymoon Lake, 21km
  • Mount Burwell, 22km
  • Hat Mountain, 26km
  • Mount Hanover, 26km
  • Rolf Lake, 21km
  • Josephine Lake, 19km
  • First Lake, 19km
  • Second Lake, 20km
  • Deeks Lakes, 27km
  • Dinkey Peak, 20km
  • Hidden Lake, 20km
  • Cornett Lakes, 23km