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Canadian Tiki Part Deux
Dustycajun
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Posted: 2008-07-09 6:37 pm   Permalink

Good day, eh. This is a follow up to a post that Sabu put together years ago. Unfortunately, all of the photos from that post are gone so I decided to sort of recreate the theme with some new additions. There are several locations that I have never really heard of before so maybe some of the Canadians out there can chime in with a little more information.

These are from the Aloha Motel located in Rock Forest outside of Montreal. Check out the interior of the Aloha Bar and Saloon and the nice Tiki poles.






The Coconut Bar/T.V. Motel in Quebec. This place is still open, there is a separate post on TC with current photos.


The Shangri-La Restaurant located in Burnaby with a quasi-Tiki look. Pretty cool velvet painting on the back wall.


Marie Antoinette Tahiti Restaurant and Bar in Quebec. Only in Canada can you mix Marie Antoinette and a Tiki Bar! Love the drive-in car service.




This is an exterior of the Beachcomber Restaurant located in the Sheraton Hotel in Winnipeg. It would be nice to see the inside of this place too.


Here are a couple from Le Club Mon Tiki Restaurant in Laurier





The Menehune Banquet Room located in the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver


Tiki sign from the Aloha Motor Inn Exterior in Penticton


A couple cards from the Tiki Courtyard at the Fort Nelson Hotel in BC




The Outrigger Restaurant in BC - I posted this before but I love this shot.



Here are a few from the mainstream Tiki powerhouses Trader Vic's at the Bayshore Inn Vancouver and the Montreal Kon Tiki














 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2008-07-10 02:20 am   Permalink

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On 2008-07-09 18:37, Dustycajun wrote:

Marie Antoinette Tahiti Restaurant and Bar in Quebec. Only in Canada can you mix Marie Antoinette and a Tiki Bar! Love the drive-in car service.








Mahalo for posting Dusty!! Is that one of those rare Vicious Virgins Scorpion Bowls in Action

Aloha! Freddie


 
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ZuluMagoo
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Posted: 2008-07-10 06:40 am   Permalink

Nice job Dusty.

Here is a rare side shot of the Kon Tiki in downtown Montreal. It does not appear as spectacular from the sidewalk as when seen from the across the street. I love the lady with sunglasses and gloves walking down the street, out for day doing some window shopping.






 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2008-07-10 10:08 am   Permalink

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On 2008-07-10 02:20, HOUSE OF KU wrote:
Mahalo for posting Dusty!! Is that one of those rare Vicious Virgins Scorpion Bowls in Action

Aloha! Freddie



Why yes it is a Vicious Virgin Bowl. Here is a close up. Check out the cool table lamp. The guy's drink also appears to be on fire and there is another bowl on the table behind the drink. They really packed a lot of props in this shot. Canadians must like to drink - two bowls and one drink per couple!



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-07-10 11:05 am   Permalink

Zulu, I hear you blew everybody away with your presentation at the Hukilau...so bummed I missed it!

Here are some more Trader Vic's Vancouver shots:



...and a nice "Marina Swinger" interior:



Does anyone have photos of its demise, floating down-river on a barge?

And Scott, I have close-up requests again: That Marie Antoinette place looks fantastic, the sign alone is worth a zoom in. Classic Googie, this must have been an Armet & Davis job!

And the Shangri-La: Are those PNG masks on fabric, like a curtain? And is that a Bikini babe in the foreground on the left in that Velvet painting?



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2008-07-10 12:22 pm   Permalink

Bigbro,

Here are the close ups. The masks are on fabric. I also thought that the figure in the painting was a women in bikini but it is still hard to make it out even in the blow-up.





Both the exterior and interior of the Marie Antoinette are way Googie and could very well be Armet & Davis.





 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2008-07-10 12:25 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-07-09 18:37, Dustycajun wrote:
This is an exterior of the Beachcomber Restaurant located in the Sheraton Hotel in Winnipeg. It would be nice to see the inside of this place too.




I answered my own question. The hotel is actually the Sheraton Carlton. These are images from the inside of the restaurant from Mimi's website. I have always wanted this card.













 
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TabooDan
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Posted: 2008-07-10 9:42 pm   Permalink

Awesome post Dustycajun and thanks to everyone else for their shots as well!! You almost put us Canadian collectors to shame!! Haven't seen a few of these before so that's good to see!!
There's something about being up here and having, at one time, all these cool classic Tiki Temples around that really get's my tikiblood going!! The great temples in the States really rubbed off on us here.

Now you can't have a Canadian post with only one room of the Waldorf being shown, which might I add, that shot of the Menehune Room (Above in first post) is one of the earliest pictures I have ever seen and I think it dates pre-1963!!

Here's my favorite shot of the Tahitian Lounge which is also sometimes called the Tahitian Twilight Lounge or the Leeteg Room. Note the first original painting on the wall in background with the working waterfall on the left under painting. This wall has been painted several times now with a few different scenes.



And this colorful shot of the downstairs Polynesian Room, which in itself, is a unbelievable room with a huge Eugine Savage Hawaiian Mural almost running the length of the whole room!



Okay fixed problem with my photo's so I will post a few more shortly.
Thanks for everyone's help!!









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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2008-07-11 06:15 am   Permalink



Hey TabooDan...I think you may have just copied the address of the thumbnail, not the image itself. Your code was missing this suffix: /f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D480/ry%3D320/

Great images here. Love this thread!



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1961surf
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Posted: 2008-07-11 10:05 am   Permalink

I stayed at that Bayshore in Vancouver several years ago.Fun place to visit.
I also worked on several films in Vancouver-since everything is being shot
there now.Great collection of PC pics as always Scott.What a great collection
of PC's you must have.


 
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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2008-07-12 10:46 pm   Permalink

For lots of great Canadian Tiki info, check out http://www.maitaionline.com

Great site done Canadian style
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TabooDan
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Posted: 2008-07-24 7:28 pm   Permalink

Here's a couple more postcards of places in Canada.

Nice exterior shot of the Trader Vic's at the Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver:



The next shot is one of a pretty much unearthed establishment that was once here in Richmond, BC, called "King Wah Restaurant".



This is the only image I have seen of the inside and it looked pretty good. There's different masks along the bar and also a carved molding running the length of it. Bamboo covered walls, Carvings, Matting and a Thatch ceiling. Also had a cool exterior with carved posts and molding above door.

The next postcard is a different one from the Sheraton Mt.Royal Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, which housed Stephen Crane's Kon Tiki.



Must be closer to the 1959 opening date as there is no circular Kon Tiki sign above the roof in this shot. Was probably added later because you really couldn't see the restaurant if you were walking or driving down the road until you were on top of it!

A little closer one of the entrance where you can see the statues (off to right) and the cool design to the shape of the roof protruding from the Hotel.



The short-lived Mauna-Loa Lounge at the Mayfair Hotel in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba:



Kind of throwing this one in to see if it jogs anybody's memories from out here.
Not Tiki, but a cool picture of the Royal Towers Motor Hotel (New Westminster, BC) which once housed "The Tapa Room" which practically nothing is known about.
There is a menu for The Tapa Room which exists but that's all I have seen.
I have seen the Managers and unfortunately they know nothing about this hotels history. A side note to this one is that the Royal Towers "features Canada's first and only Glass Elevator" which was a big deal back then!



Mahalo, TabooDan








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Pepe le Tiki
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Posted: 2008-07-25 12:21 am   Permalink

Great photos everyone!! Some I've never seen before!

Here's a link to some photos of our Trader Vics being barged away.....

http://www.nickelbros.com/tradervics.html


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2008-08-08 10:30 am   Permalink

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On 2008-07-25 00:21, Pepe le Tiki wrote:
Great photos everyone!! Some I've never seen before!

Here's a link to some photos of our Trader Vics being barged away.....




Pepe,

Wow that's a great find. Just what Bigbro asked for. Its good to see that the building was recycled.

Here is the story and the pics from the link just in case it goes away some day:

Trader Vics is on the Move
After many years of service, a well-known Vancouver landmark is retiring to a waterfront vineyard near the Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. The highly respected Polynesian dining room was known to thousands. The building was moved by barge from its historical site by the Bayshore Inn in downtown Vancouver to its new site in Brentwood Bay. Trader Vics measures some 12 x 44 metres and weighs and estimated 140 tons.




















 
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1961surf
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Posted: 2008-08-08 1:00 pm   Permalink

Anybody know what the building is being used for now ?

 
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