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Canadian Tiki Part Deux
TabooDan
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From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2008-09-06 10:45 am   Permalink

Great job Eddy!! That's so cool that most of it is still intact! I never ever would have thought it looked like that!! I cant believe the mugs and all the Tiki carvings are still around! I guess there were boxes of them just sitting around and the inhabitants pulled them out.

You would have thought it would have been completely gutted by the owners/franchise when it was sold off. I know the city wanted it off the property in a hurry so I guess they just got it ready to move and then off it went.

It looks so good that it really could be reopened as a B&B or something else and still retain alot of it's original splendor and decor. I even see paper ad's for Mai Tai's on the wall!! It sure makes you have a little bit of belief that some of these once great Tiki Palaces could possibly be preserved. The Outrigger is even still there!! Just leaning against the wall!


Before closing.


Today.

I would have figured Tikiwahine would have been all over this years ago! Too many trips down to Seattle for Mai Tai's I believe!!

Thanks again Eddy!!!

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TabooDan
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Posted: 2008-12-30 7:54 pm   Permalink

Aloha, Here's a couple more interesting ones from good old Canada!



The above photo is not really Tiki but I bet a few of these cool furnishings made it into several local home Tiki Bars back in the day!!
This picture is of the Bamboo Room that was once located in the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown at a shop called Foo Hung Co., a large Importer of Oriental Furniture.

The next picture is of the Tropic Isle Restaurant that was located in Surrey, B.C. from 1970 to 1988. It had three different rooms one of them being the Tiki Lounge.



A look at the Tiki Lounge:



Take a look at this thread on the Tropic Isle if you haven't already.

That's it for now. I do have something else to post here but I will have to do that later.
Mahalo, TabooDan



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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-01-31 12:03 pm   Permalink

TabooDan,

As always, thanks for adding to the post. Here is another marvelous venue from north of the border, the Waikiki Restaurant in Kitchner, Ontorio. These images came from the album cover of Mike "Malahini" Scott and his Hawaiianaires on a live set recorded at the restaurant. Smokin!

A photo of the exterior from the back of the album.


The band





Ladies at the bar.


The dinner show


My what big knockers you have!


The restaurant.


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-02-10 3:35 pm   Permalink

This is another one for TabooDan and fellow Canadians. Check out this postcard I just got from the Au Parasol Chinois restaurant located in Montreal (at 325 Henri Bourassa Blvd E). I had never heard of this place until I found the card.


Here is A close-up of the exterior - some nice bamboo and wood work on the facade.


The interior shots are what make the card. Great decorations, reminds me of a Steve Crane Kon Tiki restaurant. Check out the array of ceiling lights and fixtures.





My research indicates that the restaurant is still there. Wonder if it looks anything like this today? Calling all Montreal TCers for a look-see.


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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-02-15 2:40 pm   Permalink

I have never heard of this place. It may have some Tiki influenced decor. Anyone?



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-02-26 07:40 am   Permalink

Uncle Trav,

Nice swizzle. Saw this postcard on ebay for the Neptune Hotel Motel. Not much to look at, but it does have the same "Tropical" motif on the roof of the restaurant that is embossed on the swizzle. Wonder what the inside of the bar/restaurant looked like?




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John in Montreal
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Posted: 2009-05-14 05:41 am   Permalink

RE: Parasol Chinois...

It is still around... hasn't looked exactly like the postcard for quite some time but still there. Fishing nets and floats in the windows first caught my eye about 8 years ago or so...

However, I never wrote about it for the Mai Tai newsletter or website because I always considered it more of a Chinese restaurant than a Tiki joint... but perhaps it's worth another look and some further research. I'll post more when I have a chance to look at it again.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2009-06-05 5:34 pm   Permalink

Les Pins Hotel and Polynesian Kiko Bar in Granby, Quebec, Canada



Sorry, all I've got is the ebay pic, and no exact address.


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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2009-06-06 2:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-06-05 17:34, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Les Pins Hotel and Polynesian Kiko Bar in Granby, Quebec, Canada



Sorry, all I've got is the ebay pic, and no exact address.






This must be the place now:
http://motellespins.ca/home.html



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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2009-06-06 2:53 pm   Permalink

Their sign today:




 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-06-08 11:40 am   Permalink

SlacksFerret & Sabu,

Thanks for that research. I had seen the postcard on ebay as well. Looks like the sign is the same now as shown in the old card. This appears to be one of those ski chalet type of places that was converted to a Polynesian theme - good use of an existing A-Frame!

Here are a few more items from the Great White North.

The first one is from the Waikiki Casino in Quebec. Looks like it was a dance club.


Here is a matchbook from the Mauna Loa Lounge at the Mayfair hotel.


This one is from the Tiki Dore restaurant in Montreal.


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TIKIVILLE
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Posted: 2009-06-08 3:55 pm   Permalink

sorry if this has been up before but I figure it belongs here....





 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-06-24 5:39 pm   Permalink

Tikiville,

Thanks for the post, nice matchbook.
Congrats on the new name for the room, Moku Doom I like it.

Here is another matchbook from the Restaurant Waikiki in St. Jean

They used the Kon Tiki logo holding a spear instead of a drink.



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John in Montreal
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Posted: 2009-06-26 2:16 pm   Permalink

Finally had a chance to head up to Montreal North and snap a couple of shots of Au Parasol Chinois Restaurant... which is not at all what it once was. As I mentioned previously, I never reviewed this place on maitaionline.com because I always considered it to be more of a Chinese restaurant than a tiki joint... That being said, when I first saw it about 10-12 years ago, it had a few interesting vestiges still in situ (nets and floats in the windows, a little bamboo trim and some lamps inside, etc.). But it has been even more de-tiki-fied over the last decade. All that remains of interest now are a few lamps hanging inside. Nothing at all like the photos on that postcard above. Here are the shots:




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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-08-07 11:09 pm   Permalink

John in Montreal,

Thanks for that update on the Parasol, still see a little of the bamboo trim on the outside, painted though.

Came across this old matchbook from the Cafe Hale Hakala in Montreal.



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