Located on the north-western edge of Waterfront Park in North Vancouver, the tiny Chiba Garden is a symbolic place which twines the cities of North Vancouver and its sister city, Chiba, Japan.
Since October 6, 1969, North Vancouver and Chiba, Japan have been linked as sister cities - symbolically tied together with a relationship of mutual respect and appreciation for one another's city, citizens, culture and traditions. Completed in 1986, Chiba Garden (built in the style of a traditional Japanese garden) was designed to commemorate the friendship between the City of North Vancouver and its Japanese sister city Chiba. Today the garden provides a peaceful retreat for visitors who are surrounded by lush foliage and traditional architectural elements celebrating Western Canada's deep ties with Japan.
The Garden offers a wide variety of unique elements including stone lanterns (two - one in a Kasuga style and the other in a Yukimi style - which were given to North Vancouver by the city of Chiba), stone walkways utilizing stones from across the Lower Mainland and arranged in an 17th century Edo period technique, foliage native to both Japan and British Columbia such as the sculpted pines and Japanese Maple and also two streams originating from one source which represent the friendship between North Vancouver, British Columbia and Chiba, Japan.
A delight in any season, North Vancouver's Chiba Garden offers a beautiful sanctuary with lush greenery in the Spring and Summer and bright red foliage in the Autumn.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Chiba Garden | North VancouverChiba Garden is located on the north-west side of Waterfront Park (West Esplanade at Semisch Avenue)
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