Chilco Street

Chilco Street runs from English Bay to Coal Harbour. It is the most westerly street in the West End.

 

Chilco Street between Georgia Street and Alberni Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Georgia Street and Alberni Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Alberni Street and Robson Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street

Chilco Street between Alberni Street and Robson Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street

Chilco Street between Robson Street and Haro Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street

Chilco Street between Robson Street and Haro Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street

Chilco Street between Haro Street and Barclay Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Haro Street and Barclay Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Barclay Street and Nelson Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 8 - Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Barclay Street and Nelson Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Nelson Street and Comox Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 8 - Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Nelson Street and Comox Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Comox Street and Pendrell Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 8 - Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Comox Street and Pendrell Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Pendrell Street and English Bay - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 8 - Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Chilco Street between Pendrell Street and English Bay – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Source of name

Lauchlan Hamilton named Chilco Street after Chilco Lake, which is west of Williams Lake in the British Columbia interior. Richard Edward Allen, A Pictorial History of Vancouver: Book 1: Origin of Street and Place Names,  1982, p. 80.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, from 1900 to 1902, says that Chilco Street was also known as “Stanley Park Road.”

“Tsilhquo” Is a Tsilhqot’in word. It may mean “young man’s river.” Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, p. 23, citing Cheryl Coull, A Traveller’s Guide to Aboriginal BC, Vancouver: Whitecap, 1996. The name may also mean “ochre river”. The spelling is usually “Chilko” with a “k.” BC Geographical Names: Chilko Lake.

House listings on Chilco Street

649 Chilco Street

650 Chilco Street

725 Chilco Street

860 Chilco Street

875 Chilco Street

885 Chilco Street

891 Chilco Street

901 Chilco Street

995 Chilco Street

1020 Chilco Street

1050 Chilco Street

1059 Chilco Street

1119 Chilco Street

1142 Chilco Street

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