Billy Bishop Branch 176 Royal Canadian Legion

1407 Laburnum Street Vancouver V6J 3W4  604 738-4142

Monday – Thursday, 4 pm to 11:30 pm; Friday – Saturday, 4 pm to Midnight;  Sunday, 2 pm to 10 pm, later for special events. (Meat Draw 4 pm to 6:30 pm)

Visitors Welcome – Free Wifi



Please join us in our celebration
The Billy Bishop Legion Branch #176 RCL is pleased to announce that April 9th 2015 is the start of our 70th year Anniversary
We will begin with our first celebration of many more to come on

Friday April 10th 2015
Our signature Roast Beef Dinner
Dessert, “Poppy”decorated carrot cake compliments of “Choices Market” West 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Toast to the Billy
Toast to our Past Presidents
Lorraine Smith
Sing-a-long to some old tunes as well as some newer tunes
Song books will be provided

Reservations encouraged for 4 or more please call to book 604 738 4142 or email




All local beers $5.00 20 oz pint
VQA wine white/red $5.00 6oz glass
Argentina Wine Fuzion White/Red $5.00 6oz glass

REGULAR SATURDAYS – Willie MacCalder 4 – 6pm, tip jar!


Enjoy the afternoon of fun and excitement as we all try to win some meat and/or the 50/50 draw 4 – 6.45 pm

3 tickets for $1 – draws every ½ hour 50/50 Draw at 6:30 Ticket $2 or 3 for $5

Friday Roast Beef Dinners

Salad, fresh baked “Cobs” dinner rolls, potatoes, vegetables, home made gravy, and dessert – $15.00 from 6PM – 7.30PM $8 children under 12 years old

Oliver BC red wine ”Gehringer Brothers” Summer Night (a blend of pinot noir, cab franc and merlot) and Desert Sun (interweaving Auxerroix, Chardonnay and Riesling)

Wines are $5 for a 6 oz glass – best value ever for awesome wine!

Bartenders special coffee $5.50 – LIVE MUSIC or JUKEBOX FUN!

Reservations are accepted for parties of 4 or more, email request to:

Salad table at Friday dinner night


GENERAL MEETING SUNDAY APRIL 19th, 2.30pm upstairs


NEWLY ELECTED EXECUTIVE take office July 1st until June 30th 2015

President: Debbie Hretchka, First Vice-President: Gordon Cormack, Second Vice-     President: Bruce Bell, Treasurer: Rita Johnson, Secretary: Lisa McQuillan.                              Directors: Loro Cadman, Angela Johnson, Valerie Merrett, Rosalind Smith, Fred Wharton. Past President: Derek Allen


The Billy Bishop invites current and past members of our Canadian Military to join and enjoy the comradeship and benefits of the Royal Canadian Legion.  We would much appreciate the support of younger Veterans and offer an empathetic environment – in an official Military Museum too!

Located just one block from Kitsilano Beach on Laburnum Street north of Cornwall, the Billy Bishop Legion is the only true Neighbourhood Pub in the city, we are actually located in the Kits Point residential area; a little known gem to discover and share with your friends. There’s a wonderful assortment of characters; some even fought for the freedoms we take for granted in various theatres of war including Canada’s ‘peacekeeping’ missions. It is also filled with active young people who want to share a pint of wisdom with their elders. The mix makes for a guaranteed good time and great conversations by the fire.

Affectionately known as ‘the Billy’, it is open to everyone over 19 years of age and full membership has its privileges. The Billy is also home to upstairs hall renters who may provide after-school care, yoga, dancing classes, etc. Popular events at the Billy are Friday evenings with roast beef dinner and live entertainment, the Sunday meat raffle (4:00-6:30 pm); special TV sports events and various acoustic music sessions.  On occasion visiting entertainers come by and play or sing; you may even hear a trained operatic voice sometimes so become a regular and enjoy the camaraderie.

The Billy is an evolving and unique branch of the Royal Canadian Legion; as such there are some basic guidelines to follow:

  • Greet patrons with a smile. This is a members’ club, and much more than a public bar.
  • Gentlemen, please take off your hats when you enter the building.
  • Tip the bartenders for excellent to truly good service, especially because prices & 20oz imperial measure pints of beer are reasonable for Kitsilano.
  • Respect others and avoid “table hopping” by asking to join tables.
  • Take time to make friends. This is a community of choice.
  • Become a member. The Billy cannot exist without new members and the cost of membership ($60.00 per year) gives you guest privileges in Legions and other service and social clubs around the world.
  • Volunteer. This is Kitsilano, and volunteerism is part of our blood. (Greenpeace and the David Suzuki Foundation started here.) The Billy is mostly run by volunteers and newcomers are welcome to participate on Standing Committees, run for the Executive, or just help out informally.

Just a few hours of your time each month makes a huge difference. You can feel you have contributed your share and learn new skills. The Billy Bishop has been the best-kept secret of Kitsilano for too long; it’s time you discovered why. Everyone is welcome, and membership is highly encouraged.

Anyone interested in renting our upstairs hall/meeting room/summer patio please call 604 568-4130 or 604 738-4142 to speak with ( 9.30 -11.30am approx) or leave a message for Peter Jensen, our rentals coordinator or email: attn: Peter

Webmaster: Angela Squires (please notify the Branch of any errors)

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