Friday, February 1, 2013
The City of Vancouver offers this handy map of all the Bike Routes in the city - broken down by the type of route (separated lane, painted lane, shared street, etc) giving you a fantastic guide to the city!
You can download a copy of the Map here: City of Vancouver Cycling Map
You can get more information here: http://vancouver.ca/streets-transportation/cycling-routes-maps-and-trip-planner.aspx
Friday, February 1, 2013
City Dog Parks/Off Leash Areas
Check out this handy Off Leash Dog Area guide to the City of Vancouver.
Lots of other good information is available on the City of Vancouver website, so take your time looking around!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
lululemon Warehouse Sale at BC Place!
Mark your calendars, do your stretching and know your size.. the lululemon Warehouse sale is on January 18-20 at BC Place!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Road Work on 4th
From the roadahead.ca Website:
Project: West 4th Avenue Sewer and Water Reconstruction Project
Location: W 4th Ave Between Collingwood to McDonald and Yew St to Granville St
Start Date: 2013/01/19
Expected Completion: 2013/05/30
The reconstruction of the sewer and water systems are scheduled to start in late January 2013. Typically the construction occurs Monday to Friday unless otherwise required. The construction at the intersection of Burrard Street and W 4th Avenue may be done on the weekend to accomodate regular weekday traffic. Traffic on West 4th Avenue will not be closed. In construction zones, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained at all times. In order to keep traffic flowing and ensure public safety, temporary parking restrictions will be posted in the area.
The current sewer system at West 4th Avenue (from Collingwood to McDonald & Yew St to Granville Street) is over 100 years old and needs to be replaced. Most of Vancouver's original sewer system was constructed using "combined" sewers (a single pipe in the street that carries both storm water runoff and sewage. Athough this was standard practice in many cities throughout North America, this type of system is prone to causing the sewage to backup into homes and to overflow into surrounding water bodies during periods of heavy rainfall.
In the early 1970s, Vancouver implemented a policy of replacing the combined system with a separated system when the old combined pipes wear out. A separated system was two pipes in the ground. One carries sewage and the other carries storm water. This is a much superior system, as it significantly reduces the chance of sewage backing up into homes and eliminates sewage overflow into the environment.
Once the sewer and water utilities on West 4th Avenue has been rebuilt, they are expected to serve the neighbourhood for another 100 years.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Upcoming Restaurant: NOSH
That block on West Broadway between Balsam and Macdonald is getting another new restaurant after the unfortunate closing of Mistral Bistro. NOSH, a licensed shop/restaurant, will specialize in well crafted take out and rotisserie meals. From the owners:
"NOSH IS FRESH, HANDCRAFTED MEALS SERVED IN A SNAP. NOSH IS SUCCULENT ROTISSERIE, BRAISES SLOW COOKED WITH CARE AND CRISP, DELICIOUS SALADS. NOSH IS TAKE-OUT FINALLY DONE RIGHT. NOSH NEVER REFERS TO ITSELF IN THE THIRD PERSON. THAT’S ARROGANT. SO WE’LL STOP NOW. WE’RE JUST A BUNCH OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU WITH AN INHERENT PASSION FOR GOOD FOOD AND QUALITY INGREDIENTS. VISIT US A FEW TIMES AND WE’LL SOON BE ON A FIRST NAME BASIS. BUT WE’LL NEVER GIVE YOU “THE USUAL”. THAT’S BECAUSE THERE IS NO USUAL HERE. EVERY MEAL IS EXCITING, EXCEPTIONAL AND UNIQUE. JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE WHO DINE HERE."
Expect many delicious sandwiches, salads, and rotisserie meat (of all kinds: chicken, duck, pork, beef) as well as delicious vegetarian options.
NOSH is scheduled to open January 12th. More information from Scout Magazine.
Friday, November 16, 2012
New Nook Location by the Beach!
It's only November, but here's another reason to look forward to Spring 2013 in Kits! Nook, a popular West End Italian restaurant has recently signed a lease on the old Rossini's at 1525 Yew St. Not too much information is available at this point, but word is it will be a deli/take out lunch spot by day, and a concept similar to Nook at night. All good news for Kits residents, getting fresh and delicous pasta and pizzas is a welcome addition to the Kits Beach scene.
News Courtesy of Scout Magazine.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
New Condo Development: 2035 West 4th
It's in quite the early stages of development, but coming soon is a new mixed use, concrete condo development at 2035 West 4th (between Maple and Arbutus Streets). Consisting of one and two bedroom condos (only 14 units will be available) on 3 stories, and two boutique retail shops on the ground level. The architecture is done by Formwerks, and is rumoured to be a State of the Art "Smart Home".
Condos are up for pre sale, the the retail spaces are up for pre lease, which offers tenants the chance to be involved in the design and construction process, allowing for some input on custom design features. See this website for more details on leasing: http://looplink.vancouver.avisonyoung.com/ll/17457176/2035-West-4th-Avenue/
Friday, June 8, 2012
Fun in the Kits Sun!
The sun is shining (if we're lucky, as it's still June), so people come out to play. Lots of people from all over Vancouver head to Kits beach to lounge in the sand and grass to lazily enjoy the day. For the more athletic types, there's basketball, tennis and beach volleyball courts as well. You can swim in the ocean or swim in the Canada's longest, salt water public pool. And when in doubt, you can enjoy a refreshing beverage at the Boathouse, while taking in the fantastic view of the North Shore mountains and Pacific Ocean. Regardless of your activities, Kits Beach always provides a satisfying day of fun.
If you're looking to be in motion, check out some of these parks which also offer activities:
Connaught Park, 2390 West 10th: Crcket Pitch, Rugby Fields, Soccer Fields, Water & Spray Parks.
Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St: Badminton, Soccer/Football Fields
McBride Park, 3350 West 4th: Soccer Fields, Tennis Courts
Almond Park, 3600 West 12th: Tennis Courts
Tatlow Park, 2845 West 3rd: Tennis Courts
Jericho Beach/Spanish Banks/Locarno Beach: Beach Volleyball, grassy areas big enough for Frisbee, catch or whatever peaks your interest
Is there anywhere else you like to get active in Kitsilano?