Kits: A Great Community to Live and Play
Bordered to the North by the stunning Kitsilano Beach, Kitsilano is one of the most desirable areas to live in Vancouver. The area runs South to 16th Avenue and spans an area East-West from Burrard Street to Alma Street. Walking distance to the downtown core, delightful Granville Island, a variety of parks and beaches, and so much more, Kitsilano is an ideal location for those striving to achieve that delicate balance between work and play. If you are looking for that laid back Westcoast attitude that Vancouver is famous for, you will find it in Kitsilano!
Why People Love Kitsilano
Kitsilano is a haven for great shopping, wonderful restaurants and fantastic people watching. West 4th Avenue is the highlight of the Kits shopping and dining experience, especially the area stretching from Burrard Street to Balsam Street. Here you will find high end Yoga wear stores (Kits was the birthplace of Lululemon after all) mixed in with consignment stores galore. Dog bakeries, baby shops and organic food stores line the streets, as do coffee shops, pubs and fine cuisine. It is an eclectic mix of upscale urban and retro chic.
West Broadway is also a draw in Kitsilano. West of Balsam, West Broadway extends for blocks with shops, restaurants of all kinds, grocery stores, coffee shops, parks and more. East of Vine, West Broadway has bigger stores, restaurants and a large number of businesses and offices. This is one of the major commercial arteries in the city.
The Best of Kitsilano Beach
Kitsilano Beach is easily one of the most visited places in Vancouver during the summer time, especially by locals of all ages. With a large beach, Kits pool, tennis courts, a dog park, playground, basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, bike path Watermark restaurant, the Museum of Vancouver, a maritime museum and a conservatory, there are plenty of attractions. Kits Beach is also one of the best people watching locales in the city – find a spot on the grass, beach or on one of the local restaurant patios and take in the scene. Follow the bike path west and you’ll reach Jericho Beach.
Kitsilano has many great nooks in the area, including the condos North of 4th, Arbutus Walk, Kits Point and along Broadway. For information about all the neighbourhoods, events and more, see our Kitsilano Neighbourhood Information Page.
Kitsilano Neighbourhood Information
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