Kitsilano | Vancouver west

Laidback living.
Beachside lifestyle.

Kitsilano (“Kits” as it is affectionately called by residents) is ranked as the second most recognizable community in Canada (after Toronto’s Rosedale area).

Kitsilano is known for its spectacular scenery and endless stretches of beaches.

One of the most coveted neighbourhoods in the country, Kitsilano is the perfect example of a beachside community.

Kitsilano (“Kits” as it is affectionately called by residents) is ranked as the second most recognizable community in Canada (after Toronto’s Rosedale area). Known for its spectacular scenery and endless stretches of beaches, Kitsilano blends the best of both worlds:

Urban, with its proximity to the downtown core and myriad clubs, restaurants, shopping and office buildings that make up the downtown experience; Kitsilano is hip suburban, with its eclectic mix of coffee joints, neighbourhood pubs, and local hangouts for good eating and excellent people watching.

With neighbourhood eateries, excellent shopping, and a panoramic mountain/beach setting right on your doorstep, is it any wonder that Kitsilano is the place – secretly anyway – everyone wants to live?

On the map.

Kitsilano is bounded by West 16th to the north, King Edward to the south and East Boulevard and Quesnel Drive to the east and west respectively,

A big part of living in "Kits" is being active & enjoying the outdoor lifestyle.

There’s no shortage of things to do in this stunning beachside community.  most recreation focuses on the waterfront with Kits beach, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball, the seawall for jogging/running, biking and rollerblading… the list goes on and on.

The Kitsilano Community Centre is another primary centre for recreational activities. In addition, a wide variety of community programs are offered through many of the area’s schools. Cultural activities are provided by the Maritime Museum, the Vancouver Museum, the Conservatory of Music, and the Observatory.

The shopping & dining choices are endless on West 4th & West Broadway.

In addition to conveniently located major grocery chain stores, Kitsilano residents can pick and choose from the wide variety of commercial and retail establishments located along West 4th Avenue and West Broadway (West 9th Ave). From second hand stores and antique shops, produce markets, wine and book stores, to clothing boutiques, hardware stores, bakeries and delicatessens, Kitsilano offers a veritable bazaar for the dedicated shopper.

Learn more about Kitsilano shopping districts.

Local Businesses

Here’s some to the top Kitsilano shops, restaurants & services.


From boutique hotels to luxury penthouses, you can find the perfect space for your stay in beautiful Kitsilano.

Real Estate & Rentals

From new condo builds to that posh rental pad, you can find the perfect Kitsilano property to call home.


Whether you’re looking to buy or lease, you can find the perfect Kitsilano space for your business.

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