Neighbourhood Guide

Kitsilano

West Side, Vancouver

One of the top neighbourhoods in the country, this highly desirable beachfront community truly has it all!

Laidback living.
Beachside lifestyle.

One of the most coveted neighbourhoods in Vancouver, Kitsilano is the perfect example of a beachside community with its relaxed atmosphere, stunning beaches and amazing views of the city & north shore mountains.

Rich in hippy history, ground zero for Lululemon and Greenpeace, and boasting of the best city beaches in North America, this seaside community is packed with some of the top places to eat, drink, shop, play, stay & explore in Vancouver.

On The Map

Kitsilano is located on the west side of Vancouver and bordered by Point Grey, Arbutus Ridge and Fairview.

GET OUTSIDE

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

From beach volleyball to biking the seawall, there’s no shortage of things to do in this stunning beachside community.

For those who love being outdoors & active, Kitsilano is truly paradise. Anchored by the world famous Kitsilano Beach, most of the outdoor activities in the area include biking, running, walking, swimming, playing basketball, tennis or beach volleyball.  The list of things you can do here are endless and most off scenic views of English Bay, Downtown and the North Shore Mountains.

AMENITIES

From top rated schools to must see attractions, Kitsilano has it all.

The Kitsilano community centre, where you can lace up the skates or hit the weights.

The area also boasts some of Vancouver’s top attractions including the Museum of VancouverH.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.  Every year the community also hosts for the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival from June to September.

Parks and pathways are plentiful including seaside parks like Vanier Park to centrally located Connaught Park!  You can also take a cruise on your bike on the Arbutus Greenway that runs through the city!

Kitsilano offers a wide variety of schools to choose from, including Kitsilano Secondary School, Tennyson Elementary and private schools like St. Augustine and St. John’s School.

SHOP & DINE

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

From organic grocery stores to boutique fine dining, you can find all your shopping and dining needs in Kitsilano.

On “West 4th”, you’ll find lots of athletic clothes and supplies, stores for babies and maternity fashion, mid-range fashion boutiques, and home decor. West 4th is also home to many of Vancouver’s favourite restaurants. 

A short walk or drive south will land you at West Broadway where you can find stores that offer unique gifts and decor, spas, fashion that is stylish and well-made, services, groceries and a wide selection of multi-cultural eats.

Learn more about the W4th shopping district. →

Learn more about Broadway on Kits shopping district. →

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