Kitsilano is a vibrant, thriving, active area bordered by Alma Street on the west, Burrard Street on the east,
16th Avenue on the south and by the ocean on the north. This stupendous community is centrally located, with
the downtown core just across the bridge and the world famous Granville Island Public Market within walking distance as are the shops and galleries of the ‘South Granville' area. There is easy access to the University
of BC and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.
Walking on 8th, 10th, and 4th streets will give you
ample food and shopping. One of the stronger places
of community in Vancouver, it is a host to many generations of Vancouverites.
The diversity of housing in Kitsilano is a major contributor to the ambiance of this area. California bungalows, Arts & Crafts, heritage homes (built between 1920 and 1930), low rise condo buildings, townhouses, duplexes ...the housing is as diverse as the people who inhabit them.
Ranked as one of the most recognizable communities in Canada, Kitsilano is known for its spectacular scenery and endless stretches of beaches. With a blend of “Urban”, (with its proximity to the downtown core, numerous clubs, restaurants, shopping and office buildings) and “Hip Suburban, (with its eclectic mix of coffee shops, neighborhood pubs, local hangouts
for good eating and excellent people watching), Kitsilano offers the best of both worlds. With neighborhood eateries, shopping areas and a panoramic mountain/beach setting right on your doorstep, is it no wonder why Kitsilano is the place where so many people wants to live!
PARKS & RECREATION
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, etc...
- Kitsilano Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street – Phone: (604) 257-6976
offers a full-size indoor ice rink, recreation programs including group fitness classes, youth lounge, senior's lounge, special needs youth program and a fall-to-spring educational preschool. The fully equipped fitness centre with sauna, whirlpool and personal training programs, is one of the city's most popular and opens 365 days a year.
- Kitsilano Pool & Beach– The salt water pool opens in late May and closes in Mid-September.
This view is looking North-West, the point in the distance is Lighthouse Park.
- Jericko Beach - Jericho Beach is about a 10 minute drive West of Kitsilano Beach.
From this point the beaches are all joined together by foot/bicycle paths.
Bishops - 2183 West 4th Ave – Phone: (604) 738-2025
Quattro on Fourth – 2611 W 4th Avenue – Phone: (604) 734-4444
The Cats Meow – 1540 Old Bridge Street – Phone: 604-647-2287
Bimini’s Tap House – 2010 West 4th Avenue- Phone : (604) 732-9232
Athene's Greek Restaurant - 3618 West Broadway – Phone: (604) 731-4135
Athene's Greek Restaurant
Colhouns Café - 3035 West Broadway – Phone: 604-737-7062
The Eatery – 3431 West Broadway Street – Phone: (604) 738-5298
The Naam - 2724 West Fourth Avenue – Phone: (604) 738-7151
East of East - 3243 W. Broadway – Phone: (604) 734-5881
Presto Cuchina - 2272 West 4th Avenue- Phone: (604) 731-7222
Capers Grocery Store- 2285 West 4th Avenue. – Phone (604) 739-7912
Safeway Grocery Stores - 2733 West Broadway & 4255 Arbutus Street
Arbutus Grocery Store - on the corner of 6th and Arbutus, built in 1907, it is one of the finest old grocery stores in the city