Kitsilano, known locally as Kits, is synonymous with popular Kitsilano Beach, one of Vancouver's most famous beaches.
Kitsilano runs along the south shore of English Bay, between popular Granville Island and Point Grey, and it is home to 17 parks, which include six playgrounds, an off-leash dog park, outdoor pool and Kitsilano Beach, perfect for outdoor fitness.
This neighbourhood is bordered by the waterfront to the north and West 16th Ave to the south, Alma Street to the west and Burrard Street to the east.
Kitsilano is one of the Vancouver`s organic-food centres, it has plenty of restaurants, eateries and retail shops along West 4th Avenue and West Broadway. This neighbourhood brings together residential streets, attractions, beach and parks, and several commercial areas.
This area has changed in the last 30 years. The greatest changes have happened in the apartment sector, where most heritage houses have been replaced by new condo buildings. The residents have been working hard to renovate and protect the character houses and duplexes which make the neighbourhood so unique.
The neighbourhood also hosts a plenty of community festivals and events in summer, including Children's Festival, the Bard on the Beach outdoor Shakespeare festival, and the Celebration of Light fireworks competition.
There are plenty of bus transit choices to get you out to downtown hubs from Kitsilano, and the Broadway/Commercial SkyTrain line.