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Ethnic food, fashionable shops and one of Vancouver’s best beaches are all part of this bayside neighborhood.

Once the center of Vancouver’s counterculture during the 1960s, Kitsilano is now a haven for the city’s young urban professionals. It’s also one of Vancouver’s best districts for shopping and eating. Sample from a wide array of ethnic cuisines, explore bookstores or fashion boutiques and enjoy one of Vancouver’s most popular beaches.

Walk through the streets and get a feel for the neighborhood. Two famous organizations were founded in Kitsilano and show how it has changed over time. The environmental organization Greenpeace planted its roots here in the late 1960s, when the neighborhood was a counterculture hotbed. In the late 1990s, yoga clothing brand Lululemon was founded in Kitsilano, which suggests the neighborhood’s young professional turn.

Start your visit on West 4th Avenue, where the majority of Kitsilano’s shops and restaurants are located. Popular restaurants serve a range of cuisines, including Malaysian, Mexican and Japanese. Organic food options are common in the area as well. After eating, browse through the shops, which include bookstores, home décor shops and fashion boutiques.

During the summer months, Kitsilano Beach is packed with locals enjoying the cool waters of English Bay. If the crowds are overwhelming, look just off the beach for Kitsilano Pool, one of the longest pools in Canada.

East of the beach, find Vanier Park. This 42-acre (17-hectare) park features lawns, ponds and excellent views of the downtown skyline. Three of Vancouver’s notable museums are located here, including the Museum of Vancouver, which has numerous artifacts from the city’s history, including a collection of neon signs. Discover more educational exhibits at the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. In summer, Vanier Park also hosts the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Watch a riveting performance, such as The Tempest, on a sunny Vancouver afternoon.

Located just across False Creek from downtown, Kitsilano is served by several subway and bus lines. If you are arriving by car, park in the Vanier Park lot for a fee and explore the neighborhood on foot.


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3 Bdrm Suite to Walk to the Beach, to Granville Island or Both!
3 Bdrm Suite to Walk to the Beach, to Granville Island or Both!
1862 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
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This family-friendly holiday home is located in the city centre, within 1 mi (2 km) of Vancouver False Creek Seawall, Granville Island Public Market and Kitsilano ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (89 reviews)
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"We will miss this home away from home. This character house with its thick mouldings and shiny hardwood floors was steps away from 4th Avenue, Grandville Island Market and Kitsilano Beach. Its three bedrooms offered the four of us enough space to be together while maintaining our privacy. The kitchen ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2021

3 Bdrm Suite to Walk to the Beach, to Granville Island or Both!
Kitsilano Oasis: Quiet and Spotlessly Clean Garden Suite With King Bed
Kitsilano Oasis: Quiet and Spotlessly Clean Garden Suite With King Bed
2946 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Kitsilano, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of English Bay, Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach. Vancouver General Hospital and Granville ...

5/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)
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"This was an amazing place to stay- comfortable, quiet, clean and well planned out. The neighborhood was lovely to walk around and it was close to all amenities. We would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb. 2021

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Alma Beach Suites
Alma Beach Suites
4 out of 5
2814 W3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Kitsilano, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of English Bay and Kitsilano Beach. Granville Island Public Market and Jericho Beach ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (71 reviews)

"The property is ideally located, close to all amenities and transport. The layout of our apartment was excellent and the location quiet and restful."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2019

Alma Beach Suites
Beautiful 900sq ft 1 Bedroom Main Floor Suite In The Heart Of Kitsilano
Beautiful 900sq ft 1 Bedroom Main Floor Suite In The Heart Of Kitsilano
1862 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Kitsilano, this romantic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Vancouver False Creek Seawall, Granville Island Public Market and Kitsilano Beach. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (65 reviews)
Well equipped , great location

"Scott and Marilyn were great hosts. The rental is well equipped, spacious and comfortable. This is the perfect location: close to Broadway and a block away from Arbutus Walk , which enabled me to take daily walks to Granville Island and beyond. Easy check in/out . Bed was comfortable , nice sitting ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2021

Beautiful 900sq ft 1 Bedroom Main Floor Suite In The Heart Of Kitsilano
Kitsilano Modern Comfort - Spacious 1 Bedroom in Quiet Tree Lined Neighbourhood
Kitsilano Modern Comfort - Spacious 1 Bedroom in Quiet Tree Lined Neighbourhood
2506 W 13th Ave, Lower Suite, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Kitsilano, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vancouver False Creek Seawall and Kitsilano Beach. Vancouver General Hospital and Granville ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Great place, will definitely be back!

"Great lower level apartment! Space was clean, pictures in the listing are accurate, great communication from the owners. It was a treat after being quarantined in a hotel room for 2 weeks. Well equipped, very comfortable. I’m excited to come back with my husband, hopefully when things can be a bit ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

Kitsilano Modern Comfort - Spacious 1 Bedroom in Quiet Tree Lined Neighbourhood
Simple Pleasures on the Beach at Kits Point - Kitsilano  Vancouver
Simple Pleasures on the Beach at Kits Point - Kitsilano Vancouver
1280 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$405 per night from 28 Feb. to 1 Mar.

Located in Kitsilano, this holiday home is steps away from Vancouver False Creek Seawall and Kitsilano Beach. Granville Island Public Market and Granville Street ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Lovely place, great location.

"The place was clean and attractive and as close to the beach as a home can be built. The hosts were responsive and I would gladly go back."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2020

Simple Pleasures on the Beach at Kits Point - Kitsilano Vancouver
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