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Kitsilano beach

Kitsilano, known locally as Kits, is synonymous with famous Kits Beach—named one of the "top 10 best city beaches in the world" by international travel magazines, and perfect for outdoor fitness. Kitsilano is one of the city's organic-food hubs, and has extensive restaurants and retail along West 4th Avenue and West Broadway. Kitsilano runs along the south shore of English Bay, between popular Granville Island and Point Grey.

Neighourhood history and heritage

At the turn of the century, the area from Burrard to Alma Streets was a dense, wild-life-filled forest, in spite of earlier logging. A salmon canning factory at the foot of Macdonald Street was once unable to cope with the "hundreds of thousands of salmon" caught in 1900.

Events in Kitsilano

Kits Wedding Show 

Sun, Sep 18, 10:00am–5:00pm

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News in Kitsilano

Railroad crossing

Archived - CP Rail activities community update

Jul 22, 2015 – We are working with CP Rail and Transport Canada to ensure railway operations on the Arbutus Corridor are as safe as possible, while advising them of our concerns. We have asked for an operating plan and 48 hours notice when rail activities restart. Find out how to stay informed on CPR updates.

Cars parked on street

Archived - Kitsilano North and South parking permits expire November 30

Nov 01, 2013 – Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew online, by phone, or in person at City Hall starting November 1.

Chris Temmerman

Archived - Tennis players embrace new courts at Kits Beach

Oct 01, 2013 – Kitsilano Beach, one of the world’s best urban beaches, now has 10 freshly updated tennis courts to match the gorgeous scenery!

Initiatives in Kitsilano

Point Grey Road - Cornwall Avenue Corridor

Seaside Greenway Completion and York Bikeway

The Seaside Greenway Completion and York Bikeway provide a safe, convenient, and comfortable walking and cycling connection between Burrard Bridge and Jericho Beach.

6th and Fir Park

6th and Fir Park

A new park was created at 6th and Fir to make accessible green space for those who live and work in Kitsilano near the Burrard Slopes and Granville Island.

Transportation options and projects in your neighbourhood

Granville street 1919 to 2012

Streets and Transportation

Vancouver is responsible for building and maintaining our roads, sidewalks and public spaces, managing how city streets are used, and creating land use and urban design policies

SkyTrain extension

Commuters on a crowded bus on Broadway

Broadway SkyTrain extension

Learn more about the rapid transit options being considered for the Broadway Corridor to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

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Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

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Growing more local food for healthier communities

Locally grown food is fresher, tastier, and healthier. It is also easier on the planet.

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Arts and culture activities are part of a thriving community

The City of Vancouver offers grants to communities for events and projects related to the environment, arts and culture, social development, and sports.

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