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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.

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.

Events in Kitsilano

Autumn Fair 

Sat, Oct 24, 10:00am–3:00pm

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News in Kitsilano

Railroad crossing

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

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.

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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!

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Growing more local food for healthier communities

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Last modified: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:32:48