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Kitsilano

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.

Neighbourhood 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

Big Draw Vancouver - Design a Shield 

Sat, Oct 1, 12:00pm–3:00pm

Fresh Hands on Gnocchi Making 

Sun, Oct 2, 11:30am–2:00pm

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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.

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

Broadway SkyTrain extension

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

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability. Find awards that recognize our city's excellence in arts, culture, and civic engagement.

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

Our zoning regulations govern how development occurs in Vancouver. Find a zoning map, zone descriptions, and the Zoning & Development Bylaw.