Kitsilano

Located in Vancouver's West Side along the south shore of English Bay, between the neighbourhoods of West Point Grey and Fairview. “Kits” is known for its city beaches, fitness community, organic food and retail/restaurants on 4th Avenue and West Broadway.

Overview

Known by many as the heart of Vancouver – Kitsilano (referred to by locals as ‘Kits’) is a seaside community. It is marked by its flourishing wellness scene, readily available organic and local food options and the retail and restaurant hubs of West 4th Avenue and West Broadway. Voted “Vancouver’s Best Neighbourhood” by the Georgia Straight 5 years in a row, it is located in the west side along the south shore of English Bay. Just a short ride over the Burrard Street Bridge from Downtown, there are also a number of express bus lines that make the area easily accessible from any part of the city.

Time in Kits is best spent outside with public parks every few blocks, beaches lining the waterfront and the Kitsilano pool offering both swimming and unparalleled views of the city and North Shore Mountains.

History

Named after the Squamish Chief August Jack Khatsalano, this area boasts a rich past recognized for its commitment to creating a culture distinctly its own. In the 1960s the area was inexpensive, which attracted the hippie counterculture taking over the country. This shift in the population led to the founding of Greenpeace, with the first office located in the neighbourhood.

Today, the population is over 40,000, with close to half falling between the ages of 20 and 39 – a truly desirable location for young professionals and families.

Neighbourhood Statistics

Population: 41,375

Age Groups:

  • <19 – 12.6%
  • 20-39 – 42.1%
  • 40-64 – 34.5%
  • 65> – 10.8%

Households: 22,555

  • The Naam

    A true Vancouver landmark and the best remaining artifact from the 1960s boom, they offer 24 hour vegetarian and vegan food.

  • Local

    The liveliest patio in the city located right on Kits Beach, serving some of the best fish tacos in the lower mainland, and a number of cold beers to go with them.

  • Tractor Restaurant

    A popular lunch spot featuring a variety of healthy salads, sandwiches and soups. Eat in or take out to eat by the beach just a few blocks down the hill.

  • Khatsalano Street Party

    Vancouver’s largest free music and arts festival, mark your calendars in early July for this 10-block street fair.

  • Celebration of Light

    This yearly fireworks competition spans one week over three nights in late July and is best viewed from the shores of Kits Beach.

  • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

    Known for its distinct architecture, the MacMillan Space Center is a hidden gem in Vancouver for the aspiring astronauts out there.

  • Zulu Records

    A hub for the Kits music community since 1981, browse the records or buy tickets for upcoming shows.

  • Salvation Army

    Arguably the best “Sally Ann” in the city, the Kitsilano location is a treasure trove full of high quality used clothing. The best part? All money raised goes back to the community.

  • Kit & Ace

    A locally owned and internationally sold clothing brand specializing in all-day technical apparel. Grab a sparkling water and view the rotating art gallery while you browse.

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Leasing
Office

1770 West 7th Avenue

This large 76,919-sqft office space on the corner of 7th Avenue and Burrard Street is ideally situated between Broadway and West 4th – both busy arteries through the heart...

Retail, Multifamily Rental

1995 Cypress Street

This space on the NW corner of West 4th and Cypress holds one retail unit with two residential units above. The current ground floor tenant is Tractor Restaurant – a popular lunch...