604 Neighbourhoods is a weekly series appearing on the Inside Vancouver blog that will feature photos, history, and information about some of the city’s most distinct communities. Today’s feature is Kitsilano (“Kits”), which was the first community I lived in when I moved to into Vancouver proper in the summer of 2005. My apartment there was right above a restaurant and coffee shop, on a bus route, a few blocks from the beach, across from a park, and within walking distance of a local market. When you mix that convenience with Kits’ easy-going family-friendly West Coast lifestyle, you get one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods.
604 Neighbourhoods: Kitsilano