Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Kitsilano

Welcome to dazzling Kitsilano! (Tourism Vancouver/Tanya Goehring)

In the ‘60s, beachside Kitsilano was considered Vancouver’s hipster hangout; today, the neighbourhood has flourished into a trendy hub appealing to sun-worshippers, yogis, wellness warriors and shopaholics alike (it’s also the birthplace of global yoga brand lululemon athletica). Kitsilano is a healthy combination of parks, beachfront, the shopping mecca of West 4th Avenue, cozy coffeeshops and eclectic eateries.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Kitsilano

Kitsilano outdoor pool opens for the season this weekend (May 18)

Kits Pool Opening Date

Kits Pool at 6am | Photo courtesy of Biggs | Flickr.com

Now that the warmer weather has really started in Vancouver, everyone’s looking for the best places to cool down. Luckily, this weekend marks the opening weekend of the much-loved Kitsilano outdoor pool (more commonly known as Kits Pool).

Just in time for the May long weekend, the pool will be officially opening to the public on Saturday, May 18.

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Kitsilano outdoor pool opens for the season this weekend (May 18)

Keep Warm and Find Your Zen at These 5 Vancouver Yoga Studios

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The weather outside isn’t frightful, but it’s definitely getting cold enough to merit most visitors and locals wanting to stay indoors. Yoga studios are a great place to either get cozy and relax or get moving to start or end your day. Whether you want to get your sweat on or find some quiet zen, Vancouver’s yoga studios and their internationally renowned teachers have got your back – bring your mind, body and spirit into balance in Vancouver!

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Keep Warm and Find Your Zen at These 5 Vancouver Yoga Studios

Khatsahlano: the Massive (and Free!) Music & Arts Street Party is Coming to Kitsilano

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Image sourced from the Khatsahlano Facebook page

On Saturday, July 7, 2018, Kitsilano’s popular West 4th Avenue shuts down to host Khatsahlano, a massive street party that spans 10 city blocks! It’s Vancouver’s largest free Music & Arts Festival and it’s one excellent party.

Created just 7 years ago, the Khatsahlano Street Party features multiple stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top music performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers.

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Khatsahlano: the Massive (and Free!) Music & Arts Street Party is Coming to Kitsilano

The Vancouver Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament is Back!

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The 2017 Beach Volleyball season is well under way with only a few weeks left until the summer’s most popular event, The Vancouver Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament. The Vancouver Open, run by Volleyball BC, will be celebrating its 26th Anniversary on the weekend of July 14-16 at Kitsilano Beach, and with $15,000 in prize money up for grabs the competition is going to be intense.

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The Vancouver Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament is Back!

Tacofino Yaletown and Lucky Taco Open in Vancouver!

Photo Credit: Amy Ho

Tacofino’s white bean taco; Photo Credit: Amy Ho

There was a time in the city, not too long ago, when good taco joints were few and far between. In the last few years though, there has been a flurry of openings. This summer is no exception. My boyfriend and I, especially in the summer, love going for tacos. It’s a fairly inexpensive meal, we have an excuse for margaritas, and it’s a fun, laid-back eating experience!

Two recent openings are definite must-visits when a taco craving hits.

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Tacofino Yaletown and Lucky Taco Open in Vancouver!

Explore Vancouver’s Kitsilano Neighbourhood: The 11 Best Attractions

photo: Rick Chung / Flickr

photo: Rick Chung / Flickr

populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

A lively, beautiful, and eco-friendly beachside community close to Downtown Vancouver, the neighborhood of Kitsilano – known more commonly by locals as ‘Kits’- is one worth exploring! Here are a few of our must-do attractions!

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Explore Vancouver’s Kitsilano Neighbourhood: The 11 Best Attractions