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Ethnic food, fashionable shops and one of Vancouver’s best beaches are all part of this bayside neighborhood.

Once the center of Vancouver’s counterculture during the 1960s, Kitsilano is now a haven for the city’s young urban professionals. It’s also one of Vancouver’s best districts for shopping and eating. Sample from a wide array of ethnic cuisines, explore bookstores or fashion boutiques and enjoy one of Vancouver’s most popular beaches.

Walk through the streets and get a feel for the neighborhood. Two famous organizations were founded in Kitsilano and show how it has changed over time. The environmental organization Greenpeace planted its roots here in the late 1960s, when the neighborhood was a counterculture hotbed. In the late 1990s, yoga clothing brand Lululemon was founded in Kitsilano, which suggests the neighborhood’s young professional turn.

Start your visit on West 4th Avenue, where the majority of Kitsilano’s shops and restaurants are located. Popular restaurants serve a range of cuisines, including Malaysian, Mexican and Japanese. Organic food options are common in the area as well. After eating, browse through the shops, which include bookstores, home décor shops and fashion boutiques.

During the summer months, Kitsilano Beach is packed with locals enjoying the cool waters of English Bay. If the crowds are overwhelming, look just off the beach for Kitsilano Pool, one of the longest pools in Canada.

East of the beach, find Vanier Park. This 42-acre (17-hectare) park features lawns, ponds and excellent views of the downtown skyline. Three of Vancouver’s notable museums are located here, including the Museum of Vancouver, which has numerous artifacts from the city’s history, including a collection of neon signs. Discover more educational exhibits at the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. In summer, Vanier Park also hosts the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Watch a riveting performance, such as The Tempest, on a sunny Vancouver afternoon.

Located just across False Creek from downtown, Kitsilano is served by several subway and bus lines. If you are arriving by car, park in the Vanier Park lot for a fee and explore the neighborhood on foot.

Top Hotels in Kitsilano

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Alma Beach Suites
Alma Beach Suites
4 out of 5
2814 W3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC

Located in Kitsilano, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of English Bay and Kitsilano Beach. Granville Island Public Market and Jericho Beach ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (69 reviews)

"The property is ideally located, close to all amenities and transport. The layout of our apartment was excellent and the location quiet and restful."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2019

Alma Beach Suites
Kitsilano Modern Comfort
Kitsilano Modern Comfort
2506 W 13th Ave, Lower Suite, Vancouver, BC

Located in Kitsilano, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Burrard Inlet and Kitsilano Beach. Vancouver General Hospital and Granville Island Public Market ...

5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Wonderful place in Vancouver

"Very nice apartment, super clean. Comfortable bathroom, nice kitchen. All you need!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2019

Kitsilano Modern Comfort
Separate Entrance, Free Parking, a Queen bed + Futon for Family & Couples' Home
Separate Entrance, Free Parking, a Queen bed + Futon for Family & Couples' Home
3460 W 11th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Located in Kitsilano, this romantic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of English Bay and Jericho Beach. Granville Island Public Market and Vancouver General ...

Separate Entrance, Free Parking, a Queen bed + Futon for Family & Couples' Home
One Bedroom Suite In Kitsilano Close to UBC & Minuets Walking to Beach
One Bedroom Suite In Kitsilano Close to UBC & Minuets Walking to Beach
West 8th ave, 3410, Vancouver, BC
CA $99
per night
Mar 12 - Mar 13

Located in Kitsilano, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of English Bay and Jericho Beach. Granville Island Public Market and Vancouver General Hospital ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)

"Excellent location on bus line to UBC and to sites like Granville Island and harbor. Surrounding neighborhood shops and restaurants convenient and enjoyable. I did not like especially steep indoor staircase to reach property. It is unsafe, especially carrying luggage up and down. It was not shown ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2020

One Bedroom Suite In Kitsilano Close to UBC & Minuets Walking to Beach
A True Home- Blocks to Kits Beach and 4th Ave, Minutes From Downtown and UBC
A True Home- Blocks to Kits Beach and 4th Ave, Minutes From Downtown and UBC
2624 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC
CA $89
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Located in Kitsilano, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of English Bay and Kitsilano Beach. Granville Island Public Market and Jericho Beach are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Very clean and lots of light

"Very clean and comfortable. Great location! Enjoyed our stay!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 27, 2019

A True Home- Blocks to Kits Beach and 4th Ave, Minutes From Downtown and UBC
Beautiful 900sq ft 1 Bedroom Main Floor Suite In The Heart Of Kitsilano
Beautiful 900sq ft 1 Bedroom Main Floor Suite In The Heart Of Kitsilano
1862 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Located in Kitsilano, this romantic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Vancouver Museum, Granville Island Public Market and Kitsilano Beach. Vancouver General ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)
Great rental!

"Great location, very walkable and cool neighborhood! Worked well for our small family. Rental is a triplex but very quiet and private. Plenty of space, comfy and clean. Host was very helpful and responsive. Parking was tricky but it worked. We would definitely come back!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 26, 2019

Beautiful 900sq ft 1 Bedroom Main Floor Suite In The Heart Of Kitsilano

Popular things to do in Kitsilano

Kitsilano Beach
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Kitsilano Beach

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Swim in the longest pool in the country at this sandy beach with an elegant boulevard, restaurants and a watersports center.

Stanley Park
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Stanley Park

4.5/5(2,456 reviews)

Check out this local favorite since Victorian times for its forested walking trails, beachside activities, attractive gardens and wildlife.

Canada Place
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Canada Place

4.5/5(1,550 reviews)

Fly above Canada’s stunning scenery aboard a flight simulator and watch a movie in the open-air cinema at this expansive entertainment complex.

Top activities in Kitsilano

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tickets
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tickets

94% of travellers recommend
CA $57
Per adult
Skip-the-line Vancouver Aquarium Ticket
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Skip-the-line Vancouver Aquarium Ticket

92% of travellers recommend
CA $42
Per adult
City Delights Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge Park & Fish Hatchery
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City Delights Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge Park & Fish Hatchery

96% of travellers recommend
CA $135
Per adult
Grouse Mountain Admission Tickets
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Grouse Mountain Admission Tickets

84% of travellers recommend
CA $62
Per adult
Hop-On Hop-Off Vancouver City Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off Vancouver City Tour

82% of travellers recommend
CA $49
Per adult
Museum of Vancouver Admission
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Museum of Vancouver Admission

CA $21
Per adult

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