Kitsilano (“Kits” as it is affectionately called by residents) is ranked as the second most recognizable community in Canada (after Toronto’s Rosedale area). Known for its spectacular scenery and endless stretches of beaches, Kitsilano blends the best of both worlds: Urban, with its proximity to the downtown core and myriad clubs, restaurants, shopping and office buildings that make up the downtown experience; and Hip Suburban, with its eclectic mix of coffee joints, neighbourhood pubs, and local hangouts for good eating and excellent people watching.
With neighbourhood eateries, excellent shopping, and a panoramic mountain/beach setting right on your doorstep, is it any wonder that Kitsilano is the place – secretly anyway – everyone wants to live?
In addition to conveniently located major grocery chain stores, Kitsilano residents can pick and choose from the wide variety of commercial and retail establishments located along West 4th Avenue and West Broadway (West 9th Ave). From second hand stores and antique shops, produce markets, wine and book stores, to clothing boutiques, hardware stores, bakeries and delicatessens, Kitsilano offers a veritable bazaar for the dedicated shopper.