Vancouver Neighbourhood Guides

Kitsilano

Beaches, Sunset and Scenery, it’s hard to imagine you’re not on vacation when you live in Kitsilano.

In the 1960s, beachside Kitsilano was Vancouver’s hippy hangout, drawing comparisons to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Today, Kitsilano still has plenty of culture, but its apartments and houses are now occupied by young urban professionals and families who enjoy a modern version of that relaxed atmosphere – this is the birthplace of the global yoga brand, lululemon athletica. “Kits,” as it’s known locally, is one of Canada’s most recognizable neighborhoods. With fantastic eateries, excellent shopping, beaches, and mountain view sunsets, one can not help but think, does it get any better than this?

Kitsilano's Appeal

Today Kit’s is uniquely positioned by being minutes away from everything Vancouver has to offer. The area is a vibrant, thriving neighborhood located on the cities west side. Kitsilano has one of the highest walking and biking scores in the city, and if that wasn’t enough, Kit’s is also home to some of the best restaurants in Vancouver. Including a few neighbourhood favourites such as Maenam, AnnaLena, and Au Comptoir to name just a few.

Kitsilano’s laid back vibe, quiet tree-lined side streets, and excellent schools make it an ideal family neighbourhood. With no shortage of family-friendly activities, such as weekend farmers markets, khatsahlano festival, greek day, Bard on the Beach, beach volleyball, BBQ’s in the park, and a beautiful outdoor pool, this is a stunning neighbourhood to raise your children.

Kitsilano Provides...

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Beaches, Parks, and Outdoors

Kit’s is famous for its sandy beaches and beautiful seawall, which you can either walk, run, or bike and there is even a dog-friendly off-leash beach! All this is complemented with the beautiful Vanier Park, which is situated on the east side of Kit’s, and is home to Kitsilano Beach, The Vancouver Maritime Museum, HR MacMillian Space Centre and and Heather Civic Marina.

Shopping

Kitsilano is blessed with the famous West 4th avenue, a chockablock street full of great independent, and name-brand stores alike. Practically everything you need is at your doorstep in this neighbourhood.

Restaurants and Nightlife

Restaurants of all descriptions, as well as pubs and bars are scattered throughout Kitsilano. The wide variety of options that Kit’s offers contribute to making this one of the best neighbourhoods in Vancouver, if not Canada.

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Great Schools

Kitsilano has excellent public and private schools as one would expect from such a fantastic neighbourhood. There is Gordon Elementary, Bayview Elementary, Tennyson Elementary, and the iconic heritage Henry Hudson Elementary for the young ones, to Kitsilano Secondary School in the heart of the neighbourhood while Prince of Wales Secondary and Lord Byng Secondary are both within an easy commute whether walking or driving. If you tend to go with a private school, then St. John’s School, St. Augustine School, and St. John’s International School are all excellent options.

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Convenient and Accessible

Shopping, restaurants, schools, and a fantastic network of bike and walking paths, makes everything within Kitsilano easily accessible and at your fingertips.

World-Class Pool

Topping it all off, Kitsilano is complemented with Canada’s longest swimming pool at a whopping 137 meters, with heated saltwater, and a breathtaking backdrop of English Bay and the North Shore Mountains.

The Kitsilano Housing Market

Kitsilano is an older neighbourhood with many of the houses here being 20+ years old. Some places have been renovated; however, most retain many of their original features. Older homes are being replaced with new, more modern homes, although due to the price of many of the homes in this neighbourhood, this is happening at a slower rate than in other areas.

 

The same can be said with condo living in Kits, again many of the apartments here are older, and it is not unusual to find condos that are 20+ years old. If it is an investment property you’re looking for, an apartment in Kit’s can provide an excellent opportunity. With the construction of the new subway down Broadway to UBC, Kits will offer a perfect opportunity for rentals to UBC students who want to live close to campus, while also having a comfortable, accessible route to and from school.

Your Life In Kitsilano

Your Life After Work

Unwind and go for a walk through one of the many walking and biking paths that traverse through the neighbourhood, or take your dog for a walk to Haden Park, which offers a unique off-leash beach where your pooch can go for a swim. You can go to Whole Foods on 4th ave to purchase local produce for dinner or catch a beautiful sunset at Kits beach.

Your Life On Weekends

Saturday mornings can be spent at the best locally-owned coffee shops in Vancouver. While your afternoons are filled either at the beach, going to lunch, playing sports, shopping at one of the endless retail stores this neighbourhood provides, going to the Kitsilano Farmers Market, or all of the above.

Sports and Recreation

Outdoor activities abound, there truly is something for everyone, whether it is biking, swimming, jogging, yoga, or working out, Kitsilano provides endless possibilities for anyone who would like to participate in a sport.

Romance

Enough cannot be said about Kitsilano’s romantic atmosphere; from quaint coffee shops and enchanting restaurants, beautiful sunsets over English Bay date night ideas are truly endless.

What You'll Love

It is hard to find a neighbourhood in a modern city with as many amenities and excellent proximity to the ocean as Kitsilano. The neighbourhood has managed to keep the quiet, safe feel that many of us are familiar with. Yet Kitsilano is right across from the downtown core making it easily accessible. You can hop on one of Vancouver’s water taxis and within minutes be downtown Vancouver. With excellent schools, community safety, some of the cities best restaurants and nightlife, this neighbourhood is a not so hidden gem.

What You May Not Like

Being nestled in the heart of the city, if you want to leave town and get to the Trans Canada Highway, then prepare yourself for some traffic. Congestion starts to pick up around 7:30-9:30 am and 3:30-6:30 pm Monday to Friday, so if possible, try and avoid those driving times, or get ready practice your patience as you may not make that upcoming green light.

Kitsilano Property Search

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  • 304 2485 LARCH Street in Vancouver: Kitsilano Condo for sale in "MONUMENT" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2844730

    304 2485 LARCH Street Kitsilano Vancouver V6K 0A3
    Main Photo: 304 2485 LARCH Street in Vancouver: Kitsilano Condo for sale in "MONUMENT" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2844730
    $2,099,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2844730
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,230 sq. ft.
    The most elegant property in the heart of Kits. Discover ' Monument' Kitsilano: a pinnacle of contemporary elegance and innovation in Vancouver's urban village. With enduring Cross Laminated Timber construction, this residence features the most efficient layout, European-inspired kitchen, and 30" Gaggenau appliances for a gourmet chef experience. Expansive balcony with stunning views of the North Shore mountains and a shared rooftop terrace pay homage to the authentic West Coast community spirit. Ideally located steps from the best croissant in the city, boutiques, and top-ranked schools. Elevate your lifestyle in this modern masterpiece. More details
    Listed by Bellevue Realty Group
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  • 105 2228 MARSTRAND Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano Condo for sale in "The Solo" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2851006

    105 2228 MARSTRAND Avenue Kitsilano Vancouver V6K 4T1
    Main Photo: 105 2228 MARSTRAND Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano Condo for sale in "The Solo" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2851006
    $875,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2851006
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    790 sq. ft.
    Introducing The Solo, a stunning concrete development in the sought-after Arbutus Walk neighborhood, crafted by renowned developer Intergulf Development Group. This spacious one-bedroom condo spans 790 sqft on the ground floor, boasting impressive 10+ foot ceiling height, 2021 renovated kitchen & bathroom, a large den that can easily convert into a nursery or 2nd bedroom, in-suite storage, and a generous 298 sqft wrap-around patio for your private oasis. Enjoy the convenience of being mere steps away from Connaught Park, Arbutus Greenway, top schools, trendy shopping along Broadway & West 4th Ave, and the future Millennium Line SkyTrain extension at Arbutus Station. This pet and rental-friendly property offers a bike room and includes one secure underground parking space. More details
    Listed by Bellevue Realty Group
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  • 2704 W 12TH Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2718847

    2704 W 12TH Avenue Kitsilano Vancouver V6K 2P6
    Main Photo: 2704 W 12TH Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2718847
    $4,499,999
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2718847
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    4,107 sq. ft.
    On the market for the first time in over 60 years is this superb Kitsilano original heritage residence that rates a heritage b status from the city of Vancouver. Situated on TWO 33 x 132 foot, RS-5 zoned lots, this is an ideal opportunity for a heritage retention project that allows for the creation of extra new density at the rear of this 4,107 sq foot three storey home. Located in the catchment area of Carnarvon Elementary & Kitsilano Secondary School. More details
    Listed by Macdonald Realty
  • 2711 POINT GREY Road in Vancouver: Kitsilano House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2770911

    2711 POINT GREY Road Kitsilano Vancouver V6K 1A4
    Main Photo: 2711 POINT GREY Road in Vancouver: Kitsilano House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2770911
    $15,750,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2770911
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    4,870 sq. ft.
    This is simply a world class property with plans & permits for a world class home. Evoke Architecture has designed an amazing 4400sf home, sitting on this waterfront 7,229sf lot, w/ sweeping 180 degree views of the North Shore Mountains & English Bay. This 2 year design and permitting process will save any prospective buyer not only time, but a considerable amount of money (Arch, Consultants, Demo, Cons Planning, Financing and City Fees). Natural Balance Home Builders is ready start the process in a matter of weeks, while still allowing any buyer to make cosmetic changes to suit their own tastes. Currently the plans feature a 4 car garage w/ car elevator & turntable, rooftop deck w/ hot tub, 28’ POOL, views from all 3 floors, & 4 bed, office, & den. Call for your private tour of the property. More details
    Listed by Stilhavn Real Estate Services and Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
  • 3616 POINT GREY Road in Vancouver: Kitsilano House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2777396

    3616 POINT GREY Road Kitsilano Vancouver V6R 1A9
    Main Photo: 3616 POINT GREY Road in Vancouver: Kitsilano House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2777396
    $4,688,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2777396
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,969 sq. ft.
    For more information, click the Brochure button below. Panoramic OCEAN, MOUNTAIN & CITY attic VIEWS! This architecturally beautiful Craftsman house on Vancouver's prestigious Golden Mile is near the beach, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Jericho Tennis Club, Brock House, shops, restaurants, downtown & UBC. Relax on the wide covered front porch overlooking a beautiful garden of Rhododendrons. Original oak floors, wainscoting, pocket door, coffered high ceilings, wide grand switchback staircase, 7 bedrooms, walk-in closets, overheight ceilings (basement 7'7", attic 9'), large attic 25'x23', re-wired, re-plumbed, detached garage, paved alley. More details
    Listed by Easy List Realty
  • 404 2888 ARBUTUS Street in Vancouver: Kitsilano Condo for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2779252

    404 2888 ARBUTUS Street Kitsilano Vancouver V6J 3Y7
    Main Photo: 404 2888 ARBUTUS Street in Vancouver: Kitsilano Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2779252
    $2,050,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2779252
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,051 sq. ft.
    Sweet and High-end penthouse easily converted to a 3BEDS unit at "The Arbutus"! 4 stories concrete boutique building at prime southeast side of Kitsilano. 5 mins walking distance to the future Arbutus & Broadway skytrain station, and right beside the pedestrian street of Arbutus Greenway. The Arbutus architecture decorated with plants presents various seduces feelings all year round. This 1051 SF 2 beds plus den penthouse features SE facing corner unit, 1008SF ROOF TOP DECK provides spacious outdoor space for entertainment&gathering with friends, 9’ ceilings & floor to ceiling windows, Miele integrated appliance,Single slab quartz backsplash&countertop. Scavolini Italian cabinetry,European hardwood floors, A/C, HRV , security system and so on. Contact for private appointment! More details
    Listed by Nu Stream Realty Inc.
  • 3075 ARBUTUS Street in Vancouver: Kitsilano Land for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2781788

    3075 ARBUTUS Street Kitsilano Vancouver V7E 1J7
    Main Photo: 3075 ARBUTUS Street in Vancouver: Kitsilano Land for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2781788
    $6,400,000
    Land Only
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2781788
    A rare Broadway Plan Land Assembly opportunity, boasting a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 5.5, ideally positioned along the prominent Arbutus Street. This strategic location offers the potential for the development of an impressive 18-storey rental tower, complemented by retail spaces at the ground level. Notably, the fourth floor and above promise captivating water views of English Bay, adding to the allure of this project. Furthermore, its proximity of a mere 5 minutes to the upcoming Broadway & Arbutus skytrain station enhances its accessibility and desirability. Assemble with R2781823. More details
    Listed by Luxmore Realty
  • 2115 - 2117 W 15TH Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2781823

    2115 - 2117 W 15TH Avenue Kitsilano Vancouver V6K 2Y4
    Main Photo: 2115 - 2117 W 15TH Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2781823
    $6,400,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2781823
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,808 sq. ft.
    A rare Broadway Plan Land Assembly opportunity, boasting a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 5.5, ideally positioned along the prominent Arbutus Street. This strategic location offers the potential for the development of an impressive 18-storey rental tower, complemented by retail spaces at the ground level. Notably, the fourth floor and above promise captivating water views of English Bay, adding to the allure of this project. Furthermore, its proximity of a mere 5 minutes to the upcoming Broadway & Arbutus skytrain station enhances its accessibility and desirability. Assemble with R2781788. More details
    Listed by Luxmore Realty
  • 203 3668 W 10TH Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano Condo for sale in "Raphael" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2802446

    203 3668 W 10TH Avenue Kitsilano Vancouver V6R 2G3
    Main Photo: 203 3668 W 10TH Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano Condo for sale in "Raphael" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2802446
    $1,729,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2802446
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,081 sq. ft.
    RAPHAEL- A curation of 35 exquisite residences in Point Grey. Designed by Rafii Architects and inspired by a European aesthetic; contemporary style seamlessly blends with traditional architecture. This 4-storey building features a marble facade, classical columns, and expansive windows. All homes come with private patios or rooftop terraces to extend your living spaces. Show-stopping interiors by Ste. Marie Design feature timeless details including Italian cabinets, marble stone countertop and premium Wolf & Sub-Zero brands. Thoughtfully designed closet systems with ample space in the main entry and bedrooms. Composed of marble-inspired floors and walls, granite countertops, and chrome fixtures, the ensuite beautifully contrasts materials for a lasting impression of refinement. OWN WITH 5% DEPOSIT! Call for more information. More details
    Listed by Rennie & Associates Realty Ltd.
  • 215&216 1961 COLLINGWOOD Street in Vancouver: Kitsilano Townhouse for sale in "VIRIDIAN GREEN" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2810201

    215&216 1961 COLLINGWOOD Street Kitsilano Vancouver V6R 3K6
    Main Photo: 215&216 1961 COLLINGWOOD Street in Vancouver: Kitsilano Townhouse for sale in "VIRIDIAN GREEN" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2810201
    $3,390,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2810201
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,578 sq. ft.
    Massive three level 3477 sqft townhome with one of a kind finishes and craftmanship from detailed custom cabinetry, high end Subzero & Miele appliances, luxury stone & tiles, and exceptional light fixtures. This 4 bedroom unit offers a spacious master bedroom leading out to a large patio with a view of the mountains. Two separate entrances to the unit allow for home/work separation providing excellent work from home spaces and up to 3 office spaces. 4 parking spot and 2 lockers close to elevator. Steps away from shops and restaurants on 4th with easy access to transit to UBC. Short drive to Kitsilano Secondary, Lord Byng, West Point Grey, and Saint Georges. Open house Sat Sun 2-4pm Sept 2nd & 3rd More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 3346 W 10TH Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2811631

    3346 W 10TH Avenue Kitsilano Vancouver V6R 2E6
    Main Photo: 3346 W 10TH Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2811631
    $3,728,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2811631
    Bedrooms:
    8
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,753 sq. ft.
    Big Multi Suite Hse & Luxury Laneway Home w Huge Income, 50'X122' South R1-1 lot Heart of Kits. 3 Lvl 2723 SF Main Hse 4 S/C Suites: TOP 2 Bdrm $1940/mo; MAIN (Owner's) Char 2 Bdrm Suite w big living, dining, kitch, 200 SF deck @ $3250/mo est. GRD 2 cute Studios, $1220/mo & $1245/mo. REAR: Luxury 2 Lvl Laneway Hse, 1030 SF, 3 Bdrm 2 Bath, quality finish, $4350/mo. Inc $12,005/mo, $144,060/yr w upside! Superb loc, steps to transit, shops, restaurants, parks, schools, blks to Beach, mins to UBC, D/T. Turnkey Investment & for Family, Ext Family, Shared Ownership. Live in Main Suite collect $8755/mo or Live in Laneway collect $7655/mo mortgage help! Developers Path of New R1-1 Multi Unit Rezoning, pot. 6-8 Units. Show by Appt 2 Day Notice. Call LS Info Pkg. Showing Sat Feb 24 @ 11:30am by Appt More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Real Estate Services
  • 208 2335 YORK Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano Condo for sale in "Yorkdale Villa" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2813191

    208 2335 YORK Avenue Kitsilano Vancouver V6K 1C8
    Main Photo: 208 2335 YORK Avenue in Vancouver: Kitsilano Condo for sale in "Yorkdale Villa" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2813191
    $638,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2813191
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    545 sq. ft.
    Experience the sheer beauty of this exquisite 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit nestled in the vibrant heart of Kitsilano. Meticulously refurbished, this residence boasts laminate floors, brand-new cabinets, elegant countertops, and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. Revel in the generous space, intelligently designed with a practical and efficient layout. Set within the impeccably maintained Yorkdale Villa, this residence features newly upgraded windows that enhance energy efficiency. Delight in the captivating vistas of the sparkling water and majestic mountains from your very own balcony. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Heights Realty
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