West 4th Avenue
Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden
Don't be put off by the name: this verdant city garden is an oasis among the backstreets of Kits. A rustic plot with a cob shed, compost...
49th Parallel Coffee
Kitsilano's favorite independent coffeehouse; nip in here to hangout with the cool locals. A spartan, cafeteria-style room with high...
A pioneer of West Coast cuisine long before 'locavore' was a word, legendary chef-owner John Bishop is still at the top of his game in...
West 4th Avenue information
This strollable smorgasbord of stores and restaurants may have your credit cards whimpering for mercy after a couple of hours. Since Kits is now a bit of a middle-class utopia. Shops that once sold cheap groceries are now more likely to be hawking designer yoga gear, hundred-dollar hiking socks and exotic (and unfamiliar) fruits from around the world.
There are also some excellent bookstores and coffeehouses here, as well as the ever-present menagerie of well-maintained wooden heritage homes along almost every side street. The neighborhood is definitely worth a lazy afternoon of anyone's time – and you're never far from the beach if you need to cool off.