West 4th Avenue
Home of the Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden, this fragrant, flower-strewn urban garden site is just a two-block walk from W 4th...
49th Parallel Coffee
Kitsilano's favorite coffeeshop hangout. Snag a perch with the locals in the glass-enclosed outdoor seating area (handy in...
Behind its '80s-style beige exterior, Bishop's pioneered West Coast cuisine long before 'locavore' was a word. In fact, legendary...
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.