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Top Choice Performing Arts in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Bard on the Beach

Watching Shakespeare performed while the sun sets against the mountains beyond the tented stage is a Vancouver summertime highlight. There are usually three of Shakespeare's plays, plus one Bard-related work (Rosenc…
Top Choice Museum in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Museum of Anthropology

Vancouver's best museum is studded with spectacular First Nations totem poles and breathtaking carvings – but it's also teeming with artifacts from cultures around the world, from Polynesian instruments to Cantonese…
Top Choice Canadian in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Fable

One of Vancouver's favorite farm-to-table restaurants is a lovely rustic-chic room of exposed brick, wood beams and prominently displayed red rooster logos. But looks are just part of the appeal. Expect perfectly pr…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Mr Red Cafe

Serves authentic northern Vietnamese homestyle dishes that look and taste like there's a lovely old lady making them out back. Reservations are not accepted; dine off-peak to avoid waiting for the handful of tables,…
Top Choice Bar in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Corduroy

Handily located near the first bus stop after the Burrard Bridge (coming from downtown), this tiny spot is arguably Kitsilano's best haunt. Slide onto a bench seat and peruse the oddball artworks – junk-shop picture…
Top Choice Books in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Kidsbooks

From Sophie's Masterpiece to Creepy Pair of Underwear, this huge, highly-inviting store – reputedly Canada's biggest children's bookshop – has thousands of novels, picture books and anything else you can think of to…
Theater in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Bard on the Beach

There's no doubt that if Shakespeare was alive today, he'd definitely be a West Coast surfer dude, spending most of his time bumming around local beaches. Well maybe not, but Vancouver's annual Bard on the Beach fes…
Gardens in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

UBC Botanical Garden

You'll find a giant collection of rhododendrons, a fascinating apothecary plot and a winter green space of off-season bloomers in this 28-hectare complex of themed gardens. Save time for the attraction's Greenheart …
Beach in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Kitsilano Beach

Facing English Bay, Kits Beach is one of Vancouver's favorite summertime hangouts. The wide, sandy expanse attracts buff Frisbee tossers and giggling volleyball players, and those who just like to preen while catchi…
Canadian in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

AnnaLena

Kitsilano's current 'it' spot is an elegant-but-casual resto-bar with some serious foodie chops. Its elongated loungelike room (think monochrome decor and brushed concrete floors) is the setting for superbly prepare…