Kitsilano Amenities

Welcome to Our Neighbourhood!

Our location at the SW corner of First Avenue and Collingwood Street

Enjoy the wonderful location. Scenic walks and hikes are just moments away at Jericho Beach, Pacific Spirit Park and the University Endowment Lands. Or enjoy an afternoon of sailing or kayaking at Jericho Sailing Club (public welcome), The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (members only, but guests are permitted as crew for Wednesday night sailing) on Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks.

For a more urban experience enjoy the wonderful shopping and some delightful restaurants on Kitsilano’s Fourth Avenue or Broadway just a few short blocks walking distance away.

There are two trolley bus routes three blocks away that go directly to downtown in less than half an hour, or going the other way you will go via 10 th Avenue in Point Grey, which also boasts great neighbourhood shopping, to the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Jericho Beach, west of Kits, is a family style beach but also serves as a hangout for the windsurfing crowd and is home to the Jericho Tennis Club, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and Brock House Senior Centre at Jericho beach.

Still further west, Jericho blurs into Locarno Beach and Spanish Banks, progressively less crowded, and the start of a fringe of sand and parkland that continues round to the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus.

Locals rate Spanish Banks the most relaxed of the city’s beaches, while Locarno is one of its most spectacular, especially at low tide, when the sand seems to stretch for ever. Bikers and walkers use the dirt track at the top of Locarno, beyond which a broad sward of grass with picnic tables and benches runs to the road. You can rent canoes at Jericho.

At low tide the more athletically inclined could walk all the way round to UBC (otherwise take the bus as for the Museum of Anthropology), where the famous clothing-optional Wreck Beach lies just off the campus area below NW Marine Drive.

Just a short drive or trolley bus ride away is The University of British Columbia (UBC) that offers many attractions including the world famous Chan Centre, The Museum of Anthropology, with its world famous carvings and totem poles, and the delightful Nitobe Garden where one can enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony weekly in the summer.

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