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Kitsilano

There is something about Kitsilano that makes you want to throw on some active wear, hop on a paddle board, kayak, yoga mat, spinning bike or rollerblades and work hard to earn the delectable brunch waiting for you at a local restaurant. Centrally located and yet relatively residential, the proximity to the beach and dabbling of red-brick French immersion schools gives this hippie-turned-yuppie enclave its slightly upscale, relaxed, and sporty vibe. The streets may seem quiet, but that’s only because everyone is one block up, competing for a prime view of the city and Stanley Park from the Local’s patio, or setting up their volleyball nets down on the shore for a casual drop-in session.

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7 Alternative Date Ideas Guaranteed to Impress Your Valentine

7 Alternative Date Ideas Guaranteed to Impress Your Valentine

Are you about to make a reservation at the most up-scale restaurant in town? Read this first.

Do Vancouver Parks Need “Pooch Patches” and Dog-Friendly Dig Zones?

Do Vancouver Parks Need “Pooch Patches” and Dog-Friendly Dig Zones?

The Vancouver Park Board wants feedback on ideas to reduce clashes with the canine classes.

Review: Food at Raisu Doesn’t Quite Get the Service It Deserves

Review: Food at Raisu Doesn’t Quite Get the Service It Deserves

Raisu, the new spot from the Kingyo/Suika/Rajio Group has, for better or worse, a lot going on.

Photos: A Weekend at Kitsilano’s Off-Leash Dog Beach

Photos: A Weekend at Kitsilano’s Off-Leash Dog Beach

The city's best beach is for the dogs.

West Side Gift Guide: 13 Pieces Perfect for the Holidays

West Side Gift Guide: 13 Pieces Perfect for the Holidays

Source little luxuries and statement-piece splurges on this side of town.

4 Great Coffee Shops to Get Some Work Done

4 Great Coffee Shops to Get Some Work Done

Some casual caffeination stops for freelancers who need a reason to actually leave the house.

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6 Fashion Events You Don’t Want to Miss This November

6 Fashion Events You Don’t Want to Miss This November

Here's your chance to update your fall wardrobe and get a jump on your Christmas shopping.

Top Stops For Eating Your Way Down Yew Street

Top Stops For Eating Your Way Down Yew Street

Located in the heart of Kitsilano is picturesque Yew Street. With eateries galore, there is something to satisfy everyone's craving.

The Best Places in Vancouver to Shop for Jeans, Cool Shoes, Cozy Outwear and More

The Best Places in Vancouver to Shop for Jeans, Cool Shoes, Cozy Outwear and More

Whether you’re in the market for that perfect-fitting pair of jeans or a winter jacket that will hold in the heat, knowing where to go is half the battle.

The Best Consignment Stores in Vancouver

The Best Consignment Stores in Vancouver

If your heart goes aflutter at the mere sight of the names Jimmy Choo, YSL or Diane von Furstenberg—but stops at the price tag—then allow us to introduce you to designer consignment.

Is Lucky Tacos a worthy successor to Supermarine?

Is Lucky Tacos a worthy successor to Supermarine?

Sadly, the Kitsilano taqueria feels rushed

Condo of the Week: a pet-friendly Kitsilano condo for $529K

Condo of the Week: a pet-friendly Kitsilano condo for $529K

A charming condo in a convenient neighbourhood—albeit with a potentially inconvenient move-in date