Things to do in Kitsilano

Top 10 Things to Do in Kitsilano, Vancouver

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  • Michael U
    Las Vegas, NV43,424 contributions
    Although the excessive cost of parking and absurd traffic patterns following an event at Rogers Arena must be noted the Arena itself is great for hockey and music, a recent Arcade Fire show offering good acoustic fidelity and a very accommodating staff. No Stanley Cup banners to muffle the sound, as a bonus! ;-)
    Written December 30, 2022
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  • KathieP3256
    Santa Clarita, CA15 contributions
    We were there in July and the weather was perfect. The pool is next to the bay and is so clean and well run.
    Written January 24, 2023
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  • Vanessa P
    Calgary, Canada1,328 contributions
    Not as big as it seems, however it has a great local first nations collections explaining their culture and life living and moving around ocean. Also, there is a big boat in on the museum's wing and it is possible to explore inside.
    The museum is located in a beautiful area, it worth to go for a walk and explore.
    Written October 29, 2021
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  • GKTravellers
    Harrogate, UK1,310 contributions
    We spent 2 and a half hours understanding the history of Vancouver in this informatuve museum. A number of rooms are given over to the First Nations people who inhabitated the area before the European settlers. At $15 the museum offers good value for money.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • S F
    Vancouver, Canada670 contributions
    Vanier Park, rooted in original First Nations territory, brings together elements of culture & nature.
    This public green space, located on the ocean, houses the Museum of Vancouver;The Maritime Museum; The Space Centre & The Public Archives, as well as a number of iconic public art pieces.
    In addition, it is where the small ferry picks up and drops off passengers traveling from the West End.
    That is some heavy lifting.
    Thus: People come to Vanier Park for myriad reasons — some to fly a kite.
    Posted by S Fuller
    Written January 15, 2023
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  • EE15
    Bolton549 contributions
    The museum is okay for kids but it’s on the small side and is a little bit basic. Needs a bit of a refresh and some more going on for adults.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • S F
    Vancouver, Canada670 contributions
    Hadden Park, in Kitsilano, which adjoins Kits Beach & is close to Vanier Park, is a hidden gem, for humans & their canine companions alike.
    It is not as busy as its neighboring locations.
    And: It has great views & nice logs to sit on while your dog romps around.
    It also attracts those without dogs.
    Posted by S Fuller
    Written January 10, 2023
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  • Stephanie B
    1 contribution
    Mash'Allah! A progressive community of faith dedicated to "walking the walk" of reconciliation and Christ's message to us all. I've attended for 5+ years and can vouch for the community - it's an open-hearted, welcoming church that seeks to let you sit in your questions and faith.
    Written June 1, 2022
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  • Getaway31428233622
    Maui, HI968 contributions
    Very well stocked store with minerals and a few strands of beads. Helpful, casual staff. Have been here before and happy to see them still open
    Written October 16, 2022
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  • E2455KOjamest
    5 contributions
    We enjoyed the show in the big top tent. The performance was wonderful. The costumes, dancing and music added to the show. Since we were visitors to this area and unfamiliar with the festival, we first had tickets to Romeo and Juliette which were in a smaller tent, with no view of the mountains. We didn't realize this from the website and changed our tickets as that was the experience we wanted.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • Lorraine W
    Vancouver, Canada29 contributions
    I had a full body massage with Niall. The 75 minute length was perfect. The room was small, but clean. Highly recommend!
    Written November 12, 2022
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  • PookyCake
    Victoria, Canada13,576 contributions
    In place since 1968, George Norris’ “The Crab” is one of those pieces that makes me think, “where the heck have I been?” After all, this 20-foot high stainless steel crustacean has been guarding the HR MacMillan Centre & Museum of Vancouver for over 50 years, yet I’ve only just seen it now – in 2021 – despite both living in the city (once upon a time) and frequently visiting since. My ignorance as to the existence of this sculpture is all the more remarkable when you realize that notable publications like The Globe & Mail and Miss604 have both declared The Crab to be “one of the most photographed works of art” in the entire Province. Again, where has ol’ PookyCake been? Out of the loop, obviously! Well, that’s why we visit and explore our City of Glass – to uncover and learn more about its grand narrative.

    Now, a bit of context: Despite the fame of The Crab, not many people are aware of the artist. George Norris was a native of BC (born in Victoria) and he’s actually had a plethora of public works in and around Vancouver – many of which you can still visit today (a Google search will help you here). Outside of The Crab, the piece I’m most familiar with by Norris is actually in Victoria – at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s main branch: Dynamic Mobile Steel Sculpture. Why is it, though, that most people are unfamiliar with Norris and his work? Well, he was very much the anti-materialist and typically refused to sign or title his works. Instead, he preferred to leave any and all interpretation up to the viewer. For me, this actually makes sense because when you title something, you inevitably influence how some may choose to “read” it. Hence, why this stainless steel crab sculpture is just . . . The Crab.

    As for the sculpture, it is made of stainless steel and was welded together from separate parts by Gus Lidberg. Situated in the middle of a fountain, The Crab apparently takes inspiration from a Haida legend that told of a crab guarding the entrance to a harbour. This kind of makes sense to me because the crab does function, in some ways, as a guardian in Haida culture. Visit that archipelago and you’ll see a crab prominently displayed as the crest/logo for the SHIP language program, for example. But the Haida connection (or influence) doesn’t stop there. The HR MacMillan Centre was also designed to “reflect the shape of the conical headwear worn by the Haida people.” Okay, that’s cool, but I don’t see it. The building looks much more like a 1960s-era spaceship than it does a woven cedar hat.

    Anyhow, I was glad to finally see Vancouver’s famous “Norris Crab,” as it is also known, in person. I circled it a few times, but still ended up taking mediocre pictures! Oh well. The sculpture itself is quite lovely and Vancouver is all the more uniquely beautiful as a result.
    Written August 5, 2021
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  • Tonya Cloutier
    2 contributions
    I recently moved to Vancouver, about 4 months ago. I have chronic pain and a back injury and spent some time looking for services that would be a haven where I can relax and continue to heal. I was SO thankful to have come across Halsa, it is exactly that. I go to the sauna every other week and do Reiki sessions with Kendall. I cannot believe how healing and integral to my transition this place has been. They also have really good priced white sage and crystals if that is your thing. Definitely recommend as an oasis away from the busy city and demands of life!
    Written July 1, 2021
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  • PookyCake
    Victoria, Canada13,576 contributions
    Erected in 1980, and located in Vanier Park, Alan Chung Hung’s “Gate to the Northwest Passage” is something of a landmark in the Kitsilano area. It is quite common to see people veer off the Seawall, walk towards the piece, snap a selfie, or photograph the sculpture from a plethora of angles. It really does frame the cityscape and adjacent ocean quite nicely. It is, in effect, a gateway unto the city.

    When Hung’s sculpture was unveiled 41 years ago, it didn’t receive such a warm and affectionate reception. Some in the city called it a “monstrosity” while others likened it to a giant paperclip. In many ways, the mixed reception four decades ago is very much reminiscent of ongoing debates in the city today. The fiery debate over Chen Wenling’s forthcoming “Boy Holding a Shark” is a case in point. The more things change, the more they stay the same, right?

    The sculpture actually brings me back to the days of high school. Its name, “Gate to the Northwest Passage,” makes me think of Social Studies class when we learned about the explorers “discovering” the West Coast of what is now Canada, all while searching for that elusive route to China. The connection isn’t too far off, since Hung created his piece to commemorate the arrival of George Vancouver in Burrard Inlet.

    Whether we choose to view the “Gate to the Northwest Passage” as a giant paperclip, a commemorative piece, or a frame through which to view our City of Glass, we cannot deny that it has a simple yet strangely complex beauty about it. Enjoy it and continue your walk along the Seawall!
    Written August 5, 2021
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  • Cryraeh
    Canada3 contributions
    Easy Trips was easy to book with and was able to provide us with reasonable quotes for the various transportation requirements we had for a sports team. I found them to be very responsive to questions that we had during the booking process.
    Written April 8, 2022
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