CP Rail Tears Up Maple and Cypress Community Gardens in Kitsilano

Image: Cypress Community Garden

Image: Cypress Community Garden

Kits gardeners cried watching CP Rail shred the half their garden plots that lies on railroad property at Maple and Cypress community gardens. CP did the same to the neighbouring Pine Street Community Garden last week, leading to the posting of “CPR has no heart” signs at all three gardens, as reported by Georgia Straight. We reported on this gloomy possibility in July and sadly it’s come true. Photos here.

Former Oakwood Chef Mike Robbins To Open AnnaLena in Kitsilano in a Week

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Image: ?? Michele M. F.

Here’s some good Kitsilano restaurant scoop. Former Oakwood Chef Mike Robbins is soon ready to open AnnaLena restaurant in the old Kits Daily Kitchen spot at 1809 West First Avenue. He’s partnered with Jeff Parr also formerly of Oakwood and now at Chambar. The food will be modern Canadian, which obviously he’s proven he can do well. Read more…

Awesome Spring Break Camps for Vancouver Kids

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Kids aged 3-8 will have a blast at a YogaButtons Spring Break Camp

Vancouver Spring Break 2015 runs from Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 2o. With a kindergartner I have a new appreciation for Spring Break. I can’t wait for the break from routine and slower pace of the day. Spring Break is also a good time for kids to try something new. Whether they want to get physical, learn a skill, or just get out and meet new friends, I hope you find the perfect Kitsilano or Greater Vancouver Spring Break Camp in the following list.   Read more…

Kitsilano Businesses Win Big at Westender ‘Best of the City’ Awards

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Image: @shopwest4th

Westender just published their 18th Best of the City Readers’ Choice Awards. Kitsilano businesses scooped up many awards. In citywide bests, Drexoll Games won for best Games, Gravity Pope won best for Shoes, Lazy Gourmet won for Caterer, and West 4th Ave itself got third best shopping street in Vancouver after Robson and Main.

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Larger Apple Store To Open Below Nordstrom at Pacific Centre Fall 2015

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Which Apple store are you trekking to from Kitsilano these days? Many of us have been braving the hordes at the current Pacific Centre Apple store, which sold more than $75 million last year according to Retail Insider, making it one of the more productive Apple Stores in the company. It figures that Apple needs more space, and they found it below the new Pacific Centre Nordstrom set to open in fall 2015. Read more…

5 Playgrounds Worth The Trip In & Around Vancouver

A wondrous slide at the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond. Image Credit: Lisa Voormeij

A wondrous slide at the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond. Image Credit: Lisa Voormeij

With sunnier and warmer days bound to increase, plus longer daylight hours, the little ones want to get outside almost as much as the parents do. We’ve rounded up 5 playgrounds in and around Vancouver that are worth venturing out a little farther than our own neighbourhood for. So pack the snacks and hit the road to one of these great spots in the Lower Mainland.

5 Playgrounds Worth the Trip in & around Vancouver

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Over Eager Hikers Ruining Grouse Grind Trail

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Image: Venture Vancouver

Have you yearned for some masochistically satisfying Grouse Grind-ing of late? Apparently, you’re not alone. During the stretch of mild weather, there has been an uptick in the number of people bypassing the Grouse Grind locked gate to workout. But it’s too soon to hike the trail, despite the weather. Doing so is causing harm.   Read more…

Great Late Night Eats in Kitsilano

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Image: Pixabay

Kits is known for a lot of amazing thing, but unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), the late night scene is not one of them. However, there are a few hidden gems for scoring some late night snacks, if you know where to look! Next time you find yourself out past midnight and craving a nosh, check out these delicious options, right in the neighbourhood. Here are five restaurants open late in Kitsilano.  Read more…