Founded in 1935, the Kits Showboat Society began as a neighbourhood project that aimed to give a stage to local entertainers. In 2012, 77 years after the Showboat launched, entertainers still give performances on warm summer evenings. The Kitsilano Showboat stage is situated behind the historic outdoor Kitsilano Swimming Pool on Kits Beach. You’ve probably walked by and heard live music or been offered a free yoga class. There’s always something happening down there.
Summer shows in 2012 take place at 7pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays now through August 17.
Kitsilano Showboat’s Canada Day Program
On Canada Day, July 1, the Kits Showboat has a special, free and family-friendly b-day program that starts with cake at 3pm. Children’s entertainer Max Tell will tell tales while Whistles the Clown performs magic trix and twists his famous balloon animals. The festivities end with Bob Liley’s Sanctuary All Stars Swing band at 7:15pm, giving viewers ample time to make their way to fireworks viewing picnic areas.