A little cheesy, a little magical, Kitsilano Showboat still has what it takes to draw a crowd after 78 years of entertaining guests.
You’re probably aware of the fact that Kits Showboat performances are free and take place four times a week (7pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) weather permitting, from June 23 to August 16. Here are 5 fun facts you probably didn’t know about the old gal’s storied past. Read more…
Granville Island’s evolution from a First Nations winter fishing village on a sandbar, to industrial island, to derelict wasteland, to thriving tourist destination and artistry hotspot that it is today, can be difficult to imagine.
Some remnants of its past are still visible. Railway tracks can be seen amongst the cobblestone streets and corrugated buildings. A drill-bit manufacturer and concrete factory still remain – subtle tributes to its days of cranking out manufactured goods.
As a successful model for brownfield redevelopment, Granville Island now sees over 10 million visitors every year.
While urban planners, architects, and developers speculate about its shrouded future, spend an afternoon checking out these 4 things you didn’t know about Granville Island.
Love it or loathe it, expect at least a few more days of this summer heatwave here in Vancouver. Sure, you can place a bowl of ice-water in front of a fan, drape a wet sheet across an open window, or turn off all heat-emitting appliances, but those options are not nearly as much fun as these 5 ways to beat the heat in Kitsilano:
It’s hard for kids to get tired of Kitsilano’s beaches and playgrounds in the summer, but if you want to take advantage of some organized activities, check out the summer programs at West Side Family Place, Kitsilano Neighbourhood House and Trimble Park. Read more…
Susan Jacks of the The Poppy Family – headliners at Khatsahlano Street Party
Summer Kitsilano is packed with events and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the action. Without further ado, here are 6 fun things to do this weekend in Kits:
Thank you to the Kitsilano Dairy Queen for supporting the Kitsilano.ca community by sponsoring our events guide.
What To Do in Kits This Weekend
1. Khatsahlano Street Party: Saturday
It’s high summer and this is the pinnacle event of the season. The deets: 10 city blocks on West 4th from Burrard to MacDonald. 50 bands giving free shows– genuinely good bands. 8 stages. 40 food trucks. 3 beer gardens. A family zone with family programming. Edgy art shows. 100+ artisan vendors. Don’t miss out. Even if we won’t miss typing Khatsahlano over and over. Read more…
“Hollow Tree”, a Stanley Park icon, is a stump and lower trunk of an 800 year old Western Red Cedar and was one of the park’s first tourist attractions.
Taking the top spot for the annual TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Parks of the World list last month, Stanley Park sees millions of visitors every year who come to admire one of our favourite pieces of British Columbian soil. While the natural splendour of the Park is remarkable and often leaves visitors with the impression that they have witnessed a sample of undisturbed wilderness, the dense forest of Stanley Park disguises a rich, complex history of change and disturbance.
Written by Kitsilano.ca staff, July 07th, 2014 |3 Comments »
Vancouver’s largest music and arts festival is coming up in Kitsilano this Saturday, July 12. Here’s what you need to know.
Khatsahlano Street Party will take over ten blocks of West 4th Avenue between Burrard and MacDonald from 11am to 9pm. The ten blocks will have 8 stages ready for a line up of 50 bands curated by our very own Zulu Records. All shows are free.
You will also find 40 food trucks parked around the area, as well as three beer gardens, outdoor art shows, and 100+ artisans selling locally made goodness.
In addition to the grown -up entertainment, families with little ones will want to hit up the Family Zone at Trafalgar Street which will have hours of live acts for children, games, balloon artists, face painting, a roving juggler, yo-yo artists and more.
Find answers to other Khatsahlano FAQs (participating bands, showtimes, pets, traffic, art etc.) after the jump.