Yak & Yeti Nepalese Bistro Now Open in Kitsilano


If you’ve been hunting for yak dumplings in Kitsilano, the search is over. You can find them at Yak & Yeti Bistro, the Nepalese restaurant now open at West 4th and Bayswater. Yak & Yeti opened in late 2013, but it hasn’t come across our radar until only recently.

According to the July 16, 2014 review in the Straight, the momos (yak dumplings) are pretty nice and the yak meat in them comes from locally-raised, shaggy beasts. But the rest of the cuisine departs from the Nepalese name tag and turns out to be an odd mash-up of Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine which the chef/owner describes as other Himalayan street food. Read more…

Vancouver Says Okay to Craft Booze at Farmers Markets

Image: Beer Scout

Image: Beer Scout

As reported by BIV, City of Vancouver recently announced that it will roll out a one-season pilot program to allow the sale of craft liquor at Vancouver Farmers Markets including Kitsilano Farmers Market starting this summer. The program is effective immediately. The Vancouver Farmers Market has a long list of potential vendors ready to offer mini-tastes of beer, sake or wine at summer markets.

The provincial regulations allow for samples of craft beer, wine and spirits to be consumed at a farmers’ market booth. Vendors can also sell closed bottles. Read more…

5 Places to Get Wet in Vancouver

30 ft. pool, Lynn Canyon. Image: TripAdvisor

30 ft. pool, Lynn Canyon. Image: TripAdvisor

When it comes to taking a dip in Vancouver, the obvious pick is the ocean. What are your other options?

From Olympic-length, salt water swimming pools to aquamarine swimming holes hidden deep in the forest, here are 5 other fun ways to get wet in and around Vancouver. Read more…

5 Ways to Beat the Heat in Kitsilano

Melting Ice Cubes

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:

5 Ways to Beat the Heat in Kitsilano

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3 Fun and Easy Places to Take Your Kids in Summer


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…

What To Do This Weekend in Kits

Image: Susan Jacks; The Poppy Family

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…

3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend


What are you up to this weekend? If you’re in the market to buy a new home or scoping real estate is your idea of Sunday worship, here are three open houses in Kitsilano.

The properties include an ideal starter home, a duplex with stunning views and a cozy one-bedroom condo. Read more…

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Stanley Park

Stanley Park Hotel

“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.

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Stanley Park

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The Must-See Bands at Khatsahlano 2014


Image: Bend Sinister

Khatsahlano Street Party 2014 is coming up this Saturday, June 12 and it’s going to be overwhelmingly awesome. With 50 bands on 8 stages over 10 blocks, you have two options to tackle the potentially debilitating  opportunity to enjoy free, live music.

Option A: hang loose and wander from stage to stage hoping you hear gold because, after all, the line up was curated by the experts at our neighbourhood record shop, Zulu, and they know their stuff. Option B: single out a few must-hear bands and target those shows.

If you chose option B, Zulu Records store owner Grant McDonagh made a list of his Khatsahlano must-sees for BeatRoute. Here are his band picks: Read more…