3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

Kitsilano House: 2405 West 14th Ave

Kitsilano House: 2405 West 14th Ave

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 a one-bedroom condo, a townhouse with a view and a spacious 5-bedroom house.

3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

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Four Adventures That Will Have Your Kids Raving about Their Summer!

 

Image: Pirateadventures.ca

Image: Pirateadventures.ca

Summer isn’t over yet and there’s still time to squeeze in a few more outings before back-to-school. We’ve been checking out things to do all summer and can assure you kids and adults will have a blast at these attractions:

Four Outings That Will Have Your Kids Raving about Their Summer!

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5 Good Burritos in Kitsilano

Carne Asada Burrito from Chronic Tacos

Carne Asada Burrito from Chronic Tacos

A neatly wrapped flour tortilla stuffed with rice, beans, lettuce, salsa, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and a favourite meat or vegetable mix – that’s what we call a “burrito” (actually meaning “little donkey” in Spanish). Originating from Northern Mexico or possibly California, the burrito makes for an easy meal anytime of day.

While we don’t exactly have great burritos in Kitsilano (you’ll probably need to venture outside of our neighbourhood boundaries for that, as in, head down to California or Mexico yourself), we do have a choice of some pretty good ones.

5 Good Burritos in Kitsilano

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5 Vintage Photos of Kitsilano Beach

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Sunbathers on Kits Beach AM54-S4-: Be P112.3 1937. Image: Major Matthews

The end of summer and sunbathing at Kitsilano Beach makes us nostalgic.  So we scoured the City of Vancouver Archives for retro photos of the Kits Beach of yore. Here’s what we dug up: Read more…

Kitsilano Summer Bucket List

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It seems like only yesterday that we were anticipating the warm weather and long lazy evenings of summer, and now we are already being bombarded with back to school deals and rainy afternoons. But instead of looking too far ahead and dreading the gray skies looming around the corner, let’s revel in the moment and create a last minute Summer Bucket List. Here are our five Kits summer must-dos that you absolutely have to make time for in the next couple weeks:

 Kitsilano Summer Bucket List

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3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

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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 a condo, townhouse and a house. Read more…

Granville Island Silos Transformed into Massive World-Class Artwork

Image: Vancouver Biennale

Image: Vancouver Biennale

The unmissable 7-storey concrete silos on Granville Island are in the process of receiving a dramatic makeover as they became a super huge piece of public art. The once-drab structure belongs to Ocean Concrete who is working with Vancouver Biennale. As a result the silos are rainbow currently hued and will be further adorned with a mural by Brazilian graffiti artists (and identical twins) Gustavo and Otavio Pandalfo, known from Berlin to NYC  as “the OSGEMEOS.”

“The mural is destined to become one of the most recognizable and iconic works of public art anywhere in the world, and if all goes as envisioned, it will become a legacy of the 2014-2016 Biennale exhibition”, says Barrie Mowatt, President and Founder of the Vancouver Biennale.

The Biennale has launched an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign to raise $20,000 towards the hefty $125,000 price tag on the project. Once complete, it will be one of Vancouver’s largest pieces of public art. Read more…

5 Back to School Essentials to Buy in Kitsilano

Brown leather Camper Ankle Boots available at gravitypope.

Brown leather Camper Ankle Boots available at gravitypope.

That’s right folks, in just several short weeks it will be back to school time again. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, is the official start to the academic year for Kitsilano kids attending school, and for UBC students too. Here are some back to school essentials to buy in Kitsilano for all ages.

5 Back to School Essentials in Kitsilano

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Free Outdoor Movie in Stanley Park Tonight Will Be Mrs. Doubtfire

mrs-doubtfire2In tribute to comedic genius Robin Williams, Fresh Air Cinema will change tonight’s free outdoor movie in Stanley Park to the 1994 classic, Mrs. Doubtfire, replacing the scheduled screening of Ghost. As most of you know, Robin Williams was found dead in his California home yesterday.

The free screening of Mrs. Doubtfire starts at dusk (8:45pm) at Second Beach’s Ceperley Meadows in Stanley Park, between Second Beach Pool and the children’s playground. Bring your blanket and your nearest and dearest to enjoy this feel-good family flick and celebrate the lightheartedness Robin Williams brought to the world

Free WiFi by TELUS on Metro Vancouver Public Buses

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Riding the bus just got better; Telus has launched a pilot project to give Vancouver public transit users free WiFi. The program launched today and is available on three bus routes, one of which is pertinent for Kits residents.

Vancouver Buses with Free WiFi

One bus along the following routes will offer free WiFi:

  • 99 B-Line – Commercial-Broadway Station to UBC
  • 351 – White Rock to Bridgeport Station in Richmond
  • 555 – Carvolth Exchange in Langley to Braid Station in New Westminster

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