5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Right Shoe in Kits

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The Right Shoe, located on West 4th at Fir Street, has called Kitsilano home since 1991. Yet locals and passersby often have a misconception of this store, perceiving it to be a specialty store purely for problem feet. While they do specialize in fitting the perfect shoe to each foot, there’s a lot more to this store than may first meet the eye.

We recently had a lovely chat with owners Rand and Suzanne Clement to get the scoop on what makes The Right Shoe such a successful Kitsilano staple. Here are five things you probably didn’t know: Read more…

Deaf-dining Restaurant “DeaFined” Opening in Kitsilano May 7


After developing a blind-dining concept restaurant Dark Table in Kitsilano (2611 West 4th Avenue) that hires blind servers and serves meals in darkness, owner Moe Alameddine is focusing on the deaf community. On Thursday, May 7, he and business partner Sami Mousattat will open a new Mediterranean restaurant on West 4th called DeaFined, staffed entirely by deaf servers. Read more…

Nuba Kitsilano Turns Three; Birthday Party with Free Cocktails and Live Entertainment May 8


Nuba’s Kitsilano location is throwing a Lebanese Cabaret Celebration to mark their third anniversary and you’re invited. Since coming to neighbourhood, Nuba’s healthy comfort food philosophy coupled with the taverna’s unique ambiance has made the location a popular locale in Kitsilano.

Nicknamed “Nuba Village”, the restaurant and event space boasts 5 unique, beautifully lit rooms, which can accommodate everything from intimate sit-down dinners for 2 to cocktail parties for 150. In addition to winning multiple honours in the Georgia Straight’s 2015 Golden Plate awards, the space was recently featured on the popular Food Network program You Gotta Eat Here. Read more…

Free Public Wi-Fi Coming to Vancouver This Summer

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Excellent news. Free public Wi-Fi is coming soon to Vancouver. The city has awarded Telus a five-year contract to offer free public Wi-Fi at 43 locations around the city. The initial target locations include 26 community centres and other civic and cultural facilities. Kitsilano Pool is on the list. The city says contract negotiations have not yet been finalized with Telus but council hopes to have some locations activated by this summer. You can check out all 26 locations in Vancouver with free Wi-Fi here.

VPD Raids Weeds Glass & Gifts Marijauna Store in Kitsilano

Image: Weeds Glass & Gifts

Image: Weeds Glass & Gifts

As reported by Global News: “A marijuana store in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood was raided by Vancouver police Wednesday, April 29.

It happened at the Weeds Glass and Gifts on W. 4th Ave. following an investigation that lasted more than a month.

“Public safety concerns were brought to the attention of police. Those concerns included an incident where a 15-year-old was hospitalized after allegedly purchasing edible products from the store, as well as other events involving young people,” they said in a statement. Read more…

Happy Feet: The Right Shoe Has an Entire Wall of Birkenstock Sandals


Um, yes please. Birkenstocks make our soles smile. They also happen to be on trend this year. Not that we care about that stuff. The Right Shoe (1601 West 4th Ave) has an entire wall of Birkenstock sandals for both genders. This is your chance to try all the colors and makes you’re too scared to order online. Read more…

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Kits

Add some delicious pastries to mom's breakfast in bed or picnic in the park. Image credit: Thomashaas.com

Add some delicious pastries to mom’s breakfast in bed or picnic in the park. Image credit: Thomashaas.com

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 10th this year. That’s coming up fast and we’ve thought of 4 wonderful gift ideas for the mother in your life, with everything available right here in Kitsilano.

4 Kitsilano Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Fun Fact: The First Film Location in Vancouver Was Kitsilano’s Tatlow Park


It’s true. The legendary Robert Altman shot his first feature film, and Vancouver’s first Hollywood movie, in Tatlow Park in 1969. The creepy psychological thriller That Cold Day in the Park got horrible reviews and was a box-office failure. Roger Egbert gave it 1.5 stars. Read more…

Spring Cleaning: 4 Places to Donate Your Used Goods in Kitsilano

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It’s spring time, and that means it’s time to clear out and, of course, donate some of our unneeded clothing and household items before you take out your warm weather clothing household accessories. While it can be tempting to simply dump your old clothing, appliances, and other stuff, remember that there are many charities right in our backyards who need for donations. Read more…