3 Kitsilano neighbourhoods south of the border

Ballard Locks, Ballard, Seattle. Image credit: Nws.usace.army.mil

Ballard Locks, Ballard, Seattle. Image credit: Nws.usace.army.mil

We love our neighbourhood. The neighbourhoods listed below offer something similar to our spectacular and unique Kitsilano, including a beautiful and convenient location, excellent restaurants and shops, and a hip, and health-focused vibe. Have a read. These places are worth a visit for your next quick getaway.

3 Kitsilano Neighbourhoods South of the Border

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3 family-friendly budget activities in Kitsilano

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Image credit: Wikipedia.org

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Image credit: Wikipedia.org

This is the year to eat more veggies and spend less money. Sounds like last year, and the year before. Well anyway, we like it when something suits are rather empty wallet. So here are 3 family-friendly activities to partake in over the next week or so in Kitsilano, all with a modest budget in mind.

3 Family-Friendly Budget Activities in Kitsilano

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3 open houses in Kits this week

Image: Livekitsilano.com

Image: Livekitsilano.com

Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano  real estate porn. Read more…

Tofino restaurant Wolf in the Fog to take over Fable, Jan. 29

Fresh scallops, curried lentils, tandoori gratin. Image: Wolf in the Fog

Fresh scallops, curried lentils, tandoori gratin. Image: Wolf in the Fog

The culinary hot shots from award-winning Tofino restaurant Wolf in the Fog are staging a restaurant takeover at Fable in Kitsilano on January 29. Tickets are on sale now. Details below. Read more…

Kits entrepreneur launches gentleman’s socks subscription business

Image: Gentleman's Sock Co.

Image: Gentleman’s Sock Co.

Subscription socks for men. It’s a potentially fun idea. Longtime Kits resident and founder Kyle Hope-Ross hopes it will catch on, and given the success of his recent Kickstarter campaign, it certainly has.

Gentleman’s Sock Co. was conceived from a frustration at the selection and price of fashionable socks in stores, and at the shipping options to Canada from online stores. Hope-Ross decided to fix this by offering a premium sock subscription service for a reasonable price. Read more…

Kitsilano restaurants serve up delicious discounts for Dine Out 2016

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If you are a food lover, you need to experience Tourism Vancouver’s 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Dine Out is Canada’s largest food and drink festival and it runs from January 15 to 31. Over 25 Kitsilano restaurants will be offering prix fixe, three-course menus ranging from $20-$40 with vegetarian and gluten-free options. This annual festival has expanded to include a number of food-themed events and experiences to tantalize your taste buds.

Dine Out is a way to celebrate and support Kitsilano’s diverse culinary excellence. If you want to explore some of Kitsilano’s fine dining restaurants, now is your chance to enjoy some delicious dining at your doorstep.

Below is a selection of Kitsilano restaurants taking part in this year’s Dine Out festival: Read more…

What to do in Kits this weekend

Kit and Ace, Kitsilano location. Image credit: Kitandace.com

Kit and Ace, Kitsilano location. Image credit: Kitandace.com

January can be a bit of a bore after all the excitement that was December. While we (and surely you) are eagerly anticipating the Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2016 which starts next weekend on January 15th, here’s what you can do in Kitsilano this weekend.

What to do in Kits this weekend

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3 open houses in Kits this week

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Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this weekend. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano  real estate porn. Read more…

Kidsbooks Kitsilano moving to a new location

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Our special neighbourhood children’s bookstore Kidsbooks is moving locations. Not to worry though, they’re just heading four blocks east from Balaclava Street and West Broadway  to Trafalgar and Broadway. The move is a result of planned building demolition for their current space. The new space will be larger and feature free underground parking. The move is set to take place “in early 2016.”

More about Kidsbooks: Kidsbooks first opened on West 4th Avenue in 1983 during a recession. It moved to West Broadway in 1987. In 1995 they  opened a second location at Edgemont Village in North Van. Kidsbooks is known for being the first store in Canada to sell J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series in 1998. Of course they had the window displays to match. It’s also Vancouver’s favourite children’s bookstore.

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