3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

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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 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 real estate porn. Read more…

 

Best Burger Restaurants in Kitsilano

Moderne Burger's burger and fries. Image credit: Moderneburger.com

Moderne Burger’s burger and fries. Image credit: Moderneburger.com

Unless you are willing to brave these windy, rainy, and chilly nights out on your patio, the BBQ season seems to be officially over. But don’t despair. You can still grab a juicy burger from one of these great restaurants, right here in Kitsilano.

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Kits History Lesson: Olympia Pizza – A Local Eatery Since 1967

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Image: Shop West Broadway

We got this photo of Olympia Pizza in the 1990s by way of Shop West Broadway. It reminded us to give a shout out to one of Kitsilano’s oldest restaurants, and the tenacious Kitsilano Greek community. In 1967, six brothers from the Greek island of Evia had a vision of opening up an authentic home-style eatery in Kits. Their vision came true and Olympia Pizza was born. Check out their pizzas, classic Greek dishes (our favourites), and other specials here. They deliver.

3205 West Broadway, 604) 732-5334, Olympiapizzakits.com

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It’s Closing Time for the Molson Brewery in Kitsilano

Image: Molson

Image: Molson

The recent announcement of the sale of the iconic Molson Brewery, located at the south end of the Burrard Street Bridge, is raising questions about the fate of this prime Kitsilano land.

Vancouver’s burgeoning craft brewing industry has contributed to Molson Coors’ decision to cease its beer bottling operations in December 2014 – and ultimately to this sale. The sale of the 55-year-old brewery is speculated to be approximately $200 million.

The 500,000-square-foot brewery is the largest in Western Canada. It has a production capacity of over 2.2 million hectolitres of beer per year, or about 600 million cans. It sits on 7.6 acres of valuable Kitsilano real estate. To the west it is bordered by Burrard Street and the bridge; to the north is Squamish Nation traditional territory; on the south sits the Seaforth Armoury; and to the east is the end-of the-line for the 11-kilometre long Arbutus rail corridor. Read more…

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New Excuse to Brunch: $5 Bennys at Romer’s Before Noon

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Romer’s Burger Bar has $5 bennys every day before noon. Only in the Kitsilano location. Enough said.

1873 West 4th, www.romersburgerbar.com

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Family Toy and Clothing Sale at Kitsilano Community Centre, Nov. 15

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Kitsilano Community Centre will hold their annual Family Toy and Clothing Sale on Sunday, November 15.  Here’s your chance to clear your closet, or shop for inexpensive kids’ clothes and toys before the holidays.

If you want to set up a vendor table, it’s $20. If you want to shop the sale, admission is free.  All vendors must register in person, starting at 9am. The sale runs 10am to 1pm.

2690 Larch Streethttp://kitscc.com

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3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

Image: Live Kitsilano

Image: Live Kitsilano

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 real estate porn. Read more…

 

Vancouver To Celebrate 2016 with Free New Year’s Fireworks Party

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Things are looking up. The world has the hots for our new Prime Minister, and Vancouver will have free New Year’s fireworks for 2016. For the first time in over a decade, Vancouverites of all ages are invited downtown to take in the dazzling pyrotechnics on New Year’s.

The Vancouver New Year’s party will include live music, entertainment and a countdown to 2016, culminating in blasts of midnight fireworks.

As reported by Inside Vancouver: “Vancouver is known throughout the world for its lively streets, vibrant community events and festivals,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson, “the free New Year’s Eve community celebration will be an exciting way to kick off the year ahead. It’s fantastic to see community partners and sponsors coming together to help Vancouver ring in the new year with a fantastic line-up of local entertainment, live music, fireworks, and family-friendly celebrations. The countdown is on for one of Vancouver’s best New Year’s Eves yet.”

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Rain or Shine Ice Cream Turns 2 and Celebrates with Deals on Treats

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Rain or Shine Ice Cream is turning two and celebrating with deals starting Friday, November 6. The specials run through Tuesday, November 10. Because artisan ice cream doesn’t exactly run cheap, these are deals worth taking advantage of. $7 pints will make Friday movie night more fun. $2 kids cones on Saturday means you can bring the whole family. Full list above. Note that the most recent seasonal flavors were pumpkin pie, apple pie, apple cider, carrot cake, Four Winds porter, and brown butter snickerdoodle.

102–1926 West 4th Ave,  604.428.7246, Rainorshineicecream.com

 

Early Snowfall Brings Happiness to B.C. Ski Resorts

Image: Whistler Blackcomb

Image: Whistler Blackcomb

Last year was terrible, but the 2015-2016 ski season is looking good. Winter is already arriving on hills around British Columbia, raising hopes for ski operators.

As reported by Global News, Vancouver’s local mountains in the North Shore got their first snow snow of the season, with 7 centimetres falling over the weekend. Nearly 30 centimetres of snow has blanketed the Whistler-Blackcomb resort north of Vancouver, while Big White, near Kelowna, says 29 centimetres fell. Read more…

 
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Building Info

Yorkville North at 1888 York Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 5A7 - LMS1350. Built in 1994 with 53 units over 4 levels. Located in Kitsilano area of Vancouver West, at the crossroads of York Avenue and Cypress. Building features include elevator, in-suite laundry and storage.

Introducing The Yorkville, not only a great place to live in terms of a wonderful home and sound investment, but also in terms of nearby amenities and natural surroundings. Every possible advantage you could ever imagine, right at your doorstep. Fabulous views. Incredible sunsets. 

The Yorkville offers you the best of life in the City. And the beach is just the beginning. Situated two blocks west of Burrard, between York and First, you'll soon find yourself in the heart of Vancouver's West Side, close to everywhere you want to be. With a dozen great restaurants and cafes, wonderful shops, the beach, Granville Island, downtown, the bike trails at UBC - within minutes, all practically at your doorstep, this is the neghbourhood that lets you live the life you love.

Just minutes away from Canadian Tourism College, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Lord Tennyson Elementary, St. John's School, Kitsilano Secondary School and False Creek Elementary School.

A short walk to Seaforth Peace Park, Vanier Park, Hadden Park, Delamont Park and Granville Loop Park.

 
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Yorkville North Technical Info

Building Name Yorkville North
Address 1888 York Ave
City Vancouver
Neighborhood Kitsilano
Listing Price Range N/A
Floors 8
Units in Development: 51
Units in Strata: 53
Property Types Freehold Strata
Sub Categories: Strata
Year Built 1994
Management Awm Alliance
  p. 604-685-3227
Restrictions Details
Strata Plan LMS1350
Title to Land Freehold Strata
Skyscrapers.com / Emporis Yorkville North
 

Building Info

Yorkville South at 1688 Cypress Street, Vancouver, BC V6J 3L4  - LMS2154. Built in 1995 with 61 units over 5 levels. Located in Kitsilano area of Vancouver West, at the crossroads of Cypress Street and West 1th Avenue. Building features include elevator, bike room and wheelchair access.

Location Matters! Located North of 4th Ave in one of Kitsilano's most coveted buildings and locations. The Yorkville South is a low rise concrete building just minutes away from the beach, recreation, dining and everything that this vibrant community has to offer. Yorkville South has direct access to the courtyard of your personal enjoyment. North shore mountain views. With all the amenities that 1st Avenue has to offer and its close location to Kitsilano Beach Pool, health clubs, public transit, Granville Island, 4th Avenue and Downtown Vancouver, this makes Yorkville South one of the most sought-after buildings in Kitsilano. Just steps to fabulous dining, and recreation at your doorstep.

Close to Pacific Business & Law Institute, Henry Hudson Elementary, Hudson Out-Of-School Care, St. Augustine's, Century High School, Lord Tennyson Elementary and few minutes away to Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Kitsilano Secondary School.

Just few steps to  Seaforth Peace Park, Delamont Park, Kitsilano Beach Park, Hadden Park and Vanier Park.

From this fabulous location you can just enjoy to walk a few minutes to restaurants located on the most popular area "West 4th Avenue" favorites include the excellent "casual fine dining", Bistrot Bistro, The Noodle Box - Restaurant, Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, Maenam Thai Restaurant, Trattoria Italian Kitchen, Hells Kitchen Restaurant.

If it's the Kits lifestyle you want, then look no further!

 
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Yorkville South Technical Info

Building Name Yorkville South
Address 1688 Cypress Street
City Vancouver
Neighborhood Kitsilano
Listing Price Range N/A
Floors 5
Units in Development: 61
Units in Strata: 61
Property Types Freehold Strata
Sub Categories: Strata
Year Built 1995
Strata Website www.associaonline.com/sites/baywest/welcome/Pages/default.aspx
Management Baywest Management Corpora
  p. (604) 257-0325
  f. (604) 592-3950
Restrictions Details
Strata Plan LMS2154
Title to Land Freehold Strata


 
Building Link to 671000.com


 
Building Link to 671000.com

 

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Kitsilano Pool

Kitsilano Pool is Vancouver's only saltwater swimming pool. The outdoor summer pool is located near the beach, cafés, and neighbourhood of Kitsilano. The pool is open May to mid-September.

Kitsilano Pool is closed until next summer

Check back in spring 2016 for next summer's public swim schedule.

Hours, location, contact info

Hours, location, contact info

Find and contact Kitsilano Pool. See a map of our location.

 

Schedule

Pool schedule

See the schedule of activities taking place at Kitsilano Pool; public swim times, length swimming, Aquafit, and more.

 

Admission fees and passes

Pool fees and charges

Find out how much it costs to drop-in to one of our pools. Save money with a multi-visit or monthly pass.

 

Have your next event at one of our pools

Swimming pool lane rentals

Rent a pool or lane

Rent a pool or swim lane in Vancouver for private events, swim clubs, scuba diving lessons, and more.

Birthday parties at Vancouver pools

Have a birthday party at a pool

For your next birthday, have your party at a Vancouver pool. Find out what's included, the days and times pools are available, and the cost.

Kitsilano Pool amenities

  • Length: 137 metres
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Salt water pool
  • 3 Slides
  • Café

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Aquatic wheelchairs
  • Aquatic pool lift

Passes accepted:

  • Flexipass
  • Leisure Access Card (LAC)

Requirements for children at the pool

Children under eight years of age must be with a responsible guardian (16+ years old):

  • While in the water (guardian must be wearing a bathing suit and be within arms' reach of the children)
  • In the changeroom

One guardian can supervise up to five children.

What you need to know if you are a group, school, or daycare visiting the pool

  • Group rate (20% discount) is available on drop-in admissions only for groups of 10 or more of the same age group. 
    NOTE: The group rate does NOT apply at Maple Grove Pool, because the admissions price is already discounted.
  • The ratio of supervisors or leaders for children under eight years is one to every five children - Mandatory.
  • The ratio of supervisors or leaders for children 8 years or above is one to every 10 children - Recommended.
  • All leaders are required to be in the water with their groups.

Neighbourhood community centre

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Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre

The Kitsilano Community Centre is located at 2690 Larch St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-6976. Amenities include a dance studio, fitness centre, ice rink, gym, seniors lounge, teen/youth centre, and playground.

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Kitsilano

Kitsilano beach
 

Kitsilano, known locally as Kits, is synonymous with famous Kits Beach—named one of the "top 10 best city beaches in the world" by international travel magazines, and perfect for outdoor fitness. Kitsilano is one of the city's organic-food hubs, and has extensive restaurants and retail along West 4th Avenue and West Broadway. Kitsilano runs along the south shore of English Bay, between popular Granville Island and Point Grey.

Initiatives in Kitsilano

Point Grey Road - Cornwall Avenue Corridor

Seaside Greenway Completion and York Bikeway

The Seaside Greenway Completion and York Bikeway provide a safe, convenient, and comfortable walking and cycling connection between Burrard Bridge and Jericho Beach.

Events in Kitsilano

Halloween Skate

Sat, Oct 31, 2:30pm–4:00pm

10th Avenue Corridor open house

Mon, Nov 2, 4:30pm–7:30pm

Kits House Night of Fun! 

Thu, Nov 5, 6:30pm–9:30pm

View all City events
 
 

News in Kitsilano

Railroad crossing

CP Rail activities community update

Jul 22, 2015 – We are working with CP Rail and Transport Canada to ensure railway operations on the Arbutus Corridor are as safe as possible, while advising them of our concerns. We have asked for an operating plan and 48 hours notice when rail activities restart. Find out how to stay informed on CPR updates.

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Kitsilano North and South parking permits expire November 30

Nov 01, 2013 – Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew online, by phone, or in person at City Hall starting November 1.

Chris Temmerman

Tennis players embrace new courts at Kits Beach

Oct 01, 2013 – Kitsilano Beach, one of the world’s best urban beaches, now has 10 freshly updated tennis courts to match the gorgeous scenery!

 

The City of Vancouver also provides support and funding to these community resources:

 

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Kitsilano Showboat

 

 

 

 

http://www.kitsilanoshowboat.com/about.html

 

 

2015 Program Schedule


All Programs Start at 7:00

Monday June 22 Kitsilano Showboat Opening Ceremonies
Celebrating 80 Years of Entertaining the World.


 

Sun

Monday

Tue

Wednesday

Thu

Friday

Saturday

June
21

June 22

Stave Falls

Scottish Dancers

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June 24

WestSide Dance Center

25

June 26

Diamond Country Dancers

Vancouver Performing stars

D'Hercy Dance Company

 

June 27

Kalaya

Polynesian Dancers

June 28

June 29

Urbana

Peggy Peat School of Dance

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July 1 Canada Day Canada Day

3:05 YogaButtons

4:00 - Max Tell 

5:00 - Cake

5:00 - Royal City Concert Band

7:00 - Oh Canada

7:15 - Bob Liley -

Sanctuary All Stars

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July 3

Little Mountain Brass Band

Josie de Baat's

Polynesian Dancers

July 4

Penton's Alley

July 5

July 6

The Art of Dance Studio

Vancouver Thunderbird Chorus

Bridge City Band

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July 8

ColourSurround

Bert Munn

9

July 10

Nanaimo Concert Band

BC Regt Brass Group

July 11

Kitsilano Boys Band

Alumni

July 12

July 13 90

 

South Van Big Band

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July 15

Burnaby International Folk Dancers

La Riva Dance Studio

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July 17

Precision Dance Academy

Parno Drom

July 18

Gas Covered Planet

 


Sun

Monday

Tue

Wednesday

Thu

Friday

Saturday

July 19

July 20

Rock Paper Moon

The Land of Deborah

21

July 22

Collage

Bright Sunset Chinese Dance

Vancouver Dance Tango Team

23

July 24

Hello (Again)

The Ear Buds

 

July 25

The 4oh4 Band

Firework Simulcast

July 26

July 27

Electric Lightning Brothers

Band

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July 29

Jarrod Tyler Band

Firework Simulcast

30

 

July 31

All 4 Dance

WAILELE WAI WAI

August 1

ROCCOR

Firework Simulcast

Aug 2

August 3

Paul Snider

The Lonesome Town Painters

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August 5

La Riva Band

The Eire Born Irish Dancers

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August 7

Wayne Usselman

Bela Domingo Polynesian

Coastal Edge Dance Centre

Lefty and Sugar

August 8

Los Gitanos

Flamenco

Aug 9

August 10

Doe Bender Jazz Group

Prize draws

Summer Oasis

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August 12 90

 

Stars & Ivy 

Steve Koopa 

Prize draws

 

John B. Wood Band

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August 14 90

Spirit Of South Seas

Hula Halau Na Keiki

‘O Ohana Lokahi -Marji Wallace

Prize draws

Ceroc Dancers

August 15 Last night

Burstin’ with Broadway

 

Closing ceremonies

Prize draws

 

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Kitsilano condos. Kitsilano townhouses, Kitsilano penthouses, condos in Kitsilano.

 

 

Kitsilano /kɪtsɨˈlæn/ is a neighbourhood in the city of VancouverBritish ColumbiaCanada.[1] Known colloquially as "Kits", the neighbourhood is named after Squamish chief August Jack Khatsahlano. Kitsilano is located in Vancouver's West Side along the south shore of English Bay, between the neighbourhoods of West Point Grey and Fairview.[2] With a population of 40,595 people as of 2006, the area is mostly residential with two main commercial areas, West 4th Avenue and West Broadway, known for their retail stores, restaurants and organic food markets.[2] Notable landmarks in Kitsilano include the Burrard BridgeKitsilano Beach, and the Museum of Vancouver/H. R. MacMillan Space Centre.

The neighbourhood has played host to a number of annual events such as the Vancouver International Children's Festival, theBard on the Beach outdoor Shakespeare festival, and the Celebration of Light fireworks competition. Kitsilano is the current or former home of a number of famous residents including environmentalist David Suzuki, writers William Gibson and Philip K. Dick, actors Ryan ReynoldsJason Priestley, and Joshua Jackson, ice hockey players Trevor Linden and Ryan Kesler, and comedianBrent Butt.

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Kitsilano Beach

Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver
 

Kitsilano Beach, known as "Kits" Beach, is located on Cornwall Ave at the north end of Yew St. The Seawall runs along side the beach and Kitsilano Pool is at the west side.

 

Features at Kits Beach

  • On Seaside Seawall system
  • Concession
  • Public washrooms
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Playground
  • Swimming raft
  • Lifeguards from Victoria Day to Labour Day (late May to early September)
  • Pay parking
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Restaurants in Kitsilano

 

 

Restaurants in Kitsilano

Kits has a pretty fantastic restaurant scene, with lots of options near Kits beach, on 4th Ave and Broadway. Offering classic brunches, quick & delicious lunches, modern dinners, vegetarian/vegan options, lots of ethnic food, great pub food and some of the city’s best restaurants.  Grab a seat at a restaurant near the beach and you’ll enjoy some of the best views in the city. These are a few of our favourite Kitsilano restaurants, in no particular order. Click the links to view Yelp reviews for each and be sure to view our “Best of Kits” section where we let you know what we like best and why…

 

Best West 4th Ave Restaurants

Fable Kitchen

Voted the city’s best new restaurant in 2012, Fable lives up to the hype. Offering a phenomenal brunch (try their ceasar!), a fast and easy lunch (think soup, salad and a few choices of sandwiches) and a satisfying dinner menu (always evolving, with a couple customer favourites sticking around for the long run). A great place for a date, dinner with your family or a fun night of share plates with friends. You will not be disappointed.

1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5

(604) 732 1322

Maenam

This is the best Thai food in the city. More upscale than you would normally expect, with fresh ingredients to boot. The flavours are intense so you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Also has a great wine list and cocktail program.

1938 West 4th Av, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5

Las Margaritas

Delicious Mexican fare from a popular spot on 4th Ave. Big portions and free chips and salsa as well. Enjoy with a margarita! Has a great little patio.

1999 West 4th Av, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7

(604) 734-7117

Sophie’s Cosmic Café

A classic diner, known for comfort food and simply dining. Expect a line-up Saturday and Sunday mornings.

2095 4th Avenue West, Vancouver, BC V6J 1N3

(604) 732-6810

Romer’s Burger Bar

Kitsilano has their share of great burger joints, but Romer’s takes the cake. Tons of delicous burger combinations and great fries and dips. Definitely satisfying after a long day out in the sun.

1873 West 4th Av, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M4

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

Comfortable and Canadian. Offering a great menu and one of the best wine lists in Kitsilano, this place gets 5 stars. Offers brunch on the weekend and dinner every night.

2741 West 4th Av, Vancouver, BC V6K 3V9

La Quercia

High end Italian cuisine offering family meals and tasting menus. This place small but cozy, and will give you one of the best meals you’ve had in a long time. Reservations are required a while in advance because the seats always fill up.

3689 West 4th Av, Vancouver, BC V5R 1P2

Best Restaurants near Kits Beach

Abigail’s Party

A casual dining gem in near the beach in Kitsilano. Open late and offers fantastic food and a great wine list.

1685 Yew Street Vancouver, BC V6K 3E6

(604) 739-4677

Local Public Eatery

One of the best bars around, go for the food and the drinks. Also home to the best patio in Kitsilano, overlooking Kits beach. Get your name on the list in the summer to snag a spot. Lots of TVs to enjoy some sports action too.

2210 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1B5

(604) 734-3589

Chewie’s Steam and Oyster Bar

A fun and lively seafood restaurant. Famous for it’s oysters, and seafood focused menu, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere and the fun service.

2201 West 1st Av, Vancouver, BC V6K 1E9

Best Kitsilano West Broadway Restaurants

The Eatery

One of the funkiest restaurants in Kits – this is sushi meets a pub. There is something for everyone on this menu, lots of drinks, a great vibe and an interesting decor. I won’t tell you more, you just have to go.

3431 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6R 2B4

(604) 738-5298

Banana Leaf

With many locations around the city, the Kitsilano restaurant lives up to expectations. Great Malaysian food with tons of flavour.

3005 Broadway West, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9

(604) 734-3005

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