Kitsilano and Point Grey area begins at the Southern End
of Burrard Street bridge, which connects with downtown
area of Vancouver.
Kitsilano is an interesting amalgam of the old and new.
Fine old houses are interspersed with cedar and glass
condominiums and low-rise apartment buildings. Point Grey
Road, which runs along the beach, has some lovely homes
and is some of the most valuable real estate in Canada.
West End, Kitsilano still has a family flavor, although a
good part of the population is young and transient. Its
beaches and slight distance from downtown core make it
popular place for children.
attraction for tourist and resident alike is Macmillan
Planetarium. Located at the entrance to False Creek, in
Vanier Park, the futuristic building occupies the site of
what was once a Musquaem Indian Village. Community of
Kitsilano takes its name from the famous Squamish chief
Khahtsahlanough. Although planetarium revolves around its
daily shows in “Theatre of the Universe’, it also
offers various exhibits in the museums and has a
restaurant and gift shop.
Park also hosts what has fast become a spring tradition,
annual Children’s Festival in May. Complete with
brightly color tents, clowns and face-painting, Festival
attracts performing groups both nationally and
is an area with a distinctive feeling all its own and its
residents have begun to capitalize on this. Many small
shops have sprung up along the main thoroughfares and a
variety of restaurants thrive in the area. The city has
embarked on a beautification of business areas by planting
trees and installing benches. It seems that proximity to
beaches and nature has imprinted a gentle pace on life in