Our Community, Our City
People want to live in West Kitsilano because of its unique character and its wonderful location close to downtown, English Bay, and the University of BC. We are particularly proud:
Planning experts have sometimes used our neighbourhood as an example of how a neighbourhood can provide density without losing its character, livability, and sense of place by creatively adapting its houses as needs and demographics change. We would like to continue to be used as such an example.
The boundaries of our area reach from the shore of English Bay on the north to the Broadway corridor on the south and from Alma Street on the west to Balsam and Vine Streets on the east. We work closely with the Upper Kitsilano Residents Association which focuses on the area from Broadway south as far as 16th Avenue, with the Kitsilano-Arbutus Residents Association to the east, with the Kits Point Residents Association, and with the Point Grey Natural Foreshore Preservation Society. We also include the rest of Kitsilano in our broader sphere of interest, including East Kitsilano, adjacent to our planning area, which does not currently have a residents association. In addition, we work with neighbouring residents associations, such as North West Point Grey Home Owners to our west, when issues cross our boundaries.