TIP TOE THRU THE TULIPS
Vancouver in the spring is a breathe of fresh air. The city goes out of it's way to beautify the center of town. Little gardens line the walk-ways through the business sections and harbor areas of town . Tulips are in all their colors of the rainbow, and many assorted flowers fill the planters alongside doorways. It is not hard to bring back the memory of a clean, fresh air city with nature and man sharing the walkways.
Take a trip out and see the...
Take a trip out and see the Rockies! It's absolutely breath-taking! Or take the ferry to Vancouver Island and go whale-watching! You'd be mostly cold, but the sight of a whale is really thrilling! I think the place was called Torino.
Stanley Park has got to be...
Stanley Park has got to be tops on my list - great place to bike / walk / roller blade the sea wall - artists in the Spring and Summer - Great place for young and young at heart ! Attending the Shakespeare festival in Vanier Park...and I don't even like Shakespeare !!!
Chinese Cultural Center
The Chinese Cultural Center in Vancouver's Chinatown has a museum which presents the history of Chinese Canadians and traditional Chinese arts. It also has a museum dedicated to the Chinese military. This museum is located on 555 Columbia Street adjacent to the Dr.Sun Yat-Sen Park.
Kitsilano is Vancouver's cool and trendy beach-side community. Kitsilano is called "Kits" by the locals, and it's the neighbourhood where Vancouver's young people dream of moving to, where many students end up sharing apartments, where yuppies drink their tall, non-fat soy lates along the seawall, where 20-somethings play beach volleyball in the evening, where trendsetters stroll along West 4th Avenue and where skateboarders and snowboarders cruise all the local skate shops.
Of course, this is only one aspect to Kits. Kits is also quite wealthy, and some homes have cliff-side property with million dollar views. All the streets in Kits are lined with trees, and the homes all have front and back yards - ideal for when you want to live somewhere with a garden. Not to mention, the architecture in Kits is quite unique and isn't really found elsewhere in the city, or in the rest of Canada! Most homes have 3 levels including a balcony in the back and a front porch.
Kits Beach is very popular for people-watching. There are some really great pubs just across the street, or if caffeine is more your fancy, go to the local Starbucks. Sure, they're evil. But eveyone goes there nevertheless... and the irony is that Kits used to be home to Vancouver's hippies in the 1960's.
The boundary of Kits could be said to be between Burrard Street to the east and Macdonald to the west, from 16th Ave to the south, all the way north to Kits beach, however, West 4th and Yew is definitely the heart of Kitsilano - a major shopping area with great cafes, grocery stores and restaurants.
Whether you're wanting to shop at the boutiques or eat at the many great restaurants along West 4th or Broadway, or whether you just want to stroll the beach, Kits is a really fun neighbouhood to explore.