The beachfront district of Kitsilano (popularly known as Kits) is one of Vancouver's trendiest neighborhoods. Originally inhabited by the Squamish people, whose Chief Khahtsahlanough gave the area its name, Kitsilano has fashionable shops, popular clubs and cafés, and three museums (the Museum of Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre), all in beachside Vanier Park. Kits has hidden treasures, too: rare boats moored at Heritage Harbour, stately mansions on forested lots, and, all along the waterfront, quiet coves and shady paths within a stone's throw of lively Kits Beach , one of the city's most popular spots for sun and sand.


H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

The interactive exhibits and high-tech learning systems at this museum include a Virtual Voyages ride, where visitors can take a…

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Vancouver Maritime Museum

Sharing the seafaring history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic regions, this family-friendly museum houses the RCMP Arctic St. Roch,…

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Museum of Vancouver

Vancouver's short-but-funky history comes to life at this seaside museum. The 1930s gallery remembers some poignant episodes involving the Japanese…

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