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The West Side

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Address: Point Grey, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Shopping district known for its interesting upscale specialty stores.

Shopping district known for its interesting upscale specialty stores.

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Sites & Sounds of Downtown!

This part of downtown has a litle bit of everything from shops / restaurants & sites / sounds of the hustle & bussel. Lot's to see & do for everyone!

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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1,680 reviews
842 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This part of downtown has a litle bit of everything from shops / restaurants & sites / sounds of the hustle & bussel. Lot's to see & do for everyone!

Thank sashakeena
Dublin, Ireland
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1,163 reviews
852 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Can't really say too much about this place, it's residential, established, few shops, malls, restaurants etc, doesn't hold the panache that the old musical about the pseudo Shakespearean family feud tuned gang warfare tale has. No Jets or Sharks, I wouldn't even call it a Blue collar neighbourhood to be honest. Go here, go out, you're not missing much, MEH.

Thank Theycallitmadness
Toronto, Canada
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105 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Welcome to multi-millionaire land. No property you'll see on your tour is worth less than a million, and most will be 2 or more. The West Side is the number one family neighbourhood in the world, I would expect, where the world's rich want to have property, either to live on or to invest in. I won't go into the... More 

1 Thank Alex C
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is so charming. Our hotel was in this area, and is within walking to the beach or to daily shopping. Clean, quite and safe. Is on the city bus system, so no car is needed. Mostly condos, apartments and small hotels. Lots of nice gardens, and places to eat. I loved it and suspect it is in the higher... More 

Thank LadyRosebud
Toronto, Canada
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1,409 reviews
564 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 836 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

From Kitsilano all the way out to UBC, the Point Grey area exudes wealth, not outrageous wealth but solidly comfortable wealth. The trees are lovely; a good many of the houses are, too.Then there is UBC. The buildings are a mish-mash, but the grounds are well-kept, and the view of the North Shore mountains is splendid. And don't forget the... More 

2 Thank operalover939
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63 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Beautiful city! Beautiful parks! Beautiful beaches! Just perfect!so many tourist attractions!!! Sea wall walk is just super!!!! Again you need camera!!!

1 Thank OlaIzabella
Newark, New Jersey
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35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013

We stayed at the West side and walked to different places. We used public transportation with a lot of options. The best option will be bicycle throughout

2 Thank Noemi N
Vancouver, Canada
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59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Vancouver's West Side is guilty of so much hubris but it still has some charm and a great deal of life for the bargain hunters among its residents. Therefore, surprises for the visitor. Quite lovely even on a rainy day.

1 Thank KyotoBound
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Lived all my life on The West Side...so much to savour and experience from the beaches to the museums and so much more!

Thank tamsin1
Redmond, WA
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2012

nice shopping, beach access and views of shipping lanes, boats, seaplanes, kayaks, everything to the mountains

Thank alohaR

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Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.
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