Pictures from a walk around Kitsilano Beach Park in Vancouver on a rainy day
Kitsilano, located on the south shore of English Bay, is one of Vancouver’s older residential neighborhoods. This former hippie community is now popular with young professionals, and its main commercial streets – West 4th Avenue and West Broadway – are filled with boutiques, yoga studios, and organic restaurants.
After walking around the area and stopping for coffee, I headed north towards the water. I was hoping for views of the skyline and North Shore mountains, but didn’t expect to find what would become one of my favorite spots in the city. Being fond of beaches suitable for walking, such as Myrtle Beach or San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, I felt right at home at Kitsilano.
Hardly anyone was there on the chilly afternoon – just a few local residents with their dogs. I walked on the water’s edge, enjoying the tranquil surroundings and Vancouver’s remarkable water/mountain/skyscraper scenery. I only left when the rain became too strong.
Here are several photos and a video from my walk. Enjoy!
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About the Author (Author Profile)Pola Henderson is a travel writer and city explorer. Besides Jetting Around, her writing credits include CNN, Yahoo, Expedia, MasterCard, among others. She also runs JA Media, a boutique agency specializing in content writing and event production. Happily multicultural, Pola grew up in Krakow, lived in Chicago for 13 years, and is currently based in her soul city Paris.
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