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Kitsilano

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.

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