Kits for Kids


Revered as “Canada’s Coolest Street” in the 1960’s and nick-named Rainbow Road to honour the tie-dye T-shirt stores that lined its boulevards, 4th Avenue in Kitsilano has remained cool with the 20-something set ever since.
With the arrival of Crocodile Baby and a few maternity stores several years back, it started to become the hip mama (and mom-to-be) destination, too (that’s no secret!). And a few recent store changes have made it even better than ever. Here is our savvy line up of places we don’t skip when on the strip:

3H Craftworks has been an institution on 4th Ave for over 40 years, but a recent move up to the corner of 4th and Yew has given them a larger storefront and made them much more visible. This is a great store to find unique toys, clothing and crafts for kids, and all of the items are hand-made in Vancouver by adults with physical and/or mental challenges. Our favourite finds in the store were Lowly the Worm stuffed toy (of Busy Town fame) and the Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly doll, whose apron is full of all the items she swallowed. 3H Crafts also sports an extensive collection of wonderful felt stories.


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