Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Our Tourism Ads Were Made By Norwegians

Vancouver’s tourism ads have jumped the shark. One can always anticipate a treatment of the skyline (via seaplane), a mountain vignette (usually more than one), shots of Chinatown, inukshuks, kayakers, rainforest warriors, First Nations dancers, killer whales, and so on. They’re so very predictable. The Yankee state of Massachusetts has long shared this predicament, only with Fenway Park, autumn colours, statues of John Adams, and the equally “expected” like being the same same anchor around their necks. Lucky for them, a Scandinavian group called Ylvis put together a new tourism video that captures it all in uniquely weird fashion (see above), complete with Nelson Mandela’s house and a little latent homo-eroticism. If the troupe would come to Vancouver to produce a similar video, we’d be ever so happy to host them and show them around.

There is 1 comment

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had More Public Bake Ovens

Toronto has more than a dozen public bake ovens but Vancouver has just the one. What do we have to do to get more?

What Is a ‘Flavour Concentration Booth’ and Why Doesn’t Vancouver Have Any?

We're crossing our fingers for Ichiran's eventual arrival in Vancouver, ideally somewhere in old Japantown.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler if it Had a Mario Kart Cosplay Service Similar to Tokyo’s

All one needs is some courage and a Japanese/International driver's license...

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Each Neighbourhood Had Its Own Manhole Art

There are over 19,000 different manhole cover designs in Japan. They even make manhole trading cards! While Vancouver does have some artfully embellished manholes we nevertheless believe it would be very interesting to have their designs determined by the individual neighbourhoods in which they are found.