The Never Revealed Creature That Helped Make Olympia Beer

"Some kids grew up believing in dragons, unicorns, elves and faeries, but I came of age still believing in the existence of Artesians."

The Most British Columbian Excuse for Being Late for Work

"I'm sorry I was late for my shift but it's totally not my fault. I got stuck in a bear jam just south of Function Junction."

This Sweet, Layered Confection Has a Bar in Nanaimo Named After It

"With all due respect to Diana Krall, Nanaimo Bars are the greatest thing to have ever come out of the City of Nanaimo."

What Vancouverites Mean When They Enthusiastically Refer to "The Canadians"

"I could use some cold beer, two hot dogs, a lot of direct sunshine and some screaming. Hey, I know! Let's go to a Canadians game!"

First Nation Toponym that Every Visiting Wine Lover Learns to Say

"I made some pork loin last night and knocked the pairing out of the park with an old Syrah from Nk'Mip..."

What's That Strange Japanese Vehicle That So Many Vancouverites Seem to Love?

"I was actually honestly thinking about getting a Delica until I realised I'd have to learn how to drive and parallel park all over again..."

The Most Delicious Thing on Granville Island Costs Only $2.10

"One doesn't leave Granville Island Public Market without at least a half dozen Honey Dips from Lee's. What we're you thinking?"

The Strip of West Side Beaches Named for Our First Iberian Visitors

"Making sense of which beach is which at Spanish Banks is a tricky thing, even for lifelong Vancouverites."

The Honorary Dad of Every Hopeful, Diehard Vancouver Canucks Fan

"The only things certain in this world are death, taxes and Cheech projecting the 'Nucks to win the Stanley Cup."

Legendary Restaurant Industry Hang-Out Closes After 24 Years

"If ever a moment of silence was deservedly observed in the restaurant world, it was when Gyoza King closed..."

The Iconic Structure at East 6th Avenue and Clark Drive

"My uncle rocked a hand-drawn East Van Cross on his t-shirt back in 1972."

Breathtaking BC Journeys Some Love, Others Hate

"Hi Mom. I made the ferry just in time but it's a milk run so it's probably best that you start dinner without me."

How Vancouverites Used to Drink When It Really Was a No Fun City

‘If you think Vancouver is a restrictive bummer now, you should be glad you weren't trying to have fun in the bottle club era!”

BC's First TV Bad Boy Was a Villainous, Shit-Disturbing Style Icon

"My manager at work is a bit of a Relic. He keeps scheduling me to work brunch even though I told him I have yoga.."

What It's Called When Affections for Local Wine Trumps All

“My Valley Palate parents just came back from a trip to Italy saying they didn’t care for the wines…”

The Mythical Beer Creature That Haunts The Woods of Cascadia

"The forest is pretty thick around here. I wonder if we'll get lucky and spot a Wild Rainier?"

When You Get Caught in West Van's Nightmare Traffic Scenario

"Hey, yeah...sorry...I'm going to be late. I'm stuck in ferry traffic near the top of Taylor Wait."

The 104 Year Old Shop with Its Days Numbered on the Edge of Chinatown

"After Tosi's finally leaves the block, then what? More condos that no one can afford?"

Pulling Double Duty as Public Transportation and Cheap Cruise Since 1977

"Dude, I know your condo is just a SeaBus ride away but it might as well be the fucking moon..."

How Vancouver Tries To Protect Its Spectacular Views from Indifferent Developers

“Protecting a view corridor is just one of the many ways in which City Hall can take a brave stand against the developers who bankroll them…”

The White Bicycles One Occasionally Sees on the Side of the Road

"I hope with all these new bike lanes we will see fewer ghost bikes."

The Horrible Stench Of Death That Hits East Van In The Summer

"We were thinking about doing a backyard BBQ but the chickenstink is on full tilt today..."

The Section Of The West Coast Exempt From Provincial Fire Bans

"We booked a campground reservation at Alice Lake before they announced the campfire ban. Now we're heading to Tofino to take advantage of the Fog Zone..."

The Long, Slow Train That Divides Strathcona Several Times A Day

"Sorry, I'm going to be late. I'm stuck behind the Wrath of Strath..."

The Archaic Local Term For The Iconic 'Canadian Dinner Jacket'

"Check out that headbanger rocking the Surrey Dinner Jacket..."

Strathcona Laneway That Was Once Totally Littered With Cow Shit

"You can still see the remains of the old cow barns along Cow Shit Alley in Strathcona..."

The Sharp, Sparkly Stucco That Was Once Common In Vancouver

"This ugly old scar on my arm is from wiping out against my Nana’s bottle dash house in East Van."

Mythic Resort North Of Sooke That's Been 'Pointless' For 65 Years

"The point of Point No Point is totally beside the point..."