At a Glance

  • Scout List Our weekly guide to cool things happening in and around Vancouver.
  • Vancouverites Short interviews with creative locals who are up to all kinds of good.
  • Vancouver Lexicon A dictionary of Vancouver slang terms, special places, personalities and institutions.
  • You Should Know Fascinating things about Vancouver that every citizen and visitor should know
  • Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Cool things that exist in other cities that could serve to improve Vancouver
  • Tea and Two Slices Local news interpreted by local musician and dishwasher Sean Orr
  • Seen In Vancouver A photo/video archive of cool and interesting things seen in Vancouver
  • 1,000 Cool Things About Vancouver An ever-growing collection of amazing things that make Vancouver worth living in.
  • Cool Things We Want We are a covetous bunch. This is a running archive of our earthly desires.
  • Spaced How Vancouver renters view the world of architecture and home design.
  • Smoke Breaks The many things that fascinate us from far beyond our city limits
  • Definitive Records Interesting locals detail the three albums anchoring their musical tastes.
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Riding a New Wave of Cannabis Culture with Founder of Omni Botanicals

It's an exciting time for a former cook whose line of all-natural, cannabis-based products (eg. "Orgasm Oil") is about to enter a new realm.

On the Spaces Between Laughably Shallow Bluster and Wildly Divisive Rhetoric

A read of recent news headlines has Sean opining on Mayoral candidates and trying to make sense of Notley's chess game.

This Is What Would Happen If It Never Stopped Raining

It's been raining so much that it's OK to wonder what would happen if it never stopped. The answer isn't pretty...

A Six Pack Interview With Local Artist Marena Skinner

Proudly self-taught, this young artist illustrates and addresses her inner ogre in a style that's crude, colourful and hard to look away from.

An Isolated Cabin in Wales for a BC Backyard

We want this beautiful Welsh hideaway - clad in local slate with an interior of birch plywood - a lot closer to home.

Sniffing Out the Story of The Paper Hound Bookshop’s Elegant Canine Mascot

Co-owner Kim Koch fills us in on the regal, literary and personal inspirations that were bred into the shop's poised pup icon.

The Most Dominant Two Minutes and Fifteen Seconds in Local Sports History

"Even though we've gone all the way to the Stanley Cup Final three times, my biggest Canucks thrill of all time remains The Shift."

The Italian Chef/Restaurateur Vancouver Is on a First Name Basis With

"Once I thought I found a new favourite Italian restaurant, but then Pino cooked me something new and I was reminded of that impossibility."

Defining One of the Many Hidden Costs of Making Wine

"We were hoping to bring in more Gewurtztraminer for this vintage but we ended up paying almost 40% in bear tax."

The Kid's Meal Rite of Passage for Vancouver Children Since 1968

"There's definitely an argument to be made for the Pirate Pak being the most emblematic, iconic meal in British Columbia..."

Wilson Rhodes of Tempranillo Dishes on Dream Kitchens and Shucking Beans

The New Breed series continues with an interview with a young cook who plates Spanish tapas with a side of conversation in Gastown.

The Dishes

Where Chef Ciaran Chung Eats and Drinks on his Precious Days Off

7 Places

When the industry veteran isn't behind the line at Gastown's new Coquille Fine Seafood he's making full and delicious use of his days off.

Burning Questions with Local Artist and Educator Justin Langlois

We turn the questions on the artist whose "Should I Be Worried?" installation currently queries the city from False Creek.

The Dishes

Food Writer & Banana Bread Master Erin Ireland Does The Dishes

6 Places

We asked the local champion of the plant-based lifestyle (and maker of to-die-for baked goods) about her favourite eating and drinking spots.

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