YOU SHOULD KNOW | More About The Stanley Park Zoo, A Vancouver Institution Until 1996

YOU SHOULD KNOW | More About The Stanley Park Zoo, A Vancouver Institution Until 1996

by Stevie Wilson | Many people will remember the 1996 closure of the Stanley Park Zoo, or recall visiting the various animal enclosures with their families – it’s only been gone for 18 years. However, that’s just enough time for a new generation to grow up without any memory of the space, and without any recognition of its last remaining relic: that long-forgotten polar bear exhibit. The story of the zoo dates back to 1888, the year Stanley Park officially opened. Henry Avison,… more 

DIG IT | Peeling Back The Layers At The Sylvia Hotel — Ivy-Covered Jewel Of The West End

DIG IT | Peeling Back The Layers At The Sylvia Hotel — Ivy-Covered Jewel Of The West End

by Stevie Wilson | The Sylvia Hotel is certainly no stranger to the affections of heritage lovers. After all, it’s one of the most recognizable and… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The Iconic Twin Peaks Of The North Shore, “The Lions”

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The Iconic Twin Peaks Of The North Shore, “The Lions”

by Stevie Wilson | It’s no secret that one of Vancouver’s many charms is its natural landscape. From Sunday strolls on the seawall to hikes along the… more 

DIG IT | On The Indefatigable “Helen’s Grill” – A Greasy Spoon Main St. Fixture Since ’61

DIG IT | On The Indefatigable “Helen’s Grill” – A Greasy Spoon Main St. Fixture Since ’61

by Stevie Wilson | For the past several decades the southeast corner of Main Street and King Edward has been home to Helen’s Grill, the familiar diner… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | On The “Paint In” Of 1966 & The End Of The Centennial Fountain

YOU SHOULD KNOW | On The “Paint In” Of 1966 & The End Of The Centennial Fountain

by Stevie Wilson | Earlier this year it was announced that the Vancouver Art Gallery would be relocated from its current home to a brand-new structure at West… more 

DIG IT | Getting Lost Inside The Elizabethan Hedge Labyrinth Out At VanDusen Gardens

DIG IT | Getting Lost Inside The Elizabethan Hedge Labyrinth Out At VanDusen Gardens

by Stevie Wilson | Lauded as one of Vancouver’s most popular tourist attractions, the VanDusen Gardens is a beautiful spot catering to families and… more 

COOL THING WE WANT #444 | The New Local History Book ‘Vancouver Confidential’

COOL THING WE WANT #444 | The New Local History Book ‘Vancouver Confidential’

Local writer Stevie Wilson, the very same who pens the popular DIG IT and YOU SHOULD KNOW columns on Scout, has been busy contributing to a new book of local… more 

DIG IT | On Vancouver’s Maritime Museum, A Stunning Icon Of Mid-Century Modernism

DIG IT | On Vancouver’s Maritime Museum, A Stunning Icon Of Mid-Century Modernism

by Stevie Wilson | Opened in 1959, the Vancouver Maritime Museum is one of the most gorgeous pieces of mid-century modernist design in the city, not to… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The Kind Of City Vancouver Nearly Became In The 1960s

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The Kind Of City Vancouver Nearly Became In The 1960s

by Stevie Wilson | The story of Vancouver is one of continuous development, and despite our city’s relatively short history it nonetheless features more than… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | The History Behind Playland’s Ancient, Iconic Wooden ‘Coaster’

YOU SHOULD KNOW | The History Behind Playland’s Ancient, Iconic Wooden ‘Coaster’

by Stevie Wilson | Whether you love a good rush of adrenaline or prefer to just sit on the sidelines and watch, there’s no denying that the Wooden Coaster… more 

DIG IT | Remembering A Piece Of Chinatown Before It’s Destroyed For A Mid-Rise Condo

DIG IT | Remembering A Piece Of Chinatown Before It’s Destroyed For A Mid-Rise Condo

by Stevie Wilson | In 1931 the Shell Oil Company opened this auto garage at 231 East Pender St. - it’s 20th location in the province - as the Lion’s… more 

DIG IT | Sipping History In “Delamont Park”, Kitsilano’s Forgotten Micro-Neighbourhood

DIG IT | Sipping History In “Delamont Park”, Kitsilano’s Forgotten Micro-Neighbourhood

by Stevie Wilson | With its abundance of beautiful heritage homes and structures, the Kitsilano neighbourhood comes loaded with history. Case in point: the… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | More About The City’s Long Love Affair With The Game Of Baseball

YOU SHOULD KNOW | More About The City’s Long Love Affair With The Game Of Baseball

by Stevie Wilson | Whether you’re a diehard fan or just love a cheap hot dog, a trip to the baseball diamond is just good fun. Our city's interest in… more 

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