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 accessible historic buildings in the West End. Given its proximity to the always-popular English Bay, thousands stroll

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 myriad trails and forest paths of the North Shore, Vancouverites are never too far from the

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 best known for its all-day, greasy spoon breakfasts and table-side jukeboxes. But it’s much more than that.

DIG IT | A Last Look At UBC’s 60 Year Old “Empire Pool” Before Its Total Destruction

DIG IT | A Last Look At UBC’s 60 Year Old “Empire Pool” Before Its Total Destruction

by Stevie Wilson | Though it doesn’t quite fit into the traditional concept of what a “heritage” structure should look like, UBC’s Empire Pool has been a fixture of the campus landscape for 60 years. The 50-meter long outdoor pool was built for

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 Georgia and Cambie Streets. With this news came a second ruling that

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 flora fanatics. Opened to the public in 1975, the expansive gardens sit on Shaughnessy land that once belonged to the CPR Railway

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 history called Vancouver Confidential. It’s a “collaboration of artists and writers

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 mention one of the most comprehensive displays of this Pacific Northwest’s storied maritime history. The site

DINER | Iconic “Ovaltine Cafe” On The DTES To Change Hands Next Week Before Reboot

DINER | Iconic “Ovaltine Cafe” On The DTES To Change Hands Next Week Before Reboot

by Andrew Morrison | Rachel Chen, who owns the little Perks cafe at 39 East Pender in Chinatown, has agreed to take over the Ovaltine Cafe at 291 East Hastings from the current owner, an old family friend. The Ovaltine,

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 few unusual, unexpected, and straight-up odd chapters. One fascinating example of what could have been

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 at Playland is a true Vancouver landmark. Towering over the eastern end of the

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 area’s oldest intact hood within a hood, Delamont Park (so named for the founder of the Kitsilano Boy Band, Arthur Delamont).

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