Field Trip

Exploring the Pacific Marine Circle Route

24 Places

We drove from Victoria to Sooke and Port Renfrew before cutting across to the Cowichan Valley, and this is what we saw.

Talking Roadside Whisky and Wild Elegance with Goodbeast’s Jesse Bromm

Track the designer down at the Maritime Labour Centre on December 8/9 for the annual Got Craft? Holiday Edition market.

Five Reasons To Check Out ‘Got Craft’ This Weekend

Vancouver's largest indie craft fair returns to the Maritime Centre from December 8th & 9th, and we've got our eyes on a few things!

The Fact British Columbians Acknowledge Before They Go About Their Business

"You know, sometimes the territorial acknowledgement feels a little rushed and insincere, but that was a really good one..."

On Insider Shopping and How Tea Solves Everything With the Boss at Eastside Flea

We caught up with Alberta Randall during the silly season to talk about - among a great many other things - her journey so far...

On ‘Old Stock’ Canadians and Lethal Injections for Fentanyl Dealers

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns that Canada is a tinderbox for populism and white fragility is real.

Does Music Really Sound Better on Vinyl Records?

This short video provides historical and scientific perspectives on vinyl records and details how they sonically compare to digital.

Scout List

Scout List Vol. 501

10 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Dec. 5 to Dec. 11, 2018.

On the Future of Sustainable Fashion with Vancouverite Sam Lau of Hecho & Co.

In this long-form Q&A, we get to know a local creative whose sustainable and ethically-sourced textiles go to the fibre of her being.

Heads Up

How to Get Properly Festive on the Sunshine Coast, Mapped

6 Places

Headed up the coast for the holiday season? We've mapped a route through the festive action, because the good times start now.

The Craftswoman Behind ‘Henderson Dry Goods’ and ‘Someone Somewhere’

The latest edition of our 'Vancouverites' series is a Q&A with local designer Alex Henderson, who you'll find at TOQUE this weekend.

Hotel Chain Offers New Babysitting Service For Guests’ Instagram Accounts

All November, Ibis hotels in Zurich and Geneva have been leasing 'social media sitters' to their guests, who post on their behalf.

On Laundering Billions and Laughing at Developers’ Opposition to Rent Control

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr ponders the fate of settler-colonial fish and the death of a giant.

Five Reasons We’re Stoked for East Van’s Upcoming ‘Krampusmarkt’

Strange Fellows' craft market runs Dec. 6 - 8 and is just the place to score gifts for your more peculiar friends and family members.

You Should Know About Pigeon Park

How commercial interests, social engineering politicians, pigeons and people shaped the Downtown Eastside's "living room".

Rocket Blasting Off From Earth Recorded in Timelapse From Space

An astronaut captured this breathtaking footage of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft punching through our atmosphere.

On Fashion Flukes and Weirdo Fringe Sports With Emily Heffring

This long form Q & A will introduce you to the talented young woman behind the East Van accessory company, Your Bag of Holding.

Five Reasons to Hit Up the TOQUE Craft Fair This Year

The Western Front's annual fundraising event is our go-to place to scoop up holiday goodies from some of Vancouver's best makers, and it's happening November 30th to December 2nd.

On Heroic Otters Eating Out and Asking Chip Wilson All the Right Questions

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean learns of lines poorly drawn and people rage-throwing their own poop.

The Iconic Structure That Towers Over The Heart of Gastown

"If I could live anywhere I wanted in Vancouver, it would be in the Hotel Europe's second floor patio suite overlooking Gastown..."

On Raking BC’s Forests and Making Do in a World Bereft of Meaning

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns about lower body surgeries and discovers that Stephen Harper is still lame.

The View From Your Window #168

We love posting photographs that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

How One Designer Created the Graphic Identity of Jazz

Blue Note Records' graphic designer Reid Miles combined photography and typography in such a way as to define the medium.

Getting to Know the Talented Artist Behind the ‘Strange Fellows’ Brand

In this long read interview with local artist Christine Moulson, we talk process, inspiration, family, branding, beer and more.

On Politicians Expressing Their Wokeness and Grandpa’s Thoughts on Millennials

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr chides a local broadcaster and wonders at conservatives going fact-free.

Why Urban East Sides Are Often Poorer Than West Sides

We don't think this applies to Vancouver's geography, but it's nevertheless an interesting (and quickly explained) hypothesis.

1946 Footage Shows American Navy Pilot Enduring Insane Wind Tunnel Speeds

If you've ever wondered what your face would look like if it turned towards the most powerful wind in history, here you go...

On Luxurious Losses and the Downtown Eastside Somehow Still ‘Shocking’ Newspapers

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns of Olympic promises and how hard it can be to pretend to be poor.