New ‘Tight Club’ Video an Inspiring Fit for First Day of Summer

Tight Club's Keighty Gallagher just sent us a cool short video that immediately made us want to get outside and move.

Scout List

The Scout List Vol. 477

16 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from June 20 to June 26, 2018

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Wanting This Concrete Cabin in Mexico Near a Tofino Beach

Designed by Aranza de Arino (and available on Airbnb), it's close to the big wave surfer's paradise of Puerto Escondido.

Multi-Coloured Domino Tower Fall Takes 46 Mesmerizing Seconds

This domino tower took four days to build using 5,550 blocks, and its destruction took just 46 immensely satisfying seconds.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had This Art Project That Gave Out Free Hot Dogs

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm transformed an old VW bus into a bizarre, oddly obese food truck of sorts, and we want it for our sea wall.

Field Trip

Slowing Down in La Paz

12 Places

How to eat and drink exceptionally well between unforgettable swims with dolphins and sharks in the Sea of Cortez.

Field Trip

The Scout Guide to Tofino

15 Places

Heading to Tofino this summer? Take this handy, mobile-friendly map/guide of good things to eat, drink and do with you!

Sneaking Into a Mediterranean Airport That’s Been Frozen in Time Since 1974

Few have set foot in Nicosia Airport since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus resulted in the forbidden zone that now contains it.

On Left-Wing Agreements in Principle and Mercenaries for the Millionaire Class

Sean Orr's latest read of the local headlines wonders at another Ford victory and peacocks doing their feathered best against excess.

Get Your Eating Pants Ready! Italian Day is Coming

The annual celebration of Italian heritage is one of our great entertainment assets -- 14 blocks of delicious things to eat, drink, see and do!

A Spartan Hideaway of Wood and Window

This minimalist, perspective-compressing 2016 home in Japan would suit an out-of-the-way slice of the Lower Mainland.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If it Had a Weird Village of Spherical Homes

Made of concrete strengthened with fibreglass and originally subsidized by the Dutch government, these futuristic homes from 1984 are awesome.

On Having Pity for Point Grey and Canada Buying Blockbuster the Year Netflix Took Off

Sean's latest read of the news headlines finds heroes and villains in Point Grey and Trudeau buying a bag of magic beans.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had a Massive Carpet Modelled On Its Streetscape

A South African furniture design company has made a 3m x 2m 'New York City Carpet' and we're a little covetous of it.

A Guided Tour Through the Alternate Universe of Local Artist Paul Morstad

...where we discuss dreamworlds, misplaced nostalgia, Wandering Albatrosses and a (possible future) career as a whale tattoo artist.

From Humble Beginnings Came This Outstanding, Week-Long Beer Festival

Our '1,000 Cool Things About Vancouver' series continues with a no brainer: Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Vancouver’s First Public Art Superstar

Carlos Marega made a huge impact on the look and feel of early Vancouver, and many of his works remained treasured civic icons.

Visualising 400,000 Years of Humanity’s Relationship With Light

Our ancestors ignited a relationship between ourselves and photons that changed the course of mankind and continues to evolve to this day.

On Dishwashing in the Woods and the Misunderstood Power of Fairy Dust

In his latest read of the headlines, Sean is reminded of how screwed Millennials are how BC was always going to mess up marijuana.

On Being Bound by the Land and Time Traveling With Artist/Activist Tsema Igharas

The interdisciplinary artist, activist and Tahltan First Nation member's works are visually compelling and politically pertinent. Take a look:

We Want This Tree-Inspired House in Toyko for Vancouver’s Ramenland

This house in Tokyo rises up from the street like a concrete organism, twisting and sprouting limbs in tree-like fashion.

Epic 1959 Road Trip From England Through the Sahara to Southern Africa and Back

Three friends took a military surplus runway control vehicle from London to Bulawayo in 1959, documenting their trip in colour.

On More Feet Washing Ashore and Flinging All the Feces at Tim Hortons

Sean Orr's latest read of the local headlines finds parking meters accepting tips (satire) and more outrage from mouth breathers.

37 Year Old Record Store Filed Under 'Z' in the Vancouver Lexicon

"Three of my top five most intimate and memorable shows of all time were staged among the crates at Zulu..."

Short Film on ‘Why Truly Sociable People Hate Parties’

As this short doc reminds us, true human connections are almost never established in settings that can be described as "cheerful".

Japanese-Inspired ‘Out & About’ Boutique Opens Tonight in Gastown

The new lifestyle shop is located in the old Salmagundi West space (the tip of the old flat-iron building) at 321 West Cordova St.

Field Trip

Five Great Reasons to Hit the Sunshine Coast in May

5 Places

From drag racing and delicious ice bars to forest hikes and farmers markets, check out these cool things to do on the coast this month.

On Pillars of Altruism, the Price of Unity and Crashing the Housing Market

In his latest read of the local headlines, Sean listens to more whining from the over-privileged and gives credit to clergy for courage.