Scout List

The Scout List, Vol. 460

10 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, 2018.

On Predicting Budgets and Speculation Being Vancouver’s Best Hope

This read of the day's news reveals anticipation of the provincial budget, a double-fisted curling husband and questionable a Canuck move.

The Vancouver Park with the ‘Hobo Jungle’ Past

Before it was a magnet to beer league baseball players and dog walkers, this green space was home to a dump and a homeless camp.

A Zeppelin-Shaped Cabin for Finn Slough

The Jules Verne-like "Mr. Plocq’s Caballon" is located on the shore of the Loire estuary in France, but we want it much closer.

The Beautiful Art and Science of “Nordic Skating” on Thin Ice

On a small lake in the Swedish wilderness a skater glides along the ridiculously thin ice emitting a series of bizarre sounds.

Daydreaming with Local Artist, Paul Melo

Touching on food, inspiration, craft and stories of shots not taken, Vancouver's Paul Melo speaks volumes in this new interview.

On Selling Military Helicopters to Murderers and Everything You Love Being Eaten Alive

In Sean Orr's latest read of the headlines, we find our Prime Minister being silly and Prairie dwellers wanting to kill trespassers.

We Want the Colour Guide That Assisted Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle

"Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours" was first printed in 1814 as a guide for scholars and artists. Its has just been republished.

Meet the Local Audiophile Who Wants to Put on a Show in Your Living Room

We chatted with the man behind the scenes of Vancouver's secret show series as he prepares for the next gig on February 24.

Don’t Miss Vancouver Band “Belle Game” at The Imperial, Feb. 23

Catch the local indie band before they embark on their North American tour supporting Broken Social Scene!

Psst! You Might Want to Dig Into Vancouver’s Heritage While You Still Can

This year's 'Canada Heritage Week' calendar includes three events around the city that are informative, entertaining and even delicious.

On Campfire Knife Fights and Albertans Equating Crude With Cabernet

In his latest read of the local headlines, Sean Orr finds a mysterious pants arch, revisits slumlords and yearns for Trudeau's yoga.

The Most British Columbian Excuse for Being Late for Work

"I'm sorry I was late for my shift but it's totally not my fault. I got stuck in a bear jam just south of Function Junction."

Gettin’ Body Positive and Having a Laugh with Local Graphic Designer, Linny Malin

We had a good chat with the talented British-born artist as she was preparing for her Eastside Flea debut on February 10th.

On Bulldozing the Granville Strip and the Cowardly Political Scramble for the Exits

Sean Orr's latest read of the local headlines focuses on a few bad ideas, some good ones, and all sort of shitty things on fire.

Imagining This Swiss Concrete Cabin Under an East Vancouver Bridge

If enterprising skateboarders can hide DIY concrete skateparks in tunnels and under bridges, why not a cabin or two?

The Leather Lowdown with Local Designer and Craftswoman, Hannah Joan Newton

After falling in love with her vegetable-tanned bags, we just had to know more about this multi-talented Vancouverite.

Vancouver’s City Hall Destroyed The Original ‘Strathcona Park’ by Landing On It

There are two Strathcona Parks in Vancouver's history. The second is still in Strathcona. The first is long gone. Here's what happened.

Frankie Predicts Massive Earthquake ‘Anytime Soon’ for Vancouver

The beloved Nova Scotian typically sticks to weather reports, but today he has a special warning for his friends on the opposite coast...

When Graphic Designers See Algorithms in the Works of Master Painters

Greek graphic/visual designer Dimitris Ladapoulus breaks down the works of the two Rembrandts in an oddly beautiful, unique way.

What Vancouverites Mean When They Enthusiastically Refer to "The Canadians"

"I could use some cold beer, two hot dogs, a lot of direct sunshine and some screaming. Hey, I know! Let's go to a Canadians game!"

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had a Japanese-Style ‘Capsule’ Hotel & Sauna

This capsule hotel and sauna facility in Tokyo would be nice fit for Vancouver, which could use more diversity of accommodations.

Mount Pleasant’s Massy Books is Moving to Chinatown

The small Mount Pleasant bookstore is gaining several hundred square feet and a mezzanine art gallery in the March 1st move.

Christopher Walken Opens a Coffee Shop and Animated Weirdness Ensues

"Christopher Walken has branched out from his very successful acting career to pursue his true passion, creating artisanal coffee beverages and pastries"

Imagining this Northern Californian Retreat in Some Vancouver Island Woods

This beautiful family complex would make for an excellent place to hide from depressing housing statistics.

How to Camp the Coast of California

UPDATED. These are the places we eat, drink and pitch our tents from the beautiful Redwoods all the way down to LA.

The Force is Strong With Bruce Lee, Jedi Nunchuck Master

An artist turned the weapons in the legendary fight scene from 1972's "Fist of Fury" into lightsabers, and there was much rejoicing.

Cool Facet of Old School European Train Stations Reimagined for Home, Smartphones

Those old split-flap thingamajigs that whir and tickety-tick have been miniaturized and iOS/Android enabled.