Aprons for Gloves Announces Finalized Fight Lineup for July 26 Restaurant Rumble

This is the 7th anniversary of the charity-boxing tournament that raises funds for the Eastside Boxing Club’s at-risk youth programs.

Scout List

The Scout List Vol. 481

9 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from July 18 to July 24, 2018

On Making Life Harder for Buskers and Calling 911 Like It’s Customer Service

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds musicians getting the shaft and view corridors getting damned.

The Vancouver Alley That Once Passed Laws, Stashed Opium and Sold Tomatoes

"You hear all these great stories about the former glories of Market Alley, but it's hard to imagine it because of the stench of piss..."

On Whipping Up Loathing and Animals Now Doing Their Very Best to Avoid Us

A read of the news headlines has Sean Orr wondering at the escape plans of the rich and the election being a referendum on capitalism.

We Want a Robotic Pot That Will Save the Plants We’d Otherwise Kill

Vincross' HEXA interactive companion robot has been repurposed by its creator to carry a potted plant and keep it alive.

The Floating Respite Within Easy Swimming Reach of Kits Beach

Kits Beach would be a shoe-in for our 1,000 Cool Things About Vancouver project if it wasn't so damn obvious. This makes more sense.

On Bad Mural Ideas and Weed’s Unlikely Future of Paying Off Politicians

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr grapples with murderous advocations and things rich people say to poor people.

Field Trip

24 Hours Soaking Up LA’s Silver Lake Neighbourhood

6 Places

Silver Lake is a hotspot for eating, boozing, kitsch and cool. Think Main Street, but with palm trees and a lot more sunshine.

Talking Iconic Canadian Logos and Brand Campaigns With the Master, Greg Durrell

Durrell's debut doc is screening at The Cinematheque from July 5 - 11th. Don't miss this fascinating entry into Canada's film canon!

On Bad Acid Trips, Casinos Always Winning and Refusing to Serve Trump Supporters

Sean Orr's latest read of the news headlines returns with shadowy tycoons, shameless politicians, brave protestors and dumb decisions.

The One Day a Year When Local Ants Get Freaky in Your Face, Literally

"It's gotta be Flying Ant Day because there are half a dozen of the sexed up critters currently writhing in my beer..."

How 1,000 Vancouver Women Fought World War II from the North Shore

Our 'You Should Know' series continues with a look at the historical importance of a swathe of North Van waterfront.

Safe & Sound Music Fest Going Down in New West August 24/25

The 2018 line-up has expanded to include over two dozen performances — plus, the usual spectacular Fraser River view and outdoor setting — spread over two days.

On Canada’s Complicity and Art Gallery Owners Doing Amusing Things

Sean Orr's latest read of the headlines draws our attentions to giant drug spoons and cute Canadian responses to the USA acting horribly.

A Cool Way to Snoop Some of the West Coast’s Most Iconic Modern and Mid-Century Homes

This is a rare opportunity to gain guided access to some of the most stylish mid-century and contemporary residences on the West Coast.

The Town Fool Who Wanted to Contribute to Vancouver's "Imagination Explosion"

"In a town so full of fools it's odd that there has only ever been one 'official' Town Fool, and that was Joachim Foikus..."

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.

Spaced

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.