Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Mountains Had More Deciduous Trees…

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If is a column that advocates for things that exist in other cities that could serve to improve or otherwise celebrate life in our own.

(via) For local skiers and snowboarders there’s nothing quite like a good winter’s day up on Cypress. What’s unfortunate is that there are never enough of them, even in good years like 2017 that saw a whopping 78 days of snowfall (2014, in comparison, had just 15 days). That’s why these two thrill-seeking skiers caught our attention. They couldn’t wait for the snow, so they decided to tear down the slope-filled, deciduous Cantal forest of southern France on leaves instead…

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Vancouver Would Be Cooler If… It Had Kinetic Art Installations Shaped by the Wind

Thousands of tiles are moved by the wind, so that when it blows they flap in concert to reveal gusts and air currents in real time. 

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If…It Had a Food Delivery App That Wasn’t Exploitive

To food delivery apps, this virus hasn't been a crisis. It's been an opportunity. Local restaurants are already considering alternatives.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If…Helicopters Kept Crowds Off Beaches During Pandemics

Police in Italy and Brazil are employing helicopters to clear beaches that have been closed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If…It Followed New York’s Lead and Allowed Take-Out Alcohol

To support its breweries, distilleries, wineries and restaurants, the city should allow people to order booze with their take-out.