FSR

Welcome to the Vancouver Lexicon. Its purpose is to pin down the patois of the City of Vancouver by recording its toponyms, nicknames, slang terms, personalities, places, and other Van-centric things. Full A-Z here.

FSR | acronym | Forest Service Road. An FSR is typically a rough dirt and rock track used by timber industry vehicles and 4×4 enthusiasts in British Columbia’s vast back country of Crown Land. The FSRs closest to population centres are often used as a means for city dwellers and suburbanites to access free and remote campsites. Also known colloquially as a ‘logging road’.

Usage: “Shortly after setting up camp off the main FSR a bunch of belligerent yahoos barged in next to us and started snorting coke, shooting guns and drinking themselves unconscious…”

There are 0 comments

Lexicon

How Vancouverites Know a Targeted Hit on a Gangster Has Just Gone Down

"Like sunshine after rain and dawn after dark, a report of a burning vehicle usually means a gangster has just been shot at."

The Unkind Name Some American Border Town Residents Call Deal-Seeking British Columbians

"It's hard to blend in and avoid being outed as a Milk Piranha when your license plate gives the ballgame away..."

Somehow These Two Words in Latin Permitted the Crown to Claim Sovereignty Over British Columbia

Despite its fancy Latin name, the doctrine of 'Terra nullius' was of a calibre of argument typically employed by kindergarten bullies.

This Beloved Vancouver Legend Passed Away 99 Years Ago Today

"It's a testament to how special Joe Fortes was that so few in the century since his death have measured up to his respect and renown."