A no messing around guide to the coolest things to eat, drink and do in Vancouver and beyond. Community. Not clickbait.

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.

All That Colourful Art on the Walls at ‘The Magnet’ Is Not What It Seems…

Downtown's beer-forward restaurant is a trove of quirky details from bar to bathroom. Here's a cool thing to look out for...

This Mt. Pleasant Restaurant Honours Its Veteran Staff Members in a Really Cool Way

Wallflower Diner recognizes and celebrates its long-serving crew members by affixing their names to the long edge of the wooden bar.

The One Delicious Day of the Year We Actually Looking Forward to Meat Sweats

The annual Brewery and the Beast festival of meat and beer easily cracks our 1,000 Cool Things About Vancouver list.

Our Favourite Event of the Summer? The Powell Street Festival

The annual festival in and around Oppenheimer Park offers up full plates of Japanese-Canadian arts, culture, and fabulous food.

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!

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

Sunshine, Concrete Couches and Ping Pong Next to a Brewery on a Bike Route

The new double-triangle bike route hangout on Vernon Drive (at Union Street) is the chillest place to take a break during rush hour.

One of the Coolest, Most Fleetingly Delicious Facts of Life in Vancouver…

What's free, delicious, hard to get, impossibly sweet, juicy and incredibly versatile? Local blackberries!

Catch This Well-Timed, Beefalicious Skylight Smoke Show on Commercial Drive

A lot of smoke, a skylight and the right time of day combine for magic at La Mezcaleria

It Offers Workers Truly Spectacular Commutes

Coming Home After A Long Time Away From It

The Constant Hum & Spectacle Of Seaplanes

That One Day When Summer Suddenly Arrives

The Social Seating Experiment At Timbertrain

A Hidden Arcade Of Cool Classics In Strathcona

Its A Natural Amphitheatre For Amazing Sunsets

Arthur Erickson’s Soothing Waterfall Building

Tuesday Nights At The Vancouver Art Gallery

Hunting Titles & Smelling Deep At MacLeod’s

CRAB Park: A Hidden Gem On The Waterfront

The View Of The City From This East Van Alley

Its Scattered ‘Living Fossil’ Monkey Puzzle Trees

A Hot Wheels Illusion On The Dunsmuir Viaduct

A Glance Up Cambie Between Water & Cordova

A Local Abundance Of Wild, Delicious Shrooms

The Purple Lights Of Our Ancient Basements

A Vintage “Tin Can Studio” Of Mobile Creativity