The Adventurous TV Dog That Used to Do Good for Hapless British Columbians

"When I was a kid I wished my lazy dog was a lot more like the dignified German Shepherd in The Littlest Hobo..."

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  • Scout List Our weekly guide to cool things happening in and around Vancouver.
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  • Seen In Vancouver A photo/video archive of cool and interesting things seen in Vancouver
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  • Cool Things We Want We are a covetous bunch. This is a running archive of our earthly desires.
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  • Smoke Breaks The many things that fascinate us from far beyond our city limits
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‘Tree Houses’ on the Edge of the Italian Wilderness

Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture has imagined a series of sustainable hideaways in the Italian Dolomites.

On More Pubs Getting Donnellized and Studying the Benefits of Money Laundering

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr dreams of tunnels under Stanley Park and people who ask to speak to the manager.

The Story Behind Their There’s Unique Branding

From space-themed socks to milk crate seats, owner and conceptual designer Michael Robbins breaks down the many elements of his Kits cafe.

Your Olive May Have Been Shaken Long Before Your Martini Ever Was

Israeli company AFRON has a special machine that shakes the hell out of olive trees to make short work of harvest.

We Want One of These Plinko-Style Bottle Opener Boards

This hand-made, wall-mounted bottle opener from Maryland's LeRoy Woodworks looks like it would fun to mess around with.

Scout List

The Scout List, Vol. 523

15 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from May 15 to May 21, 2019.

Where the Line-Up Here Ends, Vancouver's Best Chicken Wings Begin

"The secret to eating well at Phnom Penh is to bring five adventurous friends who only order dishes you haven't tried before..."

The Local Paper Named After the Thing Around Which Everything Revolves

"Sometimes I read The Sun and want to burn it in anger, but then I imagine Vancouver without a daily paper and get even angrier..."

The Nickname of Vancouver's Most Respected Canucks Beat Reporter

"If I ever have the opportunity to drink from Stanley Cup after the Canucks finally win it, I'll take a sip for Botch."

You Should Know That Hundreds of People are Buried on this Tiny Island in Coal Harbour

"Once I heard the stories, it was easy to make peace with the fact that I would never set foot on Deadman's Island..."

The GM at One of Canada’s Best Restaurants Dishes on Ambition, Mentors and More

Scout recently met with the dancer at heart to pick her brain on the trajectory of her career and all things hospitality.

Understanding the Dynamic Partnership That Drives Two Prolific Restaurateurs

Josh Pape and James Iranzad of Bells and Whistles, Lucky Taco, Wildebeest and Bufala sit for an lengthy interview with Jamie Mah.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes with Michael Hiram and Scott Mitchell

8 Places

We asked the guys who run the wine program at Kitsilano's Annalena to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

Celebrating the Delights of Weirdness With Kiira Saari, Founder of ‘Guts Club’

As she prepped her spring collection, we chatted with the one-woman brand who promotes body positivity, "one weird outfit at a time."

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Grounds For Coffee Opens New location on The Drive