At a Glance

  • Scout List Our weekly guide to cool things happening in and around Vancouver.
  • Vancouverites Short interviews with creative locals who are up to all kinds of good.
  • Vancouver Lexicon A dictionary of Vancouver slang terms, special places, personalities and institutions.
  • You Should Know Fascinating things about Vancouver that every citizen and visitor should know
  • Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Cool things that exist in other cities that could serve to improve Vancouver
  • Tea and Two Slices Local news interpreted by local musician and dishwasher Sean Orr
  • Seen In Vancouver A photo/video archive of cool and interesting things seen in Vancouver
  • 1,000 Cool Things About Vancouver An ever-growing collection of amazing things that make Vancouver worth living in.
  • Cool Things We Want We are a covetous bunch. This is a running archive of our earthly desires.
  • Spaced How Vancouver renters view the world of architecture and home design.
  • Smoke Breaks The many things that fascinate us from far beyond our city limits
  • Definitive Records Interesting locals detail the three albums anchoring their musical tastes.
  • Community News News, updates, events and more from members of the Scout Community
  • Opportunity Knocks Are you looking for work? Check out the very latest job listings…

How One of the World’s Most Spectacular Buildings Was Constructed

The B1M trains their engineering/construction eyes on Neuschwanstein, King Ludwig II of Bavaria's stunning mountaintop castle.

Local Artist Perrin Grauer’s Work-In-Progress at Upcoming ‘Magnet’

His installation sees hundreds of triangles angled in line to climb up the western wall of the beer-focused restaurant's entrance.

The Narrow Body of Water Where BC Ferries Terrify Tourists

"I accidentally stabbed my face with my vanilla soft serve when the ship's horn blew through Active Pass...'

On the Triumph of Ignorance and Remembering the Lazy Millennials of the 1970s

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr opines on opinions and imagines the new St. Paul's hospital under water.

We Want One of Scott Reinhard’s Topographic Maps

Reinhard - a freelance Multimedia and Graphics Editor at the New York Times - has been busy with an awesome side hustle.

The View From Your Window #176

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

The Terrible Day When Vancouver Real Estate Will Suddenly Become Affordable Again

"I'm not at all prepared for when The Big One strikes. I have two packets of instant ramen and half a bottle of Chardonnay..."

Despite Its Fishy Name, This Iconic BC Beer Contains No Freshwater Salmon

“When I was a little kid I thought my Dad liked Kokanee because it was somehow flavoured with his favourite fish...”

The Maritime Route That Sounds Like It Could Also Be a Psych-Rock Band

"One of my life goals is to travel the Inside Passage from Victoria all the way north to Skagway and then back again..."

The Vancouver Building That Was Once the Tallest in the British Empire

Despite popular belief, The Dominion's architect J.S. Helyer never fell to his death during the building’s opening party in 1910.

The Dishes

Danielle Tatarin Does ‘The Dishes’

9 Places

Dani might be spending a lot more time in Baja than YVR these days, but she can still point us in the direction of deliciousness...

Gastown

Shoel Davidson Does ‘The Dishes’

17 Places

We asked the co-owner of good times spots Gringo and Dixie's BBQ to take us on a tour to some of his favourite local spots.

On Death Blows, Nachos and Coffee Collabos with Cody Allmin of Twin Sails Brewing

We met up with the brewery boss to get a sneak peek at what Twin Sails has brewing (and buzzing) for this year's Hopwired Fest.

Serenading Newborns and Scoring Horror with the Duo Behind HUMANS

Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq speak in advance of their February 15th gig at Celebrities, in support of their latest LP, "Going Late".

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Steamworks Launches Barrel-Aged Brett Saison ‘Purgatory’