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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
  • Definitive Records Interesting locals detail the three albums anchoring their musical tastes.
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • Book Club A hit list of what we’re currently reading and recommend.

Scout Book Club, Vol. 13

We like consuming words on the page almost as much as we like consuming food on the plate. Welcome to the Scout Book Club: a brief and regular rundown of what we're reading, what's staring at us from the bookshelf begging to be read next, and what we've already read and recommend.

Jay Drysdale and Wendy Rose of Bella Wines Announce the Sale of Their Iconic Winery

When Jay Drysdale of Bella Wines called to let us know that he and his partner Wendy were selling, we selfishly wanted to know it was going into capable hands—someone who would respect and carry on the incredible work that they had poured into for well over a decade. Here is what we uncovered...

Wellness in Whistler: A Weekend Dive into Nourish

The Nourish Wellness Festival is on in Whistler until Sunday, June 23rd. Here’s a quick rundown of some highlights happening over the remaining weeks of the festival, along with our personal suggestions of where and how to flesh out your visit with extra good eats and activities.

New VIFF Series Celebrates a Vancouver Architecture Legend on the Big Screen

Curious to learn more about the correlation between film and our city's most famous figure in architecture? Get your answers by attending as many of the Erickson on Film programs as you can finagle.

On Simplicity, Adaptability and Animal Interactions, with Annie “Lemonni” Chen

For her upcoming show at Slice of Life Gallery, Wild Tales (June 6-9th) Chen will be showing a series of new paintings inviting viewers to “Delve into a world where creatures and landscape converge in a symphony of colours & emotions.”

Head to East Van for Some Community-Minded DIY Fun and Discussion, June 9th

For one-evening only, the James Black Gallery is hosting Vancouver-based art/community collective, Anartchists, for a punk-as-f*uck zine-making workshop in support of Palestine. You should definitely go!

On Fermentation, Home Cooking and Bringing the Flavours of Korea to Tofino

In this new interview, owners of Jeju restaurant, Sungeun “Sung” Kim and Yunyoung “Dylan” Kim, share their journey from bustling metropolis to small coastal district; and discuss navigating a new culture, and integrating local ingredients into their traditional Korean dishes.

Get Properly Prepped for the Tequila & Agave Festival with Experts Eli Diamond and Alex Staniloff

Before this weekend's Tequila and Agave Festival at the Italian Cultural Centre, we check in with two tequila experts to find out what we should consider when tasting our way through the festival booths and bottles.

Starting May 1st, Tune Into “Not Your Butter Chicken” – Not Your Typical Food Docuseries!

The four-part docuseries, hosted by local food and wine pro, Shiva Reddy, explores the Indo-Canadian experience through the lens of food and family.

Good News for Victoria: “Emmaline’s” is Coming to Quadra Village

The new Victoria-based concept from Elizabeth Bryan (the powerhouse behind former, sorely missed Mount Pleasant spot, Dock Lunch), with partners Fabio Caboclo and Daniel Peres is expected to be pulling in locals and Vancouverites to the space by early summer by using table service charm in a counter service world.

Picking Grapes with Lisa Cook

The GM at Bufala River District walks us through her very first BC wine crush, the perfect pour for spring, and a wine myth she’s itching to bust.
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L’Abattoir Launches Second Installment of Sipping Around BC, a Series of Regional Winemaker Dinners

Published on Main Announces “Once Upon a Pear Tree” Collaborative Dining Experience with Chefs Lee Cooper & Scott Jaeger

Say Mercy! Introduces a Line-up of Great ‘Happy Hour’ Deals

Bacchus Presents an Exclusive Bordeaux Winemakers Dinner With Château Mouton Rothschild