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…

On Comforting the Rich at a Yacht Club and the Imminent End of Wing’s Cafe

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr sees springtime gas price lamentations and explains things to a German dishwasher.

Why Trees Can Only Grow So Tall Even If They Live to Be Thousands of Years Old

California's famous sequoia trees have been known to grow to heights over 130 metres, but they are hamstrung by fascinating limitations.

The View From Your Window #180

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

Check Out This Art Show of ‘Leftovers’ off Main Street

Curated by Patrik Andersson of TRAPP Projects, the show brings together photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and more.

On Dish Pigs, Sugar Baby Arrangements and the Joy of Watching Home Sales Fall

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns of a fisherman being terrible and the death of a local punk legend.

The Geological Sword of Damocles That Looms Over the Sea-to-Sky

"When I'm camping near Squamish and I feel the distant rumble of a train, I worry for a moment that it might be The Barrier collapsing..."

The Vancouver Building That Defied Development in the Name of Art and Affordability

"Kudos to the family that owns the Del Mar Inn. This city could use more building owners who put people before profits..."

One of These Vancouver Alleys Is Not Like the Others

"The idea of a Potemkin Alley is entirely in keeping with our civic tradition of trying to hide our problems instead of fixing them."

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...'

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..."

On Thinking Small and Going Wild with an Ethical Hunter, Forager and Cook

In this short interview we discuss land-to-table eating with Jody Peck, the remarkable woman behind Wild Northern Way.

On Foraging for Beers and Keeping Cool with the Family Behind Mayne Island Brewing Co.

Big things are brewing with this family-run nano operation, including a collaboration dinner with Acorn Restaurant on April 10th.

On Prairie Values & Following Your Gut With the Craftswoman Behind Old Fashioned Standards

Cassandra Bailey recently put in some overtime to have an in-depth conversation with us about herself and her brand.

The Making of an Indispensable GM, From Aussie Rules to Running Vancouver’s Top Restaurants

In this edition of The New Breed, we chat with the busy GM of Bao Bei and Kissa Tanto about how he came to live among us.

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