Welcome to the Vancouver Lexicon. Its purpose is to pin down the patois of the City of Vancouver by recording its toponyms, nicknames, slang terms, personalities, places, and other Van-centric things.
"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..."
"Kudos to the family that owns the Del Mar Inn. This city could use more building owners who put people before profits..."
"The idea of a Potemkin Alley is entirely in keeping with our civic tradition of trying to hide our problems instead of fixing them."
"I accidentally stabbed my face with my vanilla soft serve when the ship's horn blew through Active Pass...'
"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..."
“When I was a little kid I thought my Dad liked Kokanee because it was somehow flavoured with his favourite fish...”
"One of my life goals is to travel the Inside Passage from Victoria all the way north to Skagway and then back again..."