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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.

Join Cafe Medina for Their One-Night-Only ‘Summer Crush’ Beer Dinner, June 13th

Although still a week out from Summer's 'official' advent, we think that there's certainly no harm done getting an early start calibrating yourself to the season by reacquainting your palate and stomach with some of its best flavours and ingredients.

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.

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!

The 2024 Vancouver Short Film Festival is Kicking Off May 31st!

The 2024 edition is keeping it concise, with three days of short and sweet big-screen entertainment (plus another week of small-screen virtual screening time).

The Tequila and Agave Festival Cocktail Competition Happens on Monday – You Should Come!

Expect a line-up of some of Vancouver’s most talented bartenders challenged them to capture the spirit of Guadalajara, Mexico in a glass – be it highball, rocks, or coupe.

Don’t Miss Out on Top Drop, Hitting Downtown Vancouver Next Week!

Once again, the Roundhouse will be bringing together more than 40 producers and importers representing a dozen countries for the two-day Main Event, May 14th and 15th...Scramble to secure your spots before they sell out; then take a deep breath...and get stoked for a seriously good wine-fuelled evening!

Tickets for the 2024 ‘Noir Fest’ at Averill Creek Vineyard Go On Sale This Friday!

Do you really love Pinot Noir? Arguably, the best way to take your relationship up a level is by trying as many variations as possible - and one fun, intimate, and highly recommended way to begin to do just that is by attending this entirely Pinot Noir-centric wine festival, the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd.

BC Seafood Festival Hits Mount Washington June 21st to 23rd

This year’s BC Seafood Festival is not just a series of events; it's a full tribute to the Comox Valley, the powerhouse of British Columbia’s shellfish industry. Plan a whole weekend around it—there’s camping, fresh seafood, stunning views, and great people.

‘Copy Machine Manifestos’ Zine Exhibit Opens at the VAG This Weekend

The milestone exhibition runs May 12th through September 22nd. However, if you want additional “seen it first” bragging rights, plus an excuse to get all spiffied up in your best duds, then take note: VAG is throwing one of their fancy Art Party events this Saturday night (May 11th).

Five Local Chefs to Participate in This Summer’s Shady Hazel Farm Supper Club

It will be summer before you know it! And that means it's time to begin planning your travel adventures STAT.

How to Get the Most Out of the 2024 DOXA Documentary Film Festival

When trying to whittle down this year’s programming to our “must see” films, we sure had our work cut out for us! But, as usual, we gave it our best shot…

What to See at the 2024 Capture Photography Festival

In order to make the most of the festival over the week/weekend ahead, here are our top five picks to add to your itinerary.

Sign Us Up for ‘Bad Summer Camp’, June 14-16th!

The Bad Academy has brainstormed up their ideal adult summer camp scenario that factors in everything from bonfires, crafting, hiking, paddleboarding and lake dips, to morning sound bathing and yoga sessions, a cedar weaving workshop, and even a visit to Shady Hazel Farm.

Basta BBQ is Breaking the Barbecue Seal on Sunday, April 21st

Smell that? BBQ season is fast approaching, and the team behind Basta BBQ are primed to get grilling ASAP!

Hit East Van for the 2nd Annual Vancouver Brewers Fest, April 19-28th

Since a single person (and liver) can only handle so many beers and beer-drinking celebrations, some prioritizing is in order. Topping off our list of events is the imminent (and, in our opinion, non-negotiable) Vancouver Brewers Fest.

Embrace Spring with a Walking Tour of Mount Pleasant’s Boulevard Gardens

Saba Farmand, a local landscape architect and the person behind Blvd Gardens of East Vancouver, is back with his popular series of Earth Day Boulevard Garden Walking Tours, April 13th, 14th and 19th.

Turn Up for the Inaugural Tequila & Agave Festival, Vancouver!

Although the main Grand Tasting event is sold out, there are still several other opportunities to get in on the action. For your convenience, we've rounded up a list of the festival's satellite and industry-centred events - don't wait to grab your tickets!

Get Sorted with Tickets to BC Distilled Festival, Happening This Week

This year, the festival relocates to new digs at the Italian Cultural Centre, and features 30 of British Columbia's premier distilleries (as well as a selection of non-alcoholic options).

How ‘To Do’ the 2024 Capture Photography Festival, Scout-Style

When making your plan for this year's month-long festival (until April 30th), be sure to factor our five suggested exhibitions into your itinerary.

Snag Seats for the Skoden Indigenous Film Festival This Weekend

This year`s fest features is packed with creativity and conversational fodder, featuring over 30 short films divided between five themed programs screening over the course of two days, and book-ended by Opening and Closing & Awards.

Enjoy an Evening of Exceptional Japanese Sake at Burdock & Co, April 8th

The Main Street restaurant is shaking it up, shifting their focus from wine to their other long-term liquid infatuation - sake! - by welcoming multiple-award-winning Sohomare Sake Brewery for a five-course paired dinner.

Food Inc. 2 is Coming to VIFF Centre This April

Rally your troupe and snag tickets to a screening, April 12th through 22nd, for some serious 'food for thought'.

Engage Your Body and Brain with a Mount Pleasant Walking Tour This Spring

Break out your best walking shoes: local history-buff (and long-time Scout Contributor), Christine Hagemoen, is priming up for another series of on-foot tours through Mount Pleasant, with various dates scheduled throughout April and May...and spots are already filling up!

From Art Fairs to Gallery-Hopping: A Recap of 2024 LA Frieze Week

Be sure to save the dates for next year’s Frieze Art Fair (soon to be announced) so that you can plan your own art-filled experience; and, in the meantime, enjoy these highlights from this year's event.

Head to East Van for the Symmetric Allure Art Show, Kicking Off This Thursday

Forward-thinking, local non-profit arts organization, Outsiders and Others, has a new group art show going up on the walls of Alternative Creations Gallery & Studio this week, featuring six "artists who identify as outsider, self-taught, visionary, intuitive, and with disabilities".

Tickets Now On Sale for a Spring Seafood Feast at Farmer’s Apprentice, March 24th

This is your chance to familiarize your palate to a variety of lesser-known species from the sea in six flavourful, creatively executed courses.

Hit Container Brewing for One-Night-Only Table Service with PiDGiN

Everyone can use a dose of affordable, approachable fun right about now... Enter Chef Wes Young and the PiDGiN kitchen crew, who are carting their mobile commissary kitchen over to Container Brewing for a good-time party-time on March 26th...