This is What’s Awesome in Canada This Week


The Canada Is Awesome network has websites and social media extensions in Vancouver, Whistler, Calgary and Toronto, with many more on the horizon. Our goal is simple: we let people know about all of the awesome things that make their Canadian cities great, despite the bad. I’m the founder of this network and each week in this What’s Awesome post I bring you the top stories from each of our properties, giving you access to the best of our content all in one place.

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Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show

Every coffee shop holds a million stories. Having spent more years than necessary slinging bowls of café au lait (it was the 90s and lattes hadn’t been invented yet. Truth) at the now defunct Planet Coffee in Mission, I was witness to the theatre that played out daily. From my vantage point behind the counter I became seriously invested in the lives of the “regulars” who apparently had no shortage of immeasurable leisure time to spend talking, arguing politics, doing crossword puzzles and smoking (did I mention it was the 90s?).


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Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Ambassador Profile on Patrick McMurray

Toronto Is Awesome is a proud supporter of Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ program, created in 2005 to address overfishing, the single biggest threat facing our oceans today. What started as a local conservation initiative has grown into a nation-wide program with over 525 partners spanning coast to coast.

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#CycleChicFilms: Open Call for Casting & Sponsorship

Referred to by The Guardian as “The Sartorialist on two wheels,” the Cycle Chic Republic is a global network comprised of more than 50 blogs based in cities worldwide, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Sydney, New York, Montreal, Budapest, and Rio de Janeiro. It is headed by the world-famous Copenhagen Cycle Chic, the original bike style and street photography website started by Mikael Colville-Andersen in 2004.

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Bob is our founder and Editor-in-Chief. A family man and outdoors enthusiast in his 3rd decade of publishing, he steers the V.I.A. ship, hosts our 'BC Was Awesome' history TV show and co-hosts our weekly podcast.