45 things that made Vancouver Awesome this week


Take a break from the news cycle and help us celebrate the things we covered this week that are making Vancouver Awesome with a capital “A.”

March 31-April 6, 2018

1. This week’s Very Special Episode of the V.I.A. Podcast is all about FOOD.

Vancouver Canucks’ Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, skate before an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Vancouver on March 27, 2018. Vancouver forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin have announced this will be their last NHL season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

2. 10 of the best ways Vancouver said #ThankYouSedins!

3. Dates announced for Vancouver summer fireworks festival

4. Your weekend wake up call: Brunch is beautiful at Honey Salt

5. Awesome to some, less so to others: A Times Square-style video screen is coming to Broadway and Kingsway

6. This map shows over 2,500 places to see cherry blossoms in Metro Vancouver

7. Vancouver Greek Food Festival returns for 40th delicious year

8. VIDEO: B.C.’s most awesome peace-time explosion!

9. 15 photos of Vancouver being ridiculously good looking in the dark

Photo: Tyler Mcleod

10. Mailman chronicles adventures with Canuck the crow on Instagram

11. First-ever youth homeless count coming to Metro Vancouver

12. Meanwhile in Victoria: Lifetime ban from Empress for pepperoni seagull fiasco has been lifted

13. This new book is ‘Fire and Fury’ for B.C. and if you vote you need to read it

14. VIDEO: Super cute lambs at Maplewood Farm during ‘lambing season’

15. Stanley Park herons laid their eggs in time for Easter Monday

16. The world’s first The Belgian Chocolate Café to open in Vancouver

Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome

17. First person story: My name is Alex, and I have Autism Spectrum Disorder

18. This 30-year-old Vancouverite has some advice for kids going to prom

19. Aloha Bowls: New food truck brings healthy eats to Vancouver streets

20. Fall For Local Spring Market pops-up this month in North Vancouver

21. Ditch your retail job and get outside this summer with BC Parks Student Ranger Program

22. VIDEO: Cultural Anthropologist discusses the future of archival objects

23. Pender mercies ease stress of taking B.C. Ferries on long weekend

24. Pallet Coffee Roasters opening fourth Vancouver location

The Canada Beer Run/Facebook

25. This ultimate Beer Run races to five Vancouver craft breweries

26. Deadline to #savetherio Theatre extended to April 16

27. Century-old wooden paver blocks exposed on Vancouver street

28. Get outside the gallery with Capture Photography Festival’s street exhibits

29. This treat shop is using ramen noodles in their newest chocolate bar


30. Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver to open this month

31. Full seniors’ discount returns to B.C. Ferries; fares cut 15% on minor routes

32. Tsawwassen couple newest Lotto 6/49 millionaires

33. UNIQLO at Richmond Centre opens this week with giveaways, specials

34. This Week in History: Party of the century (Vancouver’s Centennial)

35. Public art can be awesome: City unveils public art teeter-totter costing over $30K

Photo Harbour Air

36. Vancouver to Seattle seaplane service starts later this month

37. Author R.L. Stine will give Vancouver Goosebumps this Halloween

38. In Chinatown, DALINA’s Italian eats offer a sense of home

39. Here’s how to get a free cup of coffee from 7-Eleven on April 12

40. Street signs honour Musqueam First Nation heritage at UBC campus

41. Phew: You no longer need to feel embarrassed about loving Chardonnay

42. Blood, sweat, tears and beers: Beer Wars return to Vancouver this Sunday

Vancouver Pillow Fight Day (LeonWang/Shutterstock)

43. There’s going to be a big pillow fight in downtown Vancouver this weekend

44. This $1.8 million painting was just donated to Emily Carr University

45. Top Drop: Naturally chic wine fest returns to Vancouver this May

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom