35 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.”

October 27 – November 2, 2018


Kennedy Stewart in studio. Photo Bob Kronbauer

1. On this week’s V.I.A. podcast, we spoke to Vancouver’s new Mayor-elect, Kennedy Stewart!

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2. These are the best Burnaby spots to watch salmon returning to spawn.

3. Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons sketches success with “Princesses Wear Pants”.

4. Big Star Sandwich is bringing epic meat subs to Richmond.

5. This quick-thinking 7-year-old helped save his family from Vancouver house fire.

R.J. Pena and Landon Thatcher outside city hall on Friday afternoon. They were recognized for their bravery in the face of an East Vancouver house fire. (Photo by Dan Toulgoet).

6. Horin Ramen + Sake: New noodle shop joins Robson’s ‘Ramen Row.

7. Crazy art pieces made out of cans will be built in Burnaby on Saturday.

8. $5-million donation funding massive expansion of VPL’s Children’s Library.

9. Go whole hog at the inaugural Swine Out Vancouver meat and beer event.

10. Get a sip of what’s brewing at the 5th annual Vancouver Tea Festival.

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11. This Richmond restaurant is the first hot pot spot in Canada to go Ocean Wise.

12. Join a massive pack of elves on this magical fun run through Stanley Park.

13. Discover over 500 artists at Vancouver’s FREE Eastside Culture Crawl.

14. Crush these food and wine events at Whistler’s annual Cornucopia.

15. EAT! Vancouver celebrates the best of the city’s incredible food and drink.

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16. Burnaby poet earns Governor General’s Literary Award.

17. Claim one of the rarest whiskies in the world at this massive liquor release.

18. UBC to give honorary degrees to Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Kim Cattrall.

19. Horgan, Wilkinson to talk electoral reform in B.C. in televised debate Nov. 8.

20. North Shore mountains celebrate first snowfall of the season.

Mt. Seymour staffer Aaron Butcher celebrates the first dusting of snow Monday at the top of Mystery Peak. (Photo courtesy Mt. Seymour)

21. 21 awesome Vancouver food events to check out this November.

22. Full metal racket: Courier reporter drums up publicity for his band’s new album.

23. Richmond gamer wins chance to gain world title in China.

24. You can perform for thousands as a TransLink musician.

25. Someone made the East Van Cross out of fallen leaves in a Vancouver park.

Mystery artist creates East Van Cross out of maple leaves. (Photo by Adrian via Reddit)

26. UBC ranked #2 Canadian university in global report.

27. The massive Emily Carr Student Art Sale takes place this November.

28. Discover the $1M makeover at this magical ravine park in Metro Vancouver.

29. B.C. government issues first recreational pot shop licence.

30. Nude farmers raise cash for Squamish community farm.

Photo by Nina Laflamme

31. Discover over 100 artists, makers and brands at this massive Indie market.

32. Fizz biz: B.C. craft breweries are going pop.

33. This photo of one of the coolest houses in Vancouver shot by jeshaiah_david.

34. Journey through an epic 210 foot long illuminated light tunnel this month.

35. You can pick how ‘numbing’ you want your spicy ramen at this new noodle shop.

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Adam Nanji is the Content Manager at Vancouver Is Awesome. When he’s not scouring the city for awesome news, he performs as ¼ of local band, Belle Game. Adam grew up in Vancouver and earned a degree in Cultural Studies with a double minor in Communication and Gender Studies from McGill University. He’s passionate about Vancouver’s social issues and local art. You’ll typically find him standing on a corner, contemplating where to eat next. Tell him what you think is awesome: adam@vancouverisawesome.com