28 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 30 – April 5, 2019


1. 5 stories every British Columbian should be following in 2019.

To help navigate the world of breaking news, we’ve partnered with CBC Vancouver to highlight the stories that every British Columbian should be following in 2019. You can tune in to CBC Radio One at 88.1 FM (690 AM), and watch CBC Vancouver News on TV and streaming on CBC Gem. You can also follow CBC on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for ongoing and up-to-date reporting of the stories that matter most in B.C. #sponsored

2. Check out 9 of the most hilarious Canadian April Fools’ Day pranks.

3. Meet B.C.’s best wedding photographer.

4. 18 awesome Vancouver food events to check out this April.

5. This stunning tulip festival offers 10 acres of vibrant rainbow blooms.

Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival
abbotsfordtulipfestival / Instagram

6. This cannabis-curious event at the Planetarium features awe-inspiring visuals.

7. This huge Greek Food Festival is a Grecian feast for Vancouver.

8. This massive picnic under the cherry blossom canopy takes place this month.

9. This adorable Easter train will transport you into an ‘egg-chanting’ forest.

10. Meet one Vancouver man who’s helping micro-distilling be a big thing in B.C.

BC Distilled’s Alex Hamer in studio with V.I.A. Photo by Lindsay William-Ross

11. These 4 Easter-themed videos from the Vancouver Aquarium will melt your heart.

12. Watch Grouse Mountain’s grizzly bears emerge from hibernation.

13. 19 breathtaking pictures of Vancouver in all its spring glory.

14. 11-screen VIP Cineplex opens in West Vancouver.

15. Where to get the best Chinese food in Metro Vancouver in 2019.

Grill Rock Fish with Spicy and Chinese Spice from Li’s China Grill (Photo courtesy Chinese Restaurant Awards)

16. The world’s largest indoor Christmas festival comes to Vancouver this year.

17. This massive 2-day Japan fair takes place in Vancouver this month.

18. This outdoor bed cinema is coming to Vancouver this summer.

19. VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop invites visitors to journey through a hedge maze.

20. Canada welcomes 36 new citizens at emotional Vancouver ceremony.

Thirty-six people from 17 different places of origin became Canadian citizens at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village on April 3. Photo by Dan Toulgoet.

21. Restoration revives North Vancouver streetcar.

22. Sample over 100 beers and ciders at the 2nd Steveston Ciders and Sours Fest.

23. Bloedel Conservatory marks 50 years of birds, plants and stinky flowers.

24. A huge FREE Root Beer Festival is happening this May in Metro Vancouver.

25. 10 awesome things you should know about the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Outdoor yoga in 2016. Photo courtesy Vancouver Convention Centre

26. You can join in this FREE massive choral event in Robson Square this month.

27. The largest exhibition of life-size, moving dinosaurs in North America is coming to Vancouver

28. Neil Young announces intimate Vancouver show with Elvis Costello.

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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