32 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.”

April 21 – April 26, 2019


1. This cat has applied for a police job with B.C. RCMP.

2. Don’t “get” art? This book list is for you!

3. 8 epic ways to celebrate May the Fourth in Metro Vancouver this year.

4. Commemorative loonie marking ‘progress’ for LGBTQ2 people unveiled in Toronto.

5. These whimsical sculptures in downtown Vancouver change colours when it rains.

Dry Anywhere
Canada Goose

6. Trudeau to be portrayed on Canuck-themed episode of ‘The Simpsons’.

7. Online petition launched in support of proposed Four Winds brewery-restaurant in Delta.

8. North Vancouver approves Shipyards Brewery District.

9. Pod of orcas spotted in Deep Cove in North Vancouver.

10. This epic hike in B.C. takes you through a network of mysterious tunnels.

othello tunnels
Bridges connecting the Othello Tunnels that were carved through the Coquihalla Canyon for the now abandoned Kettle Valley Railway at the town of Hope, British Columbia, Canada / Shutterstock

11. Vancouverites set new record in walking, biking and transit use.

12. 25 farmers markets happening this summer in Metro Vancouver.

13. This festival offers over 5 acres of massive sunflowers that soar over 12 feet tall.

14. Vancouver indie rockers Said the Whale pay it forward with high school tour.

15. New Nordic-inspired Finfolk features pizza, oysters, and beer.


16. There’s a new ‘futuristic’ salad vending machine in Metro Vancouver.

17. One-of-a-kind Lego-inspired Brick Bar will pop up in Vancouver for two nights only.

18. 21 awe-inspiring pictures of Metro Vancouver spring beauty.

19. That’s more like it: Vancouver forecast calling for 14 days of bright sunshine.

20. This epic music festival takes place over 4 days in downtown Vancouver.

westward music festival
westwardfest / Instagram

21. Last member of Vancouver baseball team that fought racism helps unveil new stamp.

22. Canada ranks in top ten most ethical destinations around the world.

23. The Red Accordion: New restaurant hopes to hit all the right notes in a storied space.

24. This whimsical forest in B.C. was transformed into an enchanted kingdom.

25. You can get a smoothie made with 24K gold at this new Vancouver ‘blender bar’.

Food Photography, Clinton Hussey; Food Stylist, Joanne Strongman. Photo courtesy Shift Shakes

26. Indulge in a smorgasbord of “one-of-a-kind” bonbons at this gourmet Vancouver event.

27. The largest harvest celebration in Canada takes place this fall at the PNE.

28. Check out 17 craft breweries during this one day ‘Yeast Van’ DIY beer crawl.

29. Greater Vancouver’s favourite free food truck fest gets rolling.

30. Late spring skiing will be offered on Whistler Mountain this year.

whistler mountain ski
Ruth Hartnup/Flickr

31. Watch the insane transformation of a penguin at the Vancouver Aquarium.

32. You can see B.C.’s largest public exhibition of Lego creations in Metro Vancouver.


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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