21 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.”

May 18 – 24, 2019

Photo: TLB Velo

1. There’s an outdoor beer garden and cycling racecourse coming to Mount Pleasant!

2. More than 500 native B.C. baby animals got a ‘second chance at life’.

3. A dazzling full strawberry moon is set to illuminate Vancouver skies.

4. The Pie Hole opens third Metro Vancouver location.

5. These 8 Vancouver bars made Canada’s 50 Best Bars of 2019 list.

Botanist Dining/Facebook

6. Touch-screen kiosks with live updates unveiled by TransLink.

7. Enter an illuminated wonderland at this magical ‘night walk’ near Vancouver.

8. You can get sushi rolls made with hot dogs this summer at one iconic Vancouver venue.

9. This exclusive afternoon tea celebrates the 80th anniversary of a Vancouver landmark.

10. Here is how to get FREE PNE admission and discounts this summer.

free PNE admission
Vancouver, British Columbia / Canada – August 30, 2018: Thousands enjoy a beautiful day at the Pacific National Exhibition / Shutterstock

11. This 13-year-old Metro Vancouver yo-yo champ has won his second national title.

12. PNE announces epic summer concert lineup including TLC, Billy Idol, and Vanilla Ice.

13. Guy proposes to his girlfriend at one of the last drive-in theatres in B.C.

14. This healthy fast food restaurant has opened a third Vancouver location.

15. You can view the International Space Station from Vancouver without a telescope.

International Space Station
NASA Johnson / Flickr

16. Purrfect opportunity: You can adopt a cat from the SPCA for 50% off this month.

17. A big boozy boat cruise drag brunch is launching in Vancouver.

18. These kid-friendly hikes near Vancouver offer the most spectacular views.

19. This Game of Thrones fanatic transformed their Vancouver home into a castle.

20. Gastown’s Pourhouse has brought back their weekend brunch, with live music.

Pourhouse Brunch Vancouver
Pourhouse has re-introduced their weekend brunch service. Photo courtesy Pourhouse.

21. A huge FREE vegan food and culture festival is happening in Vancouver this summer.

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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