10 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.”

June 29 – July 5, 2019

Vancouver outdoor movies
Photo: Kai Jacobson

1. Here are 9 outdoor movies you can see for FREE this summer in Downtown Vancouver.

2. Legendary Vancouver DJ shares stories of moon landing party 50 years ago.

3. KD Poutine is now Canada’s national dish, and it’s coming to Metro Vancouver.

4. This new North Vancouver nature trail highlights sustainability, culture, and Indigenous history.

5. Get your hands on these grown up DIY S’mores at this cheeky Vancouver bar.

S’mores at Key Party. Photo courtesy Key Party

6. Really Gay History Tour offers untold past of Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community.

7. Deal alert: You can fly round-trip Vancouver to Disney World for $353 CAD.

8. Powell Street Festival relocates to not displace Oppenheimer Park tent-dwellers.

9. The ‘Uber’ of private jets? Canadian pilot brings private air travel to the masses.

10. This epic Pokémon-themed bar comes to Vancouver this September.

Photo: PokéBar


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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