25 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.”

July 6 – 12, 2019

Joe Keithley, lead singer of D.O.A., wants to give back to kids in Burnaby. Photograph By File photo/ Burnaby NOW

1. Burnaby punk rocker/politician Joe Keithley is starting a music charity for kids

2. 23 projects were funded to help restore British Columbia’s fragile salmon stocks

3. Ride-hailing may hit B.C. roads by September.

4. Travel hack: You can sail on this luxurious cruise from Vancouver to L.A. for $370 CAD

5. This massive fried egg jellyfish was spotted off B.C.’s Sunshine Coast.

The incredible fried egg or egg yolk jellyfish, known scientifically as Phacellophora camtschatica, was spotted at Sechelt Inlet. Photo: Donna Harrison

6. Tokyo’s Afuri Ramen + Dumpling is opening it’s first Canadian location in Metro Vancouver.

7. This North Vancouver couple converts ordinary vans into epic travel vehicles.

8. Vancouver’s seventh cannabis store is set to open.

9. The most Vancouver menu ever is at the most unexpected place: city-run concession stands.

10. We discovered what these strange granite markers in Kitsilano mean.

These granite markers positioned in three corners at the intersection of West 11th and Maple Street. Photo: Réjean Beaulieu

11. A pop-up donut business with a cult following has planned a permanent Metro Vancouver shop.

12. These 7 Vancouver parks will get new playgrounds this year.

13. You can rent a private yacht and sail the breathtaking B.C. coast this summer

14. Vancouver tied with Toronto for the hottest office market in North America.

15. This popular Vancouver restaurant has an old school throwback menu this month.

summer bike rave / bike rave Summer Solstice Bike Rave
Photo :falcaobe / Instagram

16. This massive summer bike rave takes place in Vancouver tonight.

17. You can put your love of beer and art on two wheels for this fun East Van brewery crawl.

18. Starbucks unleashed this summer’s wildly colourful sugary explosion.

19. ‘Period Promise’: Vulnerable B.C. women will get access to free tampons and pads.

20. You can get ice cream made from fresh soy milk at this new Metro Vancouver dessert cafe.

Black Sesame, left, and Original soy milk soft serve ice cream at Soytalk in Richmond. Photo by Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome

21. Over 100 Canadian breweries will take part in this epic B.C. beer festival.

22. Get ready for this ‘celli: A new Vietnamese food cart will hit Vancouver streets this month.

23. These two just-opened FreshCo locations in Metro Vancouver are the “ultimate desi grocery store”.

24. There’s a really, really, really, ridiculously good outdoor screening of Zoolander happening in Downtown Vancouver.

25. These two new insane summer treats bring hot fried chicken and ice cream sandwiches together

The Jalapeño Honey Ice Cream Sando (top) and the DL Pineapple Ice Cream Sando. Photo courtesy DL Chicken and Mister Artisan Ice Cream

Have an AWESOME weekend!

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