37 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 13 to 19

Vancouver photographer captures image of curious grizzly cubs. Photo: Ian Harland

1. A Vancouver photographer snapped a stunning image of curious Grizzly bears in B.C.

2. Vancouver weather: Environment Canada calls for plenty of sun in the coming days

3. Canada’s largest casino slot prize in history was won in B.C.

4. Free Root Beer Day is back at A&W Canada this weekend

5. Vancouver’s famous crow Canuck is officially a federally protected bird

Canuck with his human best friend Shawn Bergman. Photo: Canuck and I Facebook

6. You could find $80,000 hidden in Vancouver this August in a real-life treasure hunt

7. These 22 dinners across B.C. on one night this August all benefit a great cause

8. There’s a huge FREE RibFest going down this weekend in Metro Vancouver

9. This popular Vancouver beach has hundreds of rabbits hopping around it

10. Vancouver’s first skatepark celebrates 40 years of carving and community

After 40 years, China Creek skatepark remains an integral space for Vancouver’s skateboard community, including Jeff Cole, Scott Kiborn, Peter Ducommun — a.k.a. “P.D.” — and Alexis MacRae. Photo by Dan Toulgoet/Vancouver Courier

11. Canine cab: This dog taxi takes pampered pooches across Vancouver in style

12. Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling body slams Vancouver this weekend

13. The cool underground art show only Vancouver’s maintenance workers will see

14. You can play GIANT board games at this adorable Paddington screening in Vancouver

15. FINALLY: Stanley Park Brewing restaurant and brewpub opens this month


16. Forests minister says 54 of the province’s largest trees will be protected

17. Vancouver racer sets new record with 19 Grouse Grinds in one day

18. This Vancouver man has picked up thousands of discarded needles

19. This ‘seductive’ all-male Aussie dance show returns to Vancouver this September

20. Vancouver could soon be home to Canada’s Best Restroom

laurence chico cafe vancouver bathroom
Laurence and Chico Cafe/Facebook

21. Tim Hortons puts burgers on the menu for the first time, but they’re not made of meat

22. You can celebrate Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ at Pride at the Art Gallery

23. Larry’s Market: This vegetarian grocery store opened in North Vancouver

24. This Vancouver festival is bringing blueberry inspired menus and artwork to the streets of South Granville

25. A spectacular full sturgeon moon is set to dazzle Vancouver skies this August

full sturgeon moon
Photo: full sturgeon moon with filter / Shutterstock

26. Vancouver ranks on the list of world’s best cities for women entrepreneurs

27. High-speed rail linking Vancouver-Seattle-Portland zips closer to reality

28. Travel hack: Fly from Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta for $159 CAD right now

29. Starbucks and Uber Eats will offer Vancouver delivery

30. Post Malone is playing a show in Vancouver this September with Swae Lee

post malone
Photo: Post Malone performance at Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium 5-8 July 2018 / Shutterstock

31. A Lego-inspired Brick Bar pops up in Vancouver for two nights only this week

32. NamaSlay: This Metro Vancouver event mixes yoga with heavy metal

33. Metro Vancouver’s ‘weirdest’ park just won a big award

34. Here are the winners of the City of Vancouver’s annual citizen awards

35. Celebration of Light: Teams from India, Croatia, Canada are set to wow fireworks fans in Vancouver

Honda Celebration of Light
Celebration of Light/Facebook

36. Imported wine could soon be coming to a B.C. grocery store near you

37. ‘Thank you, Ray’: This RCMP volunteer has helped keep Burnaby safe for 30 years


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