If your social media scroll was slowed today by having to double-check the date stamp on just about anything you read, well, such is life on April 1.
In Metro Vancouver, April Fools' Day was marked online by several witty - or gross - pranks, and not surprisingly, this year's jokes often involved the city's infamous English Bay Barge.
We saw plenty of icky food flavours, like savoury milkshakes and sushi beers, and a little Ryan Reynolds action, though the front runner for the one we'd most like to see happen is Vancouver's own White Spot restaurants, which spoke to the nostalgic kid-at-heart in all of us with their April Fools' promo of a Barge-themed Pirate Pak. (Come on, make it happen!)
Here are some of the Vancouver-based April Fools' Day pranks spotted on social media for 2022:
Wait - why is this a joke?
Library and Archives Canada declares @VancityReynolds a national treasure: “We must protect him at all costs.”— LibraryArchivesCanada (@LibraryArchives) April 1, 2022
Currently on loan to @USNatArchives Reynolds will be preserved for future generations in a world-class climate-controlled vault: https://t.co/pyKawkEKzQ pic.twitter.com/PJv4KWwK4A
A little more Ryan...
The Barge in English Bay on Í7iy̓el̓shn beach has been purchased by @VancityReynolds and @blakelively. The details of the sale haven’t been made public, but in a tweet Ryan Reynolds said, “Since I was a young boy, I’ve always dreamed of putting my Aviation brand on a boat”. pic.twitter.com/Mcwokpcp9v— 102.7 THE PEAK (@THEPEAK) April 1, 2022
Cactus Club goes big on the barge:
Anyone looking to buy a 'housebarge'?
Tinder for beer?
Like, this could be real?
And some gross food from local brands...
Say hello to the new DYNAMITE ROLL BROWN ALE! 🍤🍚🦀🍱🥑🍲— Dead Frog Brewery (@DeadFrogBrewery) April 1, 2022
We’re soy excited for you to try this new brew! A smooth brown ale with rich flavours of crispy prawn, real crab, avocado, miso & soy.
Available NOW & ONLY TEMPURARY at the Tasting Room.
*CONTAINS SEAFOOD & SHELLFISH pic.twitter.com/4y2NE74DyI