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Ryan Reynolds a 'national treasure,' sushi beer, and so much Barge: How Vancouver fared on the jokiest day of the year (PHOTOS)

Why can't some of these be real?!?!?
An English Bay Barge Pirate Pak? A fiery Back to the Future joyride near the ferry terminal? Some funny April Fools' Day pranks hit social media in Vancouver this year

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?

A little more Ryan...

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...

Great Scott! WTH is going on in Delta?

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