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Elana Shepert

Elana Shepert

Elana is a reporter for Vancouver Is Awesome who currently lives in East Vancouver. A life-long Metro Vancouverite, she has an affinity for travel, animals, and events. Before she started working for V.I.A., Elana was the managing editor at 604 Now. Prior to that, she worked as a travel agent and travel writer, where she visited 19 countries across the globe. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University with a double major in English and Political Science, as well as a certificate in New Media Journalism.

Recent Work by Elana

Fall roundup: The best pumpkin patches to visit in the Lower Mainland

Fall roundup: The best pumpkin patches to visit in the Lower Mainland

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head! 🎃
'We're still on a suicidal path': David Suzuki on climate activists' 14-day Vancouver protest

'We're still on a suicidal path': David Suzuki on climate activists' 14-day Vancouver protest

"But is anyone really listening?" asked the Canadian icon.
Here's how the 'weather bomb' slated to hit B.C. may affect Metro Vancouver

Here's how the 'weather bomb' slated to hit B.C. may affect Metro Vancouver

An Environment Canada meteorologist breaks down the forecast for the wild weather event.
Woman throws coffee in Tim Hortons employee's face: VPD

Woman throws coffee in Tim Hortons employee's face: VPD

“This employee was just trying to do her job,” says Cnst. Tania Visintin.
Deal alert: You can fly from the Lower Mainland to Toronto for $49 CAD incl. tax

Deal alert: You can fly from the Lower Mainland to Toronto for $49 CAD incl. tax

Are you booking a cross-Canada flight in the near future? ✈️
Canada-wide recall issued for these Mexican-produced whole raw onions

Canada-wide recall issued for these Mexican-produced whole raw onions

Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.
Everything B.C. residents need to know about Canada's vaccine passport for travel

Everything B.C. residents need to know about Canada's vaccine passport for travel

Find out everything from what information will be stored in it to how it will be checked and more. ✈️
'It will make people angry': Protesters plan to block major Vancouver intersection during rush hour

'It will make people angry': Protesters plan to block major Vancouver intersection during rush hour

"I was just sentenced on Friday and I'll be in the streets again today. I'm at the point where I don't know if I'm going to be able to continue to work," said a demonstrator.
Two 'extraordinary' storms slated to hit B.C. coast

Two 'extraordinary' storms slated to hit B.C. coast

One storm is described by meteorologists as a "weather bomb."
Fan meets 'superhero' on Vancouver film set (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Fan meets 'superhero' on Vancouver film set (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Several actors were spotted in the city.