Vancouver is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Canada, filled with tourist-friendly parks and beaches. It’s also home to Canuck, who the CBC describes as “Vancouver’s most notorious crow,” suggesting some sort of city-wide crow notoriety ranking. Why so notorious? Well, Canuck stole a knife from an active…
The dark caverns created by freeway overpasses are some of the unfriendliest parts of our cities. A 16-foot chandelier has been approved by Vancouver’s city council to illuminate one such forgotten passageway. And it’s kinda brilliant.
Rejoice! Tony Zhou has released his latest installment of Every Frame A Painting: this time, the focus is on how Vancouver always used as a setting for cities around the world, but never itself. It’s like a weirdly familiar character actor that you see everywhere.
The McBarge was a floating McDonald's restaurant constructed for Expo '86 in Vancouver, but after the expositions ended, it never saw another bag of french fries. Today, the McBarge sits empty in British Columbia's Burrard Inlet, although its owner hopes to someday turn it back into a working restaurant.
On January 15, the Vancouver Poetry House Society held its annual Nerd Poetry Slam. Matt Loeb's came in fifth, but I really feel like "Sci Lingo We Ride" deserves a ton of accolades. The references fly thick and fast in this poem.
A curious ad campaign recently popped up in Vancouver. The backs of park benches have become billboards for Raincity Housing, a nonprofit that helps the homeless. But they're not just advertisements for a homeless shelter. Some of the ads actually transform into little shelters.
When patience is short and waits are long, squeezing onto the bus becomes a mad, lawless scramble. And that won't do if your buses have to transport 100,000 passengers a day, like Vancouver's extremely busy 99 line. So transportation planners got out a camera and some tape—you can watch the results in this transfixing…
Guelph Park in East Vancouver was just like any other under-appreciated park in a city near you: grassy but forgettable. Until a fake sign was erected in one corner by a local artist, christening it with a new name: "Dude Chilling Park." Suddenly, Guelph/Dude Chilling Park became a global sensation.
Albotas just featured this piece of awesome street art, created in 2010 in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Wheat paste is good for a lot of things, including (apparently) turning doors into giant representations of one of the most noble space robots of all time.
Here's a scene I can see becoming increasingly more common as the decades wear on. After a street mural in Vancouver was defaced by an extremely uncreative would-be anarchist (top), somebody slapped a QR code over the half-assed tag (middle).
The camera you see here just spent a year at the bottom of Deep Bay but is now home thanks to the efforts of a nature photographer and the power of social networks. Here's how he did it.
Good news, wealthy psychotic Canadians! Some down-and-out soul is offering to inhabit one of your many properties in exchange for a year of saurian servitude! 365 days of dinosaur degradation! What a bargain!
I never understood people's need to trash streets, burn cars or destroy anything after their team loses (or sometimes wins) a big game. But I've always wondered what it would feel like. This 360-degree video of the Vancouver riots shows me.
At first glance, this photo of two people kissing amidst the Vancouver hockey riots seems incongruous. You instantly assume they're activists, following through with the old adage of making love, not war. Or are they?
Yes, both of these pictures are of the same guy. To the right is how he looked when he boarded Air Canada flight AC018 from Hong Kong to Vancouver. The picture on the left is what he turned into.
You're cruising down the road, nearing a school zone, when BAM! Out of nowhere, a little girl chasing her ball across the street appears. Your heart races, you slam on the brakes, and then her image dissolves. What?
I spend all day online, but sometimes I like to pretend that I'm doing something exciting out there in the real world. Vectorial Elevation let me control 20 gigantic spotlights in Vancouver. I almost forget I was in my sweatpants.
The 2010 Olympics start tonight! And while I might not be so excited about curling, I'm looking forward to updates and athlete profiles on my iPhone. NBC's free Olympics app also has a social component, ideal for trash-talking Norwegian lugers.