Meet Nathan Fielder and get a new winter jacket this Sunday in Vancouver!

Nathan Fielder is coming to Vancouver for the opening of the first retail pop-up store of Summit Ice.

Fielder, originally from Vancouver, is the host of Comedy Central’s Nathan for You. On the show Fielder, who studied business at the University of British Columbia, seeks to help small businesses with (usually) outlandish schemes. In one of his most infamous pieces, he improved the fortunes of a Los Angeles coffee shop by renaming it “Dumb Starbucks.” It worked for awhile, until Starbucks’ lawyers intervened.

Summit Ice dates back to 2015. He founded the company after learning that his favourite outerwear company, Taiga, featured Holocaust denier Doug Collins in one of its winter catalogues. As part of the pop-up store’s opening, owners of Taiga apparel will be able to trade in their old winter jackets for a free Summit Ice soft-shell jacket and “Deny Nothing” pin.

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Meet Nathan Fielder and get a new winter jacket this Sunday in Vancouver!

YVR named best airport in North America, for the 8th year in a row!

Photo credit: YVR Vancouver International Airport

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the YVR Vancouver International Airport is known as being one of the best airports in the world. In fact, YVR was named ‘Best Airport in North America’ in a vote by 13.8 million airline passengers worldwide!

Officially, Vancouver has been ranked the #13 top airport in the world, listed closely behind airports in Singapore, Tokyo, Zurich, and England. But, YVR easily tops the list of North American airports – it isn’t until #26 (Cincinnati/Kentucky) that we see another North American airport listed in the awards.

Best of all, YVR has made the remarkable distinction of receiving this top accolade for eight consecutive years! An amazing feat when you consider the competition.

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YVR named best airport in North America, for the 8th year in a row!

Hot Art Wet City says Goodbye, Vancouver, with Bad People, and more

Folks at the 2016 CARDED! art party. Chris Bentzen/flickr photo.

Hot Art Wet City, one of the hippest galleries in the city, is closing. But there’s still plenty happening at the space on Main Street, at least until the end of this month.

From a final exhibit that features lurid, postcard-size art to the city’s most popular (and possibly only) amateur drawing night to an art-card trading show, Hot Art Wet City isn’t leaving quietly.

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Hot Art Wet City says Goodbye, Vancouver, with Bad People, and more

We want your thoughts about Vancouver

Photo: Ken Eisner / Flickr

Are you a metro Vancouver resident? Tourism Vancouver wants to know your thoughts. Please take 10 minutes to complete a quick survey. We will use this information to help inform our branding and marketing efforts for the tourism destination. Please note that the references to Vancouver in the survey are about Vancouver as a destination and not the city proper.

https://www.research.net/r/WCRH3TY

Given the Chance, Would you Climb the Lions Gate Bridge?

climb the lions gate bridge

Image courtesy of James Wheeler | Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool

If you were allowed, would you climb to the top of the Lions Gate Bridge? Shout out to all the thrill seekers out there: a new business venture has been proposed to allow interested parties a chance to climb to the top of the historic Lions Gate Bridge!

If approved, those looking for an adrenaline rush will be able to climb to the top of the bridge, ending up on a platform near the navigational beacons for an unparalleled 365-degree view of Vancouver from a birds-eye perspective.

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Given the Chance, Would you Climb the Lions Gate Bridge?

Join the Pants-Less Party at the No Pants Skytrain Ride on Jan 8

no pants skytrain ride vancouver 2017

Photo: GoToVan | Flickr

If you happen to be riding the skytrain on Sunday, January 8, 2017 and people start taking off their pants… Don’t worry, this is completely normal… sort of.

The official No Pants Skytrain Ride is coming back to confuse and bewilder people on the Vancouver skytrain (and hopefully cause a few laughs). On January 8, 2017 you’re invited to take your pants off and take a ride on the skytrain with the folks from Vancouver Improv Anywhere.

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Join the Pants-Less Party at the No Pants Skytrain Ride on Jan 8

Vancouver album releases pt. 2: records you might have missed

Singer Lee Aaron released her first album of rock in 20 years.

In part 1 of our round-up of notable 2016 Vancouver albums, we covered most (we hope) of the latest releases from established musicians, from pop hitmaker Carly Rae Jepsen to indie-rockers Black Mountain to long-running local garage-rock band The Evaporators.

In this second instalment, we’re looking at records from local artists that might have been missed, or not received the attention they deserved, from the last year. We’re going to look at 12 releases that we think are worthwhile, with an emphasis on debut or second full-lengths from new and emerging artists (with one major exception). The albums are listed chronologically, according to release month.

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Vancouver album releases pt. 2: records you might have missed