Two Kayakers Did the Craziest Thing and Raced Down A Vancouver Drainage Ditch

Two kayakers decided to race down a drainage ditch near Vancouver, BC and even though it seemed quite dangerous, it also looked like so much fun!

Travelling at 72 kmh (45 mph) these two daredevils strapped a GoPro to each of their heads and filmed the awesome action. Both are obviously professional kayakers so don’t try this at home, kids.

This Vancouver Canucks Simpsons Logo Is A Little Insulting But I Still Love It

It could be our love of The Simpsons but this Vancouver Canucks logo is awesome albeit a little insulting. Graphic designer AK47 Studios recreated every NHL team’s logo using a Simpson characters and choose Barney Gumble for the Canucks logo. Barney Gumble is Springfield’s town drunk so they may have missed the mark when trying to correlate a Simpsons character with Vancouver or the Orca mascot. Perhaps, he thought Barney drinks like a fish and a orca is kind of like a fish. Either way, Barney is hilarious so we love it anyways but Homer or Comic Book Guy may have been more suited as the killer whale.

Here are a few of more of our favourite NHL x Simpsons series logos:

To view the rest, visit the AK47 Studios Instagram page: http://instagram.com/ak47_studios

12 Delicious Things You Need To Eat At The Richmond Night Market

The Richmond Night Market is one of the best food events around Vancouver. Whenever there’s good food, there’s a smartphone taking Instagram photos. It’s a good thing because foodies captured some of the different cuisines found at the over 80 food booths. Here are twelve delicious things to try at this year’s night market via Instagram:

Fish Sticks!

Deep Fried Ice Cream!

Barbecue Turkey Legs!

Takoyaki!

Ice Cane!

Rotato!

Deep Fried Squid!

Fried Squid with spicy mayo and hot sauce. #richmondnightmarket #cantgetenough

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Deep Fried Cheesecake!

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Karaage!

Grilled Fish!

Mango & Strawberry Shaved Ice!

Filipino BBQ!

9 Places to Eat Fried Chicken and Waffles in Vancouver

Unlike Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne, Fried Chicken and Waffles is an odd couple perfect for each other. The granddaddy of food mashups was first seen on a menu at the Wells Supper Club in Harlem, New York back in the late 1930’s. When late night diners arrived too late for dinner and too early for breakfast, Fried Chicken and Waffles was born. This salty, crunchy and sweet dish can be found at only a few eateries in Vancouver. Here’s 9 of the best restaurants serving up their versions. Let’s get to it!

Portland Craft Bar and Restaurant

This bustling restaurant famous for a delectable selection of American craft beer serves up their Chicken and Waffles named Put A Bird On It ($15). The hop-fried butter milk organic chicken, Belgian waffle topped with maple syrup and gravy. Available all day.

3835 Main St
Vancouver, BC
604-569-2494
http://www.portlandcraft.com/

Havana

Located in the heart of Commercial Drive, devour Fried chicken breast over Belgian waffle served with Canadian maple syrup and fruit compote ($14). Available all day.

1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
604-253-9119
http://www.havanarestaurant.ca/

Tuc Craft Kitchen

A popular eatery in Gastown serves up crispy free run chicken breast and savory waffles with dijon mournaise ($13). Available at Saturday brunch.

60 West Cordova St,
Vancouver, BC
604-559-8999
http://tucrestaurant.com

Sweetery Cafe + Dessert

A caterer but also a restaurant with a revolving menu so check their Facebook page daily to see when they serve the most authentic version of Fried Chicken and Waffles in Vancouver.

340 West 2nd Ave.
Vancouver, BC
604-568-5486
https://www.facebook.com/SweeteryCafeDessert

Yolk’s Restaurant & Commissary

First started as a Food Truck, Yolks opened a restaurant on East Hastings just outside of the Downtown Eastside. They serve up a huge portion of organic fried chicken, Belgian waffles, chicken gravy and pure Canadian maple syrup ($11.75). Available all day.

1298 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
604-441-9655
http://yolks.ca/

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar

Served at both locations, get into their Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles featureing two buttermilk waffles topped with Southern Fried Chicken with a Cajun honey butter drizzle ($14). Available during weekend brunch.

110-1055 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC
604-620-7634

2201 West 1st Ave
Vancouver, BC
604-558-4448
http://chewies.ca/

Tableau Bar Bistro

Located at the Loden Hotel right in downtown Vancouver, this French inspired restaurant serves their version of Chicken and Waffles with buttermilk fried chicken, maple syrup, gravy ($16). Available at Sunday brunch.

1181 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC
604-639-8692
http://tableaubarbistro.com/

Abigail’s Party

Only a block away from Kits beach this fun and stylish spot serves up buttermilk marinated, fried maple Hills chicken on belgian waffles topped with bourbon maple glaze on mascarpone crema ($14.95). Served during weekend brunch.

1685 Yew Street
Vancouver, BC
604-739-4677
http://www.abigailsparty.ca/

Craft Beer Market

Find them at an amazing space in the Olympic Village and enjoy Rossdown farm chicken, fried American style served over house-made waffles, maple syrup and Craft hot sauce ($15). Served during weekend brunch.

Salt Building
85 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC
604-792-2337
http://vancouver.craftbeermarket.ca/

Bonus: Miura Waffle Milk Bar

For a twist on the original, try a Japanese inspired version at Miura Waffle Milk Bar located at Main St and East Broadway. Served as a sandwich, the Kachan Karaage is made fresh to order and features soy- ginger chicken, asian slaw and thousand island ($8). Available all day.

2521 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
604-687-2909
http://www.miurawafflemilkbar.ca/

Man Defies Death To Capture This Vancouver Timelapse Video

Videographer Ryan Emond went to death-defying heights to capture Vancouver from up above for this extraordinary timelapse video. Climbing atop of the Lions Gate Bridge, Ryan films a lively city in constant motion. It’s truly a masterpiece and one of the best videos of Vancouver ever captured on film.

From Ryan’s Vimeo video:
Last summer I spent 6 weeks exploring the city of Vancouver. I went there with the intention of learning some new skills in a fresh place. I was completely captivated by the beauty of this city, and the constant adventures it provided me.

Flowing from the ground to the top of the Lions Gate Bridge, I aim to show you an unseen view.
To see more of Ryan’s work, visit his vimeo page here.

This Video Makes Vancouver Look Even More Amazing

Prepare for a senses overload when you watch this Vancouver in Motion video. A videographer toured around the Lower Mainland and captured Vancouver in all its glory. The video features a blend of a timelapse and a hyperlapse at some of our city’s popular points of interest. Press the full screen button on the video below, make sure it’s HD and crank up the audio. It’s worth it!

Contact the videographer Michal Bartlomowicz if you have a project at mdbartlomowicz@gmail.com

After Watching This Video, You Won’t Want To Drive In Vancouver

From cars flipping over to rear enders, driving Vancouver is down right frightening as seen in this video compilation of car crashes from all around the Lower Mainland. The drivers in the video are either distracted or just blatantly stupid and this is only a handful of what happens everyday on the roads of Vancouver. You may notice how pedestrians were involved or situated closely to several accidents so make sure you keep your head up when crossing the street. Be safe kids!

Tourism Vancouver Just Made A New Video and It’s Fantastic

Promoting Vancouver has to be the easiest job in the world. I imagine the folks at Tourism Vancouver spend their days playing ping pong, sipping on Sangria and pranking Tourism Ukraine because it’s so easy to sell the sizzle that scorches off the ass of this glorious city. Just as I think they’re heading for 3pm highballs at the Rogue Wetbar, Tourism Vancouver pulls out this white rabbit. Sit down, turn off the lights, make sure you’re alone to enjoy this fantastic time lapse.

Suck it Melbourne!

Drake’s Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir Is For Sale In Vancouver

Here’s your chance to wake up in a Bugatti! Canadian hip hop artist Drake wants to unload his 2010 Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir and it’s for sale in Vancouver, Canada.

If you’re an Arabian Prince or a medical marijuana grower then you may be able to afford this car. The original list price of the Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir was $3.4 million USD and because of its rarity and awesomeness, it’s expected to sell for at least that.

Considered by many as one of the greatest automobiles ever made, there are only 15 of these super high powered roadsters in existence. Bugatti made several version of the Veyron but the Veyron Sang Noir has an all-black exterior color palette and a bright orange interior. It’s the second most expensive production car in the world after the Lamborghini Veneno.

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This thing is a beast! The Veyron Sang Noir produces 987bhp and was the world’s fastest production vehicle with a top speed of 253mph only to be surpassed by the newer Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which can go 267mph. The Veyron is run by a remarkable 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged, W16 cylinder engine.

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The super fast, ultra rare sportscar popped up for sale on a luxury marketplace recently. It’s being cared for and sold by Lamborghini Vancouver. If interested, call Robert Rons at 604-738-3931 or email him robert@lamborghinivancouver.com. Tell them Drizzy sent you.

It's levels to thi…never mind. #SangNoir #ShouldHaveBeenASoccerPlayer #EuroLifestyle #CreamsicleGuts

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Watch Drake try to start this exact Veyron Sang Noir with Nicki Minaj in the car.

These Concert Posters Show An Amazing History Of Music In Vancouver

It’s almost hard to imagine all of the legendary musicians that performed in Vancouver over the years. Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more all stepped foot in Vancouver to rock out live. Thankfully, these original concert posters from the 1960’s to 1990’s preserve Vancouver’s music history and most are highly sought after collectibles.

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Led Zeppelin at Pacific Coliseum on August 19, 1971

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Red Hot Chili Peppers at Graceland night club on December 30, 1987

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Alice Cooper at Pacific Coliseum on May 26, 1973

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B.B. King at Agrodome October 10, 1969

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Jefferson Airplane at Queen Elizabeth Theatre November 9, 1966

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Janis Joplin at Pacific Coliseum on November 30, 1968

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Frank Zappa at Gardens Auditorium (moved to Pacific Coliseum) on September 19, 1970

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Yardbirds at Kerrisdale Arena on July 31, 1967

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Ella Fitzgerald at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on June 13, 1978

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Fleetwood Mac at Gardens Auditorium on February 10, 1971

To see more posters, visit Vancouverposters

Whose Bike Lane Is It Anyway in Vancouver

A Tumblr blog is documenting the struggles Vancouver drivers have with designated Bike Lanes in the city and it’s easy to understand why. The bike icon is confusing and someone should paint the lanes green.

There’s no parking so a bike lane is the perfect alternative. Plus, no meters either so it’s free parking.

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The driver needs to make a delivery so go around. Cycling on the sidewalk is safe for you and pedestrians, they will expect you coming.

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It looks like an emergency so Vancouver Police need to commandeer a bike lane. Don’t worry, they won’t take your bike.

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Someone needs to incorrectly deliver those new $1 stamps so please wait until they leave before passing.

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Find the more photos at Whose Lane Is It Anyway.

Vancouver Just Got A Marijuana Vending Machine And The Weed Is Cheap

Canada’s first marijuana vending machine was installed in Vancouver at the BC Pain Society medicinal marijuana dispensary located at 2908 Commercial Drive.

Customers are required to show a doctor’s note before entering their money into the machine but unlike US versions, customers are not required to provide their identity so sales are not recorded. Marijuana is packaged and sealed professionally.

The transaction process is easy so you can get in and out quickly and head to Grandview Park. The machine carries different types of weed but only takes cash. According to the video below, prices are relatively low at $50 for 1/2 an ounce and Nicole might be there.