About the Vancouver Observer
We're committed to great journalism that goes deep. In a world of constant distractions and instant reactions, we create meaningful content that sparks deep discussions about issues affecting our readers.
Nominated for the 2013 Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) Excellence in Journalism Award, winner of the 2012 CJF Excellence in Journalism Award as well as the 2010 Canadian Online Publishing Award for "Best Online-Only Articles," the Vancouver Observer is changing the way news is created and shared.
Along with entertaining coverage of culture, media, real estate and politics, we help Vancouverites explore their city; from the alleyways to the halls of power, so that you can become more informed and empowered citizens.
And it's not just about reporting: we're taking a stand for independent media. Everywhere you turn, a news outlet is bought up by corporate interests or snatched by government. Not us. VO is not "theirs"-- it's yours.
We want as many people as possible to have access to our work. However, high-quality research and reporting is expensive, and we need your help.
Partnering with Vancouver's local businesses
We support a healthy and prosperous local economy. If you’re a local business and you’d like to join the VO as a sponsor, there’s something in it for you through our advertorial program. It’s a win-win.
Winner of the 2012 Excellence in Journalism Award, Canadian Journalism Foundation