Skip to Content
After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to
Canada's National Observer
. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!
Biggest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa at Canada Place
Nurturing nationalism: Free concerts, pick-up street hockey, a public-participatory parade and fireworks are all part of the package.
Jun 29th, 2015
Happy Canada Day? Learning about Treaties in tar sands territory
Want to be patriotic on Canada Day? Consider learning about the treaties.
Jul 1st, 2013
Stunning photos of the year 2012 in Vancouver
Take a look back at 2012 captured through the cameras of our talented VO Photo Pool members.
Dec 31st, 2012
Here I am--not sorry in the least--a Canadian at last!
Already I don’t know what to do with the flag. It’s on the chair I am led to after I present my identification for the Citizenship Ceremony. It sits on top of the other materials: my...
Jun 29th, 2012
Royally dazzling, but human, too: slide show
The Royal We thrilled Canadians on Canada Day and seemed to dazzle its prime minister, too.
Linda Solomon Wood
Jul 1st, 2011
Bittersweet day for Wills as pomp, protests greet royal couple
Wills and Kate are greeted like rock stars on what would have been the 50th birthday of his late mother, Princess Diana.
Jul 1st, 2011
Vancouver's top Canada Day Weekend events
Another great week of summer events, and this week we have an extra day to take it all in. Yes! And if you missed the Mini Maker Faire, the do-it-yourself event where talented "makers" showed off...
Jun 28th, 2011
Prince and Kate do Canada
Prince William and Katie Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, make their way across the pond in approximately one week.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Daughter of Canadian war veteran still denied Canadian citizenship
Scott lived half of her life in Canada as a Canadian citizen, until one day Canada took that citizenship away.
Feb 11th, 2011
Fifty-nine years does not make you Canadian. Papers do.
Today we call it identification, but back then it was simply called ‘papers.’ “When I went to draw out my application for my old age pension and they asked me for my papers, I said what papers?”...
Jul 5th, 2010