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!


Fish-farming feud sidelines girls' soccer squad on Vancouver Island

Soccer mom and her daughter who plays for an under-15 squad is squaring off against the club's fish-farming sponsors.

Smaller films for Oscar weekend: McFarland, The DUFF, Hot Tub Time Machine 2

And The Wrecking Crew finally arrives: a must for music fans
Green Sporting. Photo by Jim Culp.

Green Sports Alliance recruits fans, athletes and suppliers to join the big leagues in protecting the earth

Canucks Sports & Entertainment is a lot greener than the colours on the team’s jersey. For years, the organization has been working with Green Sports Alliance (GSA) to improve on environmental...
Canucks fans smashed and burned cars

Riot Investigation: Three Years Later

It has been three years since the June 15th, 2011, Stanley Cup Riot and the VPD continues to forward reports to Crown recommending charges. Since the last update on July 23rd, 2013, investigators...

The longest running Canadian snowboard competition is back for the 17th year

The Showcase Showdown returns to Whistler Blackcomb as a part of the world snowboard tour.

Tackling the problem of lingerie sports

Young women playing hockey in sexy lingerie looks a lot like pornography.

Family skiing in B.C.: the snow-capped Grouse Mountain

Skiing as a beginner on the Grouse is a thrilling experience.

Long suffering Canucks fans confident, but some not taking anything for granted

VANCOUVER -- For long-suffering Canucks fans, the team's Game 1 victory against the Boston Bruins Wednesday night brings them closer to the Stanley Cup than they've been in a generation. And while...

Loonie and hockey luck go hand in hand, but does Vancouver need it?

VANCOUVER -- Is there a lucky loonie buried in the ice at Vancouver's Rogers Arena? Should it matter? Any NHL player with a scruffy playoff beard will tell you that luck counts. Fans and players...