Most people know Vancouver for its cityscape, incredible coastal views, and the constant backdrop of mountains.
But what you don’t often see are the hidden Vancouver gems: the community as it used to be, the quirky street life, and constantly changing urban landscape that makes up Vancouver as it is today.
We’ve rounded up a couple of Instagram accounts that showcase the quirkiest, most enchanting parts of our city.
A throwback right into the early 1900’s, Fred Herzog’s pictures are aesthetically pleasing and offer a glimpse into the ever-changing urban community in the early days.
An account entirely dedicated to the peak of architectural brilliance and the preservation of said buildings, it showcases a variety of gates and garages around East Vancouver.
Vancity connection: then-wunderkind #StevenSpielberg spent some time in town before the 1974 shooting of "Jaws," decompressing by skiing on Grouse and eating oysters on Granville Island. Regrettably, his sojourn in Lotus Land did not alleviate tensions on the Massachusetts set later that year. The over-budget production nonetheless became a bit of a hit when released in June 1975.⠀ ⠀ This #EastVan garage near 30th and Main commemorates this filmic moment in #Vancouver history. ⠀ ⠀ #VancouverIsAwesome #NarcityVancouver #DailyHiveVan #architecture #door #streetart
Midsummer, NOBODY EXPECTS a reminder of last winter's #VanCity #Snowmageddon! But this is indeed a classic #garage from within our #architecture catch basin.⠀ ⠀ #vancouverisawesome #narcityvan #dailyhivevan #kitsch #design #streetart #dayofthedead #architecturelovers #veryvancouver #snowfall ⠀ Original post: "Snow day away from the shop. Exploring off the beaten path in the dumping snow. 💀👀❄️💙 #coolgarage #vancouver #snowday #blues #skull #eastvan #alleys ( #📷 @bowerdesignco via @latermedia )"
A juxtaposition of old and new, Colin Steele focuses on discovering hidden portals that show us our past, through a variety of spots around Vancouver.
Dispite the discovery of a new time-hole to the year 1937 discovered on 500 block of Seymour Street, avalable parking downtown remains illusive. / / Photo credit: Colin Steele & Matthews, James Skitt, Major / / #vancouver #photography #vancouverphotography #timetravel #historicvancouver #seymourstreet #artsy #1937 #classiccar #604 #explorebc #photoshop #architecturevancouver #heritagebuilding #vancity
A collection of the enchanting fonts found on historic looking buildings around West Vancouver, Fonts of Vancouver proudly showcases a time capsule right into the West End.
Exactly what it sounds like. A selection of bathroom reviews from all around Vancouver, rated on their cleanliness,cost, and aesthetic.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rating: 💩💩💩💩/5 Cleanliness: 🌟🌟🌟/5 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ $ to pop a squat: 💸💸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Um, what the hell is this? Where am I right now? A groovy cocktail lounge?! A palace?!? A flipping nightclub?? Where dah Grey Goose at?! (That's what people say in clubs, right?) Well, it turns out I'm in a bathroom that just happens to be STRAIGHT OUTTA HGTV. Like hello, @mrsilverscott?! You in here? *crosses fingers* ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are two enormous orange couches, lots of fab mirror selfie lighting and a ton of stalls THANK GOD 'CAUSE WHO WANTS TO WAIT AFTER SLINGING BACK BELLINIS, AMIRIGHT?! There's also like 7 billion sinks so you're never lurking behind someone waiting for them to just HURRY THE HECK UP with their lather and rinse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Overall, this bathroom is gorg. Well worth a pee or two or three. NO SHAME! The ONLY PROBLEM is it's kind of a long walk if you're not sitting in the lounge. And, truth tea, I'm lazy AF. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bathroomsofyvr #vancouver #hgtv #review #canada #bathroom #toilet #food #cactusclub #fashion #dailyhivevan #lol #wtf #happyhour #vancity #interiordesign #decor #ctvvanouver #explorebc #discovervancouver #huffpostbc #apartmenttherapy
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rating: 💩💩💩💩💩/5 Cleanliness: 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 $to pop a squat: 💸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SOMEONE! QUICK! FETCH THE SMELLING SALTS! I'M LIKELY TO FAINT FROM ALL THIS EXQUISITE BEAUTY! HEAVENS TO F*CKING BETSY. *fans self with silk glove* ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Like seriously though, exposed brick? An industrial pipe holding up the butt tissue? A f*cking plant?!?! THIS IS MY EXACT PINTEREST ACCOUNT. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gawd, and this bathroom is big. As in, I could do jumping jacks in here. I mean, I wouldn't. Who wants to relive grade 10 gym? Not this lazy netflixer that's for damn sure. But the point is, you could (if you're into that @tightclub* life). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And OMG I CAN'T HANDLE THE BOX HOLDING THE PAPER TOWEL! It's this darling little wood number! I want it in my home. Like now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Everything in here is just supes artistic and wonderful. Like look at that god damn flippin ice cream illustration. ETSY MUCH? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And the Koala Kare poopy diaper changer thing is literally stainless steel. It's nicer than my fridge growing up. These guys/gals at @earnesticecream are a class act. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Overall, this b-room is as good as the ice cream and I COULD NOT SHUT UP ABOUT MY PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP CONE. Per-f*cking-fection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Fun fact: I went to the Tight Club once and it was wonderful and the people were also wonderful, especially when they scooped my wasted carcass up off the ground. Honestly, if I was a spy and someone wanted me to talk they'd just need to show me a TRX. I'd spill in an instant. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bathroomsofyvr #review #icecream #toilet #funny #longcaption #wtf #explorebc #vancouver #604now #huffpostbc #gno #tmi #netflix #gym #trx #nope #vanlife #canada #apartmenttherapy
A stark contrast of colours and textures, Built Vancouver offers up walls around the city that are both tasteful and decorative.
A picture version of a time-lapse, Alfred Zagloul has a picture of himself drinking a different coffee every day (hence the literal title), with a review of the coffee in the caption.
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