This Floating McDonalds Has Sat Empty For 28 Years

The McBarge was a floating McDonald's restaurant constructed for Expo '86 in Vancouver, but after the expositions ended, it never saw another bag of french fries. Today, the McBarge sits empty in British Columbia's Burrard Inlet, although its owner hopes to someday turn it back into a working restaurant. » 3/24/15 5:00pm 3/24/15 5:00pm

How Many Scifi References Can You Catch At The Nerd Poetry Slam?

On January 15, the Vancouver Poetry House Society held its annual Nerd Poetry Slam. Matt Loeb's came in fifth, but I really feel like "Sci Lingo We Ride" deserves a ton of accolades. The references fly thick and fast in this poem. » 11/26/14 11:15pm 11/26/14 11:15pm

Vancouver's Finest R2D2 Art Installation

Albotas just featured this piece of awesome street art, created in 2010 in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Wheat paste is good for a lot of things, including (apparently) turning doors into giant representations of one of the most noble space robots of all time. » 8/07/12 7:40am 8/07/12 7:40am

Artist repairs vandalized mural with giant QR code (that leads back to…

Here's a scene I can see becoming increasingly more common as the decades wear on. After a street mural in Vancouver was defaced by an extremely uncreative would-be anarchist (top), somebody slapped a QR code over the half-assed tag (middle). » 12/12/11 3:55pm 12/12/11 3:55pm

If you live in Vancouver, you can hire a dinosaur manservant

Good news, wealthy psychotic Canadians! Some down-and-out soul is offering to inhabit one of your many properties in exchange for a year of saurian servitude! 365 days of dinosaur degradation! What a bargain! » 8/07/11 5:00pm 8/07/11 5:00pm

Population Surge Leads to Micro-Apartments

We've seen it in science-fiction books and movies before — the urban dystopia where living space has shrunk to almost nothing to house a teeming humanity. Now it seems to be here... or at least scheduled for 2011. » 1/28/10 11:34am 1/28/10 11:34am

The Future of Vancouver Takes Shape

In the misty distance is the gleaming sphere of Science World, and in the foreground is Vancouver's ultra-green Olympic Village, which planners say will hold 16,000 people by 2020. They'll eat food grown on roofs and drink reclaimed rainwater. » 11/11/09 7:30am 11/11/09 7:30am

V Reboot Takes Place In The Vancouververse

ABC's reboot of classic alien-invasion show V won't just feel like co-creator Scott Peters' show The 4400, it'll also be filmed in The 4400's stomping grounds of Vancouver. Plus there are more script details. » 2/16/09 10:30am 2/16/09 10:30am

William Gibson Talks to io9 About Canada, Draft Dodging, and Godzilla

Yesterday William Gibson rolled into San Francisco to do a book signing for the paperback release of Spook Country, his recent novel about surveillance, augmented reality, dream politics, and advertising. The novel is also, incidentally, a fairly overt critique of the idea of "cyberspace," a term Gibson invented… » 6/10/08 1:37pm 6/10/08 1:37pm

Take A Trip To New Caprica In Vancouver

Visitors to Vancouver can now join a tour group that takes them across the city's Battlestar Galactica filming locations. You can bet that a trip up to the Great White North will be a lot cheaper than finding something with faster-than-light drives on it. » 11/23/07 8:15am 11/23/07 8:15am