Vancouver’s guide to just about everything.

Born on the eve of the Summer of Love, The Georgia Straight has been a cultural cornerstone of Vancouver since May 1967. Originally created as an alternative to the city’s conservative papers, today we’re on a mission to build community through thoughtful, insightful coverage of all things local.

We are your go-to destination for discovering Vancouver: what bands to know about, what restaurants to check out, and what events are going on this weekend—but also who’s pushing this city forward.

Curious, progressive, engaging, and a hell of a lot of fun, The Georgia Straight is an essential part of life in Vancouver.

Throughout the year, The Georgia Straight also produces two exciting reader polls:

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