Best April Fools' jokes in Vancouver for 2016

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Trump Tower renamed Trudeau Tower...by The Peak (The Peak FM)

April Fools’ Day can be pretty confusing.

After all the best April Fools’ jokes are the ones that you believe, even if it’s just for a second. And even though they turn out to be false, they’re also the ones you secretly wish were true.

And then there’s this…

We get it – Vancouver can be a little crazy sometimes. So here’s a round up of our city’s best pranks to help you separate the April Fools from the April facts.

Trump Tower renamed Trudeau Tower

 

As pranked by The Peak radio station, here’s evidence of perhaps the best April Fools’ joke in Vancouver – and one that had us all wishing it were true. Or rather, Trudeau. Well played, well played.

‘Rainbow roads’ light up Vancouver seawall

Image: Vancouver Park Board

(Vancouver Park Board)

OK, OK we confess – we totally made up these rainbow, glow-in-the-dark pathways. But how cool would that be? Maybe it’s time to hire designer Shigeru Myriokaruto for real.

Vancouver City Hall goes up for sale

Owners are asking $895 million for this prime piece of real estate (David Goodman)

Owners are asking $895 million for this prime piece of real estate (David Goodman)

In the latest twist in Vancouver’s real estate boom, it seems the city has decided to just give in and take the money…that is according to real estate expert David Goodman and his oh-so-hilarious April Fools’ Day industry report.

Crow cull outrage in Burnaby

Are most of the crows in Burnaby going to be culled? No. (redpip1984/Shutterstock)

Are most of the crows in Burnaby going to be culled? No. (redpip1984/Shutterstock)

CBC Radio introduced listeners to a very different kind of murder of crows for April Fools’ Day – namely the reported cull of 80% of the birds that flock to Burnaby from Vancouver every night. Listeners were squawking mad.

Swiss Chalet replaces famous sauce

Fans of Swiss Chalet's famous sauce were crying into their chicken bowls on April Fools' Day (Swiss Chalet)

Fans of Swiss Chalet’s famous sauce were crying into their chicken bowls on April Fools’ Day (Swiss Chalet)

Swiss Chalet emailed fans today to say that after 62 years of serving rotisserie chickens in their famous chalet sauce, they were flying that coop. When fans clicked for the new recipe, Swiss Chalet revealed it was an April Fool, we’ll never know what might have been…

Win a Blenz Barista for a week

Blenz is offering you the chance to win your very own barista...not (Blenz)

Blenz is offering you the chance to win your very own barista…not (Blenz)

“Relax and enjoy your favourite Blenz beverage in the comfort of your home while your barista prepares it in your kitchen!” blares the contest announcement on Blenz’s website. Maybe the coffee grounds have gone to my head, but that sounds pretty awesome…

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