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…
— Tara Boddington (@TaraBoddington) April 1, 2016
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
This wins April Fool’s. Somebody changed the name of Trump Tower in Vancouver to “Trudeau Tower”. ???? #TrudeauTower A photo posted by Kevin Lim (@kevinlimonair) on
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
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
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
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
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
“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…