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Elana Shepert

Elana Shepert

Elana is a reporter for Vancouver Is Awesome who currently lives in East Vancouver. A life-long Metro Vancouverite, she has an affinity for travel, animals, and events. Before she started working for V.I.A., Elana was the managing editor at 604 Now. Prior to that, she worked as a travel agent and travel writer, where she visited 19 countries across the globe. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University with a double major in English and Political Science, as well as a certificate in New Media Journalism.

Recent Work by Elana

Mayor Kennedy Stewart issues Emancipation Day proclamation for Vancouver

Mayor Kennedy Stewart issues Emancipation Day proclamation for Vancouver

“Together, we are called upon to fight anti-black racism in all its forms and to work towards a more humane and just future for all."
Vancouver Coastal Health issues health alert for wildfire smoke

Vancouver Coastal Health issues health alert for wildfire smoke

Wildfire smoke models are forecasting that smoke may reach parts of Metro Vancouver on Saturday
Deal alert: You can fly round-trip Vancouver to Paris for $533 CAD right now

Deal alert: You can fly round-trip Vancouver to Paris for $533 CAD right now

Paris is always a good idea 🥐🍷
Vancouver forecast calls for 'risk of thunderstorms' during heat wave

Vancouver forecast calls for 'risk of thunderstorms' during heat wave

Environment Canada warns lightning could strike during the heat wave in Vancouver
Stanley Park closing overnight due to 'extreme fire risk'

Stanley Park closing overnight due to 'extreme fire risk'

The temporary closure will be in effect seven days a week beginning Friday, July 30
Here is when Vancouver may see showers this weekend

Here is when Vancouver may see showers this weekend

Temperatures will feel close to 40 degrees inland today 🌶️
'It drew blood!': Vancouver tenant says rat bit his finger while he was sleeping

'It drew blood!': Vancouver tenant says rat bit his finger while he was sleeping

He adds that a house close by has swarms of rats in the yard.
Here's how much rent is expected to cost across Metro Vancouver in August (GRAPH)

Here's how much rent is expected to cost across Metro Vancouver in August (GRAPH)

Find out how much rent is expected to cost for one, two and three-bedroom rentals in the region.
Hot deal: You can fly direct from Vancouver to Montreal for only $59 CAD incl. tax

Hot deal: You can fly direct from Vancouver to Montreal for only $59 CAD incl. tax

Save all your money for all that poutine!
Locals share snaps from Supergirl film set in Downtown Vancouver (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Locals share snaps from Supergirl film set in Downtown Vancouver (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The show is filming its final season right now in Vancouver