Littlest Hobo, The

Welcome to the Dictionary of Island Terms. Its purpose is to pin down the patois of Vancouver Island by recording its toponyms, nicknames, slang terms, personalities and places. Explore the ever-growing A-Z here.

Littlest Hobo, The | television show | A long-defunct Canadian children’s show that was on air from 1963 to 1965 and again from 1979 to 1985. Directed by Charles R. Rondeau and shot in British Columbia, the program followed the adventures of a nameless, justice-loving, problem-solving German Shepherd who wandered around rural towns trying to make a difference.

Usage: “When I was a kid I wished my lazy dog was a lot more like the dignified German Shepherd in The Littlest Hobo…”

– Originally published in Scout –

There are 0 comments

How Generations of Underaged Partiers Have Avoided Cops and Cover Charges in BC

"On our way up to Jones Lake on Sunday we had to wait for a slow convoy of hungover bush party survivors to pass..."

The Dusty Rainbows That Sometimes Lead to Pots of Camping Gold

The FSRs closest to population centres are commonly used as a means for city dwellers to access free and remote campsites.

Somehow These Two Words in Latin Permitted the Crown to Claim Sovereignty Over British Columbia

Despite its fancy Latin name, the doctrine of 'Terra nullius' was of a calibre of argument typically employed by kindergarten bullies.

The Phenomenon Making Victoria Almost Three Times Sunnier Than Vancouver

"Southwestern BC isn't always wet. It really depends are where you are in relation to the Olympic Rain Shadow."