Being a born and bred Vancouverite, sometimes I wonder what it is that keeps me here. Is it the fact that my friends, family and job are all here? Well, probably. But there are other good things, too!
Fan Friday Presents…Vancouver, BC!
Now, this is about the Vancouver in Canada, the one that’s sandwiched between coastline, mountains, and the 49th Parallel. I’ve spent about 30 minutes in Vancouver, WA, and from what I can remember, it was not very impressive. C’mon, mountains AND ocean.
Today, I’m going to answer the #1 question I hear from people who have not been here before: Is it cold there? Well, no, actually. It’s very, very mild here. We’re the city the rest of the country makes fun of in the winter/summer. The summer usually hangs out in the high 20’s (Celsius!), and the winter rarely gets below -2 (also Celsius — that’s the low 80’s and 28 for those of you on the Fahrenheit system). In short, I’m a weather wuss.
The iconic Canada Place, around the holidays. Festive, eh?
And there are lots of things to love, other than the mild weather, the ocean and mountains. For instance, it’s an awesome place to be a vegan. People here tend to be very health-focussed. So, we can get food like vegan pizza (LOVE IT), raw vegan, and as of a few months ago, there’s even a place that serves a very tasty vegan brunch.
I guess there is a reason I still live here! Although, you’d never know it, as that is pretty much the only picture I have taken of Vancouver, ever.
What’s your hometown? Why do you love it (or not!)?