Sun and hail again?! Vancouver weather what is up with you?
1. You’ve had to deal with extreme cold and extreme heat. Within days. Or even within the same day.
2. But whether it’s hot or cold, there is one consistent climate in Van City: rain.
3. Which means you often have this to look forward to all week:
4. You are always prepared, because even when it’s not raining, it probably will.
5. You understand there’s a Vancouver Lululemon stereotype, but you are undoubtedly devastated when your favourite errand-running pair are ruined.
Or those TNA-yoga-pants-you-got-for-way-too-expensive.
6. Yeah yeah, and you know the other big stereotype you’ve been associated with: Hipsters. Hippy hipsters.
7. (But you may or may not have been guilty of referring to a bike as a “fixie”)
8. The most first world Vancouver problem might be deciding which sushi spot to go to.
9. The second is probably complaining about the city’s bike lanes.
10. The mayor is most likely more handsome than your boyfriend.
(Who’s recently become single, which has only made the already inappropriate thing you’ve had for him that much more inappropriate)
11. No one else in this world will quite understand how hardcore fog can be.
12. You know that suede shoes are worn scarcely and ever-so strategically.
13. Vancouver is the only place on Earth where you can find beautiful green landscapes on a sunny afternoon COMPLETELY COVERED IN SNOW.
(Shout out to the heavenly site of Nitobe Memorial Garden, though.)
14. Wreck Beach: having a nudist escape can be a liberating, but often, er, scarring, experience.
15. Your neighbours growing weed is a hilarious and completely legitimate reality.
16. You’ve had to dodge potheads and weed sales on your lunch break during the annual 4/20 Vancouver festival.
ONLY IN VANCOUVER AMIRITE.
17. You’ve also had to reroute your commute to work because it’s been interrupted by a film shoot.
18. Which also means you can never quite tell if your city has actually been destroyed, or you just walked on another movie set…
19. At one point or another, you’ve been adamant about distinguishing yourself from* a Torontonian.
*And by distinguishing yourself FROM, you meant distinguishing yourself ABOVE. Sorry not sorry.