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18 Things Only People From Vancouver Know To Be True

When it comes to the west coast, Vancouverites know best...

Vancouverite: A person residing in Vancouver who is predominantly nice, laidback, loves the outdoors and recycling, and thinks they live in the greatest city in the world.

While you could visit Vancouver a dozen times and feel like you know it like a local, there will always be some things that only a true Vancouverite could ever understand…

Vancouver skyline

Intrigued to learn about what sets Vancouverites apart? Read on to learn about things only people from Vancouver know to be true.

1. There’s more to Vancouver than simply the mountains and ocean.

2. For starters, our adventurous attractions are top notch.

3. There's nothing better than following up a hard day of work than with happy hour.

4. To live here, you need to appreciate the rain.

5. We understand proper umbrella etiquette.

6. Our wardrobe consists of Gortex, something Canuck related, and endless exercise clothes.

7. The first day of spring is easily the happiest day of the year.

8. And, the change in season means new Granville Island seasonal brews.

9. We essentially spend all of our free time at the beach.

10. Lee’s makes the best donuts. Hands down.

11. Triple "O" Sauce is life-changing.

12. We love to talk about how expensive our rent is.

A Vancouver mansion

13. We have very strong opinions about bike lanes.

14. We also have very strong feelings about Granville Street.

15. We all know exactly where we were on the evening of June 15, 2011.

16. We know the difference between ‘Vancouver’ and ‘Vancouver Vancouver’.

17. Nothing compares to our sushi.

18. Once you're a Vancouverite, you're always a Vancouverite.

Sure, some people might not be in love with how much rain Vancouver has, or understand our laidback lifestyle, but that's because it takes a true Vancouverite to appreciate all that our great city has to offer.

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