Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How to be a Vancouverite.

As some of you may know from my many references to rain, I live in Vancouver. Yup, west coast kid through and through. Now, I know that a bunch of you (*ahem* Lin *ahem*) haven't ever been this far north and have no idea what real rain feels like, let alone any of this other stuff. So if you wanna know what life is like northwest of the border, if you're considering a visit (or a move) to Vancouver or if you're just curious, this is most of the stuff you need to know. Except this stuff:
  • Nobody says "Vangcouver." 
  • We hate the new transit system, called Compass. We hate transit in general. 
  • We are also known as Hollywood North, and celebrity-hunting is becoming a legit passtime. (For example, I can tell you that George Clooney is currently somewhere in town.)
  • No one from here knows how to drive in the snow. 
  • We do have real cougars. You know, the animals. Fur. Sharp claws. Teeth. Bears, too. 
  • There's a mountain trail called the Grouse Grind that takes an hour or so to run if you're in good shape. People climb it for fun. 
  • Most of us are really ashamed of the game 7 riot. But that fairweather Canuck fan thing is sadly true. 
  • Wreck beach is also an important one to know - it's the naked beach. 
  • We are addicted to Starbucks, but we all talk about how much we hate it and what a rip off it is. All. The. Time. 
  • We know the difference between vegan and vegetarian. 
  • Men also wear yoga pants. 
Still wanna visit? Pack an umbrella.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to visit! My town does not know the difference between vegan and vegetarian!


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