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Photos of Vancouver in the Snow


Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 — 7:05am PDT
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Snow hit Vancouver on December 5th, giving the city its first official snow day since 2014 and bringing with it both traffic chaos and peaceful playtime in the fluffy white flakes. Since its such a rarity, many took to social media to share their photos of our pre-winter wonderland, here are some of my favourites: […]

Photos of Vancouver Fog


Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 — 1:29pm PDT
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Every January it seems, I do a roundup of photos of Vancouver fog. We start each year covered in low cloud in the city, while up on the local mountains it’s sunny and clear above the pillowy layer. Vancouver is known for its views, which makes fog cover that much more unique, and mysterious, but […]

Reactions to the July Rain in Vancouver


Friday, July 24th, 2015 — 12:29pm PDT
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There was only 11mm of rain recorded in June where the monthly normal is 54mm here in Raincouver. We’ve had extreme drought conditions but this morning, waking up to the pitter patter of rain drops outside our windows, Vancouverites have been (mostly) rejoicing. Some felt like this: While others welcomed the soaking: #Vancouver this morning. […]

Why Does Rain Smell So Good


Saturday, January 24th, 2015 — 9:15am PDT
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In Vancouver we have at least a dozen ways to say it’s raining out, from light drizzle tapering to showers, to downpours and deluges. The rain also has many sounds. There’s the splash of vehicle crossing an intersection, a persistent single drop beating down on a window ledge, and the popcorn dance of water beads […]

Vancouver Fog Photos January 2015


Friday, January 9th, 2015 — 2:14pm PDT
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Every January and October, like clockwork, a blanket of fog moves in. It bubbles up from Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River, shrouds office towers, and we get what social media users dub #Fogcouver. City lights are dulled by the enveloping cloud while streets become eerily quiet and photographers capture beautiful and haunting scenes. Vancouver […]