We’ve had a good stretch of nice weather this past several days in Vancouver with warm sunny skies and slightly cooler but comfortable evenings. The temperature varies considerably in Vancouver and then inland from the coast to the interior of the province. Temperatures on the many Vancouver beaches have been hovering around 20 degrees C with a very high UV index while the rest of the areas just slightly inland are in the mid 20’s and the southern interior hitting 30 C and hotter in some areas. These aren’t normal average temperatures for this time of year but it isn’t unheard of either so having several beaches to choose from to take advantage of this weather and the warm summer months to come is a real bonus so we today we headed to Lacarno Beach on the south shores of English Bay to soak up a few rays.
Through our travels around the world this past year we were a little surprised to learn that many people believe it is always cold in Canada. They only associate Canada with cold. We of course explained that oh no, it hits 40+ degrees in some areas in the summer but would sense that they didn’t really believe us. A sad fact is the weather is getting warmer in Canada and unfortunately the Canadian North/Arctic is warming up much quicker than the lower latitudes and this is definitely a bad news story for the flora and fauna that exists nowhere else on our fragile planet.
Yes it is cold in most of Canada during the winter months and Canadians freeze their butts off but we fortunately have a few warm months in the summer to thaw out and sun tan before planning our winter getaways to Mexico or Hawaii or the Caribbean and I’ve always believed it is much easier to warm up than it is to cool down.