The question of what do you do when it is -41 in Edmonton is answered by a quick plane trip to Vancouver. Beyond weary, full into exhausted from white on white and attempts on my very life I arrive to breaking clouds, full sun, with actual warmth and green. Great gods, there are colours beyond white! I can walk from car to lodging without mitts, toque and coat done up – hell I can go outside without a coat! Best of all though may be the sheer pleasure of no longer walking on sidewalks of death.
Yes Vancouver is a soul-eating hive of oriental influence, over priced gas and suprisingly limited grocery stores, but there is no snow and the weather isn’t trying to exterminate you…the bus drivers maybe, but at least not the weather.