The cherry blossoms are in bloom, the clocks have gone forwards an hour, and the weather can turn on a dime. Yes, Spring has officially sprung in Vancouver, and we love it.
But we didn’t need a calendar to tell us that the seasons had changed, we’ve got these 15 tell-tale signs that Spring is in the air here in Vancouver…
Even when it’s sunny, you can’t help feeling like it’s about to rain. Just accept it – and get out your Hunters.
2. OK, maybe a bit of sunshine too…
Isn’t it glorious? Forget what we said about Hunters – it’s Havaianas you need!
It’s Cherry Blossom Season!!! ???????????????? ???? @seaside_signs A photo posted by Vancity (@vancity) on
There’s no escape! But why would you want to? Unless…
4. Your allergies arrive early.
Or if you’re really lucky, you get a lovely spring cold instead.
Some of us are so totally ready for summer, we don’t even acknowledge spring.
6. …as this.
Sup bird ???? @skimchi A photo posted by Christine Wong (@new.theory) on
While some of us seem lost in a snowdrift of denial.
7. Tourists stop you on Granville Bridge to ask the way to…
“How do we get down to Granville Island?” they plead. They are always disappointed with your answer. (Maybe they should have taken the Aquabus…Maybe it’s time to build some steps Gregor?)
Even when it’s raining/muddy/windy/crazy. And you don’t even have the right shoes. But it’s still beautiful. Right?
And we remember just how much we’ve missed our 22,000 friends at BC Place.
Out with the porter, in with the Radler. Let the beercycling brewery tours begin.
11. Bars start showing baseball instead of hockey.
But we have to cheer for a team more than 3,000 km away.
12. Rhubarb Bellinis all round!
We’re shivering but it doesn’t matter – we’re outdoors having a beer!
14. Everyone on the seawall looks happy.
Instead of grimacing as they run/walk/cycle/rollerblade/dance around our awesome park.
15. Oh…and did we mention the bears?
Happy spring everyone!