When the most of middle east part of North American Continent is stumbling in the rampage of the most severe snow storm in this winter, the lower land of coast BC still enjoys wild but wet winter, last week I had a chance to visit Vancouver on my third time, and surely sobbed in warm spring like weather for a while after experienced chilling winter below minus 60 degree in arctic. Having known the influence of topography on the top of latitude to weather condition, but until you experience such a jump from minus 60 to plus 10, you would never really understand how big the influence is. Because of Rocky Mountains, the coast BC and Prairie of Canada just like two distinctive worlds in most deadly winter. But nothing is perfect, the mild weather does not make Vancouver an idea place for those want to escape from snowy winter for drier and sunnier destinations, as the great Vancouver, and nearby Victoria gets the most of annual precipitation in winter months, of which December and January are the wettest months in whole year. here are some shots from this trip to remember my short warmer break.
Comparing to gray sky in most of rainy day time, i more like glorious night scene, this is the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Torch, was fenced during the Olympic games, which made visitors who would like to make pictures very upset.