Vancouver is a rich city in that it offers an abundance of outdoor activities in every corner of every neighborhood. I decided to break out the bocce ball set and enjoy the sunshine with friends at a local park at George Wainborn Park, a urban park at the edge of the Yaletown area of downtown Vancouver. En route, I experienced city sidewalks full of lively, happy people and the Seawall was bursting at the seams with pedestrians and cyclists. I spent the day like most others under the sun absorbing all the Vitamin D we'd missed out on during the winter months of overcast.
Now that I have escaped the harsh Prairie winters and live in a city that experiences one of the country's mildest winters, the lack of sunshine makes me actually envious of those frigid Manitoban winters - but only for a moment, when I shiver myself back to my awesome new reality.