We certainly enjoy the stark differences that all four seasons affords us in BC.
For example, contrast the surroundings of Stave Lake in the summer on a calm and peaceful day....
with what the surroundings of Stave Lake can be in the winter. Highlight is the "open the door" part at the end. And you thought your car was dirty....
I wouldn't feel like I was getting much support if this was my accident scene and the cop was having a hearty laugh like the one here. Hopefully this guy that crashed his car through some rose bushes then mowed down a tree before finally coming to a full stop at a pole didn't get a ticket for inadvertently parking under the no parking sign.
Vancouver is definitely one of the coolest places to live, but the problem is a lot of people think so. This is what traffic at night on Highway #1 looks like if you were to look at the highway from an overpass and keep your eyes open for 10 seconds. Being a city of bridges, generally no matter when you're planning on going into or coming out of town, you have some sort of gridlock to deal with. Or facing the conundrum of where on earth to park the car that gets you downtown when you need to go downtown is another pitfall. And soon there's tolls coming on the new Port Mann bridge. No such thing as a free ride.
Here Beagle is saying, "I'm waiting in this truck for my owners. They're in Booster Juice. I hope they bring me a smoothie too." Beagle is going to be disappointed though. Booster Juice doesn't have a liver-flavoured smoothie on their menu.
What the heck is happening here?
On this car dash there's 4 tins of chewing tobacco (Long Cut Straight only), a lighter, a bunch of nails and..... a yellow package for a "Self Heating Foot Warmer". This vehicle must belong to MacGyver's nicotine-addicted brother:
At first glance it looks like this dog is driving this Toyota down the Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge and doing its due diligence to do a shoulder check. Rather, the dog is in the backseat and is hanging as much of his body out of the vehicle as possible in order to make its own convertible on the first truly summer day we've had this year.
Not that a whole host of other things while driving shouldn't be illegal either, like a) doing one's makeup, b) talking to a passenger or c) getting little Johnny to stop hitting little Jane in the backseat of the car, but using a cellphone without a handsfree device while driving became against the law as of February 1, 2010 for drivers in British Columbia. To some, the laws are apparently meant to be broken. Or simply ignored.
You know those miniature scale models of cityscapes that architects create in order to help them sell a building project? Well, this isn't one of those despite it looking like one... to me anyhow. I took this photo of the actual city through the front windshield while crossing over False Creek in Vancouver. Now if only I could figure out how to make photos of money look real enough to use to buy one of the condo units pictured here!