Lots of people who don't live in the Greater Vancouver (British Columbia) area believe that all Canadians live in a very cold climate with lots of rain and snow. However, some realize that this particular area of Canada is nicknamed "Lotus Land" because of our very temperate climate. Yes, we have rain in the winter, but it isn't hard driving rain; rather, it's a fine mist or at the most a drizzle. Natives like me rarely carry umbrellas as we dash from house to car to store or whatever. Also, because we're surrounded by the ocean and mountains, we're usually spared terrible storms. Up on the mountains, skiing is a favourite pastime but we rarely get snow in the lower elevations like where I live. If it does snow (rarely), it's usually gone in a day or so because it's very wet.
Thanks to the talented Mrs. Nesbitt, the creator of ABCW and to the terrific "Sir" Roger, our administrator for keeping this very trendy meme alive.