Get to know BC: rain

Wild Pacific Trail Sunset (Photo: James Wheeler / CC by NC-SA 2.0, Flickr)

Wild Pacific Trail Sunset
(Photo: James Wheeler / CC by NC-SA 2.0, Flickr)

Did you know?

The Canadian record
for the most rain on a single day
was set on October 6, 1967:
489 millimetres fell in Ucluelet, BC that day!

In BC, we love to talk about the weather, especially about the rain.
Each region in BC has its own climate patterns.

So many rainy days can be unpleasant.
But all that rain is why we have so many beautiful trees!

(Source: The Province)©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader

Weekend events: October 17-20

Diwali (Photo: Ian Smith/The Province)

(Photo: Ian Smith/The Province)

Fall is now here in BC.

There are many ways to celebrate the season.

Enjoy some of the fall outdoor markets in your area.

Or celebrate the beauty of Diwali.

Vancouver and Surrey events:
Diwali festivities will be taking place from Friday, October 17 through to Sunday, October 26 at various venues throughout Vancouver and Surrey.

For more Diwali events on the lower mainland visit

Learn some bhangra dance moves to get ready for the fun!©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians / (Photo: Nick Kenrick / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, Flickr)

“Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians”
(Photo: Nick Kenrick / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, Flickr)

We wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

To learn more about Canadian Thanksgiving, visit these links:
Canadian Thanksgiving
and Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

To find local activities, check our event listings.©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader