To start with: yes, we have desert in Canada! Here's how the landscape changes if you leave Vancouver and drive 400 km East. You'll notice that it also gets sunnier... although Vancouver is having some lovely weather at the moment.
Oh it looks like I can only upload 5 photos per post. This can be part 1.
Endless suburbs. With mountains to the North, the border to the South and the ocean to the West, the only way the city can expand is East. And up, in the downtown core. Gotta protect that mountain view though.
One of the
fucking bridges major traffic bottlenecks triumphs of civil engineering that link Vancouver to the real world. I'm so glad I don't have to commute over a bridge.
Farmland. Great corn comes from Chilliwack! NB it is pronounced CHILL-uh-wack, and said really fast, not Chilly-WACK, as every British person will say at least once, to general ridicule from everyone else.
The first glimpse of the mountains, about an hour into the journey. This is usually around the time that I finally feel like we've left Vancouver.