You’re not about to read a tirade on the ever-increasing cost of living in B.C.
This space will not be used to lament how overpaid the CEOs of ICBC and B.C. Ferries are or to bemoan the ridiculous pensions given to pretty much every government official.
We won’t go on, ad nauseam, questioning why B.C. residents pay more than any other province for gas, insurance, housing, and pretty much everything else we need to live.
Instead, all our complaining ends with one breath of forest-fresh air or glance at our spectacular ocean views.
There’s a reason we are all willing to pay a little more to live in B.C. – it’s to be able to live a little more than the rest of the country.
Being true British Columbians, we make the most of B.C. Day.
We camp alongside breathtaking lakes and rivers, with skyscraping mountain views. Or we pack up the car and head to Okanagan wine country.
Our unabashed indulgence in playing hard is a testament to who we are as British Columbians.
We work to play – and we like it that way. Unlike our arch nemesis in Toronto, we know how to have a good time. We know how to put the smartphone down, slap on the sunscreen and not give work another thought until Tuesday rolls around.
We love our seawalls, our nature trails, beaches, fireworks, watersports, golfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and our aprés-play socializing – whether it’s on a restaurant patio, beside a campfire, on a beach or at a barbecue.
We are the healthiest province in the country, with the lowest cancer rates and spend the least time in front of the TV.
So get out there and soak up all the sunshine this long weekend has to offer.