Thomas Friedenbach, a History major from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, will spend his junior year at the University of British Columbia as a Killam Fellow. While in BC, Tom will be blogging about his experiences as a visiting student in Canada. From time to time, we will be sharing Tom’s posts with you, providing you with a first-hand account of a Killam Fellow in Canada. You may read his latest post, “Rainy Days and Mondays”, below.
Despite sunny days upon arrival, the weather in Vancouver has finally become what I expected: rainy. But as long as you’re prepared, the rain isn’t too bad – certainly better than the mountains of snow back home (and many other parts of Canada). In fact, the rain seems to be a source of humility for Vancouverites. In stark contrast to their American counterparts in Seattle, who find absolutely no fault in their city whatsoever, Vancouver locals will agree that Vancouver is great but add “except for the weather.”