You can take the Vancouverite out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the Vancouverite. When I first moved to Vancouver I quickly learned there a lot of subtle quirks that make Vancouverites unique and identifiable even removed from their natural mountain habitat.

From impeccable manners on public transit to basically being waterproof, Vancouverites are one of a kind. Below are ways to be a Vancouverite no matter how far afield you travel.

1. You are totally okay with the rain


2. There’s always an umbrella at the bottom on your bag


3.  You have a strong opinions on the public transit system


4. You thank the drive when you get off the public buses


5. Say ‘Hay’ instead of ‘Eh’


6. Pronounce Vancouver however you please (even if it's with a G added in)


7. Be an extremely healthy person in both diet and lifestyle and always remind people of this


8. Incorporate the weather into every conversation… at least once


 9. Love sushi


 10. Be impartial to white Christmases


 11. Don’t own a winter jacket, unless you’re talking about one for skiing


 12. Hate the 6ix and all its woes


 13. Complain about the housing market A LOT


 14. Love the outdoors


 15. Always be oblivious to people smoking weed in public


 16. Do yoga in a studio, the ocean, the mountains, on the beach or sometimes a combination of the above


 17. Always Instagram too many nature shots


 18. Always say yes when friends invite you out


 19. 30% of your clothing is water proof


 20. Have impeccable style that shines (even when the sun hasn’t for 14 days straight)


 21. Toques don't cover your ears


 22. Always be fashionably late


 23. Be a disciple of your favourite local coffee shop and spread the good word to all people


 24. Have a dog or have aspirations to one day own one


25. Leave everyone behind in the (snow) dust when it comes to skiing or snowboarding

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