Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, but guess what? It's the kind of weather alert that Vancouverites live for: a heat wave that will last for several days.
People of Metro Vancouver - Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, and Whistler included - will be seeing record-breaking temperatures Tuesday through Thursday with highs of 35°C... but really feeling like it's in the upper 30s.
While I know one of our favourite pastimes in this slice of paradise we call home is lying down on the beach for hours, but with temperatures this high, remember to stay hydrated and have cool-down periods to avoid an emergency visit to the hospital. Also, please pay attention to your pets and do not leave them in the car.
Otherwise, slather on some sunscreen and unwind like you are in the Keys!