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Vancouver has a temperate maritime climate with weather conditions that tend to be warm and dry in summer (June to August) and cold and rainy in winter (December to February). The average temperature in summer is 73°F (23°C), and in winter 41°F (5°C). The city experiences the mildest winter temperatures and relatively low levels of snowfall compared to other Canadian cities. However, Vancouver experiences some of the highest levels of rainfall, and expats can go for days or even weeks without seeing the sun. It goes without saying that an umbrella and rain coat are essential items in a Vancouverite's wardrobe.
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"Vancouver is an incredible city that has something to offer everyone. There is a tremendous amount of outdoor activities available, clean air, great restaurants, friendly people, and safe neighbourhoods."
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