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Up until yesterday – and even this morning – we Vancouverites were so excited to feel the sunshine on our backs, to see the beautiful cherry blossoms starting to – well – blossom and not having to wear a fleece, a rain jacket, rain boots, a hat etc.

But, as we all know, all good things come to an end and we are back in the rainy April season, at least until Saturday… or so the weather predicts.

The thing about rain though is that it makes it possible to have so much green surrounding us all the time. This is, at the end of the day, a beautiful place to live. Rain or shine we tend to forget all about the bitter cold that seeps through our bones as soon as a little ray of sunshine touches or bodies but while we wait for Summer to arrive, why not going for a walk to Rice Lake which is accessible by Lynn Canyon Park and Lynn Headwaters?

It’s just a matter of getting the rain boots and rain jackets on, and heading with your kids for a great walk. The walk will take you between 40 minutes to an hour and there is lots of parking by the gravel parking lot north of Capilano University or at the Lynn Valley Headwaters. The trail on itself is a loop that will let you have several different viewpoints of the lake. The lake is stocked with trout each year around Father’s Day and during the summer you can even go for a swim! Thank God for forgetfulness and for rain gear!