How did you sleep last night?
While Vancouverites groaned about "Juneuary" weather earlier this month, the province smashed 59 temperature records Sunday (June 27). The reading from Environment Canada in Lytton showed the mercury at 46.1 C Sunday afternoon, marking a new all-time high recorded in Canada.
Not only have countless local stores sold out of fans, but people have started up-selling used fans on Vancouver Craigslist.
Now, locals are desperately searching for ways to stay cool, with many of them inventing new ways to beat the heat.
Metro Vancouverites have taken to social media to share how they feel about the unprecedented heat wave as well as what they are doing to cool down.
After rejecting all of the heat-beating tricks so far (ice packs, cooling pads, wet towels), the cat has decided that the only acceptable strategy is to play with ice cubes from a safe distance. #VancouverHeatWave #heatdome pic.twitter.com/zyUSFnBcc9— Elizabeth Samuels (@elizsamuels) June 28, 2021
Sitting on our backyard patio with 2 umbrellas set up and a sprinkler on low under the table. It's brilliant and has saved our lives the past few days. #BCHeat #heatdome #VancouverHeatWave pic.twitter.com/z3MIxsvgH3— Valerie 🧡 (@ValeriaWalsh) June 28, 2021
Dog days of summer...Vancouvers Sunday extreme temperatures 38c has Bo directly in front of the fan! #BCStorm #bcheat #heatdome #vancouver #StormHour #dogs #westcoast #VancouverHeatWave #HEATWAVE #wherestherain #ShareYourWeather #summer #dogdaysofsummer #itsahotone pic.twitter.com/XdvZpDGWTg— Michelle Valancius (@howyougo) June 28, 2021
There's a #heatdome over my city right now, so I'm painting the Summer Blues.— Josh Byer (@VancityJoshB) June 28, 2021
This is a 6" x 9" mixed media piece on cold press paper.
The original is for sale, although I'd probably trade it for a pitcher of ice water tbh#VancouverHeatWave #mondaythoughts #mondaymotivation pic.twitter.com/UPJGQuLNOy
I almost died of heat stroke in 2011 living in Ottawa. I moved here to feel safe in the summer. The #VancouverHeatWave has me thinking big feels about disability, #ClimateCrisis and migration. The future is now and I feel like we are screwed.— Hunkerton (@Hunkerton) June 28, 2021
Welcome to the hottest day of your lives! To celebrate the impending End of Days might we off you 2 for 1 on all rentals and all $5 sale moves today? Open noon to 8 for those of you brave enough#heatwave2021 #heatdome #heatwave #endofdays #movies #VancouverHeatWave #Vancouver pic.twitter.com/5FuWF3tr3N— BlackDogVideo (@BlackDogVideo) June 28, 2021
Trying to be cool. Our sibling felines chilling under frozen face clothes/ laying on a towel wrapped ice pack. Geoff Coates sums it up well in his @VIAwesome cartoon. Link cat safety tips https://t.co/3MhRDQQxSW #petsafety #heatwave #heatwavebc #VancouverHeatWave #BritishColumbia pic.twitter.com/UJrUVNG3GL— 🇨🇦🏳️🌈 Paul Gallant, CHE,MHK. He/Him.NL-BC (@HealthWorksBC) June 28, 2021
With files from Victoria Femia / Castanet.