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What to wear in Vancouver winter

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What to wear in Vancouver winter

I'm from Edmonton but I will be going to Vancouver in February for a concert. I know Vancouver is not as cold as most of Canada in the winter. In Edmonton I usually wear a The North Face 700 down fill winter jacket. Is this going to be overkill for Vancouver's winter? Is it going to be too cold if I just wear a hoodie? Should I buy a light padded jacket or something? Heard a lot of Vancouver people wear Canada Goose so I'm not sure.
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lennyandcarl wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 1:42 am
Something waterproof for sure.
Hmm, if I bring an umbrella I will be fine right?
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Vancouver winter...? They don't have winter over there.
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tablo13 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 1:45 am
Hmm, if I bring an umbrella I will be fine right?
Defiantly bring an umbrella!

Most of the time I wear a hoodie and I'm fine. But when it's pouring in Vancouver it's really pouring!
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tablo13 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 1:45 am
Hmm, if I bring an umbrella I will be fine right?
You're from Edmonton. Wear a speedo.
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LOL Canada goose! Coz Whenever you are out and about there are always a few people wearing Canada goose! You will fit right in!

But honestly I usually wear my North face skiing jacket or a ultra light down jacket and is good enough for me.
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Most Vancouver people layer clothing. A T-shirt, fleece zip-up, and lighter jacket on top works for me. Just keep an eye on the weather. February daytime weather is typically 7ºC and raining, but we often get cold snaps where it will go below freezing for a few days and may even snow. So bring your North Face if that's in the forecast.

One thing you won't be used to is the humidity. Just like high humidity can make 28ºC feel like 35ºC, the reverse is also true in the cold. 0º in Vancouver will feel colder to you in Vancouver than 0º in Edmonton.
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