Bear family lounges poolside amid British Columbia heat wave

While western Canada is melting under an historic — and dangerous — heat wave, one black bear and her two cubs found a clever way to keep cool.

Lyle Jeffrey posted a video to Twitter Sunday afternoon of the trio hanging poolside in Coquitlam, B.C. where the mercury rose to 38C.

“Mama bear and her two cubs coming over for a dip in the pool to cool down during the heat wave!” he wrote.

While one cub fully took the plunge, the mother and other baby bear merely lapped at the water.

The family quickly clamoured over a fence and left Jeffrey’s yard.

Dangerously hot weather stretched from B.C., across Alberta and to parts of Saskatchewan. 

On Sunday, Lytton, B.C. shattered Canada’s all-time heat record reaching 46.6C. The previous record was 45C set in Saskatchewan in 1937.

Environment Canada projects the temperatures to only get hotter through the west throughout this week.

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