The Canadian west coast is pretty smug about its weather.
What’s that, you say? It’s only October and it’s already snowing in Calgary? Oh, it’s April and yet there is still ice on the streets of Montreal? Over here in sunny Vancouver, we’re heading out for a walk along the Sea Wall and then might stop for a beer on the patio.
Until it snows. When rain turns to snow and ice in southern B.C., we have no clue how to handle it.
We’re reminded of this sad fact every year couple of years when an inch or two of the white stuff snarls traffic and grinds life to a half across the entire region of Metro Vancouver.
Today (January 13) citizens from West Vancouver to Maple Ridge who have bravely ventured outdoors are sharing photographs of their adventures on social media.