Vancouver Got A Snow Day!
If you don’t already know, I am from Vancouver BC, Canada. When most people think of Canada they think of maple flavoured snacks, extra polite people, and snow… lots and lots of snow! Well in Vancouver we don’t see a whole lot of it. Usually once every winter we will get snow but it either doesn’t stick to the ground or doesn’t last longer than a day. Our city definitely does not fit with the rest of the country as far as the harsh winters go. Being someone who drives, I am generally very okay with that. Due to the fact that we don’t experience very much snow, as a city we all kind of forget how to human when it does snow. That can make driving seriously dangerous. It is funny though how crazy everyone gets.
Fast forward to this past week, and Vancouver’s weather game has changed! We got quite a large dumping of snow last Monday and it made the roads crazy, schools close and some businesses as well. Seriously, I’m not kidding about forgetting how to human – 3 inches of snow and we close schools. It’s comical, and makes me love this city even more. However, we assumed that would be our snow fall for the season and we enjoyed it while we had it. Turns out we were in for an even bigger snow storm than our city has seen in years. It hit early Friday morning and lasted all throughout Saturday morning.
Generally I am a big scrooge about snow; it makes the world look beautiful but the obstacle it creates for getting around can be very stressful. This time around I decided to take advantage of its beauty, so my friend Kristen and I ventured out to get some winter-esque photos!
Go figure, a few hours later the storm got worse and I ended up sliding diagonally down a snowy street. Then I proceeded to get myself stuck in the centre of the road. Needless to say it gave me an insane bout of anxiety, I was late for work and I didn’t have access to my car for 3 days. I am so glad we got some great photos, and it was a refreshing change from all the rain we’ve been getting (2 months non-stop of rain, I’m not even kidding), but I am grateful that I don’t live somewhere with a lot of snow because I don’t think I could handle it.
Below are some of the photos that we took. We went out on two separate days and these are just a few. I plan on sharing some more in future posts! Hope you enjoy 🙂
What is the weather like where you live?
Thanks for reading,
Photos of me are taken by my friend Kristen, you can find her photography instagram page here: @ksbphotography
All other photos are taken by me.