You Know it’s a Canadian Winter When…

New BrunswickAfter the east coast of Canada just got hammered with yet again another winter blizzard, I couldn’t be dreaming more of summer than I am now. It’s storms like this that make me long for warm temperatures, sunny skies, hot sand between my toes, and a turquoise beach. Naturally, I’m a summer baby. That’s just the way it is. I can handle winter to an extent (not 6 months of it), but this winter is just giving me the blues. It’s one winter storm after another this year. Apparently, last year was worse, but I was lucky enough to be in Australia at that time. If only I could transport myself there now. I can say that this winter is the worst I’ve ever experienced since moving to New Brunswick. I wasn’t made for winters–just beaches! However, with that being said, I believe in living life the fullest. So I am living in the moment and embracing the snow as best I can. Snow banks and all. If I can’t climb mountains, I’ll just climb snow banks instead. New Brunswick

10 Reasons You Know it’s a Canadian Winter…

1. Your car disappears under a mountain of snow…
2. Finding and digging out your car becomes a learned talent
3. You have to shovel your bedroom window out because the snow goes past the top of it…
5. The snow banks nearly reach the roof of your house…
6. You learn to drive with zero visibility…
7. Sidewalks, curbs, and two lane streets disappear…
8. Schools are closed regularly each week…
9. You swap your daily workout for hours of shoveling…
10. You leave the house bundled up, looking like a child, and waddling your way down the driveway as if you just learned how to walk…

Here are some snaps of the recent storm which brought 50+cm of snow:

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These are just some typical things Canadians do in the winter that most people would think is absurd…

25 thoughts on “You Know it’s a Canadian Winter When…

  1. Even down here in Florida it is not so fun. No snow to speak of but we get rain and high winds then cold and wind and then cold and then it warms up to tolerable for a few days. Fun.

    For me, the big bummer is the water temps. It can also get cold here in the winter. It is far from the bath tub warm water of the summer. Ummmm…El Salvadore, Costa Rica. Any place further south than here!

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  2. When I lived in Austria I once spent about 20 minutes digging my car out of the snow in the dark at 6am. It was only once I got to the license plate that I realised it was actually my neighbours car and my car was still buried in the snow 🙂

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    • I wish I could stay inside all winter, but that’s just not the reality. Booo hooo. When it’s really bad, schools are closed and the city shuts down until it’s all cleared, but even when it’s not “so bad” we have to go out and do our routine as per usual. It’s crazy to think that we do it, but we do. Tea, cozy clothes, and warm yoga classes are the only things getting me through this particularly rough winter. But it’s my reality. I’m always looking on the bright side. I have to right?
      Jessica, Turquoise Compass

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