The city of Victoria may be relatively warm, sitting nicely at just below zero according to Environment Canada, but photos may convince one that they are entering a new ice age.
The west coast city is experiencing a winter barrage with a hefty amount of snow adding a layer of dense powder to the city's aesthetics.
The snow is so terrible, it has caused the hashtag #snowmaggedon to begin circulating on social media, and has resulted in flight and food service issues at the Victoria International Airport.
Our crews continue to work on snow removal and ice control. There are some cancellations & delays. Please check our website for the latest arrival & departure info & contact the airline if your flight is affected. Ground transportation is in service. https://t.co/hIpwx7slwR— Victoria Int Airport (@Fly_YYJ) February 11, 2019
WEATHER UPDATE: White Spot, Starbucks and Spinnakers will be closing at 5PM due to flight cancellations and limited staffing. Thank you.— Victoria Int Airport (@Fly_YYJ) February 11, 2019
Environment Canada is expecting "a long period of snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25-centimetres" of snow.
If you were looking to take a snow day in Victoria, today's blizzarding weather would be your day!
Roads were so slippery that children didn't need to head to the slope, they just saddled their toboggans right out their front door!
Played chauffeur and errand boy today! 😂 driving conditions getting a little sketchier out there now 5:30pm. Road crews are doing a great job but it’s really coming down now! Be care, slow down, give lots of space!!! 👍🙏 . . . . . . . . . #tourismvictoria #victoriabc #ourwildcoast #Vancouverbuzz #victoriabuzz #globalnews #ctvnews #thecanadiancollective #imagesofcanada #vancouverisland #cheknews #victoriabccanada #talltreescoldseas #westcoastmakesyouwilder #instameet #yyj #blogvictoria #explorevancouverisland #explorebc #explorecanada #hellobc #sharevi #heartofvancouverisland #vanlifediaries #explorevictoria #vanlife #snowday #cowichanvalley #cowichanbay #sprintervanlife
Kids weren't the only ones putting in hours in the snow, dogs also took to the powder.
The snow provided people with whole new ways to enjoy the winter.
Be safe out there, Victoria!