It’s that time of year again. When the temperature drops, and snowflakes are visible in the sky. Christmas lights are twinkling, and children are singing. I hail from Canada. Immediately you may picture cold snow blown tundra with hockey rinks and igloos. But I currently reside in a place called Victoria, BC, where frankly, it just doesn’t snow that much. We get rain, (but not as much as Vancouver and Seattle) so I’m certain that Victoria, BC gets less snow than any other place in Canada. For the lovers of snow who live in this snowless city, they cherish the odd snow day that occurs once or twice a year, never taking for granted the white powder they love so much. If you are one of those wimpy “yay summer” folk, Victoria is probably your best bet, just ask my father.
Snow lovers like myself were happy campers yesterday, when snow fell from the heavens and landed on Vancouver Island…
"It’s freezing out! It’s like –3 °C" says Victoria resident. "Ha, you think that’s cold, it’s –30 °C where I’m from" scoffs Canadian from another part of Canada, "Yeah well, it’s a damp cold"
– Zia Kalyan