For a lot of people, a snowstorm on the first day of October would be devastating. While many are mourning the days where they could just walk outside without having to throw on two extra layers of clothing, some Canadians truly know how to make the most of a good snow storm.
Calgary was hit with a blizzard on Monday night, and some residents have found ways to actually enjoy the pre-season snow, rather than letting the early winter blues get them down. Take this commuter, who decided to ski to work as an example.
Given the amount of snow they got yesterday - some areas were due for over 20 centimetres of the stuff - it makes perfect sense to break out the skis and glide to work rather than trudge through it all. It's a perfectly Canadian solution, and in fact, one of the most Canadian things we have ever seen.
First of all, the act of using a winter sport as a mode of transportation is a key part of the Canadian identity. In Ottawa, commuters regularly skate on the Rideau Canal to get to work and people have snowboarded down the streets of Montreal before. But beyond that, what's truly Canadian is the spirit willingness and embracing the cold and wintery weather.
Unfortunately for people in Calgary, the weather isn't going to get nice anytime soon. Currently, the forecast shows low temperatures, including night time temps below 0°C for the rest of the week with an ongoing snowfall warning in parts of the province and in BC.