Canadian winters can be seriously brutal, but it looks like some know how to handle them better than others. Vancouverites are freezing in -6°C weather and that's considered just a mild, normal winter day in Ontario. While other parts of Canada, such as Alberta and Ontario battle temperatures up to -50°C, temperatures just below 0°C have been enough to cause Vancouverites to freak out.
Environment Canada issued a special weather alert for Metro Vancouver earlier this week. They warned that significantly colder conditions were coming, and they would be five to 10 degrees colder than the seasonal average. They also forecasted snowfall between one to five centimeters for Sunday. Currently, Vancouver is experiencing temperatures of-1°C, which will drop to -6°C overnight, according to The Weather Network.
Vancouver experienced some of the coldest temperatures of the winter season the week. This was the weather forecast from Environment Canada this week showing Vancouver's unusually cold temperatures. To be honest, this could be considered a nice winter day in Ontario and definitely wouldn't be a reason to complain.
The cold temperatures even prompted Translink to warn locals about potential transit delays due to the weather conditions.
Good Morning, Customer Information is now open. Icy conditions persist in many areas. We continue to salt and sand bus loops and SkyTrain stations, but please use caution in these areas and remember to dress warmly in anticipation of potential delays. ^CK— TransLink BC (@TransLink) February 4, 2019
In comparison, parts of Ontario were as cold as -50°C last week and saw 50km/hr winds. Toronto even had a full-on snow blizzard, breaking single-day snowfall records and experiencing temperatures that felt like -29.
Check out photos of Vancouver's snowfall and cold temperatures this week versus Toronto's last week and spot the differences – disclaimer: it's not hard.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Toronto area with 15-25cm of snow expected overnight. Let’s just say I won’t be leaving my house! Stay warm everyone! #BREAKING #toronto #onstorm #snowstorm #snowday pic.twitter.com/6B6HzId3H4— Corné Van Hoepen (@Cvanhoepen) January 28, 2019
Check out what Vancouverites have had to say about the cold.
My colleague in Vancouver had the gall to say it was cold in Vancouver and when I asked the temperature she deadass said -3C. To me. In Edmonton. Right in front of my salad.— Zoé (@pounsygirl) February 5, 2019
So, it’s cold enough in #Vancouver that even trees need gloves. But not so cold that they need both gloves - just one is enough.— Hina Alam (@hinakalam) February 5, 2019
And, oh yes. That is how birds in Vancouver look. Very @Disney-like. I imagine Snow White will soon start singing. pic.twitter.com/lcSvtdJLXU
Of course I booked a trip to Vancouver during some freak cold snap. OF COURSE.— Cara (@cpattsays) February 5, 2019
Today's sunrise as shot from Cambie Village ... at 10th and Cambie.— Cambie Village Business Association (@Heart_Vancouver) February 5, 2019
Huddled pedestrians keeping heads low to avoid the cold -8 weather.#CambieVillage #HeartOfVancouver #YVR #Vancouver #COLD @vancouveriswhat @GlobalBCWeather pic.twitter.com/fMxXE67W5E
@TheTimDickert hi tim— 🇨🇦 Lindsay 🇨🇦 (@LindsayDianne) February 5, 2019
I'm from Vancouver and I'm pretty sure this is as cold as it ever gets anywhere.
Vancouver friends, let me confir: -6 in Vancouver feels worse than -20 up here in the Yukon. Feel free to complain right in front of Toronto. It’s proper cold! 🥶🥶🥶— elaine corden (@elainecorden) February 5, 2019
We doubt Ontarians are very impressed by what Vancouverites consider to be "cold" temperatures. While Vancouver "battles" unusually cold temperatures as low as -6°C, several other provinces are dealing with temperatures as cold as -45°C today.