As the whole of Canada patiently awaits spring later this month, Ottawans will know better than to get excited. While our long and snowy winter seems to be finally coming to an end, any local will remind you it’s not until April that we can breathe a sigh of relief. Until then, as we put on a brave face and endure the last few weeks of slush, these Ottawa spring memes will keep you laughing. Maybe.

There are many things to be thankful for if you live in Ottawa. There’s our beautiful scenery, our famous skateway, and our world-class shawarmas. Not to mention the affordable housing.

However, if you ask any local what the worst thing about the capital is, aside from the potholes, they’ll all give you the same answer. The weather.

We get a lot of snow, a lot of slush, and a lot of blizzards, and they all stick around for much longer than they’re supposed to.

While most of the country will celebrate Daylight Savings and the start of spring this weekend, Ottawans will be rolling their eyes knowing that winter is still far from over in our neck of the woods.

Only last year, the city reported up to 300 cm of snowfall between November and April, breaking records for the most consecutive days with snow on the ground.

With blizzards still possible in April and even May, there’s no point getting excited for summer yet.

However, in the meantime, these memes about spring in the capital might just cheer you up. Or, they may make you want to leave the city, like, right now.

In Like A Lion, Out Like A ... Lion

If you're in Ottawa, March doesn't mean spring. In fact, neither does April. Don't even bother thinking about it until at least June.

It Still Snows In Spring, Apparently

If this is spring, then we don't want it!

Winter, Winter, Summer, Winter (Repeat)

Keep those winter tyres on, folks. You'll need them until at least May.

The Forbidden Question

The "S" word is a total no-go. Not now, not in April, not ever.

Hat, Scarf, Sunglasses, Sunscreen

It's cold enough for you to wear a hat, scarf, gloves, coat and snow boots. However, it will be just warm enough so that you're uncomfortable and low-key sweating all day.

Sorry, Kids

Another Ottawan replied to this meme, "I will fight anyone who says this city is boring, doesn't have good food, or just plain sucks. But when someone complains about the weather, all I say is "Amen, brother."

Ottawa Spring Isn't A Thing

While the flowers may start blooming and the sun may start shining, there will still be a huge snowpile outside your house. It will last for months and ruin any cute spring pictures you try to take for Instagram.

Magaritas Only

Nobody should have to hear the words ice, slush, salt or blizzard after March. Unless you're referring to cocktails and ice cream.

We'll Be Waiting ... 

Nothing says patience like an Ottawan waiting for the snow to melt.

Expectations VS Reality

There's no feeling quite like waking up on a sunny April morning to find a fresh layer of snow outside your window. *Screams*

Unpredictable, Unreliable, Unbelivable 

If you thought it couldn't be 15 C one day and -20 C the next, you've obviously never experienced the spring season in Ottawa!

While it's far from over for the capital city's residents, look on the bright side. At least we'll always have our shawarmas to comfort us!

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