While most people can agree that this country gets pretty cold, Ottawa’s brutal winters are infamous in Canada. In the capital city, we seem to get a ridiculous amount of snow, and it often feels like the cold season can last for half of the year! Whether you’re a snow veteran or a relative newcomer, you’ll probably find these hilarious memes about Ottawa winters painfully relatable.
While the season may have been milder than usual so far, it’s still been a pretty ruthless couple of months for locals.
If you’re tired of shovelling your driveway, frustrated with snow-induced LRT delays, and sick to death of slush all over your house, rest assured that you’re not alone.
To cheer us all up during this wet and slippery February, here is a selection of the internet's best memes about Ottawa’s snowy season. They're so painfully accurate, it almost hurts.
As every local resident knows, Ottawa's winter season begins in October and doesn't end until...May? June, perhaps?
Don't put those snow boots away just yet, guys.
Winter Is Always Coming
Before you arrive in Ottawa, people will tell you about Parliament Hill, about delicious BeaverTails, and about the wonderful Rideau Canal Skateway.
Nobody tells you about the snow.
When March rolls around, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the freezing weather might be over soon.
Alas, in Ottawa, March is simply the beginning of second-winter.
At Least You Tried
Sometimes, you just can't win. At least you tried.
Dig Out Your Drive VS Push The Bus Home
Even if you push your OC Transpo bus the whole way to work, you'll probably still get there quicker than if you took the new LRT!
It's got to get this bad before you can even think about trying to get a snow day.
The Season Ends In May (If You're Lucky)
Just when you think it's all over — BAM! Mid-March blizzard.
Good Old Ottawa
You can just forget about ever making any weather-dependent plans, but we still love you, Ottawa!