Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020 {How We Deal With It}

We have been dealing with snow for the last few days here in East Vancouver, and even though the streets look all white and pretty, our city is a total mess. It was chaos on the roads and schools in the Vancouver district were all cancelled today.

So we had a snow day, left our cars parked in front of the house, worked from home, made some hot chocolate and enjoyed the day together.

The boys had a blast playing with the snow, and they helped clear the sidewalk this morning. We also brought down the biggest icicles that were attached to our roof drain pipe. Imagine being hit on the head with those! OUCH!

We are sharing a picture heavy post with images from our winter wonderland in Vancouver.

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Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

The first snow storm of 2020 in Vancouver. Plus check out the size of those icicles!

 

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

This photo was taken yesterday Jan 14th. We had some snow the night before, and we had no idea just how much snow we were actually getting that night!

 

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

This girl LOVES the snow. She has the best time running around eating snow. Ps. Isn’t she the cutest with her super cozy vest?

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

Woke up to this much snow today, January 15th, 2020

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

So much snow overnight. Checked my phone at 6 am when we woke up. School cancelled in Vancouver!

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

After breakfast, the boys and I headed outside to clear our sidewalk Ps. Vancouver people, PLEASE clean the sidewalk! It is slippery and dangerous if you don’t. And if you can, help those elderly neighbours who can’t do it themselves.

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

Almost done the front of the house!

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

All clear!

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

Now we headed to the backyard. So much snow!

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

Kids are so helpful!

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

Big smiles from the hardest working snow shovelers!

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

“Mom, so much snow, my arm is covered with it!”

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

Then we spotted the biggest icicles!

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

Kind of cool!

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

Had to get them down before they fell on somebody’s head!

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

At around 3:00 pm (Jan 15th) the snow picked up, and it started coming down hard. Looked beautiful, like we were inside a snowglobe.

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

Wondering how much snow we’ll have tomorrow morning!

Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020

More snow! Vancouver storm round #2

So now the question is. Are the schools going to be cancelled again in Vancouver tomorrow, Jan 16, 2020? I think there is a big chance that we will have a second snow day. It all depends on what happens overnight.

We are not used to this, and it is hilarious how the rest of the country laughs at our snow issues. Temperature-wise it isn’t very cold; the problem is that the city isn’t ready to deal with snow. Drivers don’t have snow tires, and public transit comes to a halt.

I wonder if we are ever going to be ready. With global warming and all the environmental changes, we can only expect more storms like this every year. Only time will tell. 

In the meantime, stay safe and warm Vancouver. 

 

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Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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2 responses to “Vancouver Snow Storm January 2020 {How We Deal With It}”

  1. Sydney Z — January 15, 2020 @ 6:34 pm (#)

    So much snow for Vancouver! Wow! Incredible.

  2. Jane — January 15, 2020 @ 8:04 pm (#)

    Holly! You have more than us in Toronto!

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