Vancouver enjoyed a rare snow day on Tuesday. With schools shut all over town, and a fresh blanket of snow on the ground, the locals bundled up and ventured out en masse, making the most of the special occasion.
Everywhere you looked, there was snow art, from the expected to the unexpected — snowmen big and small, snow angels, snow cats, and even a snow orca.
It may have been chaos on the roads, but it was heaven on the hills, where children and families used everything from fancy toboggans to the plastic storage lids to do a little sledding.
And it wasn’t just children. Vancouver’s animal population was loving the snow as well, from dogs to squirrels to the otters at the Vancouver Aquarium.
This kitten, meanwhile, was just puzzled, having never seen snow before.
Don’t bother getting used to it, Mochi. It’s a rarity around here.
All in all, it was an incredible day in Vancouver, unless you were one of those Seawall daffodils that had the nerve to bloom early, thinking the run of warm weather meant that it was spring.
Better luck next month, daffodil.