30 Photos Showing How Canadians Are Dealing With The Crazy Blizzard

Since the New Year began, Canada has experienced extreme cold temperature that made some of its cities among the coldest places on Earth. In the last few weeks, almost every province has been hitting negative temperatures. Furthermore, instances of blizzards, snow squalls and storm surges are only making everything worse. While there have been several weather advisories and ‘extreme risk’ warning in place, it’s somehow still surprising that Canada is officially on par with notoriously frigid destinations such as Alaska and Antarctica.

Just last week, meteorologists released a weather warning of a big blizzard that will hit Newfoundland and Labrador. True enough, the so-called ‘storm of the winter’ started ravaging parts of Canada on 17th of January. The huge snowstorm brought a massive dumping of snow and violent gust of winds. Dubbed as the ‘biggest winter storm of the year’, the terrifying blizzard gusted up to 150 km/h winds. The hurricane-strength blizzard also brought in around 70 cm of snow which completely covered most affected areas. Thick layers of snow covering home entrances and blocking roads, many Canadians found themselves trapped inside their homes for days.


Canadian Homes Buried in Deep Snow

canadian homes buried in snow

Due to the dangerous amount of snow and strong gusty winds, the authorities of St. John’s declared a State of Emergency. This demands all businesses to close and all transport vehicles to refrain from driving on the roads. Three days after the bone-chilling snowstorm, the intense weather seemed to calm down, leaving its devastating aftermath across Canada. The weather might have calmed down but the city remains under State of Emergency. Moreover, the catastrophe is far from over as meteorologists are forecasting more snowstorms in the near future.

Despite the record-breaking freezing temperatures hitting the country, Canadians seem ready to brave through the crisis. Some of them even took time to take photos of the devastating effect of the blizzard. As the snowfall temporarily stopped, many of them took this opportunity to clear their home entrances by shoveling the thick snow away. Some of the most affected residences even have to dig their way out of the snow. Most vehicles are still buried in deep snow and most roads are still impassable.

According to Beth Saunders, a local from St. John’s, “People have been trying to make the best of this situation as much as possible! As you may have seen online, some people are snowboarding and snowshoeing down major downtown streets, having bonfires in their yards with neighbors, making igloos with makeshift refrigerators for their beer and so on!”

So, are you still complaining about a tad of snow in your place? You only need to take a look at these photos to see how optimistic Canadians are looking at the bright side. Here are some of the most jaw-dropping photos of the snow-covered Canada

“Not Laughing Anymore. The Snow Is Piled Up So Hard Against My Door The Doorbell Actually Just Rang. Okay, I’m Laughing A Little At That”

canada blizzard jason sheppard


“How To Make A Snowman From At Home”

newfoundland blizzard snowman at home


“Newfoundlanders Have The Best Sense Of Humour!”

newfoundland blizzard dinosaur head


Ice Build Up On House In Cape Bonavista

frozen house cape bonavista


What A Cool Driveway In Newfoundland

newfoundland blizzard ice wall driveway


Nl Blizzard

canada blizzard car buried in snow


“Should I Go Over Or Not?”

canada blizzard fence high snow


“Surviving Nlblizzard With A Sense Of Humour!”

newfoundland blizzard ice patio


“When Your Son, Who Just Got His License This Week, Doesn’t Realize The Sunroof Is Open A Crack Before The Worst Snowstorm On Record”

canada blizzard snow inside car


“Well, That’s One Car”

canada blizzard digging up buried car


“Walls So High It’s Preventing A Lot Of Further Build Up. Nice!”

newfoundland blizzard high walls of ice


“Got Their Car Out. Now Just To Run The Wipers And Get That Bit Of Snow Off The Windshield”

newfoundland blizzard dug up car


“Scooby Now Has A State-Of-The-Art ‘Doggy Snow Outhouse'”

newfoundland blizzard doggy snow outhouse


Snow-Covered Houses in Canada

newfoundland blizzard snow covered homes


“Bit Of Snow Down On My Street”

canada blizzard gardiner marker


“Welcome To Canada. This Is This Morning”

canada blizzard frozen door


“All We Can Do Now Is Hibernate!”

canada blizzard residents trapped in snow


“What A Load Of Snow!! I’m Just Over 6ft Tall”

canada blizzard over six feet of snow


“Folks Don’t Forget To Check Under Your Hood!”

canada blizzard car hood frozen


“What Is This Dad?”

newfoundland blizzard ice on the door


“This Has Never Happened In The 10 Years We Have Lived Here”

newfoundland blizzard ice door


“Well, I Found A Place To Keep My Diet Coke Cold! All Is Good!”

newfoundland blizzard natural refrigerator


“You Know The Snow Is Deep When You Can Have A Tunnel Going To Your Front Door”

newfoundland blizzard snow tunnel


Cars in Canada Buried in Deep Snow

newfoundland blizzard cars buried in snow


“We Still Haven’t Reached The Road”

newfoundland blizzard shoveling piles of snow


“Dig Out The Door I Guess”



Current Status in Canada

canada blizzard road blocked with snow


“A Friend’s House”

canada blizzard pathway blocked by snow


“From The Air You Can See The Trenches To Reach Buried Cars”

newfoundland blizzard entire city covered with snow