What’s all that white stuff falling? It blankets the trees so thickly their branches bend and break with the weight.
It’s not supposed to snow in Vancouver.
This is “Lotusland.” A place envied by the rest of Canada, which shivers through long, cold, snowy winters.
Where the grass is green all year. Where people play tennis and jog around the Stanley Park seawall in shorts on fine winter days.
It’s not supposed to snow in February.
When it snows in Vancouver, everything grinds to a halt.
Schools call Vancouver snow days, and children are released from the tyranny of math books to play video games at home. Cars slither and slide and clog up the roads. Snow-stuck residents, unable to go to work, tromp down to neighborhood coffee shops to find out what’s up.
It’s not supposed to snow in Vancouver in February.
An unusual event just occurred in Vancouver. It snowed for three days from February 21 to 24, 2014.
lead photo Thomas Milne, Flickr
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