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O Canada: The Great White North

SubscribeFiled Under: Canada, Photo Essay,by Bhakti and Neeraj

It is not without reason that Canada is known as The Great White North. Snow is a staple of Canadian Winters and most Canadians will feel something is amiss if it does not snow by Christmas.┬áThis photo essay showcases the “white stuff” that most people from warmer countries have come to associate Canada with.

The photos below were taken during or following recent snow storms in the province of Ontario in Canada.

The snow if falling and the city is white...

The snow if falling and the city is white…

All houses in Canada have sloped roofs and from a bird's eye-view these look like huts!

All houses in Canada have sloped roofs and from a bird’s eye-view these look like huts!

During winter time, many people replace their vehicle's all-season tires with snow tires for better control of the vehicle on slippery road surfaces.

During winter time, many people replace their vehicle’s all-season tires with snow tires for better control of the vehicle on slippery road surfaces.

Snow tires are optional in some provinces (e.g. Ontario) and compulsory in some provinces (e.g. Quebec).

Snow tires are optional in some provinces (e.g. Ontario) and compulsory in some provinces (e.g. Quebec).

Snow storms can drop anywhere from 10 to 50+ centimeters of snow in about 24 hours!

Snow storms can drop anywhere from 10 to 50+ centimeters of snow in about 24 hours!

Canadians truly enjoy the winter season - skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed after a snowfall.

Canadians truly enjoy the winter season – skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed only in winter after snowfall.

This tree looks like it has just received a fresh coat of "white paint"!

This tree looks like it has just received a fresh coat of “white paint”!

For school children, there is nothing better than when a "snow day" is announced on the radio, which means NO SCHOOL due to too much snowfall!

For school children, there is nothing better than when a “Snow Day” is announced on the radio, which means NO SCHOOL due to too much snowfall!

Canada is truly a blessed land in the sense that the weather is often the headline news!

Canada is truly a blessed land in the sense that the weather is often the headline news!

This is what happens when you don't clear the snow from your car!

This is what happens when you don’t clear the snow from your car!

Lake Ontario just after sunset

Lake Ontario just after sunset

Another view of Lake Ontario just after sunset

Another view of Lake Ontario just after sunset

Are you enjoying the winter season?


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