Think your winter was bad? Think again.

Winnipeg is coming off its coldest winter since the 19th century. The average temperature from December to March was -18.3 degrees Celsius, just 0.1 degrees warmer than it was in 1898.

So the next time you complain about winter, take a look at some cold, hard facts and remember that Winnipeggers have it worse than the rest of us.

Winnipeg's winter was the coldest in Canada:


That's in the same year as a polar vortex in Ontario:

great lakes

And a record-matching blizzard on the East Coast.

halifax storm weather

The snow can hit Winnipeg in a flash...



...And pile so high that even the cars form snow angels:

Snow angels for Cars
Credit: Dan Boey


And that's if you can FIND your car:


Credit: Lea Nicole from Winnipeg

Windrows keep you from backing out of your garage...


And shovelling your walkway is a real chore:



It's not the Rockies...



Yet rivers and lakes tend to form in the streets:



It never seems to end (this was on April 7):


And when it lifts, this is what it leaves behind:


But we have to hand it to Winnipeggers. They know how to make the best of a bad situation:


And how to find the beauty amid their misery:



So cheer up, Winnipeg. Sunnier days are on their way, and you've earned them better than the rest of us.


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