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The truth about winter in Canada.

Old Mar 14th 2014, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by MarylandNed View Post
Loads of different reasons. What's yours?
I don't have to live in the rubbish part. Which in my opinion is anything between east of Main St and the Atlantic ocean.
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Old Mar 14th 2014, 5:47 pm
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I don't have to live in the rubbish part. Which in my opinion is anything between east of Main St and the Atlantic ocean.
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Old Mar 14th 2014, 10:57 pm
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A bit of drizzle and 8c is hardly the same as minus 40 and 10ft high snow drifts for 5 months.
I'm getting the impression that you in fact are the one who has a distorted view of what a Canadian winter is like. Okay yeah it does get cold but I've never dealt with a ten foot snow drift or anything remotely close to it. It doesn't stay -40 for very long. Few days a year it gets that cold.
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Originally Posted by Oink View Post
I don't have to live in the rubbish part. Which in my opinion is anything between east of Main St and the Atlantic ocean.
So you're not exactly in a position to comment, are you.

I have actually spent a fair bit of time in Vancouver and as I've explained on here previously I'd take Calgary any day of the week. Sunny and cold beats pouring down and chilly imo. Plus Vancouver has other downsides, like horrific traffic, smaller houses, higher cost of living, etc.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Seems a good time to re-post this
Which I did in #61. Funnier version of it too.
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Originally Posted by leith View Post
by no means as sunny as many folks would like to believe
330 days of sunshine on average, hard to beat that!

But I do agree that where you are in BC is okay, I dispute Vancouver being better though.
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Old Mar 14th 2014, 11:03 pm
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So you're not exactly in a position to comment, are you.

I have actually spent a fair bit of time in Vancouver and as I've explained on here previously I'd take Calgary any day of the week. Sunny and cold beats pouring down and chilly imo. Plus Vancouver has other downsides, like horrific traffic, smaller houses, higher cost of living, etc.
It gets pretty wet where we are, north of Victoria, but aren't I right in thinking Vancouver is twice as bad (rain-wise)? In which case it must be pretty wet there. Although the prospect of persistent sub-zero temperatures is equally unappealing.

Does anybody proactively move to Canada for the better weather than the UK?
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It gets pretty wet where we are, north of Victoria, but aren't I right in thinking Vancouver is twice as bad (rain-wise)? In which case it must be pretty wet there. Although the prospect of persistent sub-zero temperatures is equally unappealing.

Does anybody proactively move to Canada for the better weather than the UK?
Its in the top ten of emigrant cliches.
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Its in the top ten of emigrant cliches.
Is that true?
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So you're not exactly in a position to comment, are you.

I have actually spent a fair bit of time in Vancouver and as I've explained on here previously I'd take Calgary any day of the week. Sunny and cold beats pouring down and chilly imo. Plus Vancouver has other downsides, like horrific traffic, smaller houses, higher cost of living, etc.
Certainly I am a position to comment and to judge, I've visited and its horrible. Its bloody cold and its cold for a bloody long time in most parts of Canada. I'm not saying Vancouver is a picnic in winter, it rains a hell of a lot and is unbelievably grey, but its not that cold compared to the rest of the country.
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Which I did in #61. Funnier version of it too.
So you did. I skipped past it thinking it was a quote of a previous post and having read everything so far, I didn't look again.
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...I've visited and its horrible...
I'm almost certain that you have previously and reasonably suggested judging Canada from visiting is not a good idea.
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I'm getting the impression that you in fact are the one who has a distorted view of what a Canadian winter is like. Okay yeah it does get cold but I've never dealt with a ten foot snow drift or anything remotely close to it. It doesn't stay -40 for very long. Few days a year it gets that cold.
I refer you to the first video, note the terms "millions of Canadians" "winter never seems to end" "snow piled up to the roof" plus she says "brace yourselves" a lot. That can't be good.
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Certainly I am a position to comment and to judge, I've visited and its horrible. Its bloody cold and its cold for a bloody long time in most parts of Canada. I'm not saying Vancouver is a picnic in winter, it rains a hell of a lot and is unbelievably grey, but its not that cold compared to the rest of the country.
Rain and grey is more depressing than sunny and cold imo. Which is why I could never live in Kelowna, which is in fact much drier than Vancouver, too grey during the winter.

Okay you don't want to go out when it's cold but you don't want to go out when it's raining either. So if you're looking out a window I'd rather it were sunny.
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I'm almost certain that you have previously and reasonably suggested judging Canada from visiting is not a good idea.
I'm all for snap judgements, plus didn't say I visited the other parts voluntarily.
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