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23 moments when Vancouver looked like a magical winter wonderland (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

From snow horse angels to friendly-looking snowmen to people playing in the snow, locals took advantage of the wintry weather.
Metro Vancouverites woke up to a winter wonderland on January 6, 2021, and many of them took to social media to share images and videos of the event. 

Metro Vancouverites woke up to a winter wonderland Thursday (Jan.6) morning and many of them took to social media to share images and videos of the frosty weather event. 

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the region following snowfall that started Wednesday night and tapered off Thursday morning. Many people have reported delays in public transit. Environment Canada now warns that 30 to 50 mm of rainfall is now expected in the city beginning Thursday afternoon and then easing Friday morning. 

But locals were quick to capture the whimsical frosty scenes before the rain started.  

One man mentioned how he has lived in the city for over 20 years and has never seen someone with a snowblower. He shared a video of an individual clearing the fresh powder near Davie and and Howe streets. 

Another Vancouverite shared a video where he said he may "regret" laying in the fresh snowfall. However, he quickly changed his mind after he did it. He also shared snaps of wintry scenes from around the city, too.

Even the Vancouver Police Department's horses decided to take advance of the frosty spell and make snow horse-angels.

Have a look at some more wintry videos and images from around Vancouver. 

Winter weather tips 

A little preparation can go a long way to keeping people safe during stormy, wintry conditions. Here are some tips to keep safe this winter:

* Wear your winter gear: Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Dressing in layers, with a wind- and water-resistant outer layer, provides flexibility for changing conditions. To avoid frostbite, cover as much exposed skin as possible by wearing hats, scarves and gloves. Try to stay dry and change out of wet clothing as soon as possible.

* Be prepared for power outages: Severe weather can cause power outages. Be prepared for up to one week by developing a household emergency plan and putting together an emergency kit. If you encounter a downed or damaged power line, assume it is live and a danger. Stay back at least 10 metres (the length of a bus) and call 911 immediately to report.

* Emergency shelters available: People in need of a warm, safe place to stay during the cold and wet winter months have access to additional emergency shelter spaces. All shelters, including extreme weather response shelters, are open throughout B.C. This winter, the Province is providing more than 1,900 temporary shelter spaces and nearly 360 extreme-weather response shelter spaces to ensure people experiencing homelessness have a warm place to sleep and get out of the cold and rain. These emergency shelters supplement more than 2,250 permanent, year-round shelter spaces. The extreme weather response shelters are available overnight when a community issues an extreme weather alert.

* Be prepared on the road: People should bring warm clothing that does not restrict movement when driving and ensure their vehicles are equipped with a full tank of fuel, a windshield scraper and snow brush, food and water, a first-aid kit and other emergency supplies. If stuck or stranded, people should stay in their vehicles and call 911 for roadside assistance.

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