It was a cold but beautiful snow day in Vancouver, when winter decided to finally pay the city a visit.
Even a thin layer of snow can cause disarray here, so main streets and busy sidewalks were quickly covered in salt, which melted all the snow within a few hours.
Thankfully, for those who enjoy the charming chill of the coldest season of the year, parks, back alleys, and small streets remained untouched, covered by snow for the rest of the day. There was an explosion of winter activity at a local park, near the False Creek Elementary School. Children were sledding, snowball fighting, snowman building -- joyfully shrieking and shouting. Dogs and their owners were having fun in the snow, while couples braved the cold to stroll through the romantic, powdered paths of the park.
Also, some very stubborn, dedicated fitness fanatics were seen jogging and biking on the seawall, their shoes pounding the salt-covered pavement.