9 Unbelievable Photos Of Canada In Winter That'll Make This Weather Seem Trivial

It's been pretty frigid recently — whether it's snow, ice, or whipping winds, the elements are in full force in the northeastern United States. But if you're looking for a silver lining, keep in mind things can always be worse — especially when compared to our neighbors to the north. Seriously, if you're looking for a country that truly knows the meaning of the words "I'm freezing," you needn't look any further than Canada.

Here are 9 photos of Canada that prove Americans should chill about the cold — sorry, couldn't resist.

Snow Trenches

Imagine driving around like this! Actually, this photo kind of reminds me of the iconic climax of the first Star Wars film. But with snow, obviously.

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Into The Snow Tunnel

What do you do when your car is buried under a mountain of snow on all sides? Start digging, of course! Although you gotta wonder how safe this was — according to the Journal Pioneer, young engaged couple Marcel Landry and Stephanie Collicutt carved out a beautiful snow tunnel to try to find their disappeared car, stretching up to 25 feet.

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Up Against The Wall

Unreal.

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Snowed Under

This must’ve been an incredibly rude awakening. According to this pictured guy’s tweet on Feb. 17, he was working the snowblower for hours before he’d finally carved out a narrow path of access to his car.

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Wintery Wasteland

Zach Goudie of CBC captured some haunting images on his dashboard camera while riding through Kenmount Terrace back on Feb. 12 — in another tweet, he described it as resembling “the surface of the moon.”

Image: Zach Goudie/Twitter

Engine's Running Cold

I really don’t know how damaging this is for a car, and whether it would require costly repairs. But I hope not, for the sake of its owner.

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Snow Slide

Now this is dedication to the playground. Thanks to the elements and the slide’s concealed height, we can only guess at how tall that snow drift actually is — tall enough, at least, to make make for a rather surreal sight.

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Desolation

Wishful Thinking

According to CBC’s Brian Higgins, who tweeted out this photo on Feb. 18, the road pictured was actually still open to traffic. It’d be a surprise if many people were sliding along, all the same.

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