With global warming affecting the planet, we’re seeing more and more extreme weather all over the world. We’ve written extensively about the bushfires (and now floods) ravaging Australia. But it’s not the only place to see unprecedented weather. A massive blizzard hit Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, covering the area in huge amounts of snow.

Canadians wanted to show the world just what the worst blizzard in half a century looks like, so they posted a whole bunch of pictures online. From snow completely covering home entrances to roaring gusts of wind, the views from the city of St. John’s and other Canadian cities now look like from some distant icy planet.

Scroll down for some jaw-dropping shots from blizzard-covered Canada and upvote your faves. Don’t forget to send our friendly Canadian buddies some warmth and love!

#1

How To Make A Snowman From At Home

How To Make A Snowman From At Home

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Francis
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1 year ago

olaf had a bad day...

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Buried

Buried

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Wow those layers are packed in!

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Not Laughing Anymore. The Snow Is Piled Up So Hard Against My Door The Doorbell Actually Just Rang. Okay, I'm Laughing A Little At That

Not Laughing Anymore. The Snow Is Piled Up So Hard Against My Door The Doorbell Actually Just Rang. Okay, I'm Laughing A Little At That

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Destiny Rose
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1 year ago

*ding dong* Excuse me, do you have some time to talk about our Lord and Savior Snow Miser?

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The snowstorm hit Newfoundland on Friday and many Canadians found themselves trapped in their homes due to the snow blocking the entrances to their homes. What’s more, this is far from the end: meteorologists are promising even more snow in the near future.

But the authorities of St. John’s were prepared for such a challenge. The mayor of the city, Danny Breen, declared a state of emergency on Friday, demanding that all businesses close and that all transport vehicles refrain from driving on the roads. With the exception of emergency vehicles, of course.

Bored Panda spoke to Beth Saunders, a local from St. John's, about the situation there. "We knew for about a week that a weather system was coming but we didn't quite understand how intense it would be. As the days got closer the snowfall and wind speed estimates kept increasing. As of Tuesday they were calling for 40 to 60cm, but as of Thursday evening these amounts were increased to 90+ cm of snow and 150+ km/hr winds."

#4

Newfoundlanders Have The Best Sense Of Humour!

Newfoundlanders Have The Best Sense Of Humour!

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

"Hello! I'm here to talk about our great lord and savior, Barney! May I have a minute of your time?"

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#5

Ice Build Up On House In Cape Bonavista

Ice Build Up On House In Cape Bonavista

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Lingon
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1 year ago

I'm just waiting for Elsa to come out of the door.

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#6

What A Cool Driveway In Newfoundland

What A Cool Driveway In Newfoundland

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Julia Sandoval
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1 year ago

Who's turn is it to shovel the driveway?

Nicole Bowman
Community Member
1 year ago

Not mine! Lol

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Janice Coby
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1 year ago

And the homeowner lifted up his shovel towards heaven and behold...splitting of the snow.

Jo Choto
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1 year ago

Imagine if you didn't have the mechanical digger...

XxInstantKarmaxX
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1 year ago

LET ME GO SLEDDING OF YOUR ROOF MATE

Janelle Collard
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you sure that's not some kid's snow fort?

Olivia Masterson
Community Member
1 year ago

I live in one of the Carolina states, and if we got that kind of snow here, people would panic BIG TIME! I drove in 24 inches when I was in NY. Here, if we get a dusting, schools close, all kinds of warnings all over the place, and I just sit back and laugh.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

How do you even plow that when it's that high?

Polish Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a maze !

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing.

Juniper
Community Member
1 year ago

O-O That’s so cool!

Baali Venomax
Community Member
1 year ago

Moses has his work cut out for him with this one!

Ina Schweitzer
Community Member
1 year ago

"Tenant responsible for snow removal..."

Alex Noott
Community Member
1 year ago

Like Northumberland (UK) when we were kids.

Rhonda Gestos
Community Member
1 year ago

So scary I would not survive there. It's nearly akin to the bushfires we're having in Ausie

Raymond Ewen
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1 year ago

Why is there no snow in the distance?

Marnie
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, my lord.

Cheryle Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

That's impressive!

Linda Clements
Community Member
1 year ago

That's what I call a passageway out!

Joan Sewall
Community Member
1 year ago

Who shoveled

Oonagh O'Brien
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

Rachele Feys
Community Member
1 year ago

Sure until there is an avalanche! LOL

VICTORIA HERNANDEZ
Community Member
1 year ago

Add some wind and you get a disaster

Julia Rivera
Community Member
1 year ago

Canadian Blizzard

Glenn Ford
Community Member
1 year ago

Ya gotta love snow tunnels!

Liz Caldwell
Community Member
1 year ago

If the parting of the Red Sea happened up north.

rai mei
Community Member
1 year ago

they also found the land from shoveling meters of snow

Super Hero Fan Girl
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1 year ago

That actually looks like a sledding adventure

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a result of snowdrift, there was not that much snow that came down.

Brivid
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1 year ago

Is it dangerous?

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boredpandana
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1 year ago

sick!

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"The weather people were very on top of this storm and kept everyone in the know. The stores were blocked on Thursday with everyone trying to stock up on food and supplies before the weather hit. The city even called a State of Emergency for Friday on Thursday before anything happened because they knew how bad it would be. We've experienced bad storms before with much lower snowfall amounts," she said.

Beth said that it's stopped snowing currently, but the city is still paralyzed from all the snow. "It's now Monday morning and we're on day 4 of the State of Emergency. This means businesses must remain closed and vehicles have to stay off the road or there's a risk of several thousand dollars in fines. The snow has stopped but we need time to figure out where to put it all. A lot of cars are completely covered with snow which is taking hours upon hours to shovel out. "

"Since we're in a State of Emergency, businesses are forced to close today. All local schools have been cancelled and no one is allowed to return to work (unless you're an essential service like a plow operator or medical professional that has to be at the hospital). Some businesses have staff working remotely from home when possible, but otherwise things are not operating."

#7

Nl Blizzard

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Marleen
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1 year ago

Bosses be like "You still coming to work today, right!?"

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#8

Should I Go Over Or Not?

Should I Go Over Or Not?

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

He's been wanting to see over that fence for years I bet.

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#9

Surviving Nl Blizzard With A Sense Of Humour!

Surviving Nl Blizzard With A Sense Of Humour!

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Nea
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1 year ago

I would enjoy this setting, especially after a couple of drinks.

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According to Beth, the locals are trying to make the best of a bad situation. "People have been trying to make the best of this situation as much as possible! As you may have seen online, some people are snowboarding and snowshoeing down major downtown streets, having bonfires in their yards with neighbors, making igloos with makeshift refrigerators for their beer and so on!"

#10

Well, That’s One Car

Well, That’s One Car

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Ksenia M
Community Member
1 year ago

But is it YOUR car?

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#11

When Your Son, Who Just Got His License This Week, Doesn't Realize The Sunroof Is Open A Crack Before The Worst Snowstorm On Record

When Your Son, Who Just Got His License This Week, Doesn't Realize The Sunroof Is Open A Crack Before The Worst Snowstorm On Record

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Tovah Roche
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1 year ago

Some lessons have to be learned the hard way.

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#12

Got Their Car Out. Now Just To Run The Wipers And Get That Bit Of Snow Off The Windshield

Got Their Car Out. Now Just To Run The Wipers And Get That Bit Of Snow Off The Windshield

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Rahul Eluri
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1 year ago

Ya!! just to run the wipers

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According to Global News, 93 cm of snow fell in Mount Pearl, while Paradise got 91 cm. Meanwhile, 78 cm of snow fell in St. John’s International Airport—the highest in that area since 1942! So you can bet that no planes will be taking off or landing there for some time.

Despite the extreme weather, the residents of Newfoundland are coming together to tackle this crisis: neighbors are helping each other out, whether it’s digging through all the snow or helping others locate what they need, from gasoline to medicine.

On Sunday, the Armed Forces were deployed to help the residents out as well. Corporal Tiffany Mackey said that she feels glad to be helping the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. Her stepmother spent 50 hours at one of St. John’s hospitals during the snowstorm and had this to say: “We’re using our resources to help the people of Newfoundland and Labrador with this snow mess. The fact I can help out and give back is a really good feeling.”

#13

Walls So High It’s Preventing A Lot Of Further Build Up. Nice!

Walls So High It’s Preventing A Lot Of Further Build Up. Nice!

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Bobert Robertson
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1 year ago

Looks like the scene from a horror movie

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#14

Bit Of Snow Down On My Street

Bit Of Snow Down On My Street

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Moo Moo Futch
Community Member
1 year ago

Just a "bit" of snow.

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#15

Nl Blizzard

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LuckyL
Community Member
1 year ago

so much to the comment to jump out the window to get rid of the snow in front of the door from te outside

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#16

Scooby Now Has A State-Of-The-Art "Doggy Snow Outhouse"

Scooby Now Has A State-Of-The-Art "Doggy Snow Outhouse"

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Clavelle
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1 year ago

I'd be scared it would collapse!

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#17

Welcome To Canada. This Is This Morning

Welcome To Canada. This Is This Morning

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess I know why the doors don't open the other way...

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#18

What A Load Of Snow!! I'm Just Over 6ft Tall

What A Load Of Snow!! I'm Just Over 6ft Tall

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Freya the Wanderer
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1 year ago

Then that snow is over 2 meters deep!

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#19

All We Can Do Now Is Hibernate!

All We Can Do Now Is Hibernate!

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Spinaap
Community Member
1 year ago

its a good insulator, thats sort of the best thing about it I guess

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#20

You Know The Snow Is Deep When You Can Have A Tunnel Going To Your Front Door

You Know The Snow Is Deep When You Can Have A Tunnel Going To Your Front Door

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Mal
Community Member
1 year ago

In the hole in the snow, there lived a Canadian.

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#21

Well, I Found A Place To Keep My Dietcoke Cold! All Is Good!

Well, I Found A Place To Keep My Dietcoke Cold! All Is Good!

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Total win when nature provides a free cooler.

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#22

Current Status

Current Status

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

damn!!!

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#23

What Is This Dad?

What Is This Dad?

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Miranda Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Tunnel Digger!!! My pups would do that too!!

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#24

Dig Out The Door I Guess

Dig Out The Door I Guess

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

At least this answers my question of how you get started when facing a wall of snow.

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#25

Folks Don't Forget To Check Under Your Hood!

Folks Don't Forget To Check Under Your Hood!

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Spinaap
Community Member
1 year ago

how?

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#26

We Still Haven't Reached The Road

We Still Haven't Reached The Road

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Marky Mark
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1 year ago

That looks like it will keep the White-Walkers out of Westeros.

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#27

This Has Never Happened In The 10 Years We Have Lived Here

This Has Never Happened In The 10 Years We Have Lived Here

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Hello almost Seth rogan!

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#28

Holy F......still Not Over

Holy F......still Not Over

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Deniz Vitvitskiji
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1 year ago

That looks like a great sledding spot, so thats one upside!

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#29

From The Air You Can See The Trenches To Reach Buried Cars

From The Air You Can See The Trenches To Reach Buried Cars

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Annemarie Mattheyse
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would you dig your car out if you can't drive anywhere??

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#30

A Friend’s House

A Friend’s House

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Mimi
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm getting a little claustrophobic here.

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