It’s a bit nippy out there! Most of you are probably aware by now that much of North America is tight in the grip of a bone-chilling cold snap. It’s causing all kinds of chaos, cancelling festive celebrations and making the continent the coldest place in the world right now.


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With the big freeze set to last for a few days yet, we at Bored Panda have decided to compile a list of the ‘coolest’ and most beautiful photos of the winter wonderland, so you don’t have to go out and risk the frostbite yourself. Scroll down below to check out the jaw-dropping pics in all their frigid, glacial glory. And don’t forget to vote for your faves!

#1 Making The Best Of The Cold Weather In Canada

Making The Best Of The Cold Weather In Canada

DefNotJRossiter Report

varwenea 5 months ago

Ramen Sculpture - the hottest trend (pun intended)

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#2 Ny Covered In Snow

Ny Covered In Snow

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Victor Calamity 5 months ago

Gorgeous...like a postcard

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#5 Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

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Victor Calamity 5 months ago

Beautiful...looks as though ice fairies danced on you window

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#6 63 Inches Of Snow In 2 Days

63 Inches Of Snow In 2 Days

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Qwel Tahek 5 months ago

For normal people = 160cm :)

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#7 Bills Fans Are Hardcore

Bills Fans Are Hardcore

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Victor Calamity 5 months ago

The Bills fans are hardcore. The Bills themselves are not

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#9 This Flash-Frozen Fire Hydrant

This Flash-Frozen Fire Hydrant

aspire2dance Report

Emily Rose 5 months ago

I shivered just looking at it!

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#10 Living The Dream

Living The Dream

powderider Report

Victor Calamity 5 months ago

"I tell ya...it's so cold, I had to shave with an icepick! But seriously, folks..."

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#13 Welcome To Canada. It's Cold

Welcome To Canada. It's Cold

nonameslol Report

Victor Calamity 5 months ago

Have you considered the possibility that it's not cold at all, and that you're the Human Torch?

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#15 Ice Covers A Pansy

Ice Covers A Pansy

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Victor Calamity 5 months ago

No need for name-calling here. A flower is a flower

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#16 Frozen Minnehaha Falls

Frozen Minnehaha Falls

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Victor Calamity 5 months ago

That's cold enough to freeze your "mini hoo-ha's" off

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#17 Pancake Ice Has Formed In A Secluded Bay Near North Avenue Beach

Pancake Ice Has Formed In A Secluded Bay Near North Avenue Beach

Stephen Chung/LNP/REX/Shutterstock Report

Victor Calamity 5 months ago

Holy carp, that's a real thing! According to Wikipedia: "Pancake ice is a form of ice that consists of round pieces of ice with diameters ranging from 30 centimetres (12 in) to 3 metres (9.8 ft), depending on the local conditions that affect ice formation. It may have a thickness of up to 10 centimetres (3.9 in).[1] Pancake ice features elevated rims formed by piling the frazil ice/slush/etc. up the edges of pancakes when they collide, both due to random bumping into each other and because of periodic compressions at wave troughs. Pancake ice may be formed in two ways. It may be formed on water covered to some degree in slush, shuga or grease ice. Alternatively, it may be created by breaking ice rind, nilas or even gray ice in the agitated conditions.

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#18 We Live In Erie, Pa, And Got 53” Of Snow In 30 Hours

We Live In Erie, Pa, And Got 53” Of Snow In 30 Hours

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Gerry Higgins 5 months ago

What do they do with the dead? Just chuck them in the snow until spring thaw when they can dig a grave ? Man was not meant to live here.

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#20 The Paint For This Parking Lot Space Has Shattered

The Paint For This Parking Lot Space Has Shattered

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Dustin Kerksieck 5 months ago

That may not be related to the cold (at least not directly). Looks like poor adhesion between the thermoplastic and the pavement when the markings were installed plus normal traffic or maybe a snow plow.

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#21 Time To Learn How To Ice-Climb

Time To Learn How To Ice-Climb

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Crazy Dog Lady 5 months ago

No, no it is no. Time to learn how fast you can make hot coco.

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#24 Boston On Ice

Boston On Ice

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Lillian Chesak 5 months ago

Yup. Everything up there is frozen.

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#25 Gas, Anyone?

Gas, Anyone?

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Victor Calamity 5 months ago

Well, I know Washington promised to freeze gas prices...but come on

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#27 Frozen Water Fountain In New York

Frozen Water Fountain In New York

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Tiari 5 months ago

Does nobody turns off fountains in winter over there?

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#29 The Thing Formerly Know At The 'Back Deck'. Still Snowing

The Thing Formerly Know At The 'Back Deck'. Still Snowing

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Bengü Taşkesen 5 months ago

When that starts melting, some water may seep inside.

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#30 Man Skis On A Street

Man Skis On A Street

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Desiré Yen 5 months ago

Beats walking with just normal shoes

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#33 Meanwhile In Manitoba Canada

Meanwhile In Manitoba Canada

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Victor Calamity 5 months ago

Managers be like: "You still coming in, though, right?"

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#34 It's Cold Outside

It's Cold Outside

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SuperTango 5 months ago

Neat!!! Ice cave!!!

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#35 One Final Stop On Our Trip

One Final Stop On Our Trip

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Gina Bean 5 months ago

I'd say that bubbler is dunzo!

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#36 Freezing New York

Freezing New York

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Moezarella 5 months ago

nobody's out to do a premium rush at the moment lol

#40 A Meer 3 Hours North Of Toronto

A Meer 3 Hours North Of Toronto

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Victor Calamity 5 months ago

"3 hours north of Toronto"...isn't that the North Pole?

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