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.

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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Gorgeous...like a postcard

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#3 It Was Cold So I Gave My Dog My Jacket

It Was Cold So I Gave My Dog My Jacket

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Emilija Juškovė 1 year ago

Transformer

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#4 Niagara Falls Is Frozen

Niagara Falls Is Frozen

arjsun, arayeremian, Igor Ilyutkin, punkodelish Report

Erin 1 year ago

This is gorgeous!

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#5 Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

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Victor Calamity 1 year 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 1 year ago

For normal people = 160cm :)

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#7 Bills Fans Are Hardcore

Bills Fans Are Hardcore

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Victor Calamity 1 year ago

The Bills fans are hardcore. The Bills themselves are not

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#8 Started Off The Year With A Quick Trip To St Joseph Michigan. The Arctic Weather Has The Lighthouse And Pier Frozen Solid

Started Off The Year With A Quick Trip To St Joseph Michigan. The Arctic Weather Has The Lighthouse And Pier Frozen Solid

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Дженнер Восемь 1 year ago

Excellent shot! <3

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#9 This Flash-Frozen Fire Hydrant

This Flash-Frozen Fire Hydrant

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Emily Rose 1 year ago

I shivered just looking at it!

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#10 Living The Dream

Living The Dream

powderider Report

Victor Calamity 1 year ago

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

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#11 It's So Cold In Canada That Windows Are Cracking

It's So Cold In Canada That Windows Are Cracking

mrsdrpepper76 Report

Victor Calamity 1 year ago

OK, that's cold

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#12 It's So Cold That The Steam From The Sewer Grate Turns Into Snow

It's So Cold That The Steam From The Sewer Grate Turns Into Snow

MirKvant Report

Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

Woah... did anyone else know that that could happen?

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#13 Welcome To Canada. It's Cold

Welcome To Canada. It's Cold

nonameslol Report

Victor Calamity 1 year ago

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

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#14 Icicles Form On The Tritons In The Forsyth Park Fountain

Icicles Form On The Tritons In The Forsyth Park Fountain

Steve Bisson Report

Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

Looks like a statue carved from a geode

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#15 Ice Covers A Pansy

Ice Covers A Pansy

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Victor Calamity 1 year ago

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

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#16 Frozen Minnehaha Falls

Frozen Minnehaha Falls

saar323 Report

Victor Calamity 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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#19 Sheathed In The Deep Freeze

Sheathed In The Deep Freeze

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Troux 1 year ago

The Nissan -300C

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#20 The Paint For This Parking Lot Space Has Shattered

The Paint For This Parking Lot Space Has Shattered

WhibblyCheese Report

Dustin Kerksieck 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#22 This Is The Snow Level In Midland, Ontario Right Now. Time To Go Sledding!

This Is The Snow Level In Midland, Ontario Right Now. Time To Go Sledding!

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Marnee DeRider 1 year ago

Snow fort time!

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#23 A Man Removes Snow From The Sidewalk In Front Of His Home After Two Days Of Record-Breaking Snowfall In Erie, Pennsylvania

A Man Removes Snow From The Sidewalk In Front Of His Home After Two Days Of Record-Breaking Snowfall In Erie, Pennsylvania

Robert Frank / Reuters Report

Laura Ford-Everett 1 year ago

whoa. I'll stop bitching over here in Ontario :)

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#24 Boston On Ice

Boston On Ice

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Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

Yup. Everything up there is frozen.

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#25 Gas, Anyone?

Gas, Anyone?

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Victor Calamity 1 year ago

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

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#26 City Of Erie Traffic Engineering Employee Uses Compressed Air To Clear Snow From A Traffic Signal

City Of Erie Traffic Engineering Employee Uses Compressed Air To Clear Snow From A Traffic Signal

Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP Report

Alwy 1 year ago

He looks quite enjoying his job :D

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#27 Frozen Water Fountain In New York

Frozen Water Fountain In New York

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Report

Tiari 1 year ago

Does nobody turns off fountains in winter over there?

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#28 The Bitterly Cold Temperatures Have Reduced The Amount Of Open Water, Concentrating Waterfowl And Eagles Alike In Those Places Where Water Is Running

The Bitterly Cold Temperatures Have Reduced The Amount Of Open Water, Concentrating Waterfowl And Eagles Alike In Those Places Where Water Is Running

Matt Milner Report

Judy Semmens 1 year ago

For anyone who's wondering, that's at the Des Moines River in Ottumwa, Iowa.

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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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Beats walking with just normal shoes

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#31 Woman Stands On The Roof Of Her Car As She Brushes Off Snow In Erie, Pa

Woman Stands On The Roof Of Her Car As She Brushes Off Snow In Erie, Pa

Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP Report

Victor Calamity 1 year ago

What an "eerie" sight! Wa ha ha ha! No, seriously, I'm leaving

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#32 People Still Jogging In Sub-Zero Temperatures

People Still Jogging In Sub-Zero Temperatures

David Joles/Star Tribune via AP Report

#33 Meanwhile In Manitoba Canada

Meanwhile In Manitoba Canada

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Victor Calamity 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

I'd say that bubbler is dunzo!

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#36 Freezing New York

Freezing New York

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Moezarella 1 year ago

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

#37 Woman Shovelling The Steps To Her House After A Record Snowfall

Woman Shovelling The Steps To Her House After A Record Snowfall

Greg Wohlford Report

Alwy 1 year ago

looks a bit like riding a kajak

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#38 Man Digging Out His Car After A Storm Brought 34 Inches Of Snow

Man Digging Out His Car After A Storm Brought 34 Inches Of Snow

Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP Report

Sheila Weila 1 year ago

Car? What car?

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#39 A Boy Has His Face Bundled Against Temperatures In Washington

A Boy Has His Face Bundled Against Temperatures In Washington

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Report

Victor Calamity 1 year ago

...so how do you know it's a boy?

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#40 A Meer 3 Hours North Of Toronto

A Meer 3 Hours North Of Toronto

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Victor Calamity 1 year ago

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

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#41 A Pedestrian Walks Along The Chicago River

A Pedestrian Walks Along The Chicago River

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Full Name 1 year ago

....walks "alongside"....

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#42 When You Get In You Car And Find The Water Bottle You Left In There Overnight Is Frozen Solid

When You Get In You Car And Find The Water Bottle You Left In There Overnight Is Frozen Solid

sachita76 Report

Bear Trapp 1 year ago

Yes. Winter does that to water.

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#43 Fans Brave The Cold During The Game Between The Chicago Bears And The Cleveland Browns At Soldier Field

Fans Brave The Cold During The Game Between The Chicago Bears And The Cleveland Browns At Soldier Field

Dylan Buell / Stringer Report

Gayle Bynum Cardosa 1 year ago

something tells me that guy on the left uses any opportunity to take his shirt off to show those great abs. What? Paper cut? Here, take my shirt to stop the blood flow...

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#44 If You Go For A Run Today, This Is What You'll Look Like

If You Go For A Run Today, This Is What You'll Look Like

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Victor Calamity 1 year ago

If you go rob a bank today, this is what you'll look like

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