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21 Photos That Prove Canada Is A Frozen Hell On Earth

Canada is cold and terrible. But the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek is brave enough to venture outside...if you are.


1. Everyone knows Canada is a frozen hellscape on earth.


Jumping off the dock in Ontario.

2. Temperatures hover around subzero levels during the day.

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Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, British Columbia.

3. At night, the temperatures drop even further, making it impossible to go outside.

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Fireworks over Vancouver.

4. Icy winds blow across the frigid plains.

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Two cowboys drive cattle across Western Canada.

5. Even major cities are held in winter's unforgiving grip.

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Downtown Vancouver from the Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre.

6. And the mountains? Completely impassable.

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The mountains over Banff.

7. In Canada, all liquids freeze solid within minutes.

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The Toronto skyline.

8. Nothing blooms.

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The flowers of Butchart Gardens outside of Victoria.

9. Nothing grows.


A vineyard in the Okanagan Valley.

10. Nature is dead.

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Flowers along the Ottawa River west of Deschênes Rapids.

11. The lakes are all frozen over. They're ice solid.


The mirror surface of Lake Louise, Alberta.

12. Swimming is totally impossible.

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Grand Beach, Manitoba.

13. And the only sports you can play are winter sports.

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Mara Lake in British Columbia.

14. The animals in Canada hibernate year-round.


A brown bear with her cubs.

15. They are locked in a mortal battle with the elements.

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A smiling fallow deer in Parc Omega, Quebec, and feeding a chipmunk in Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, Ontario.

16. Don't believe rumors about a place called "The Sunshine Coast." That's crazy talk.

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Porpoise Bay Provincial Campground on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia.

17. And there's definitely not a town called "Summerland." It doesn't exist.

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Giant's Head in Summerland, British Columbia.

18. Whatever you do, DON'T go outside.

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The Edmonton Fringe Festival in Edmonton, Alberta.

19. You will immediately freeze into a human popsicle.

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Boating in the Okanagan, British Columbia.

20. Because everyone knows there is no such thing as summer in Canada.


Backyard party for Canada Day.

21. Winter rules.

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A sunset over Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia.

This summer, have the courage to combat the brutal elements — or drive a car that does.