British Columbia

Snow day sends Vancouverites to social media

By the rest of Canada's standards it may not be a lot of snow, but in Metro Vancouver a few centimetres was enough to thrill winter lovers and chill those who had to drive.

Monday morning snowfall produces pretty pictures and traffic chaos

Lower Mainlanders woke up to snow Monday morning. (Yvette Brend/CBC)

Elsewhere in Canada people may laugh, but in Metro Vancouver the few centimetres of snow that fell Monday morning was a big deal — the first real snowfall in almost two years.

Here's a look at the pretty pictures and traffic chaos that ensued, as captured on social media and by CBC staff.

Kids hit the sleds at Queen Elizabeth Park (Jacy Schindel/CBC)

Slippery conditions and power outages led to an epic bus line up along Granville Street (Michelle Ghoussoub/CBC)

Traffic on Lougheed near Gilmore was at a crawl heading west into Vancouver. (Anita Bathe/CBC)

The 99 B-line bus lineup at Commercial and Broadway stretched as far as the eye could see thanks to the traffic chaos. (Jake Costello/CBC)