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PHOTOS: Snow falls across Metro Vancouver for the first time in 1,000 days

Snug Cove on Bowen Island covered in snow on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.
Snug Cove on Bowen Island covered in snow on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Emily McMillan

It’s always an event when it snows in Metro Vancouver.

Without seeing a significant snowfall in around 1,000 days, people of the region were excited to hear there may be a dusting overnight on Sunday.

But what was supposed to only be about five centimetres turned into 15 in some areas by about 5 p.m. on Monday as heavy snow continued to fall across much of the B.C. South Coast.

Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain was hit particularly hard with upwards of 33 centimetres.

READ MORE: Snow falls across Vancouver, Lower Mainland, closing schools, snarling traffic

Some parts of Metro Vancouver received a light dusting of snow last winter, but this is the first time over two centimetres of snow has been recorded at Vancouver International Airport since Feb. 24, 2014.

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Whether the snow brought joy or misery, it was certainly picturesque.

Scroll through our photo gallery of Vancouver’s first snowfall of 2016.

The view from West Vancouver. Photo: Cheryl Smith
The view from West Vancouver. Photo: Cheryl Smith Cheryl Smith
A winter wonderland in South Burnaby. Photo: Raymond San Pedro
A winter wonderland in South Burnaby. Photo: Raymond San Pedro Raymond San Pedro
Huskies love the snow. Photo: James Blight
Huskies love the snow. Photo: James Blight James Blight
North Vancouver received 15 cm of snow by 5 p.m. on Mondau. Photo: Mehrnaz Barirani
North Vancouver received 15 cm of snow by 5 p.m. on Mondau. Photo: Mehrnaz Barirani Mehrnaz Barirani

READ MORE: More snow possible for Vancouver and Fraser Valley Thursday following cold spell

SFU on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Aman Bassi
SFU on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Aman Bassi Aman Bassi
SFU on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Elisabeth Avery
SFU on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Elisabeth Avery Elisabeth Avery
Burnaby Mountain received over a dozen inches of snow. Photo: Jennifer Allegretto
Burnaby Mountain received over a dozen inches of snow. Photo: Jennifer Allegretto Jennifer Allegretto
Surrey received about 10 cm of snow Monday. Photo: Kyle Marshall
Surrey received about 10 cm of snow Monday. Photo: Kyle Marshall Kyle Marshall
These dogs loved their snowy walk. Photo: Lesley Adam
These dogs loved their snowy walk. Photo: Lesley Adam Lesley Adam
A purr-fect way to spend a snow day. Photo: Manor Mani
A purr-fect way to spend a snow day. Photo: Manor Mani Manor Mani
Parksville on Vancouver Island. Photo: Richard Beaton
Parksville on Vancouver Island. Photo: Richard Beaton Richard Beaton
Christmas decorations look great in snow. Photo: Sarah Miller
Christmas decorations look great in snow. Photo: Sarah Miller Sarah Miller
Metrotown in Burnaby. Photo: Shane Ballard
Metrotown in Burnaby. Photo: Shane Ballard Shane Ballard
Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Stephanie R.H.N.
Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Stephanie R.H.N. Stephanie R.H.N.

READ MORE: Windshields shattered after ice bombs fall from Metro Vancouver bridges

Cranbrook saw about a foot of snow Sunday night. Photo: Yvonne Jackman
Cranbrook saw about a foot of snow Sunday night. Photo: Yvonne Jackman Yvonne Jackman
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Transit was busy in Horseshoe Bay. Photo: Global News
Transit was busy in Horseshoe Bay. Photo: Global News Global News
Cars stuck on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Global News
Cars stuck on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Global News
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Transit has been suspended from travelling up Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Global News Global News
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Kids took a snow day to go tobogganing. Photo: Global News Global News

 

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Even actor Scott Foley got in on the excitement of snow by posting a video making fun of Vancouver weather again.

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