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.
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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.
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
A winter wonderland in South Burnaby. Photo: Raymond San Pedro
Raymond San Pedro
Huskies love the snow. Photo: James Blight
North Vancouver received 15 cm of snow by 5 p.m. on Mondau. Photo: Mehrnaz Barirani
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SFU on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Aman Bassi
SFU on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Elisabeth Avery
Burnaby Mountain received over a dozen inches of snow. Photo: Jennifer Allegretto
Surrey received about 10 cm of snow Monday. Photo: Kyle Marshall
These dogs loved their snowy walk. Photo: Lesley Adam
A purr-fect way to spend a snow day. Photo: Manor Mani
Parksville on Vancouver Island. Photo: Richard Beaton
Christmas decorations look great in snow. Photo: Sarah Miller
Metrotown in Burnaby. Photo: Shane Ballard
Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Stephanie R.H.N.
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Cranbrook saw about a foot of snow Sunday night. Photo: Yvonne Jackman
Transit was busy in Horseshoe Bay. Photo: Global News
Cars stuck on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Global News
Photo: Global News
Transit has been suspended from travelling up Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Global News
Kids took a snow day to go tobogganing. Photo: Global News
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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