Snow

Drone view of Chemainus looking toward Beach Drive, Chemainus Secondary School and Daniel Street during a December dusting of snow. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)

La Nina dominates Vancouver Island’s December weather pattern

Snowfall far surpasses the normal for the month, but precipitation balances out with less rain

Drone view of Chemainus looking toward Beach Drive, Chemainus Secondary School and Daniel Street during a December dusting of snow. (Photo by Shawn Wagar)
Victoria’s Inner Harbour is coated with a fine dusting of snow. More of the white stuff is expected as part of Environment Canada’s latest winter storm watch. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Expect snow, freezing rain on Vancouver Island with latest winter weather warning

Snowfall of 10 to 20 cm forecast for Wednesday night and into Thursday

Victoria’s Inner Harbour is coated with a fine dusting of snow. More of the white stuff is expected as part of Environment Canada’s latest winter storm watch. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fresh snow along Highway 1 at the entrance to Goldstream Provincial Park early Tuesday (Jan. 4) morning. (Drive BC/screenshot)

Fresh snow, rain making for icy commute across Greater Victoria

Snow falling along sections of local roadways Tuesday morning

Fresh snow along Highway 1 at the entrance to Goldstream Provincial Park early Tuesday (Jan. 4) morning. (Drive BC/screenshot)
View Royal following a December snowfall. More snow might be headed to Vancouver Island overnight Jan. 3. (Don Denton/News Staff)

More snow inbound overnight for parts of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada predicts sudden flurries, low visibility

View Royal following a December snowfall. More snow might be headed to Vancouver Island overnight Jan. 3. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Winter road maintenance in Saanich is budgeted, and certain routes are prioritized in the wake of hazardous conditions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich crews work around the clock to tend to winter weather conditions

Major and collector streets, designated bus routes and steep hills priority

Winter road maintenance in Saanich is budgeted, and certain routes are prioritized in the wake of hazardous conditions. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Legislature building is decorated with a fine dusting of snow. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria residents make the most of chilly temperatures, snow

Busy employees brandished snow shovels and bundled up pedestrians clogged the slushy sidewalks

The Victoria Legislature building is decorated with a fine dusting of snow. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)
Plows on the West Shore are working overtime as more snow falls Dec. 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

West Shore crews work overtime to keep on top of Jack Frost

Langford and Colwood snow removal operations smooth so far this season

Plows on the West Shore are working overtime as more snow falls Dec. 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Recycling collection is cancelled throughout Greater Victoria on Dec. 30, due to hearsh winter conditions. (Twitter/CRD)

Curbside recycling cancelled again by snow, ice in Greater Victoria

Capital Regional District asks those scheduled for pickup to hold off

Recycling collection is cancelled throughout Greater Victoria on Dec. 30, due to hearsh winter conditions. (Twitter/CRD)
Drive BC limits travel on four major south Island highways, including the Malahat section of Highway 1, on Dec. 30 after heavy snowfall overnight. (DriveBC.ca)

UPDATE: Prepare for winter driving conditions on south Vancouver Island roads

Crews working to clear Highway 1 from Cowichan to Victoria, Highway 14, Highway 18 and Highway 17

Drive BC limits travel on four major south Island highways, including the Malahat section of Highway 1, on Dec. 30 after heavy snowfall overnight. (DriveBC.ca)
Skaters enjoy a game of hockey on Saanich’s Panama Flats, Dec. 29, in the early afternoon. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Skaters enjoy a game of hockey on Saanich’s Panama Flats, Dec. 29, in the early afternoon. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Residents help clear the sidewalks on York Place in Oak Bay, Dec. 28, 2021. (Black Press Media photo)

Make way for pedestrians: Shovel snow from the walkway or face the consequences

Clearing falls to residents, business owners across Greater Victoria

Residents help clear the sidewalks on York Place in Oak Bay, Dec. 28, 2021. (Black Press Media photo)
Greater Victoria has seen its fair share of snow in the past few days, with more to come Wednesday (Dec. 29). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Another 5-10cm of snow expected for Greater Victoria: Environment Canada

Special weather statement issued on Dec. 28 predicts overnight snowfall

Greater Victoria has seen its fair share of snow in the past few days, with more to come Wednesday (Dec. 29). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Four search and rescue groups joined Kelowna RCMP and Big White ski patrol in trying to locate and overdue snowboarder. The man was found Monday, Dec. 27, deceased. (COSAR photo)

Missing snowboarder found dead at Okanagan ski resort

RCMP and two search and rescue groups were looking for the man at Kelowna’s Big White

Four search and rescue groups joined Kelowna RCMP and Big White ski patrol in trying to locate and overdue snowboarder. The man was found Monday, Dec. 27, deceased. (COSAR photo)
A person experiencing homelessness walks past Our Place Society on Jan. 14, 2020. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Three Victoria shelters offer homeless refuge into New Year amid snowfall

Following an Extreme Weather Alert issued by the Government of Canada on Dec. 24.

A person experiencing homelessness walks past Our Place Society on Jan. 14, 2020. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Highway 1 looking northbound shows slippery road conditions and a light dusting of snow, making it a white Christmas for Greater Victoria. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

It’s a white Christmas in Greater Victoria

Snowfall warning issued as 10 cm expected by Sunday morning

Highway 1 looking northbound shows slippery road conditions and a light dusting of snow, making it a white Christmas for Greater Victoria. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Carl Stenberg, 13, shows off his stick-handling skills to the neighbours as they shovel snow in Lake Cowichan on Dec. 12. (Michelle Banfield photo)

Community spirit? Lake Cowichan kids will give you the shirts off their back

Young Laker helps neighbours shovel in the most bone-chilling way

Carl Stenberg, 13, shows off his stick-handling skills to the neighbours as they shovel snow in Lake Cowichan on Dec. 12. (Michelle Banfield photo)
Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)

Heavy snowfall expected on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

A snowfall warning has also been issued for the Central and Eastern Fraser Valley

Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)
Snowy conditions on the Malahat are possible Friday and Saturday with a snowfall warning in effect from Environment Canada. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Twitter)

Environment Canada warns of snowfall on Malahat, east Vancouver Island

Up to 5 centimetres expected Friday night and Saturday morning

Snowy conditions on the Malahat are possible Friday and Saturday with a snowfall warning in effect from Environment Canada. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Twitter)
A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Snowfall and winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of central and northern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Up to 25 cm of snow predicted for central and northern B.C. through to Wednesday

Prince George, Peace River, Stewart, Terrace and Kitimat among areas affected

A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Snowfall and winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of central and northern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A small amount of snow is accumulating along the Malahat Monday (Dec. 6) morning. (Drive BC traffic camera)

Snow lands in Greater Victoria as Environment Canada warns of light layer

Up to 10 centimetres forecast in Greater Victoria, 5 to 15 centimetres along Malahat

A small amount of snow is accumulating along the Malahat Monday (Dec. 6) morning. (Drive BC traffic camera)