It was so cold throughout the tail end of the holidays that ponds began freezing over with a thick layer of ice, allowing locals to use the frozen surfaces as giant ice skating rinks.
The Bird Sanctuary in South Surrey, right by the Serpentine River, was one of those locations. On Sunday, dozens of people were seen taking to the ice, leisurely skating and playing hockey, with their own pair of skates.
However, warm temperatures and rain since Monday afternoon has caused most of the ice surfaces around the region to melt and dissipate, including Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon and Beaver Lake.
A drone video by local vlogger Christian LeBlanc, best known for his elphie selfie earlier this year, captured the winter fun on the ice at the Bird Sanctuary while it lasted: