ANSWERS: 35
  • Survive, yes. Enjoy, not for long.
  • Sure just as easily as winters in the states like North Dakota,Minnesota. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16634187/
  • sure, just get me a warm house and about 20 video games and an unlimited stockpile of food and im good to go for at least 2-3 years.
  • Canada's a big country. Lots of different kinds of winter depending on where you go. If you live in Vancouver, you don't get that much of a winter at all... just colder rain. If you live in the Yukon, that's something different entirely. Here in Calgary, it can get very cold in the winter. But it's all easily survivable with modern comforts. And if you had to "rough" it, a good bit of careful preparation would ensure you're likely to survive. But nothing's ever guarranteed. :)
  • Yes, no problem. I actually enjoy winters and don't see that changing just because they are a bit longer. I've been down in the -20°F often here and sure it's cold and I wish it were a bit warmer, but when the cold ends and the snow is done for the year, I look forward to it coming again the next fall. Plus I love northern British Columbia and the Yukon. I'd gladly put up with the cold and long winters just to live in such gorgeous incredible scenery and wilderness. After living in upwards of 118°F and higher, I like the cooler temps.
  • I would LOVE to trade a cold winter for a hurricane season sometime. It's really hard to have fun in the middle of a hurricane. A blizzard offers TONS of recreational activity ^_^
  • I could survive them but I wouldn't like it one bit. Why do you think I left Western New York in the first place?
  • I lived in Minneapolis for 18 years so yea I could survive, but there is a reason I moved to Miami.
  • Yep, I was just a kid when we lived in Toronto for 2 years and in Ottawa for 2 years. That experience included playing in the snow numerous times so I actually enjoyed those winters. Let's toast those winters with a mug of Molson for me and a mug of Moosehead for you, eh. Hey, if you don't like Moosehead then we can switch, you hoser. ;)
  • If only I had the chance too. I love the cold. Living in the South gets extremely hot and with the humidity, its worse. But I will say, living in warm climates can be a plus because I love to fish and take my dog swimming.
  • I could survive it standing on my head. Cabin fever could never, ever do me in.
  • The Canadian winters are no different than the winters in the northern states.In fact almost 1/3rd of the US has the same winter temperatures as Canada.
  • I live in Michigan. So yes.
  • No way! I just barely survived a single winter in western Virginia in the mountains. Too damn COLD, I say! Give me my sweltering humid SC temps any day over freezing cold!
  • I lived in Syracuse for 4 years... I think I could handle Canada. Couldn't be THAT much worse.
  • Yes. I am Canadian ... I spent 11 years in the Canadian Arctic ... I even worked outside at -54°C ... and I was a survival instructor for the Canadian military.
  • Been doing it for years. Lots of poutine, French onion soup and hot chocolate. Skating and hiking in the winter can serve as great passtimes.
  • Depends on which city in Canada I suppose. I hear Toronto, Quebec and most of the cities along the US border aren't too bad. I think I would enjoy a winter in Toronto.
  • Depends where you are in Canada lol. For example, Vancouver doesn't have really cold winters (then again 'cold' is subjective, it'll feel cold to someone who has always lived in the south and not cold to someone who's lived in bitter cold temps). I've lived through 23 Canadian winters and I'm still heeeere :) I'll say one thing on the opposite end of the spectrum, I don't think I could survive (or at the very best 'barely get through') hot humid sticky muggy summers. I spent a summer in New Orleans ooommmgggg! I'd take a bitter cold winter any day. It felt like living in a sauna ick!
  • Depends where you are in Canada. In parts the winter isn't that cold or long.
  • yeah but I'd be bitchy all the whole damn time
  • I have every year of my life... so far.
  • I can barely survive Louisiana's short, not-that-cold winters, so no.
  • I live in Toronto and we get both extremes. -25*C in the winter at the coldest and 35*C in the summer which it is right now. Dunno how I've survived ...........
  • Easily, however I don't think i could survive the United States similar cold weather.
  • I have...for the past 13 years.
  • I can't wait to survive them again. I moved only 3 1/2 hours south of the border and the Winters are pathetic, hardly a half foot of snow on the ground in mid January. Winter in Canada is not gloomy. We don't dread its coming, we bust out our skates, toboggans, skis, snowboards, curling stones, bobsleds and mukluks and have some frost bitten fun. You quickly learn to feed off the exhilaration of bitter cold temperatures and treat yourself with the finest hot foods: cocoa, poutine, Tim Horton's, and you get by just fine. Keep the caloric intake and the heart rate up, dress in layers with some warm boots and you'll never be cold. When I lived in Ottawa, it was actually faster for me to get to school in Winter as I could skate down the canal, rather than wait for the bus.
  • i have been for 29 yrs. I wish i lived some where hot though.
  • NO! Indiana is bad enough!
  • I live it. I'm still alive. I live north and we have lots of snow now. It will stay til June.
  • *poke* Shiny question! Funny enough when I was 20 I went to live in Whitehorse, YT. Many nights we left the whiskey on the balcony too long and it froze clear through.
  • No I could NOT!
  • Sure. I live in Northern Ontario....-35 today and we have about 6 ft of snow on our deck. Love it or leave it.
  • Only if I can snuggle-up with "Ice Man".
  • Yes, I have survived several. Actually when I lived in the mountains of Colorado it was colder and more snow.

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