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Spring is a season many Canadians hold dear to their hearts.

But it’s also one that can destroy our precious warm-weather dreams like no other. Don’t get us wrong, we aren’t here to knock this great season, we just want to make sure you know what’s in store over the next couple of months. That’s why, in the interest of transparency and disclosure, we’re preparing you for what this season is really like.

Expectation: This is what the first day of spring will look like

First day of spring

Reality: This is what it’ll actually look like

Spring
“We’re finally free from the ice cocoons!”  

Expectation: You’ll finally get to ditch those awful winter jackets!

Jackets

Reality: It just snowed. In June.

Cold
“Worst. Mistake. Ever.” 

Expectation: You’ll actually be able to, you know, walk on sidewalks now

Walking

Reality: No you won’t

Slush
“Yay, spring!”

Expectation: Patios will be open

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Reality: If you can brave them for more than 10 minutes…

Blizzard
So much for fresh air…

Expectation: We’re gonna hit up some beach partaaays!

Beach party

Reality: We’re gonna hit up the emergency roooom!

Canadian spring

Expectation: You can garden again

Flowers

Reality: In a sense, anyway…

Gardening

Expectation: Easter bunnies!

Bunny
“Aw, sho cute!”

Reality: Snow bunnies!

Snow bunny
“I pet him and its head fell off”

Expectation: Who’s ready for a water fight?

Water fight

Reality: Who’s ready for hypothermia?

Steam war

Expectation: May flowers!

April showers

Reality: April showers

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“WTF!”

Well, at least you always have summer to look forward to

summer

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