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  • In this video, we want to show you how life is like in the winter here in Canada.

  • So cold!

  • One of the things people ask us about all the time is how we survive the winters in

  • Canada.

  • It can get really cold up here depending on where you are.

  • Where I grew up, we got as low as -50, I've heard of temperatures reaching -70 in the

  • Arctic, and on average, we probably get -25, which is pretty cold, so people from warmer

  • climates especially, always ask us how we survive.

  • One of them is Karla's dad, he doesn't get how it works.

  • How do the pipes not freeze?

  • How do you stay warm at night?

  • How do you get to work? and how we don't freeze just stepping out the door?

  • Every house in Canada has a heater.

  • That's how we make it through the winter time.

  • This is the thermostat, which is how we control the heat.

  • So even though the outside right now is -20, inside is +23, and the heat comes up through

  • all of these vents that are all over the house and without them, I don't think we'd make

  • it.

  • Thanks to the heat, you can pretty much wear anything inside your house.

  • You can even be naked and you're going to be nice and cozy.

  • But when you go outside, you need to be prepared, so first thing, you need to have a nice jacket

  • that keeps you warm.

  • Most of the jackets are made with down because it's a good insulator, then you need a scarf

  • to keep your neck warm and so the cold doesn't go in, and when it's very cold, you can cover

  • your nose and mouth from the cold and wind.

  • A toque and gloves.

  • So, one of the first parts that get cold for you is your ears and your fingers.

  • So it's nice to have them covered, and also your toes.

  • So, if you can have winter shoes, that's the best.

  • They're waterproof, so when there's snow outside, they don't get wet and then your feet get

  • wet and cold.

  • So that's nice.

  • And for those days that are very, very, very cold, you just dress in layers.

  • And some of those layers are like special underwear that have special technology to

  • keep you warm as well.

  • So, now that we're ready, we can take Maya for a walk.

  • Maya is a rescue dog from Cuba, and even our doggies need a coat to keep themselves warm,

  • isn't it Maya.

  • It's cold, look.

  • In Canada, we have to be prepared for the winter, so of course when it snows a lot,

  • you wouldn't be able to get out of your house, you wouldn't be able to drive your car, so

  • the city actually has special trucks that come and clear the snow, and then we're responsible

  • for our own house, so this is called a shovel.

  • Basically, you scoop up the snow like that and throw it to the side.

  • That's how you get out of your house.

  • And then, we're also responsible for the sidewalk in front of the house, so no one else slips.

  • Then we have an ice-pick, so sometimes there's actually ice underneath the snow, so then

  • you have to scrape it up like that.

  • Sometimes you have a broom if you want to really be clean about it.

  • And then if there's too much ice, we have salt or other kinds of chemicals, sometimes

  • there are even lava rocks now, you put those down and that helps to melt the ice so you

  • don't slip and fall.

  • So, this is kind of like daily life in the winter time and especially when you own a

  • house.

  • Then you'll see here that we have a plug-in.

  • Something we do here is we actually plug in the cars, this is just an extension cord,

  • basically there's a plugin, we won't be able to find it right now because it's under the

  • trunk, but you plug in the car and basically keeps the engine warm, otherwise sometimes

  • when it gets -30 or -40, your car doesn't start.

  • And then you're stuck, so that helps make that happen, and then of course, as you can

  • imagine, sometimes you wake up to go to work in the morning and your car is covered in

  • snow.

  • So we just got a fresh snowfall and this is what the vehicle looks like in the morning.

  • So it's not actually that cold today, it's probably +, I mean -5 or something, but this

  • is what we gotta do in the mornings before going to work, or every time it snows.

  • It's actually a lot of snow.

  • Look at that.

  • Is it heavy?

  • No, it's like a light snow.

  • So, show them the item that you remove the snow with.

  • I think it's called a snow-brush.

  • But it basically has one side for taking off the snow like I've been doing, and this one

  • is if there's ice on the windshield, so on a colder day, you might get some ice so then

  • you gotta shave the ice off, or else you can't see out of the windshield.

  • Winter not only brings low temperatures but also a lot of fun activities.

  • One of the things I love about winter is the snow!

  • We hope you enjoyed this video and that we answered your question about what Canada is

  • like in the winter time.

  • If you have any other questions about Canada, please leave them in the comments below and

  • we'll try to answer them.

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  • see you in the next video!

In this video, we want to show you how life is like in the winter here in Canada.

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