How to survive a Canadian winter

(Sherry Han/The AQ)
(Sherry Han/The AQ)
(Sherry Han/The AQ)

Wear leggings underneath your pants and make sure your winter boots are waterproof. Don’t leave getting out of your house to the last minute, because travel is always slower in the winter whether you are walking or driving. Make sure you have a scraper and emergency kit if the power goes out. Get a shovel on your car. Drink hot [drinks], like hot chocolate, hot red wine; you can put orange and cinnamon in it, apple cider also. Seriously, red wine with orange and cinnamon is amazing.
– Jen Purdue, Bachelor in Education

(Sherry Han/The AQ)
(Sherry Han/The AQ)

In Fredericton, I would say wear not just like a sweater, like a winter coat. Jeans are pretty good and long pants, socks and sometimes double socks. Always have a winter hat like an ear cuffs hat. If you are going to wear a hoodie, double the hoodie up, or double jacket. The sidewalks… always the sidewalks… walking sucks here. On campus is fine. I find just walking in the city, I’m always very careful.
– Nathan MacDonald, Fifth year, History and English

 

(Sherry Han/The AQ)
(Sherry Han/The AQ)

Every morning take out your weather app and dress accordingly. Also, don’t forget to pay attention to the student notices, because it will tell you like ‘school is cancelled’ and it can be really disappointing to come to school and find out it’s cancelled.
– Jeremy Keats, Fourth year, Great Books and Political Science

The first year I was here, I was expecting to be freezing all the time. It’s not like that, if you are dressing according to the weather you won’t feel the weather always freezing. Try to stay indoors as much you can, but also go for a skiing trip and all these little trips.
– Saru Gupta, Third year, Political Science

(Sherry Han/The AQ)
(Sherry Han/The AQ)

The snow gets high. A lot of times, it’s not melted by the time you get up and go to class, and you need to walk through it a lot. So high boots are really good things. Enjoy the winter culture, like building a snow man. You can make your own little world in it, it’s cool. Do snow angels; lie on your back and fan out your leg and arm. It’s already snowing in western Canada. I think probably three more week and snow will come, so be prepared now.
– Kendra Ferris, Fourth year, Criminology

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