It’s (kind of) snowing in Richmond right now, but the odds of a white Christmas being officially declared in the city are relatively long.
Compared to the other major cities in Canada, Vancouver – where the weather is measured at YVR in Richmond – is, not surprisingly, the city least likely to have snowfall on Christmas Day.
YVR’s odds with BCLC’s PLayNow.com are 2.35, compared to Montreal (1.28), Ottawa (1.33) and Toronto (1.44), where it’s much more likely to snow on that day. Winnipeg is the “hot” favourite at 1.03.
A white Christmas in Vancouver is a rarity – 2008 was the last time the city experienced one.
In fact, Environment Canada’s historical data shows that from 1955 to 2017, Vancouver (along with Victoria) had the highest number of “green Christmases” (56) of all major Canadian cities.