The city of Winnipeg is located in north-central North America. It is so far away from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that the city never receives moderating weather influences from those bodies of water during the winter months. The only big body of water close to Winnipeg is Hudson Bay, located straight north on the edges of the Arctic circle. The Bay turns into a huge iceberg during winter which leads to a bone chilling event called a “Hudson Bay Polar Vortex”. This is a very bone chilling weather front that descends down onto Winnipeg. When the HBPV hits the city the steam really starts rising.
Winnipeg is by far the coldest big city in Canada. It is ranked fourth in the world behind three Siberian cities. No moderating influences from the oceans.
Super-tough Winnipeg construction workers doing it in this crazy weather.