Ottawa and Montreal are cities that are well known for taking a beating from Old Man Winter each year.
But THIS has been no ordinary winter.
There's been SIGNIFICANTLY less snow than previous seasons. And at times, temperatures have been higher than normal.
Ottawa for example, usually sees just over 100 centimetres in January and February. The totals so far for the two months combined is under 40.
The areas are certainly getting a taste of winter this week though. Today alone, 9 centimetres of snow fell in Ottawa and Montreal. Even more heavy accumulations are expected overnight into Thursday and continuing until Friday.
This week's weather forced the National Capital Commission to temporarily close the Rideau Canal; also known as the world's largest skating rink.
The skateway had been open for 25 consecutive days, but will now undergo maintenance before re-opening.
Ottawa's Fire Chief is urging residents to practice caution when venturing out onto frozen lakes and rivers. This week's mild temperatures have weakened the ice and made for some dangerous conditions in parts of the city.
Last weekend, at least two vehicles fell through the ice of the Ottawa River.
For more details on this storm and how it could affect you, make sure you tune into The Weather Network on TV. Our Highway Conditions Report comes up at :25 and :56 minutes past each hour.