This winter has been non-stop fun. From 80+ km/h winds to full-force snow-dumps, Montreal has seen some quintessential winter wonderland moments this year.
But something we haven't seen is all all-out ice wall, which is what some Nova Scotians on Cape Breton Island woke up to this weekend.
TL;DR Intense winds have managed to push insane amounts of ice across Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island creating a Game of Thrones-like ice wall that is amazing locals and visitors alike. Pictures and videos below.
It might be hard to tell from this photo, but the ice stacked up on the shores of Bras d'Or Lake in Irish Cove, Cape Breton is nearly two stories high.
A CTV reporter was at the cove taking in the amazing scene and snapped these awesome pictures show just how tall the wall actually became.
The tweet below explains how the northwesterly winds managed to push all the ice onto the east coast of the lake, causing the ice to bust and pile up along the shore.
Also interesting to see this from above via @NASA's modis satellite.
Note that Bras d'Or Lake is open on the west side of the lake as the winds pushed and jammed all the ice to the east!#nswxpic.twitter.com/B7ayxopamd
The phenomenon was also seen recently on Lake Erie where they were also hit with intense winds that had the ice slamming onto the shore.
A Phenomenon Known as an Ice Tsunami on the Shore of Lake Erie pic.twitter.com/ey9lS2sIAr
It's really cool seeing it in Cape Breton all frozen and wall-like... it's a little more intimidating seeing it come slamming over the break wall in Lake Erie.
But Cape Breton's Bras d'Or Lake has a lot less infrastructure right up on the water's edge, so there's a little less danger.
I imagine would be a lot harder to see something like this coming off the Saint Lawrence because it manages to keep flowing despite freezing temperatures.