Love it or hate it, the cold season is here. Just like that annoying cousin who shows up every Christmas and deliberately sits in your spot on the couch, winter has once again come to steal all the warmth and comfort from under us, reminding us that we do indeed live in an arctic climate.

We were lucky this year though, as "real" winter only hit us at the end of December, but when it did...boy did it ever make up for lost time. The city was blanketed with some 40cm of snow all at once, and while all that white stuff is unquestionably a huge pain in the ass, for a brief moment it is actually pretty enchanting. Many of you proved it in your Instagram pictures below.

Prendre une marche de 1h sous la neige ?#montreal #mtlblog #livemontreal #mtl #canada #explorecanada #quebec #winter

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Parc Lafontaine ✨ ❄️ #montreal #mtlblog #livemontreal #mtl #canada #quebec #explorecanada

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A photo posted by Montréal, Canada (@pabstman) on

Every regular picture just somehow looks better with snow • #Montreal #mtl #tmr #quebec #winterwonderland #canada #mtlblog #livemontreal #narcity #montrealgazette #thismtl #igersmontreal #mtlmoments #mtlawards #somontreal #hypebeast #thecreatorclass #montreal_gallery #vscocam #vsco #explorecanada #huffpostquebec #huffpostcanada #gramoftheday #gotd_1025 #explorecanada #imagesofcanada #tourcanada

A photo posted by E R I C • B R A N O V E R (@ericbranover) on

Winter can be amazing when it is not too cold ❄️❄️❄️ Photo:10 Date: 01-03-2016 =============================== #big_shotz #ig_mood #ig_masterpiece #exklusive_shot #exploretocreate ===============================

A photo posted by M I K E (@mikegolgo_13) on

Croix Bleue//Blue Cross

A photo posted by Montréal, Canada (@pabstman) on

Scenery. Winter. Calm. #feraphotography#Fugifilm_xseries#vision#visualclarity#winter#winterwonderland#parcangrignon#passion#handheld#28mm#fujinon#wandering#hiking#lasalle#mtlpromos#mtlblog

A photo posted by Fera - Photography (@photos_fera) on

Winter arrives with a vengeance #livemontreal #mtlblog #tlpicks #mtlregram #montreal_gallery #rsa_streetview #tv_hdr #enjoycanada #imagesofcanada #bpmag #narcitymontreal #king_shots #justgoshoot #wintertime #igPodium_Night #goodlifemtl #shootermag #tv_landscapes #rsa_light

A photo posted by @hm.pix on

2016! Zen morning in Parc Maisonneuve • #repostwithlove photo→ @chelseaanglais

A photo posted by CityBird Montréal (@citybirdmontreal) on

Mont Royal, neige et ski. ❤️ #mtl #montreal #montrealenblanc #urban #instapic #instapicoftheday #instaphoto #instaphotooftheday #instadaily #lines #ski #snow #nature #landscape #sport #crosscountry #escape

A photo posted by Florent (@fdaudens) on

Baby, It's Cold Outside... ?

A photo posted by N A T A C H A (@natlaugh_) on

Gorgeous light! I guess the cold is the price we have to pay for it. #montreal #mtl #514 #westmount #explorecanada #explorequebec #montreality #montrealphoto #montrealphotography #igersmontreal #montreal_gallery #montreal_explorations #exploremontreal #narcitymontreal #somontreal #made_in_mtl #snow #thismtl #ig_great_shots_canada #goodlifemtl #dailyhivemtl #mtlpromos #livemontreal #mtlregram #showoffcanada #MontréalEnBlanc #quebecenphotos

A photo posted by @tallistepics on

Riverside. #mtlmoments #mtlblog #livemontreal

A photo posted by Montreal / Quebec / Canada (@fred514) on

365/365 ? #cinqcentquatorze #newyears #exploremontreal #placeducanada #downtown #montreal

A photo posted by J.F.SAVARIA (@jfsavaria) on

Ben d'la neige. ❄ #montréalenblanc . . . . #montréaljetaime #narcitymontreal #igersmtl #thismtl #mtlblog @canoncanada #shoot2kill #way2dope #teamcanon #artofvisuals #agameoftones #justgoshoot #montreal #livemontreal #mtlshot #exklusive_shot #mtlmoments #alwaysgo #getoudoors

A photo posted by Jessica Prudencio (@jessicaprdnc) on

Et la neige fût !!! #streetdreamsmag #shoot2kill #way2ill #artofvisuals #untoldvisuals #downtown #snow #hbouthere #snapzone #master_shots #createexploretakeover #huffpostgram #quebec #quebecoriginal #tourcanada #514 #explorecanada #livemontreal #mtl #montreal #narcitymontreal #514 #landscape #nature #exploremore #welivetoexplore #winter #mtlmoments #canada #stayandwanderer #montreal_gallery

A photo posted by @antoine_coallier on