A white Christmas in Vancouver? 2020 is proof that stranger things have happened, and it’s why PlayNow.com is once again offering British Columbians the opportunity to bet on some snow this holiday season.
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. As such, PlayNow.com has the odds of a white Christmas in Vancouver listed at 2.35, the longest odds of the five available major Canadian cities for betting on PlayNow.com.
For those looking for other options, Winnipeg’s odds of a white Christmas are listed at 1.03, making it the resounding favourite. Montreal (1.28), Ottawa (1.33) and Toronto (1.44) are also available for white Christmas bets.
In order for Vancouver to officially be deemed a white Christmas, snowfall needs to be recorded at Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) weather station in Richmond on December 25, 2020.
The (snow)ball is in your court, YVR!
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*Odds listed are correct at time of posting but are subject to change at any time.