PHOTOS: The West Shore turns into a winter wonderland of snow

Rylan Sorrie, 9, slides down a hill near city hall Thursday. Around a dozen kids and their families were making the most of the snow. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)Rylan Sorrie, 9, slides down a hill near city hall Thursday. Around a dozen kids and their families were making the most of the snow. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Rylan Sorrie, 9, and his mom Jenn slide down a hill in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)Rylan Sorrie, 9, and his mom Jenn slide down a hill in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
From left: Kade Palamarek and Aidan Baines-Dhasi, both 8, are among a dozen kids and families making the most of the snow. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)From left: Kade Palamarek and Aidan Baines-Dhasi, both 8, are among a dozen kids and families making the most of the snow. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
From left: Julia Reid and Isla Palamarek, both 11, make the most of Thursday’s snow. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)From left: Julia Reid and Isla Palamarek, both 11, make the most of Thursday’s snow. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Around a dozen kids and their families make the most of the snow Thursday morning near Colwood city hall. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)Around a dozen kids and their families make the most of the snow Thursday morning near Colwood city hall. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A crew clears snow from sidewalks outside Victoria General Hospital in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)A crew clears snow from sidewalks outside Victoria General Hospital in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
December 30, 2021 - Snow covers Erskine Lane in View Royal following a December snowfall . Don Denton photo
Morning traffic heads into Victoria on Highway 1 in View Royal following a Dec. 30 snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)Morning traffic heads into Victoria on Highway 1 in View Royal following a Dec. 30 snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Traffic on Helmcken Road in View Royal following a Dec. 30 snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)Traffic on Helmcken Road in View Royal following a Dec. 30 snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
View along Watkiss Way in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)View along Watkiss Way in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Snow plow and buses outside Victoria General Hospital in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)Snow plow and buses outside Victoria General Hospital in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Freshly plowed Watkiss Way in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)Freshly plowed Watkiss Way in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Snow covered signs outside Victoria General Hospital in View Royal following the Dec. 30 snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Snow covered signs outside Victoria General Hospital in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)Snow covered signs outside Victoria General Hospital in View Royal following the Dec. 30 snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media) Snow covered signs outside Victoria General Hospital in View Royal following a December snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
December 30, 2021 - Clearing snow from sidewalks outside Victoria  General Hospital in View Royal following a December snowfall . Don Denton photo
December 30, 2021 - Snow covers Erskine Lane in View Royal following a December snowfall . Don Denton photo
December 30, 2021 - Morning traffic heading into Victoria on Hwy 1 in View Royal following a December snowfall . Don Denton photo

Families and children were out in full force Thursday (Dec. 30), making the most of the snow sledding down a hill near Colwood city hall.

Using everything from classic toboggans, foam body boards and plastic magic carpets smiling and laughing kids made repeated runs up and down the hill. Even when the odd crash happened, it wasn’t able to dampen the mood.

Unfortunately though, it looks as if the snow won’t be lasting much longer. Environment Canada is predicting temperatures to climb above freezing come the weekend, with rain in the forecast for early next week.

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