I've never experienced actual winter (aka with snow) until I came to Montreal, and it's quite extreme compared to Asia. It's "normal" to expect snow in mid-March or even early April. C'est le printemps à Montréal (It's the Spring in Montreal). When it's Spring, it is also known as the Sugar Shack (aka Cabane à sucre) season in Quebec! To embrace (or fight) the cold in Spring, there's nothing better than spending a day just eating a feast that incorporated with sweet maple syrup.