200 miles north of Calgary was cold af, with the sun rising around 9am in the winter. Matter of fact, the folks I hung out with in Edmonton didn't bother with winter coats because they didn't consider being outside as a serious option - they'd put on wind breakers, get in the car in the garage, drive to the mall, run from car to mall and then perambulate for a few hours indoors. Bigger issue for them was sweating while doing so - hence the windbreakers.
I was also the first Jew they'd ever met, which was apparently a big deal for them around holiday time. One of the uncles greeted us with a big "Happy Chanuk....oof" that was cut off when his wife elbowed him.
But they kept the rye and gingers coming, and it was all good. Pretty chill place. But cold-af.
I thought Rome was at Club Med latitude 🙄