Over 20 cm fell in Courtenay and Campbell River; winds topped 100 km/h in some areas, Environment Canada saysCBC News
Winter arrived on Vancouver Island on Tuesday, with snowfall and high winds causing power outages and closing schools Wednesday.
Parts of Courtenay received about 25 centimetres of snow overnight, according to Environment Canada, while Campbell River saw about 21 centimetres.
Winds of up to 103 km/h hit parts of the Island, the weather agency said.
As of 8 a.m. PT, more than 19,000 people were without power on Vancouver Island, the majority in the north.