The truth is that when a winter storm hits the lower mainland it is brutal. Snow in the interior is not the same as snow down there. Coastal snow is heavier and more slippery (I have no actual proof of the more slippery part but I know it sucks to drive in). It's what one of my buddies calls "heart attack" snow. Cause so many poor bastards keel over shoveling it. And most interior towns have an abundance of contractors that are on call to clear the streets. I clearly remember the shit show driving in the snow when I lived in Burnaby over 20 years ago. Not cool.
That's partially true and partially bullshit. The interior gets a lot of wet snow, don't pretend it doesn't.
I've driven in snow on the coast and the same driving characteristics apply, its just that very few on the coast are used to driving in snow. Its like anything, if you aren't accustomed to something, then you can't be an expert. The excuse about wet snow is silly. That applies everywhere.
Vancouver is a joke in the winter to the rest of Canada. You guys complain about the horror of driving in 10cm of snow, when people in places like Newfoundland can have 3 feet of snow on the roads, forcing them to stay home! If you want wet snow then try driving there. You don't have the infrastructure, nor the knowledge to cope with winter. Not everyone, but there is a reason why videos like that only come out of Vancouver.
People in other places in Canada generally prepare for winter. You know - 4wds and winter tires. Many of the side streets don't get plowed for days.
Again, I've lived in Vancouver for 10 years and have driven in snow there every winter. I always had good winter tires and never found snow to hinder anything.