Places with heavy snowfall have made it illegal to park the car on the road overnight. This is done to clear the streets quickly.

So, when one morning the police saw a car (or at least it was looking like a car), they gave the driver the best ticket.

In Tokyo, where they saw serious snow for the first time in years, people began making their favorite pop culture characters.

I mean, yeah, he starts as an easy build, requiring just a simple mound of snow. No rolling is needed here.

And then there is this Totoro, who comes complete with a classic umbrella.

Sure, Totoro is usually employing the umbrella for rain, but maybe that’s why snow Totoro seems a bit confused.

Montreal has certainly seen its share of snow this winter too, and one resident decided to have some fun with the road crews.

“It was a beautiful day,” he said, “So I decided to do something out of the mountain of snow.”

Presumably, they pulled over to enforce the “No Street Parking” law.

I wonder how long it actually took for them to realize the vehicle was made of snow…

I mean, for a car sculpted out of snow, it looks pretty darn good.

Plus, mad props for choosing the iconic Delorean as a muse.

However long it took for the cops to understand, the prank didn’t make them mad — though they did leave a ticket.

I can just imagine the fun those officers had describing the find to their coworkers back at the station! LOL

I know all this heavy snowfall has sucked, but it’s pranks like Simon Laprise’s that help us get through the winter doldrums.

Sure, there are people out there with some mad skills.

But you don’t need to be an artist to get out there and enjoy the snow.

Shovelling driveways and trying to commute in snowy conditions can make us adults a bit jaded.