I'm not in Canada yet, but I'm going there at the day before New Year's Eve. We plan to visit Quebec City and ski for about a week at a nearby mountain depending on snow condition. It'll be my first time experiencing Canadian winter... but for sure it'll be fun!
It's a bit cold in Bay Area as well, but not cold enough to wear pants (still wearing shorts here)... About 12 degrees C here. It's warmer in Okinawa... isn't it? Still thinking of good times in Japan/Okinawa with you and other friends... I'm still working to finish my grad school next summer and I'll let you know when I can visit again!
I hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas and New Year!