"I just wanted to show everybody what it's like to shovel snow in Victoria, B.C. in January," he says, but then pans the camera to his yard as he revs up a lawnmower on a green, snow-free lawn.
"What snow? Come on, suckers! I'm out. I got to finish mowing my lawn."
Smith says in an article on huffingtonpost.ca that he filmed the video to poke fun at his brother-in-law and family in Ontario, who were going through a severe winter storm. Smith says his family loved it and thought it was funny.
Smith may have spoken too soon, because soon after, Victoria did receive snow.
He made a follow-up video to show the snow they got – a mere dusting as he proceeded to make snow angels in his yard.