Five people have died in an avalanche near the community of McBride in British Columbia.
According to the B.C. Coroners Services, a very large avalanche occurred in an area where there were a number of people snowmobiling.
The RCMP has been called into investigate.
The past few days have brought heavy rain and snow followed by clearing and cooling, which eventually stresses in the snow-pack.
McBride is a small community 210 kilometres outside of Prince George.