Fall is my favourite time of year in Eastern Canada. …
The largest city in Alberta, Canada, Calgary has become a city of skyscrapers.
Fueled by the now slumping oil industry, the city has grown rapidly and continues to stand tall after its worst natural disaster, a massive flood two years ago.
I took this skyline photo on a frosty night last December. But Calgarians are lucky. Every so often, there’s a break from the winter chill due to a weather phenomenon known as a Chinook. It causes warm winds to blow down from the mountains, and the temperature can rise as much as 30 degrees Celsius in a matter of hours. “Chinook” is a native word meaning “snow eater”. Literally.