Calgary lies spread out in the hinterland of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Afar you can see the heights looming in their wintry vestments of ice and snow. From the city, one of the best vistas of the Rockies can be found on top of Calgary Tower, rising 190 meters high.
For a closer look, head to the Banff national park and Banff town, an hour and a half away. Within the park lies Lake Louise; at sunset the view is truly enchanting, the sky lit up in wonderful shades of orange. At this time of year the lake is frozen and preparations are made for the leisure seekers to try the slippery surface on skates.
The trees and shrubs are covered in heavy snow or frozen in ice, which shimmers silkily in the late rays of the sinking sun.