11 imagesCalgary is the largest city in the Province of Alberta, Canada. It is located in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, approximately 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city is located in the Grassland region of Alberta. Calgary is a city of extremes, and temperatures have ranged anywhere from a record low of -45 °C (-49 °F) in 1893 to a record high of 36 °C (97 °F) in 1919. Temperatures fall below -30 °C (-22 °F) on about five days per year, though extreme cold spells usually do not last very long. According to Environment Canada, the average temperature in Calgary ranges from a January daily average of -9 °C (16 °F) to a July daily average of 16 °C (61 °F).
56 imagesTens of thousands of people in Vancouver took to the streets on Sunday 28th February 2010 to celebrate Canada's 3-2 overtime win over the United States for the gold medal in men's Olympic hockey...Traffic came to a halt in and around the downtown of the host city for the Winter Games following the dramatic finish to the match, which featured Sidney Crosby scoring to secure the victory on the final day of Olympic competition.
37 imagesCaerlaverock Wetland Centre is a spectacular 1,400 acre wild reserve situated on the north Solway coast. Its wintering birds include tens of thousands of Svalbard barnacle geese. It is also home to hundreds of Whooper Swans. Most famous of all Caerlaverock's wild visitors are the vast flocks of Barnacle Geese that return each October from the High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard to stay until April on the Solway's saltflats and merses. Since the 1940's, this population has recovered from fewer than 500 birds to more than 25,000.