Apologies for the picture quality, but these were taken through the window of the airport lounge in Calgary, on my iPhone. The big adventure began early on Wednesday morning, when I boarded a flight to Vancouver, with a brief stop in Calgary. This was my first trip out west and I was most impressed by the snow-capped mountain backdrop behind the city skyline.
We were actually only on the ground for a few minutes, but it did give me an opportunity to get out and stretch my legs after the long flight from Halifax. It was hard to believe, but I was going to see both the east and the west coasts in the same day: only after making such a journey did I have a real perspective of just how vast Canada is and how varied is the scenery.