December 22 marks the first day of Winter. Despite the fact that it’s the shortest day of the year, Calgarians can boast about having the most sunny days year round of Canada’s 100 largest cities, with just over 332 days of sun. After all, it is the ‘Sunny Side’ of the Bow River.

From here the days grow longer, the chinooks feel warmer, and the residents nestle in to wait for the Spring.