Chris has lived in almost every province in Canada, and Calgary is his favourite place.  All the (non-orbital) top banner photos on this web site were taken in or around Calgary.  It is clean, friendly, safe, and beautiful while still offering the excitement of a big city.   The winters are far more pleasant than other places in Canada, due to the large number of sunny days, the dry air, the frequent Chinook warming, and the proximity to skiing.  The summers are very enjoyable, without extreme heat or much rain, with many parks, attractions, and festivals to go to. 

Calgary is within sight of the Rocky Mountains and it is only a one hour drive to the world famous resort town of Banff, where enjoyable activities include sight-seeing, shopping, hiking, skiing, and soaking in the hot springs.

Many of Chris's international students have decided to stay in Calgary after graduation.