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Going West

Scenes From Canada's Western Metropolises

The Urban Eye is in transit this summer. Chris DeWolf will be back in August with columns from Hong Kong, but in the meantime, enjoy pit stops in two of the metropolises of the Canadian west: Calgary and Vancouver.


C-Train platform in downtown Calgary.


17th Avenue, the city's trendiest urban street.

Church on 1st Street.

Apartment buildings in the Beltline neighbourhood.

Cherries for sale in downtown Calgary.

Centre Street train station downtown.

4th Street in the Beltline.

Buildings on 17th Avenue near Eighth Street.

The arches of the Bay department store, 8th Avenue

New condo construction in downtown Calgary.



Woman reading outside the central library.


Palm trees line English Bay in the West End.


Robson Street, with the ubiquitous Starbucks.


New condos and old industrial architecture in Yaletown.


Single-resident-occupancy (SRO) hotel, downtown.


Old apartment buildings in South Granville.


Sunday afternoon on English Bay.


Message post on Bute Street in the West End.


Denman Street on a warm evening.


Pedestrians on Robson Street.

When not wandering our streets, Christopher DeWolf is the editor of The Urban Eye appears every second Wednesday.