Is Calgary the prettiest place in Canada today?

Of course we're a bit biased, living in Alberta and all, but the heavy dusting of super-fine snow that fell over the weekend is clinging to every possible tree, bush, building and fence post, making the city look like a true winter wonderland.

The beautiful views are a nice change from what's otherwise been a very chilly and snowy autumn. The flakes have been falling almost weekly since early October and the CBC reports today that Albertans, and western Canadians in general, can brace themselves for average to below-average winter temperatures this year - a big shift from last year when we were treated to a generally mild winter.

According to Environment Canada, last year's winter was the third warmest on record. All ready this year Saskatchewan has seen more snow than they has all of last winter.

If it were this beautiful all winter long, we'd have no reason to complain. For now we'll enjoy the vistas while they last and be wary of what will no doubt be some bone-rattling temperatures to come.

Check out some of the beautiful, frosty pictures captured by Calgarians over the past day or so in our gallery below...

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  • Bow River. Icy cold! #yyc

  • Another beautiful winter morning in #yyc #sunnywhitemornings

  • So pretty #snow #frost #frosty #lights #christmas #christmaslights #yyc #calgary

  • creepin fog... view from out traffic helicopter #yyc

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  • More Bow. Cold blue water! #yyc

  • Calgary! You are SO pretty today! #yyc #drivebyshooting

  • #welivehere #puppypark #yyc @ Southland Dogpark

  • Evening Cross Country ski in the city #yyc #calgary #canada

  • Winter Solitude, evening Cross Country Ski #canada #explorecanada

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  • Extra frosting on top. #yyc #sunset

  • another pic from walking the dogs in Mount Royal #yyc

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    I mean...one more #yyc Mount Royal

  • Wow... the plus side of winter in Calgary. This is the Elbow River near Stanley Park #yyc #yycwx

  • Looking so pretty in #yyc this morn.

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  • The trees sure look pretty all covered in frost and snow #yyc #winter

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  • An beautiful looking AM here in #Calgary get out and look before its gone with the apparent rising temps today #yyc

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