Stevin Tuchiwsky is a photographer based in Calgary, and has spent the last half-decade of his life traveling and telling the story of Canada's great outdoors. His most recent photographs capture the stunning scenes of winter quietly settling in the West — and it just might make you forget, for one moment, how bleak and discouraging the season can be.
"I think people aren't aware of all the activities they can do in the winter, or open to trying different things when the seasons change," Stevin tells BuzzFeed Canada.
Left: Lake Minnewanka, Alberta, Right: Two Jack Lake, Alberta.
"There are just as many or even the same amount of activities to do in the winter as there are in the summer: Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice fishing..."
Stevin's Instagram account has organically garnered over 92,000 followers, with commenters gawking at the sights he's been able to capture of the country.
Left: Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Right: Lundbreck Falls, Alberta
"I hope people can take away an experience from [the photos]. Or, I hope it makes them feel like they are right there."
Peytlo Lake, Alberta
Lake Louise, Alberta
"I always want my photos to tell a story in the best possible way. If it encourages people to get out and try something new, even better."