When landing into CYEG (Edmonton Int'l), it's all just basically farmland and the city of Leduc (pop. 16,000) which sits across Highway 2 from YEG. Because YEG is so far out of Edmonton, first-time visitors often try to see where the hell Edmonton is, or they get the impression that Leduc is Edmonton or something. This amuses me sometimes.
But if the plane happens to be on a route coming in from the north, you get to see the entire City of Edmonton, a medium-sized city with about 655,000 residents. I find it neat to be able to see how fast it's expanded compared to the year before.
CYVR is the airport I fly into the most after YEG. The Coast Mountains scenery and the view of downtown Vancouver with Stanley Park and the CFL stadium is second to none as long as the weather isn't too bad and you're looking in the right direction. Oh yeah, you'll see Mt. Baker, one of the Cascade volcanoes in its full glory in the distance to the south. Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands look pretty cool as the plane banks over the Georgia Strait before touchdown at YVR.
Sorry to steal your thunder, Tygue, but what else can I say since I go to Vancouver at least 2-3 times a year?