Expansive and diverse, the Canadian landscape is a photographer’s paradise. Ten provinces and three territories provide endless image potential. Cityscapes, wildlife, pristine forests, ocean life, farmland, and the busy working cities all offer the photographer varied backgrounds for their art. But given the current circumstances and the limitations on travel, even locally, we’re bringing these spots to you!
We asked you to share your pictures showing what Canada means to you, and we’ve included some of our favourite submissions in the article. Check them out below to see which places you might want to visit in the future!
Petrie Island, Ontario
“Spectacular sunrises and the great outdoors! This photo was taken at Petrie Island to the east of Ottawa – my favourite”
By Paula B.
Moraine Lake, Alberta
“Beautiful open skies in the great outdoors – Taken at Moraine Lake in Alberta”
By Glynn B.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls Winter View – “The greatest Canadian natural landmark well-known throughout the world.”
By Seyedreza N.
Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick
Sunrise on Swallowtail Lighthouse – “Grand Manan Island is a jewel in the Bay of Fundy accessible by a 90 minute ferry ride. Everything about this island will amaze! The people, spectacular scenery, the fishing villages, the whales! So much history to enjoy. Grand Manan is off the beaten path in the truest sense. Put a visit to Grand Manan on your bucket list! If you’re a photographer…you’re in paradise!”
By Roger D.
Middle Arm, Newfoundland & Labrador
The View From Here – “Middle Arm is a beautiful quite place, if you just want to get away from it all this is the place to be.”
By June R.
Jasper Grizzly – “Jasper National Park gets my nomination due to its unique combination of raw wilderness and the amazing wildlife so easily seen from just about anywhere, and the cultural melting pot that is the town itself – full of international visitors from all over the world, strolling around the town taking in the wonder of the surrounding mountains, heading out or coming back from excursions into the back-country, getting ready to go to the Columbia Ice Fields, or just sitting on a bench having a snack. What a town! What a park! What a country!”
By Geoff M.
Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia
“I will go to Peggy’s Cove at any day. Walking on these huge rock and experiencing the ocean up close is so powerful. Definitely one of my favorite spots in Canada.”
By Gaby I.
Lora Bay Aerial – “Beautiful clear turquoise water, snow on the distant Georgian Peaks ski hills, total solitude, surrounded by nature, clear skies, no light pollution, what more could you want.”
By Brian G.
Along the Bow River – “The town of Banff, Alberta has a wonderful mixture of urban and wilderness experiences. The Bow River provides an opportunity for locals and tourists to get away from town and enjoy the natural beauty of the provincial park without having to wander too far. In less than five minutes from our launch point the town disappears and all you’re left with is forest and mountains.”
By Angus C.
Perfect Sunset – “Goderich is world famous for its spectacular sunsets where you can also see them twice (at the beach and, after climbing the stairs, at the top of the bluffs). Goderich is also known for its three public beaches.”
By Dale M.
Algonquin Park, Ontario
William D. from Waterloo, Ontario shared this Algonquin Sunset.
William said, “Algonquin Provincial Park is an internationally loved destination for everything from canoeing, hiking, fishing and wildlife watching. This image is from atop the popular lookout trail during sunset. As I was shooting this image a moose was crossing behind me travelling down the trail into the bush. Nothing is quite as majestic as being able to witness nature in Algonquin Provincial Park.”
Toronto Skyline – “Toronto is the number one tourist destination in Canada! Come visit and explore Toronto’s landmarks from the world famous CN Tower to public squares and notable civic buildings. It offers from amusement parks to sandy beaches to soak up into the lakeside atmosphere, for a picnic or some beach volleyball. With many live theatres across the city, you can find unique productions from any genre. Choose museum of your choice and spend some time to discover the history and art. Did I mention this is the city of events… every weekend you’ll find something interesting happen and will enjoy your time and discovery of the true Canadian culture! This is MY CITY!”
By Slava I.
Did your favourite place make the list?
There is no doubt that Canada is full of breathtaking scenery from coast to coast! Let us know in the comments below what spots you think are Canada’s most beautiful.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated!