Top Photo Spots in Canada

With the Grange Prize in full swing, we wanted to inspire your inner photographer this fall and help you find some of the best places to take pictures. This year the competing countries for the Grange Prize are United Kingdom and Canada and we are focusing on places in Canada to take pictures.  We all know that our country has a lot of offer, so this is by no means a complete list.

Here are some of our recommendations of places to take pictures in Canada:

Banff, Alberta

Canadian National Parks offer some of the best landscape and are perfect places to channel your inner photographer.  We chose Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, both located in Alberta, as they are equally beautiful and both offer great inspiration.

Our top place to take a picture: Vermillion Lakes Road to take photos of Mount Rundle 

Vieux Montreal, QC

It’s a little taste of Europe, a little taste of Canada and everything in between.  Vieux Montreal, (or Old Montreal) is a fantastic place to take pictures.  From street performers to cobblestone streets, there is a lot to take in. Almost any time of year if the perfect time to visit Old Montreal, but it certainly comes alive in the summer.

Our top place to take a picture: The Basilica Notre-Dame (inside and outside) and Places Jacques Cartier

Ottawa, ON

Parliament buildings and the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Laurier are just some of the fantastic views and photo opportunities inOttawa. Being the capital of Canada,Ottawa doesn’t disappoint.  Looking for something a little different? ByWard Market gives you an entirely different feel for the City of Ottawa.


Peggy’s Cove, NS

Peggy’s Cove is another location that offers great diversity when taking pictures. From the lighthouse to the boats, docks and landscape, most photographers could spend hours or days taking pictures here.  It’s traditional meats the east coast.  You’ll surely grab a great shot at Peggy’s Cove.

Our top place to take a picture: From the rocks at the ocean looking back at the town.

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Stanley Park is such a beautiful place and being on the edge of the city of Vancouver gives this park a very interesting backdrop.   The rocky mountains in the backgrounds, the city skyline and the ocean give photographers lots to work with.

Our top place to take a picture: anywhere on the seawall, it’s all breathtaking.

Where is your favorite place in Canada to take pictures? Did your top spot make the list?

Don’t forget to vote for you favorite artist for this years Grange Prize.

3 Responses to “Top Photo Spots in Canada”

  1. Brian July 20, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Victoria , would be right up there for taking pictures , the biggest Garden in Canada , Butcart gardens and the amazing old UK style of buildings . Enjoy the English tea and the UK style food.

  2. Robert Barlow November 13, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    In the Top Photo Spots intro, London is referred to as a country, which of course it is not.
    The Stanley Park description is misleading by using the term “rocky mountains” which could be misinterrepeted as referring to the Rocky Mountains.

  3. Mike November 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    I think Banff National Park one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Pictures taken in this paradise are unique (in case you are at least a bit talented). I would add Deep Cove to these spots, it belongs to my favorite places to take pictures. This Deep Cove photo essay shows what a skilled hand together with an eye for detail can achieve.