Canada's 30 Most Instagrammable Vistas
by : Nancy Pierri- Jul 20th, 2021
Instagram: @naketplanet @imagesofcanada
In a country as beautiful and diverse as Canada, there are endless gems that rank supreme on our bucket list. The country boasts provincial parks encompassing thousands of square kilometres of lakes, record-breaking waterfalls, mountains, plains, coves and even historic lighthouses. Let’s face it, Canada has it all, so let’s take a closer look at everything The Great White North has to offer. Here’s all the inspo you need (with a side of travel FOMO).
Little Limestone Lake, Manitoba
Found at the northern tip of Lake Winnipeg, Little Limestone Lake is recorded to be the largest colour-changing marl lake in the world. Depending on the time of day and calcite levels, the lake changes from a variety of blues and greens.
Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick
In just six hours, you can watch the high and low tides along the Bay of Fundy that carved these picturesque Hopewell Rocks.
Moraine Lake, Alberta
With beautiful blue water, a dramatic mountain backdrop and lots of natural sunlight, Moraine Lake is as good as picture-perfect gets. Just make sure you arrive before sunrise to secure a great spot.
Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland and Labrador
Fogo Island Inn’s unique architecture is a spin on traditional Newfoundland outports. Whether you’re snapping photos of the inn, or your room’s view, this spot is definitely Insta-worthy.
Flowerpot Island, Ontario
Perfect for a day getaway, Flowerpot Island is famous for its natural rock pillars—which are shaped like flowerpots—as well as its caves and historic lighthouse.
Seacow Head Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island
Named after the walruses that were once common on Prince Edward Island, Seacow Head Lighthouse is one of the oldest wooden-framed towers in Atlantic Canada.
Columbia Icefield Skywalk, Alberta
The Columbia Icefield Skywalk features tons of Instagram-worthy pictures, from the 920-foot drop, to the 1-kilometre cliff-edge glass walkway. Plus, you’ll be seeing tons of wildlife beneath you (think bears).
Rue du Cul-de-Sac, Québec
As if the umbrella installation in Québec’s capital isn’t adorable enough, the Rue du Cul-de-Sac is famous for its unique restaurants, shopping centres and is even the site of Jean-Baptiste Chevalier’s –an 18th century ship owner and trader–house.
Narrow Hills Provincial Park, Saskatchewan
Narrow Hills Provincial Park is known for its gem-coloured lakes, lush green forests and narrow valleys. There is also a 19-kilometre drive that features some of the best views of the park.
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
The iconic lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove is a must-see that you don’t want to pass on. With a background of nothing but blue waters and skies, this white structure stands out at every hour of the day.
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Known as the largest island in Canada, Baffin Island is perfect for seeing the northern lights and Canada’s biggest wildlife (read polar bears). Just remember to pack your winter coat, because there’s snow year-round.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, British Columbia
No matter the season, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers a variety of treetop bridges with gorgeous views over Vancouver’s forests. The suspension bridge in particular offers views 110 feet above the forest floor.
Lady Evelyn Falls, Northwest Territories
A Northwest Territories staple, Lady Evelyn Falls features many trails, a secluded campground surrounded by spruce trees, and of course, the falls. Make sure to visit at night for a great photo of the northern lights.
Tombstone Range Viewpoint, Yukon
Tombstone Range Viewpoint offers a variety of sights including cool rock formations and high ridges with a birds-eye view of the Alpine Lakes and Fold Lake. Plus, it doesn’t get better than watching the sunrise here.
Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador
Found in western Newfoundland, Gros Morne National Park is packed full of fjords and mountains that overlook a striking panorama of beaches, forests, and cliffs.
Cape Tryon, Prince Edward Island
Known as one of the best spots to photograph the Price Edward Island cliffs, Cape Tyron features red rock walls that are more than 98 feet tall as well as a beautiful lighthouse.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Québec
Undoubtedly one of the best Instagram photo spots in Québec City, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, overlooking the whole city, is a stunning renaissance hotel that stands as both a piece of old and new Québec. Its romantic accents and polished architecture make it noticeable from wherever you stand in the old part of town.
Emerald Lake, Yukon
Famous for its striking green hue, Emerald Lake is an Insta-must that needs #nofilter. And if you plan to spend the night, make sure to capture the mesmerizing northern lights.
Great Sand Hills, Saskatchewan
The Great Sandhills of southwestern Saskatchewan provide a unique desert-like experience of just sand and sky. As much as you try to capture it all in one image, it will never entirely fit in the frame.
Nicknamed the “polar bear capital of the world”, Churchill is one of Canada’s few locations where you can spot polar bears in their natural habitat. As for the best photo ops, wait until dark to see one of the best views of the northern lights.
Fisherman’s Cove, Nova Scotia
Over 200 years old, Fisherman’s Cove is a great place to snap a picture of the east coastline. This vibrant fishing village is filled with small boutiques, an art gallery, restaurants and a boardwalk.
Sirmilik National Park, Nunavut
Sirmilik National Park is home to stunning views of the deep blue sea, white glacier mountains and marine life—including narwhals and seals. It’s so beautiful that no filter could ever do it justice.
Hôtel de Glace, Québec
For a truly Canadian winter experience, check out Québec’s Hôtel de Glace. This 44-room hotel is built entirely of ice and snow (beds included). How’s that for a chill micro-escape!
Helmcken Falls, British Columbia
Located in Wells Gray Provincial Park, Helmcken Falls is the fourth-tallest waterfall in Canada. Here, you’ll find uncrowded lakes, trails and fishing lodges that offer peaceful solitude.
Cup and Saucer Trail, Ontario
Located on Manitoulin Island, the Cup and Saucer Trail will guide you on a 230-foot cliff lookout that gazes over the entire lake. You’ll be able to capture Canada’s incredible island views and rock crevices.
Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, Saskatchewan
The Athabasca Sand Dunes provide the perfect opportunity to capture the Sahara without leaving the country. With dunes as tall as 98 feet and 100-kilometres long, you’ll feel entirely immersed in the desert (and so will your followers).
Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario
With hidden caves, emerald-green waters, and hidden paths, the Bruce Peninsula National Park, overlooking the Gerogian Bay is quite possibly the most beautiful spot in Ontario. Just remember to bring your bathing suit.
Cameron Falls Trail, Northwest Territories
With access to a breathtaking waterfall, hot springs and the northern lights, Cameron Falls Trail is a hidden gem that is well worth the trip.
Sulphur Mountain Trail, Alberta
Whether you hike the 6-kilometres trail or take the Banff gondola ride up, the views from the top of Sulphur Mountain are a must. With mountains everywhere you turn, this 360-degree view deserves a spot on your feed.
Dickson Falls, New Brunswick
Known as the most popular waterfall in Fundy National Park, Dickson Falls is a true New Brunswick beauty. Close to the falls, there is also a short 2-kilometres trail for those who wish to explore the surrounding area.
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