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Aurora Borealis from the Trans-Taiga Road, Baie-James, Quebec

Every Friday we feature an inspirational travel photo of a Canadian destination taken by one of our readers.

Photo by Axel Drainville

Why we chose it: It’s northern lights season! This photo from the remote Baie-James region in northwestern Quebec captures everything that’s mystical about this cold-weather sky show—the swirls of green cauldron-like light swirling through a starry sky. Pure eye candy, it makes us want to go there immediately, no matter the temperature.

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River Surfing, Montreal, Quebec

Every Friday we feature an inspirational travel photo of a Canadian destination taken by one of our readers.

Photo by Pedro fait de la Photo

Why we chose it: This photo proves that surfers will catch waves wherever they can find them—on the Saint Lawrence River right in downtown Montreal, for instance. Whitewater kayakers also frequently tackle this standing wave, dubbed Habitat 67 for the adjacent famed housing complex. Kudos to the photographer on this epic action shot—and to the surfer for braving the northern waters!

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Southern Alberta Skies

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Photo by Cody James

Why we chose it: Ever wonder what the fuss is about prairie skies? Calgary-based photographer Cody James removes the guesswork with his series of stirring photos of Alberta landscapes. The sky itself is a masterpiece, but it’s no easy feat to capture all of the nuances in those windswept clouds, the rays of light that illuminate the fields, and a sense of how quickly prairie storms roll in. Ominous conditions to be sure, but they make for excellent light!

Union Station, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Photo by StephenZacharias

Why we chose it: Ever wonder what speed looks like? Now you know. The vibrant colour and nighttime motion blur effect in this shot make it a work of abstract art. At first glance you might miss the columns and entryway in the background: Who knew Union Station could be so sexy?

Thunder Cove, Prince Edward Island

Every Friday we feature an inspirational travel photo of a Canadian destination taken by one of our readers. Share your adventures by joining our Flickr Group so we can easily find you. We’ll credit you and link to your photo. If you have a particular theme you’d like us to showcase, let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

Thunder Cove, Prince Edward Island. Photo by Michael Baglole.

Why we chose it: The photographer used flashlights to illuminate the red boulders that frame this lovely shot of PEI’s north-central shore. Near-perfect symmetry, unbelievably rich colour, and a creative use of light…it was love at first click.