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travel photography

Blue Mountain Village—Collingwood, Ontario

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Why We Chose It

Beautiful night capture at a year-round ski resort on Georgian Bay. We’ve rarely seen such a perfect reflection! The enhanced blues are gorgeous (post-production or not) and the composition, with the roof line melding into the treeline is spectacular. We recommend clicking on the photo to view it in its largest form. Stunning!

Photo: Jeff S. Photography

Arctic Summer: Alert, Nunavut

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Why We Chose It

Occasionally we remember that Canada borders the Arctic and that there are places, like Alert, Nunavut—the most northerly inhabited settlement in the world—where ice floes are a year-round occurrence. Not only is the landscape stunning in its own right, the photographer has masterfully combined perspective, composition and just the right lighting to create an image that seems to go on as far as the eye can see. It really does seem like the end of the earth. Interesting side note: the photo was taken at 11:30 p.m.!

Photo by Jerome Lessard

Southern Head: Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick

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Why We Chose It

Grand Manan Island, on New Brunswick’s southern coast bordering Maine, is one of Canada’s lesser-known treasures: a relaxing and beautiful Atlantic Canada destination that’s inexplicably not overly touristed. We love the mist clouding this iconic image of the island’s bluffs, and the play between the arc of beach echoed and the landmass above. The lighting, with the sun peeking through the clouds in the upper corner, is just magical. This photo alone is enough to put Grand Manan on any bucket list! (more…)

Touring Canada’s Most Stunning Badlands

By ALINA SEAGAL

Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park (Photo: Tourism Saskatchewan/Douglas E. Walker)

Some of the world’s most spectacular badlands can be found in Canada. Alberta is the most popular destination to view dry geological formations of rock and clay eroded by wind and water. But towering hoodoos, gullies, canyons and other badlands shapes crop up in other provinces too. These enigmatic planet Mars-like sites, often hiding dinosaur fossils, are always worth a visit.

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Do Your Travel Photos Suck? Hire a Personal Vacation Photographer

Hiring a personal vacation photographer may be expensive, but you'd avoid shots like this. (Photo: Jesse Newland)

It’s not surprising that resorts, attractions and tour operators offer pro photo sessions for their customers, but now, according to the Wall Street Journal, individuals are also hiring personal vacation photographers. (more…)

Art and Cattle: Edmonton, Alberta

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Why We Chose It

Sure, Calgary gets the Stampede, but Edmonton has its cowboys, too! Too weird for words, this photo of cow country meets city slicker is a perfect combination for Edmonton, one of Canada’s “wild west” cities. The juxtaposition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo cattle parading through downtown in front of the modern Art Gallery of Alberta is priceless. It’s also just a great, crisp shot with excellent lighting and composition. (more…)

The Best Canadian Beer Fests of 2012

By RED HUNT

Cask Days, Toronto (Photo: Crystal Luxmore)

With summer upon us, there are beer festivals sprouting up in nearly every city and town across the country and 2012 is shaping up to be a dream year for the Canadian beer lover. The beer scene in Canada is currently going through a transition, with small craft brewers and microbreweries getting more confident and exploratory with their brews, meaning the range of flavours and styles of beer has never been better. (more…)

Rockies Dreamin’: Lake Louise—Banff, Alberta

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Why We Chose It

Pure eye candy. This photo perfectly showcases the drama and natural beauty that’s right at your fingertips in the Rockies. And at a time when some of us are sweltering in the summer heat and humidity, those snow-capped mountains look downright irresistible. The photographer has done an excellent job with scale: the canoers against the mammoth mountain peaks captures exactly how we remember our trips to Banff! (more…)

Happy Canada Day!

Photo: Julius Reque via Where.ca’s Flickr pool

Îles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands)—Quebec

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Why We Chose It

Islands are not what one normally conjures when thinking of Canada, but the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are quiet archipelago of unspoiled beaches, farmland and Maritime communities with colourful fishing boats tied up to docks. This photo captures the serenity of the islands and screams summer. The arc of the coastline sets the composition and we love the vibrant colours and the mirrored movement in the low-lying clouds and tides.

Read more: “Getaway to Quebec’s Maritime Archipelago, the Magdalen Islands”

Photo by Hobolens

Red Cliffs and Coastline—Prince Edward Island

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Why We Chose It

Prince Edward Island has some of Canada’s most amazing scenery, with its beaches, ample ocean views and distinctive red soil and sandstone cliffs. This photo is just a snapshot of what makes the island’s coastline so breathtaking. The blurred water effect is perfect against the sharpness of the cliffs and the golden light creeping in from the horizon line pulls it all together. (more…)

Muskoka Steamships—Georgian Bay, Ontario

Every Friday we feature an inspirational travel photo of a Canadian destination.

Why we chose it: Muskoka’s historic RMS Segwun steamship launches its cruise season this weekend. We love the perspective of this photo of the Segwun and its sister ship, the historic-replica Wenonah II, which makes them look especially imposing. The just-after-dusk light creates some stunning colours. Can’t wait to climb aboard! (more…)