Photo Essay | My Favourite Places in Canada


I’m Canadian and I love my home and native land. I wanted to share some of my favourite photos from my travels around Canada. Unfortunately, I haven’t been to every city/region/province in Canada. I still need to visit Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. That said I’ve been to a few places across the country and I look forward to visiting more of my country in the future. Here are some of my favourite places in Canada.

British Columbia

Victoria Harbour in Victoria, British Columbia.

I love getting to the ocean. This is the Inner Harbour of Victoria, British Columbia.

Vancouver, British Columbia.

I recently saw a friend who lives in Vancouver, one of the prettiest cities I’ve visited. This is the Vancouver Skyline from Stanley Park.

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

The Okanagan is a region of British Columbia that has lots of wineries. These are the Pyramid Hill vineyards with Lake Okanagan in the background.

Alberta

Wonderland Sculpture in Calgary, Alberta.

Calgary is the largest city in Alberta by population. This is the Wonderland Sculpture downtown.

Horsethief Canyon outside Drumheller, Alberta.

I love visiting the badlands region of Alberta. This is Horsethief Canyon outside Drumheller, Alberta.

Edmonton Queen Riverboat in Edmonton, Alberta.

I got to show some love to my home city of Edmonton. This the Edmonton Queen Riverboat on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, Alberta.

Alberta is lucky to have the Rocky Mountains. This is the view from a top of Sulphur Mountain.

Alberta is lucky to have the Rocky Mountains. This is the view from atop of Sulphur Mountain. You can see the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on the left.

Saskatchewan

Mac the Moose in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

I have family that lives in Saskatchewan, so I visit this underrated province every year. Giant roadside objects like this are my favourite things to see on a road trip. This is Mac the Moose outside of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. And yes that’s the real name of the town.

Field outside of Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan is nicknamed land of the living skies. This is a canola field outside Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon.

South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon. I’ve been to Saskatoon many times (I have family there), but this was taken on a road trip my friend, and I did in March.

Manitoba

The Oodena Celebration Circle at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

I’ve only been to Manitoba once, and it was a very brief visit. This is the Odena Celebration Circle at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Forks is a public space in Winnipeg, but it was initially a meeting place for early Aboriginal peoples of Canada.

Ontario

Terry Fox statue outside of Thunder Bay. Ontario.

TThis is a statue of Canadian icon Terry Fox outside Thunder Bay, Ontario. Terry Fox was diagnosed with cancer as a young man. Despite losing his leg to the disease, Terry Fox decided to run a marathon of hope across Canada for cancer research. Starting on April 12, 1980, in St. John’s, Newfoundland Fox made it to Thunder Bay (over 5300km away) when cancer forced him to stop his marathon on September 1st, 1980. Terry Fox sadly died a few months later, but his legacy and marathon of hope live on the annual Terry Fox Run held each September across Canada. Even though I was born after Terry Fox died, I found this statue to be very moving.

Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Niagara Falls, Ontario is a huge travel destination in Canada. This is the iconic Horseshoe Falls as seen from the Rainbow Bridge.

Chatham Kent, Ontario.


In 2013 I went on a press trip to Chatham-Kent, a fascinating area of southern Ontario I’d never heard of before. Chatham-Kent was one of the earliest Black settlements in Canada.

St. Lawrence Market in Toronto, Ontario.

St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto, located across from the St. Lawrence Marketplace. This has been used as a meeting hall, a concert venue, and for many different events throughout Toronto’s history.

Senate inside Canada's Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario.

Ottawa, Ontario is the capital city of Canada. This is inside the Senate of the Canadian Parliament.

Quebec

Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.

Gatineau. Right next to Ottawa, Ontario is the city of Gatineau, Quebec. Gatineau is where you’ll find this place, the Canadian Museum of History.

Le Gai Village in Montreal, Quebec.

This is Le Village Gai (The Gay Village) in Montreal, Quebec. Montreal was a city I visited for a few days and fell in love with really quickly. Definitely, a place I want to return to again.

New Brunswick

Moncton, New Brunswick.

PHOTO: My time in Moncton, New Brunswick was very short. This is the Capitol Theatre located downtown. Moncton and New Brunswick is an area I’d love to visit again.

Prince Edward Island

The red sand at a beach in Prince Edward Island.

PEI Beach. A few years ago I was driving in Prince Edward Island, and I came to this beach. Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada, and one thing it’s none for is its red soil. You can see the red sand here at this beach.

Nova Scotia

Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Pier 21 Halifax. Visiting a friend in Nova Scotia I didn’t spend a lot of time in the capital city of Halifax. One thing we did check out was Pier 21, a museum that documents the history of immigration to Canada.

What’s your favourite place in Canada?

2 comments on “Photo Essay | My Favourite Places in Canada

  1. Great collection of photos, really shows the diversity in our country!
    I had no idea about the history you talk about in Chatham-Kent… since I am living in Southern Ontario now, I am going to have to look this up!

    • Chatham-Kent was a a really interesting area, and I had no idea about the history there until I went on that trip. If you’re in Southern Ontario it’s definitely worth checking out. Thanks for the comment Colleen.

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