Photo Essay | Some of My Favourite Places in Canada

Photo Essay | Some of My Favourite Places in Canada

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I’m Canadian and I love living in Canada. 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 the province of Newfoundland and Labrador as well the three territories, 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

I love getting to the ocean. This is the Inner Harbour of Victoria, 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.
Vineyard in Kelowna, British Columbia.
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 scultpure by
Calgary is the largest city in Alberta by population. This is piece in downtown is Wonderland by Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa.
I love visiting the badlands of Alberta. This is Horsethief Canyon outside Drumheller, Alberta.
I’ve got to show some love to my city. This is 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 the top of Sulphur Mountain. You can see the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on the left.

Saskatchewan

I have family that lives in Saskatchewan, so I usually 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.
Saskatchewan is nicknamed “the land of the living skies.” This is a canola field outside the small town of Humboldt.

Manitoba

I’ve only been to Manitoba once, and it was a very brief visit. This is the Oodena Celebration Circle at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Forks is a public space in Winnipeg, but it was initially a historic meeting place for the Indigenous Peoples in the region.

Ontario

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls. Technically this photo features two countries. You can see Canada (to the left) and the US (to the right). In the distance you can see Horseshoe Falls (also known as the Canadian Falls) and the falls on the left is the American Falls.
In 2013 I went on a press trip to Chatham-Kent, a fascinating area of southern Ontario I didn’t know about. Chatham-Kent was one of the earliest Black settlements in Canada.
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.
Ottawa, Ontario is the capital city of Canada. This is inside the Senate of the Canadian Parliament.

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.
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

My time in Moncton, New Brunswick was very short. This is the Capitol Theatre located downtown. The city of Moncton and the province of New Brunswick is a place I’d love to visit again.

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 known for is its red soil. You can see the red sand here at this beach.

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.

Things To Know
I love Canada and if I didn’t feature a Canadian destination in this post it’s most likely for one of these reasons.
1. I haven’t been there yet.
2. I don’t have a photo to use.
3. I forgot to put it in.
Don’t forget if you’re visiting Canada to book a hotel for your stay in our great country.


What’s your favourite place in Canada?

2 thoughts on “Photo Essay | Some of 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!

  2. 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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