Canada’s drastic change in landscape as you travel from coast to coast makes it difficult to believe you’re still in the same country. But it also means there is no shortage of opportunities to capture the perfect Instagram photo.
What could be more Instagram-worthy than the breathtaking northern lights?
Located in the Yukon, Whitehorse is the only city in the almost half-a-million-square-kilometre territory. It's a remote corner of Canada, where you can experience one of the world's most breathtaking natural occurrences, the Aurora Borealis. This natural light show, aka the northern lights, is caused by geomagnetic disturbances and is quite something to behold. Whitehorse is perfectly situated to view this spectacle between the end of August to mid-April. Watch the northern lights from your cottage at Triple B B&B, just outside in Whitehorse, before popping into the on-site sauna.
The reflections of mountains on the lakes of Banff National Park are prime Instagram material
Found within Banff National Park, this picturesque town lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Between the gorgeous mountain landscape and ski town architecture, there’s no shortage of Instagram-worthy shots. If you have some spare time, take the short drive to Lake Louise to be wowed by this huge, glistening emerald expanse of water. Relax after a day gathering content in the spa at Moose Hotel and Suites.
Get a shot of a polar bear for your feed
Nicknamed the 'polar bear capital of the world', you can probably guess what awaits you in Churchill. As one of the few human settlements in the world where you can also view polar bears in their natural environment, those who are willing to make the trip are rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The best time to see the bears is between October and November as they migrate from their summer to winter habitats. And for the best photos, hop on a local tundra vehicle and take a guided walking tour. Spend the night at the highly-rated Churchill Hotel and Guesthouse.
Toronto waterfront, Ontario
The sparkling lights of Toronto's waterfront make a beautiful Instagram photo
Spanning 46km in length, the Toronto waterfront is home to many of the city’s most iconic structures. Along the western edge of the city you have the artificial islands that house Ontario Place and Exhibition place. In the downtown core, the CN Tower and Rogers Centre stadium. And in the east, the seemingly out of place Scarborough Bluffs. For a stellar panoramic Instagram shot, take the ferry over to the Toronto Islands and take a snap of the downtown skyline. Stay on the waterfront at the contemporary Drake Hotel in Toronto.
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
Lighthouses, rocky coves and tiny fishing boats are perfect for posing
Visiting Peggy's Cove is like stepping back in time. Colourful houses, lobster traps and tiny fishing boats decorate this rural fishing village, that has less than 40 permanent residents. What makes Peggy's Cove so popular is the still-active Peggy's Point Lighthouse that has marked the coast since 1869. An instantly-recognisable national icon, this lighthouse is one of the most photographed structures in Atlantic Canada. Check into the village's highly-rated Oceanstone Seaside Resort.