Apart from Canada’s friendly and forward-thinking people, there are many reasons to visit this splendid country, one of them being its alluring natural wonders. When you get a chance to stop by, don’t forget to bring a camera with you!
You’ll need it to solidify the memories of these all-time favorite tourist attractions:
An oldie, but goldie! Whatever you choose to do during your trip, you cannot afford to rob yourself of the opportunity to visit the glorious Niagara Falls. If you’re going to take a selfie, the best place to do it is to go to the three bridges that connect Canada to America. The only thing left to do is find the perfect background for the extra ‘wow’ factor.
- Toronto Skyline
If you want to add some dazzling action to your shot, the Toronto skyline is what you’re looking for. It’s stunning as is, but if you want to get some extra sizzle out of it, be sure to wait it out until the sun sets down – that’s when the magic happens as its vibrant colors come alive. For something adrenaline-inducing, try climbing atop the CN Tower, and the view you’ll get will stay with you for a lifetime.
Out of all the options, this one is the most seasonal. Visit during winter, and you’ll see the Northern Lights. If you’re lucky, you may even encounter a polar bear or two. But if you come around in July, you’ll find yourself in the endless flower fields. For a change of pace, come closer to the water, but don’t get spooked by the beluga whales!
- South Saskatchewan River
For the most colorful, vibrant, and enchanting sunsets the sky can paint, South Saskatchewan River is the place to be. To snap a complete one, be sure to include the water; the reflections of the bridge and the nearby trees make for all the beauty. When you’re exhausted from walking and trying to catch the right angle, give yourself a break by sitting down in one of the restaurants nearby.
A word of caution: if you want to upload the photos you’ve taken to Instagram, the free public Wi-Fi access the restaurants will typically offer you is not safe by default. It would be beneficial for you to use VPN in Canada to protect yourself. Otherwise, someone may intercept the data you’re uploading or even run away with your passwords!
- Quebec City
For those who are drawn by the hustle and bustle of a big city, consider exploring Quebec City and the numerous selfie corners it lends itself. The scenery that you’ll get depends on the season of your visit, the most colorful of which is the fall. To give it a historical flavor, checking out the Old Quebec neighborhood is very much recommended. There, you will find chateaus and buildings of cultural heritage dating back to the 17th century.
- Big Muddy Badlands
What a name, huh? Well, despite the scariness it may suggest, this place is surprisingly photogenic. It doesn’t take a lot of traversing to find the perfect selfie spot, but if you want to spice things up, you can position yourself next to one of the glorious, almost orange-looking big rocks. Not adventurous enough? Then climb on top of one – if you dare!
Speaking of Badlands, there lies the Dinosaur Provincial Park, and the kids will love it so much that it deserves a separate mention. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has earned its reputation due to the numerous discoveries from the reptilian period, dating back millions of years. What’s cooler than taking a selfie next to the skeleton of a dinosaur?
It’s no secret that British Columbia is the go-to spot for photographers and selfie-takers. Hills, rivers, lakes, trees, and vineyards – here, you’ll find it all. Find the right angle, and it won’t be hard to comprise the perfect background for your big smile moment. We recommend that you visit it during the spring – that’s when the fruit orchards are at their finest. During harvest season, it’s not unusual to find the apples and cherries being picked by hand, thus capturing the essence of the country’s spirit.
And now for something romantic: lighthouses in a coastal atmosphere. Here, you’ll find more than plenty of these – 160. So if you’re thinking about the perfect location to take someone on a date, look no further. Hopefully, you don’t mind your hair getting in your face, as it can get pretty windy in these parts. While you’re taking the selfie, be sure to hold a firm grip! Either this or attach your phone to one of those safety bracelets or chains you can get nowadays.
The suggestions above should suit all tastes and preferences, so take your pick. In the end, this is what it comes down to. So what’s your favorite instagrammable place of all?