Beautiful Bridges From Across Canada

From quaint covered bridges to modern-day engineering marvels, these striking structures make fascinating subjects for photography.

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One of Saskatoon's many bridges
Photo: Brenda Newman

A Showcase of Bridges in Canada

The City of Bridges

There couldn’t be a more appropriate nickname for Saskatoon than “The City of Bridges.” After all, the prairie destination is home to 80 bridges, overpasses and pedestrian crossings—each one pivotal to the city’s formation and growth.

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Golden Ears Bridge in British Columbia
Photo: Susan Nicks

Golden Ears Bridge

One of the most impressive bridges in Canada, the six-lane Golden Ears Bridge in Vancouver spans the Fraser River, connecting Langley on the south side with Maple Ridge on the north side. Photographer Susan Nicks took this shot while boating under the monumental structure!

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Train bridge over Welland Canal
Photo: Cindy Bartoli

Over Welland Canal

Cindy Bartoli of Peterborough, Ontario, writes: “The clouds, lighting, and fall colours came together for this shot of a train bridge over the Welland Canal in my home province.”

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High level bridge
Photo: George Vanderberg

CPR High Level Bridge

George Vanderberg of Lethbridge, Alberta, captured the CPR High Level Bridge in all its wintry glory. The longest and highest bridge of its kind in the world, the CPR High Level Bridge stretches for 1.6 kilometres and towers 96 metres over the Oldman River valley.

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Bridges in Canada - The longest covered bridge in the world
Photo: Ann Lane

Hartland Covered Bridge

Like all covered bridges in New Brunswick, the Hartland Covered Bridge is a “kissing bridge.” But there’s something special about this particular one: it’s the longest covered bridge in the world! The Hartland Covered Bridge was declared a National Historic Site in 1980 and a Provincial Historic Site in 1999. Thanks to Ann Lane for sharing.

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Three bridges in Revelstoke, BC
Photo: Marlene Anderson

Three Bridges

Photographer Marlene Anderson writes: “This is my view from the mountain of the three bridges in Revelstoke, B.C. The nearest is Big Eddy Bridge (a single lane bridge), then a train bridge, and finally, the Trans Canada Highway Bridge.”

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Bridges in Canada - Dawson Creek trestle bridge
Photo: Joyce Stolte

Dawson Creek’s Trestle Bridge

According to photographer Joyce Stolte, this beautiful bridge consists of 500,000 feet of creosoted British Columbia fir. The impressive structure winds its way leisurely through the treetops of the surrounding forest.

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Bridges in Canada - Peace Bridge in Calgary
Photo: Russ Hayes

Peace Bridge

Designed by acclaimed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, Calgary’s Peace Bridge was fairly controversial while it was being built. By the time it opened in 2012, however, Peace Bridge’s striking beauty was able to silence even its loudest critics. Thanks to Russ Hayes for sharing.

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Humber Bay Arch Bridge
Photo: Karen Allin

Humber Bay Arch Bridge

From the High Park cherry blossoms to Sugar Beach and Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto has its fair share of Instagram-worthy sites. But our pick for the city’s most underrated spot is Humber Bay Arch Bridge—a favourite attraction for photographers like Karen Allin.

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Grist Mill Bridge
Photo: Norma Keith

Grist Mill Bridge

Photographer Norma Keith snapped this pic at Lang Pioneer Village in Keene, Ontario. Since 1967, the site has aimed to preserve and recreate the history of Peterborough County.

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