25 Stunning Travel Photos to Inspire Your Wanderlust
In need of some travel inspiration? Look no further. We asked Canadian photographers to share the best shots from their favourite travels—and the results are truly awe-inspiring.
The American Side
Cheryl Power took this stunning shot of the American portion of Niagara Falls.
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This shot was snapped at the Klor Virap Monastery in Armenia, near its border with Turkey. “The background mountain is Mount Ararat in Turkey,” writes Alan Cheng of Scarborough, Ont. Istanbul, one of Turkey’s most prominent cities, happens to be one of the most populated places on Earth.
We can’t get enough of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, and neither can Erla McCormick!
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Gardens of Light
The Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, are definitely a bucket list destination.
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My Favourite Things
The Sound of Music Museum in Salzburg, Austria looks like a genuine winter wonderland!
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The Streets of India
Maryse Tremblay really makes us feel like we’re there with her in Agra, India.
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The Dutch Way
The Hague in the Netherlands is famous for its beautiful brick buildings. Russ Hayes’ shot really guides the eye to fully appreciate the city’s architecture.
Take Me to Church
Budirkjirka, Budir—Iceland’s famous black church—stands in perfect contrast with the beautiful scenery around it.
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“One of my furthest destinations has been the Sahara in Morocco, where we rode camels off into the red sands to camp overnight and see the desert stars,” writes Cat Taylor of Calgary. “I may have travelled further in miles, but never as far from ‘home’ as I did that night.”
In the Twilight
This photo was taken in the town of Haarlem, Netherlands at dusk. “This was my first time to Europe, and the Netherlands didn’t disappoint,” writes Edith Beerda.
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Deb Sandau snapped this from the top of a temple looking over the dig site in Ek Balam, Mexico.
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A Stunning Sunset
Nova Scotia is truly stunning—especially at sunset.
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Stratford Avon Light
“I encountered a phenomenal scene in Stratford. The city is beautiful and this particular location, Tom Patterson Island, is my favourite place to catch a nice sunrise,” said Bill Chan.
Susan Muehmer snapped these mystical trees in the Bohemian Grove at the Muir Woods National monument, California.
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“Beautiful British Columbia—my first time visiting this beautiful province,” writes Marianne Detmar. “This was taken about one hours drive North of Abbotsford, BC. Will definitely be back!” writes Marianne Detmar.
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“I travel to the Alberta Rockies every year I can,” writes Linda Stacey. “The beauty is well worth the trip.”
“I was fortunate enough to visit the San Diego Zoo,”writes Jillian Manton of Cambridge, Ont. “The pandas were visiting and enjoyed posing for pictures in the sun.”
Iceland’s otherworldly Dettifoss Falls—reportedly Europe’s second-most powerful waterfall—was masterfully shot by Bruce Raby.
If this shot of Peggy’s Cove at sundown doesn’t convince you to pack your bags and head to Nova Scotia immediately, we don’t know what will.
Char Jones of Rocky Mountain House, Alta., captured these cheetah on a morning stroll in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Situated beside the Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, the Urqhart Castle (captured here by Olivia Lane of Cobourg, Ont.) dates back to the 13th century.
Sheila Faryna’s shot of Mexico’s El Golfo de Santa Clara is wonderfully understated.
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