25 Stunning Travel Photos to Spark Your Wanderlust
Looking for travel inspiration? Grab your passport! We asked Canadian photographers to share their favourite shots from adventures near and far—and the results are truly awe-inspiring.
Inspirational Pictures That’ll Have You Packing Your Bags
The Monastery and the Mountain
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, Ontario.
Across the Gorge
Of course, you don’t have to leave Canada to experience awe-inspiring natural wonders! Cheryl Power took this stunning shot of the American Falls—from the Canadian side of the gorge.
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A Shroud of Clouds
We can’t get enough of the Canadian Rockies, and neither can talented photographer Erla McCormick!
Gardens of Light
Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, is definitely a bucket list destination.
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The Streets of India
Maryse Tremblay’s incredible photo makes us feel like we’re 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.
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Take Me to Church
Budirkjirka—Iceland’s famous black church—stands in perfect contrast with the beautiful scenery around it.
“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.”
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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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Remains of the Day
The Nova Scotia coastline is always stunning—but never more so than at sunset.
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A Serene Scene
“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,” says Bill Chan.
“Beautiful British Columbia—my first time visiting this beautiful province,” writes Marianne Detmar. “This was taken about one hours drive North of Abbotsford, B.C. Will definitely be back!”
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“I travel to the Alberta Rockies every year I can,” writes Linda Stacey. “The beauty is well worth the trip.”
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Dave Bowman drove all the from Edmonton to Pike’s Peak, Colorado—far above the tree-line—to get this inspirational picture.
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“I was fortunate enough to visit the San Diego Zoo,”writes Jillian Manton of Cambridge, Ontario. “The pandas were visiting and enjoyed posing for pictures in the sun.”
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Iceland’s otherworldly Dettifoss Falls—reportedly Europe’s second-most powerful waterfall—was masterfully shot by Bruce Raby.
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The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt is thought to be the link between mankind and the gods. Maryalice Wood captured the iconic half-man, half lion in all its glory!
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Take Me Back to Peggy’s Cove
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.
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Char Jones of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, captured these cheetah on a morning stroll in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The honey-coloured stone houses of the Cotswolds are the epitome of “English village.”
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Situated beside the Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, Urquhart Castle (captured here by Olivia Lane of Cobourg, Ontario) dates back to the 13th century. Perhaps its biggest claim to fame is that it features prominently in many of the famous “Nessie” photos over the years.
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Sheila Faryna’s shot of Mexico’s El Golfo de Santa Clara is wonderfully understated.
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