The Most Instagram-Worthy Places in Canada

Whether you love it or hate it, social media users will go almost anywhere for more likes and followers on their Instagram. From snapping a selfie in front of a breathtaking backdrop to getting that perfect food shot, this app can be addicting.

To find the most Instagrammable places in Canada, we turned to social listening to see which areas came up with the most when using hashtags like #nofilter #instagramworthy and #instagrammable. After going through thousands of answers, we’re ready to present the best viewpoints in the country (as well as a few extra fun ideas for your next trip)!

1. Sherbrooke, QC

This city is full of beautiful river views and modern delights. La Halte de Pèlerins, the award-winning and only urban vineyard in Sherbrooke, is just minutes away from downtown. Get lost between some 20,000 vines and snap a few obligatory wine glass photos. Trade vines for trees with a visit to Mont-Orford National Park. It’s the ideal spot for hiking and taking photos. The Les Crêtes trail has some of the best viewpoints and overlooks you’ll find in the area, and it’s the perfect location for a unique low-key photoshoot.

2. Thunder Bay, ON

The Gateway to Northwest Ontario, otherwise known as Thunder Bay, is the place to be for tons of outdoor fun and #nature posts. Mount Baldy Ski Area is the perfect place to take plenty of action photos on the slopes. There are also stunning sights to take photos of in the surrounding areas, like the lighthouses that line Lake Superior, Kakabeka Falls, and Trowbridge Falls across from Centennial Park.

3. Yellowknife, NWT

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Yellowknife is the best place for you to discover what the frontier spirit really is. For first-time NWT rookies, Arctic Tours Canada is a great introduction to your vacation. You can get some cute woofer photos on a dog sledding tour, or some of the best night photography when you see the Northern Lights. NWT Brewing Co. is also found in this quaint town. The brewery uses locally-grown grains and some of the purest water in the world infused with the “can-do, make-do” spirit of the North. For the best photos, take a stroll in Somba K’e Park or get the perfect water photo at Cameron River Falls.

4. Smithers, BC

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We picked Smithers because we’re jealous of everyone’s Instagram photos of this gorgeous place. In northern British Columbia, there are over 240,000 kilometers of territory that’s completely inaccessible to all. Thanks to Alpine Lakes Air, you can get those #nofilter shots from way up high. There are four different types of air tours, and all flights are made in Canadian-built aircrafts like the DHC-3T Turbo Otter. Don’t miss out on the photo opportunities from 9,000 meters. For some local aesthetic, check out the Bulkley Valley Museum for Smithers history and take advantage of their offsite Culture Crawl to get a few photos of the downtown area.

5. Peace River, AB

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Nestled in Peace River, right by Upper West Peace is Misery Mountain Ski Centre. It’s a family-friendly and affordable ski area with over 26 runs. You can get some great Insta-worthy photos of the Peace River Valley during a winter day in between your ski and snowboarding lessons. Don’t forget to take a stroll in Riverfront Park, which is one of the best places to take pictures in town. You’ll even see a statue of the town’s legend, 12 Foot Davis.

One of the best things about travelling is that there’s really no telling what you’ll see. From native wildlife and nature, breathtaking waterfalls, or the Aurora Borealis, you never know what you’ll capture on your camera.

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Karli Mauldin

Karli is a writer, editor, and part-time mermaid. When she isn’t swimming or collecting sea glass, she can be found sharing her soul food and travel experiences. She lives her life off the beaten path by exploring vineyards, picnicking on oceanside cliffs, and finding dive bars where she can cheer for hockey shutouts.

1 Comment

  1. The St. John river’s original name was “Wolastoq”, which means “good and beautiful river” in the Maliseet language; the Madawaska is a different river which flows into the St. John.

    Nice article otherwise, though – Fredericton is a beautiful place, but then I’m sure local so I might be biased…

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