Fall in love with these 10 Canadian travel Instagrammers

Mom & Medicine Lake. Jasper National Park is truly one of our country’s most beautiful places.

A photo posted by Miranda P (@mirandasyndrome) on

Novelist Eudora Welty once said, “a good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” These days these moments are captured on a multitude of platforms: Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Facebook and Instagram. Of all of these, Instagram, to me is one of the easiest-to-use, most positive in terms of engagement.

We have a wealth of fantastic photographers from Canada who traipse through both the true north strong and free and beyond, immortalizing animals, landscapes and people. Since it’s Friday and the window to your weekend of (hopefully) relaxing, chilling and perhaps some Instagram scrolling, here are my top 10 Canadian travel photographers, in no particular order.  Leigh McAdam of HikeBikeTravel may well be one of the busiest Canadian bloggers out there. She captures landscapes and vignettes from her travels throughout our super natural backyard – the country’s National and Provincial parks.

  Our lunch spot today kayaking among the 10000 islands in the Georgian Bay #kayaking #discoverontario   A photo posted by Leigh McAdam (@hikebiketravel) on

Maurice Li is a Vancouver-based photographer who travels above and around Canada by air, rail and foot to capture both wild and urban views. He’s followed royals around the country and is the leader of a photography collective called Stay and Wander.

Silent Marina III #stayandwander A photo posted by Maurice Li (@maurice) on

Paul Nicklen is a National Geographic photographer and one of the founders of the iLCP (International League of Conservation Photographers) a posse that uses their images and voice to speak out on environmental issues. A champ in my books.

Because what is travel without food? Ayngelina Brogan of Bacon is Magic travels the world documenting her love of local food. Omnomnomnom.

Abdul Majid is an Edmonton resident who makes my hometown and province look pretty darn fine. Props to my hometown photo hero.

 A writer, traveller and frequent cool brand ambassador, Celeste Moure takes dreamy, personal shots of her adventures at home and away.

Feel like going for a hike but stuck at home/in the office/in a store line up? Go on a virtual trek with the gals of Hike365, a hiking posse based in Canmore, Alberta. Talk about Rocky Mountain High.

Rob Prins is a collector of moments. Rural prairie, seaside, glowing sunshiny or moody grey moments.

hello fall A photo posted by rob prins (@rob_prins_) on

Pops of yellow in Quebec and Ontario. Anne McIsaac or Yello Willow is a designer who finds the warm, pops of light where ever she goes.

What do you get when you pair two iconic Canuck emblems – a Toque & Canoe? An award-winning travel blog and instagram account full of Canadiana.

Who are your favourite travel instagrammers? Share your faves in the comments below. 

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11 thoughts on “Fall in love with these 10 Canadian travel Instagrammers

  1. All amazing shots! I especially love the kayaking among the 10000 islands in the Georgian Bay – looks like the kind of adventure I would love to take! Have followed each of these accounts – thanks for the Insta Inspiration!

  2. This is really great! What a beautiful shots… I am a big fan of photography myself too. Honestly speaking I don’t like to do video while I travel. I think it’s the challenge to capture that single moment that explains it all. As you mentioned in the beginning of your post: “A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” I don’t need all those minutes of video material, one shot should be enough don’t you think?

    1. Totally agree – I’m not a very good video taker, so photos and words are my two favourite forms of communication other than a good old face to face conversation.

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