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.

  After spending weeks of camping on the sea ice, I finally took off in my ultralight airplane with my friend and ace pilot, Brian Knutsen. We expected to see a few Narwhals from the air but never did I expect to find a large group of male Narwhal surrounded by the most stunning pattern and shape in the sea ice. #unicornsofthesea #unicorn #narwhal #whale #nature #gratitude   A photo posted by Paul Nicklen (@paulnicklen) on

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

Alberta isn’t just steak and potatoes. We visited Chef @roy_ohhhhhh at @anjurestaurant for his Korean small plates. It was so hard to pick a favourite but I loved the crispy tofu, pork belly, maple sesame kimchi, citrus aioli. #ExploreAlberta #capturecalgary A photo posted by Ayngelina Brogan (@ayngelina) on

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

  River valley fall colors . . #yeggers #exploreedmonton #ExploreAlberta #exploreCanada #totescanadian #enjoycanada #imagesofcanada #tourcanada   A photo posted by Abdulmajid (@majid.photos) on

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

Young kids in the military visiting the museum of fine art in Havana. #Cuba #wanderlust #travelporn #travelstoke #traveldeeper #takemethere #vsco #vscocam #CityLimitless #moajourneys #mytinyatlas A photo posted by Celeste Moure (@ontippytoes) on

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.

  This moment right here sums up what we are all about at Hike365! Here’s to meeting new friends + sharing in new adventures all the days of the year! #hike365july#keepjumbowild#hike365 📷: @picobac | Hut Trip Purcells B.C. #keeperwild   A photo posted by Hike365 • Canmore CAD Rockies (@hike365) on

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.

  @theworldisallthatisthecase saying to himself: ‘so it’s true what they say…’ And thank you @gummyting for showing us this cute neighbourhood! #seetorontonow #streetsoftoronto   A photo posted by Anne McIsaac (@yellowillow) on

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.

One of our favourite photos from 2014. #ferniestoke #bbcdoctorwho #scarf #ski #explorebc #explorecanada @tourismfernie @hellobc @explorecanada #canada A photo posted by Kim Gray (@toqueandcanoe) on

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

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11 responses to “Fall in love with these 10 Canadian travel Instagrammers”

  1. Leigh Avatar

    You rock Miranda for including me in this list. What a fantastic set of photos and some talented new instrammers to follow. THANK YOU!

    1. mpost Avatar

      My pleasure Leigh – your Instagram feed is such a great representation of all that Canada has to offer!

  2. Meg Jerrard Avatar

    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!

    1. mpost Avatar

      Thanks Megan – glad to add some new Insta-eye candy to your feed.

  3. Marlys Avatar

    Well chosen! I’ve checked out their galleries and they are truly awesome!

    1. mpost Avatar

      Glad you like them Marlys!

  4. Ayngelina Avatar

    Thank you so much for including me and also introducing me to so many great instagrammers!

    1. mpost Avatar

      Thank you for taking such great photos Ayngelina!

  5. Emiel Avatar

    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. mpost Avatar

      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.

  6. Helen Avatar

    Hmmm, I already know of some of these but I will definitely follow some of the others you have listed!

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