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10 PHOTO LOCATIONS YOU HAVE TO VISIT ON YOUR ROAD TRIP THROUGH BRITISH COLUMBIA & THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
We all love a good road trip. And nowadays we all love getting a good photo (or 10) to show off the magnificent places we’ve been visiting. British Columbia and the Rockies make this easy because, well.. Canada is just way too beautiful. Seriously.
And although photos never truly capture the absolute magic of seeing these places in person, they’re pretty damn good at giving the person viewing the photo a taste of the incredible place being portrayed.
And without further delay, here are our Top 10 Photo Locations in BC & The Canadian Rockies
Note: These are not numbered 1 to 10 in rank of most beautiful or anything like that, they’re actually ranked in the order we viewed them on our road trip, the itinerary of which can be found here.
1. The Sea to Sky Highway
This is a 2 hour stretch of road leading from Vancouver to Whistler via the resort town of Squamish. There are LOADS of spots along this road worth photographing (and just seeing with your eyeballs).
2. Duffey Lake Road
Road leading North from Pemberton to Lillioet. Jaw dropping mountains around every corner. And the opportunity to maybe see wildlife. How good!
3. Wells Grey Provincial Park
Forget what TLC taught you. This is the perfect place to chase waterfalls. Hike in or easy drive-right-up-to viewpoints, Wells Grey will not disappointment your thirst for waterfalls.
4. Mount Robson Provincial Park
Mount Robson is quite possibly the most beautiful mountain I’ve ever seen. And you can see it right from the visitors centre, or from the road in on a clear day. No walking required. However for the more adventurous we can't recommend enough trekking up to Berg Lake.
5. Berg Lake Trail
A 23km one-way trail leaving from very close to Mount Robson Visitors Centre. This is doable as a long trail run or multi-day (camping at night) hiking trip. This was our favourite place in Canada. The first campground is only 6km in (12k return hike) and is situated on the bluest lake I’ve ever seen. Go deeper into the hike to be rewarded with more mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, wildlife and more. I honestly don’t know if there is anything not to like about this hike.
6. Jasper National Park
Mountains, bears, hikes, viewpoints, eagles, sheep, waterfalls, lakes and much more.Seriously, nearly all of the wildlife that comes to mind when you think of Canada is here. Too many places and trails to name but beauty around every corner.
7. The Icefields Parkway
With lots of stops along the way, this stretch of road will keep you busy getting shots plenty of shots. Give yourself a day to fit in a few hikes and all the sites
8. Banff National Park
Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, Johnson Canyon, mountains, bears and more. Lots and lots of nature and that’s what you’re coming to Canada for (we assume anyway).
9. Yoho National Park & Lake O'Hara
Emerald Lake & Takkakaw Falls are both easily accessible. Lake O'Hara not so much, but boy is it worth the hassle. See more about getting to Lake O'Hara here.
This list is by no means exhaustive and can easily be added to with a little time exploring. I’m sure you’ll find a million spectacular locations just like these. Happy snapping!
As you can probably tell we have teamed up with Jucy again for our Canadian road trip. They rent vans out of Point Roberts just outside of Vancouver (It's actually part of the United States so remember that if you need a visa, or visa waiver of any form). We have found this size van great for us as you can park anywhere a normal car can in towns with the bonus of a few extra creature comforts a camper van provides over just a rental car. If you're interested, check out their site here.
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