Whether you are a seasoned photographer or love snapping pictures on your family holidays, these Ontario locations are always stunning in person and on film. Add these must-see destinations to your 2012 travel list and you’ll come home with more than just memories!
Picture Perfect Location #1: Indian Head Cove – Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario
Combine smooth white rocks, a summer sunset and the blue-green water of Georgian Bay, and you’ve got yourself a stunning photo of a perfect Ontario moment.
Just east of the Bruce’s famous Grotto, a stop at Indian Head Cove is the finishing touch on a day long exploration of the coast. The cove is also a favourite stop for swimmers and scuba divers.
Picture Perfect Location # 2 – Toronto Island, Ontario
Want to capture a frame-worthy shot of the Toronto skyline? Take the short ferry ride to Toronto Island. Spend the afternoon checking out the family amusement park Centerville and stroll along the beach on the south side of the island before settling in to watch (and document) a spectacular sunset against the city backdrop.
Picture Perfect Location # 3: Killbear Provincial Park, Ontario
There’s a reason why the area surrounding Killbear Provincal Park inspired many of the Group of Seven artists. The rugged landscapes are beautifully composed, just waiting to be immortalized in your photograph! Find a scene like this one on a canoe explorationin the park, and continue your adventure at stopping by nearby Killarney Provincial Park.
Picture Perfect Location # 4: New Haileybury, Rural Ontario
Ontario has a rich history of farming, from the fertile fields in the Niagara Region, to the Northern regions of the province, where farmers used ingenuity to farm on the Canadian Sheild terrain. Take a fall drive through Rural Ontario and you will be sure to stumble upon lush fields and nineteenth century barns, like this one.
Picture Perfect Location # 5 – The Tulip Festival – Ottawa, Ontario
For two weeks in May, Ottawa becomes the garden lover’s paradise. The Canadian Tulip Festival celebrates spring in Ontario with one million tulips throughout the city. The highest concentration of tulips is at Commissioners Park, where you can be sure to capture a stunning photo for your album.
Picture Perfect Location # 6 – Niagara Falls, Ontario
At the top of many photographer’s bucket list is capturing one of Ontario’s most famous attractions in a new way. If you want to give night photography a try, the falls is the perfect subject to test your skills. Lit up in the evening, a nighttime shot of Niagara Falls captures the power of the water, and is the perfect souvenir of your Ontario trip.
Have you taken your camera along on an Ontario vacation? Where were your favourite places to shoot? Let us know with a comment below, or share your photos on Flickr!