9 of the most photogenic national parks in Canada

Lots of factors go into taking a great photograph: good light, good equipment, and a little luck. But the most essential ingredient of all is a great subject.

Fortunately, here in Canada, we’re surrounded by great subjects: our national parks (and all the plants and animals that reside within them). Canada’s National Parks are beautiful spots, filled with soaring mountains, rolling plains, sparkling lakes, and ancient trees—not to mention incredible plant and animal life. For a nature photographer, the national parks are a hotbed of photographic opportunity. And in 2017, for Canada’s 150th anniversary, Canadians get to visit the parks for absolutely free.

It’s a perfect opportunity to grab your camera and get out there. Don’t know where to start? Here’s are our picks for some of the best national parks for getting amazing shots.