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Summer is such a popular time for an epic road trip! So we thought it would be fun to countdown nine awesome locations, for amazing photo opportunities in Canada and America. Both of these countries are so diverse in their landscape, and drastically change as you travel from coast to coast. This is why it was almost impossible to narrow our list down to just nine. Do you have any recommended places to photograph that we may have missed? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.
Photo by James Marvin Phelps on Flickr
The beauty of Antelope Canyon, located in Arizona, is undeniable. It is arguably one of the most photographed slot canyons in the American Southwest region. You’ll require a permit and a guide to visit, but the amazing photo opportunity will be well worth it!
Photo by Graham King on Flickr
TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Tofino is a tiny town on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and home to the incredibly scenic Long Beach. It’s by far the best place in all of Canada to snap some great shots of a surfer catching the perfect wave.
Photo by Nico Potgieter on Flickr
A spot that is internationally recognized, and extremely iconic — everyone needs a great photo of Times Square in New York City to call their own. The lights, the vibe, the hustle and bustle — it’s almost impossible to take a bad photo of this landmark.
Photo by John Fowler on Flickr
Located on the Arizona-Utah state line near the Four Corners area, Monument Valley is the perfect place to snap a perfect photo. It’s the epitome of Western America. The desert setting, and sizeable rock formations are absolutely breathtaking.
Photo by Christopher Craig on Flickr
CAVENDISH BEACH, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
A one of a kind natural sand beach, Cavendish showcases the incredible landscape of the Canadian Maritimes. Its 8 kilometre stretch of sand, blue waters, and red sandstone cliffs are a treat to be able to photograph.
Photo by DevonshireMedia on Flickr
BANFF AND LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA
Since they’re so close to one another, this recommendation is a bit of a two-for-one. The crystal clear, insanely blue waters of Lake Louise are so unique — they stand out in any photograph! Visit Banff to snap shots of the stunning, and mountainous landscape. The best part about either location, is they both change so much with the seasons.
Photo by im me on Flickr
WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Found in the heart of New Mexico, White Sands National Monument is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Travel here to photograph the pristine white sands, and unique dunes. They’re especially a sight to see at sundown.
Photo by Paula Schramm on Flickr
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
One of the most famous national parks in America, Yosemite can be found in the east of California. The park is best known for its amazing waterfalls, and is filled with tons of varying subjects to photograph.
Photo by Kenny Louie on Flickr
BAY OF FUNDY
The bay is wedged in between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, on the Atlantic coast of Canada. A finalist for the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011, it has a huge range of subjects, and areas to capture. You may even be lucky enough to spot a whale! Make sure you get a photo of the famous Hopewell Rocks before you leave.
When you return home from your trip, don’t forget to turn some of your photos into a memorable photo to canvas print!