Photos by Julia Pelish
Vacay.ca Visuals Editor
Canada is as beautiful as it is vast. That’s one thing I’ve discovered as I travelled through the country in 2012. As a transplanted American, I was struck by the abundance of scenery, much of it unknown even within Canada. Although most of us are aware that Canada is blessed with natural wonders, it’s only once you get out there and see some of them that you are floored by the splendour within this nation’s borders. Places like Inverness in Nova Scotia and Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan and Westport, a tiny town an hour outside of Kingston, Ontario, are exactly what travellers and photographers are looking for. They’re lightly touched destinations that seem laid out to be photographed. Canada is spoiled with such gems. Even more well-known Canadian locales, like immaculate Quebec City, remain largely a secret to people outside of the country.
In 2012, I visited 47 cities in seven provinces and came away with thousands of photographs. How do you whittle those down to just a few favourites? You don’t. The ones posted here are among my favourites and are mostly images that have not previously been published in Vacay.ca or anywhere else.