A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North

The Canadian wilderness is home to one-of-a-kind landscapes and wildlife. Explore the romance of the untamed north and find inspiration with twenty images of the Canadian wild.

Canada, eh? For those of you that have traveled to Canada, or who live in this beautiful country, you already know of the incredibly diverse vistas and animals that encompass Canada from coast to coast. When you picture Canadian wild images, you might find yourself scrolling through images of climbing mountain goats in Alberta to puffins on the Eastern Coast of Newfoundland.

Traveling through Canada might leave you with Canadian wild images of landscapes of towering snow-capped mountains, or of coastal surf crashing against a rainforest. Whatever landscape inspires you, chances are you’ll find it somewhere in Canada.

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A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Banff
Image in Banff National Park, Alberta by Songquan Deng

In this article, we’re sharing some of our favorite Canadian wild images that inspire our team here at Shutterstock. From coast to coast, to the prairies in between, to the far north reaches of the second largest country in the world, take a journey through these Canadian wild images. The photographers featured in this article come from all corners of the world and include local photographers whose work is inspired by this lush country.

So if you’re thinking of taking a trip up north, we hope these 20 Canadian wild images inspire you before your next journey.

20 Canadian Wild Images to Inspire
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Cox Bay, Tofino, BC
Cox Bay
Location: Tofino, British Columbia
Photographer: Ben Kotenberg
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Tipis and Northern Lights in Yukon
Tipis and the Northern Lights
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Photographer: Cristina Ramos Hernando
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Grizzlies in Golden Hour
Golden Hour Grizzlies
Location: Chilcotin Mountains, British Columbia
Photographer: NaturesMomentsUK
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Iceberg in Newfoundland
Iceberg Floating On
Location: Coast of Newfoundland
Photographer: Russ Heinl
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Hoodoos in Alberta
The Hoodoos
Location: Drumheller, Alberta
Photographer: rybarmarekik
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Bison in the Prairies
Bison in the Prairies
Location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan
Photographer: Ghost Bear
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Orcas Underwater in BC
Orcas Under the Water
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Photographer: EnzoB
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Spirit Island on Maligne Lake
Spirit Island
Location: Maligne Lake, Alberta
Photographer: Zhukova Valentyna

A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Humpback Whale Breaching

Humpback Whale Breaching
Location: Tofino, British Columbia
Photographer: AndreAnita
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Two Jack Lake Reflection
Moutain View of Two Jack Lake
Location: Banff National Park, Alberta
Photographer: Michal Balada
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Ice Diving in a Quarry
Ice Diving
Location: A quarry in Canada
Photographer: RLS Photo
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Kluane Lake in Yukon Reflection
Kluane Lake in the Yukon
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Photographer: A. Michael Brown
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Church and the Northern Lights in Saskatchewan
Church with the Northern Lights
Location: Kyle, Saskatchewan
Photographer: Nancy Anderson
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — San Josef Bay Panorama
San Josef Bay in Cape Scott Provincial Park
Location: North Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Photographer: EB Adventure Photography
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Atlantic Puffin
Atlantic Puffin
Location: Labrador
Photographer: Blue Planet Studio
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Orcas Breaching
Orcas Breaching
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photographer: Doptis
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Peyto Lake at Sunset
Peyto Lake
Location: Jasper National Park, Alberta
Photographer: Brandon Lindblad
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Polar Bear Family
Poler Bear Family
Location: Canadian Arctic
Photographer: outdoorsmen
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Pond and Mountain Reflections
Reflections on Akshayuk Pass
Location: Baffin Island, Nunavut
Photographer: Ed Dods
A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North — Sea Lion Under the Sea
Sea Lion Under the Sea
Location: Hornby Island, British Columbia
Photographer: EB Adventure Photography

We hope these images of the Canadian wild, and all its incredible inhabitants, help inspire you to create some stunning landscape and animal images. We can’t wait to see where your travels take you next. If you have an interesting story about photography in Canada, click here to submit your story for a chance to be featured in an upcoming blog post or video.

Featured Image by Jukka Jantunen

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