Beautiful Boat Photography From Across Canada
From tall ships to scenic kayak trips, check out this gallery of spectacular boat photography snapped from a dock near you!
These boat pictures will take your breath away
We challenged you to capture boat pictures from across the country, and you delivered! Russ Hayes of Sherbrooke, Quebec, submitted this striking shot of a yellow boat on water so calm and still, it’s practically a mirror image.
Deb Sandau of Red Deer, Alberta, snapped this adorable pup enjoying a leisurely cruise. “Brynn getting used to riding in the boat on Battle Lake,” writes Deb. We have a feeling that Brynn loves it—check out that smile!
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A Yukon legend
The S.S. Klondike was the largest sternwheeler on the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City during the first half of the twentieth century. Thanks to Fred Allin of Etobicoke, Ontario, for sharing this shot that captures the ship’s impressive scale.
This picturesque scene of a canoe on the beach was captured by Paul Barber of Brantford, Ontario. The canoe’s bright yellow hull provides a vivid contrast to the grey, fog-enshrouded lake.
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Dories in a row
John Webb of Kamloops, B.C., took this photograph a few years ago while on vacation in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Can you spot the sea bird in action?
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The surface of this natural harbour in Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia, is so calm, it’s like glass! George Vanderberg snapped this gorgeous shot of the boats “tucked safely away for the night.”
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Maple leaf forever
There are few Canadian destinations better for boat pictures than Halifax Harbour! That’s where Montreal’s Eric Tollstam captured this patriotic shot of a Canadian flag blowing in the wind on the back of a fishing boat.
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Pacific coast cruise
Take a moment to appreciate this amazing scenery! Paula Brown from Ottawa snapped this photo while en route to Alaska.
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When Kevin Wheeler of Nanaimo, B.C., spotted this pretty yellow boat in Genoa Bay, he knew he had to snap a photo.
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In good spirits
The memory of these splendid skies at Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park in Saskatchewan was well worth preserving. Luckily, Brenda Newman of Manitowaning, Ontario, was there to capture the fleeting moment on camera.
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Rock the boat
“I was on a boat-based adventure sailing around Haida Gwaii,” writes Bruce Raby of Perth, Ontario. “In this image, we had sails up with a pretty good wind as you can tell from the horizon line. I was standing at the stern of the boat for this shot.” Thanks for sharing this incredible action shot, Bruce!
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Cathy Ramsden from Blenheim, Ontario, took this postcard-perfect photo while canoeing in Grundy Lake Provincial Park. We wish we were there, too!
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What a cool capture! Cindy Herbert of Welland, Ontario, snapped this photo of a ship going through the locks on the Welland Canal. Did you know that around 3,000 ships pass through every year?
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Over the rainbow
Dan Wever of Grande Prairie, Alberta, sent in this spectacular shot of the iconic Maid of the Mist fighting the strong current at the base of the Horseshoe Falls. What a great vantage point!
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Rocky Mountain mood
This dreamy shot of Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park was taken by Margaret Newton from Port Coquitlam, B.C. It looks like a scene straight out of a movie.
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“The M.V. Shirley, now worthy of her retirement, sits at the base of Stave Falls. Once, she was used to clear wood and debris,” writes Alexandra Fontaine of Mission, B.C.
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Side by side
Emilie Stein of Sherwood Park, Alberta, captured this relaxing moment at Lac Ste. Anne. Looks like a lovely day for a paddle!
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Scarborough, Ontario’s Alan Cheng snapped this scenic shot of canoes going down the Ottawa River with Parliament Hill in the background.
Skeletons in the sand
Check out the remains of this old wooden ship on the shore in Prince Edward Island. “[It’s] estimated to be from the 1800s because of the tree nails used for construction,” writes Brian Lambert of Mermaid, P.E.I.
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A backyard sail-by
Rosa Cross of Tancook Island, Nova Scotia, took this photo of the Bluenose II sailing past her backyard. What an impressive sight!
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“As the city slumbers, we sail,” writes Vanessa Vermaas of this golden hour photo taken in Vancouver. Seems like a breathtaking way to start—or end!—the day.
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One more catch
“One more catch before the sun goes down,” writes Vivian Wever of Grande Prairie, Alberta. This magnificent sunset shot was captured on Lesser Slave Lake.
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Boat pictures don’t get more majestic than this!
Jerry Whitaker of Fonthill, Ontario, took this striking photo at the Tall Ships Festival in Nova Scotia. If it weren’t for the colour exposure, this could easily pass for an archival shot. Incredible!
A friendly face
Welcome aboard the Theodore Too! Mississauga, Ontario’s Lina Tasca got a glimpse of this grinning tugboat, based on the classic Canadian children’s television series, Theodore Tugboat.
“The beautiful fishing vessel Carmista III in harbour for the night during the commercial herring season,” writes photographer Kim Ross of New Minas, Nova Scotia. “I was strolling around this quaint fishing village [Three Fathom Harbour, Nova Scotia] taking shots just before dark and I thought this shot was so pretty with the sunset providing a softly coloured background.”
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