Canmore Photography Guide

Canmore, Alberta, is a popular base for visiting Canadian Rockies photographers, who want easy access to Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country. But before rushing off to these better-known destinations, take the time to familiarize yourself with the town’s photo opportunities by reading through this Canmore photography guide.

The Canmore Photography Guide describes the best photo opportunities in Canmore and the Bow Valley, including from roadways and hiking trails.

Here are our favourite photo spots in Canmore and the Bow Valley:

  • Policeman’s Creek
  • Engine Bridge
  • Boardwalk to Spring Creek Village
  • Canmore Creek
  • Rundle Forebay
  • Three Sisters Viewpoint
  • Silvertip Golf Resort

Rundle Forebay, Canmore

Rundle Forebay.

For day hikers looking for the best photo opportunities, here are our recommendations, each of which is covered in our Canmore Hiking section:

  • Grassi Lakes
  • Ha Ling Peak
  • Grotto Canyon

Canmore Wildlife Photography

Canadian Rockies Wildlife PhotographyFor wildlife photographers, we recommend:

Canadian Rockies Wildlife Photography, an eBook by renowned wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch.

The book is divided into two sections:

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THE CANADIAN ROCKIES is an easy-to-understand instruction manual on Canadian Rockies wildlife photography, with chapters dedicated to equipment, composition, lighting, and destination-specific techniques.

WHERE TO PHOTOGRAPH CANADIAN ROCKIES WILDLIFE covers the entire region species by species, with Wayne Lynch describing specific locations ranging from Jasper in the north to Waterton Lakes in the south.