Kananaskis Country


Kananaskis Country Photography Guide

The Kananaskis Country Photography Guide describes the best photo opportunities in the Kananaskis Country from roadways and hiking trails.

The best photo opportunities in Kananaskis Country are in spring when all roads are open and lakes and rivers are at their sparkling best. Here are our favourite roadside photo spots in Kananaskis Country:

  • Surfers at Canoe Meadows
  • Barrier Lake
  • Upper Kananaskis Lake
  • Highwood Pass
  • Fall along the Elbow River
  • Sheep River Provincial Park

Barrier Lake

Barrier Lake.

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

  • Prairie View Lookout
  • Galatea Creek
  • Rawson lake
  • Ptarmigan Cirque
  • Chester Lake
  • Foran Grade
  • Cat Creek Falls

Kananaskis Country Wildlife Photography

For 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.