Published on November 15th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Thanks for Celebrating Canada with Us!

The Celebrate Canada 150 Photo Contest offered us a glimpse of our nation seen through your eyes—and our country has never looked so good!

A big congratulations to our grand prize winner, Laurel Neufeld, whose winning shot of Mount Revelstoke National Park is featured on the cover of the Winter 2017 issue of CAA Magazine. Check out the digital edition of the magazine here.

With more than 6,000 photo submissions to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, users proved their abilities to capture stunning angles of our home and native land. Here, we’re sharing some of our favourite entries in four categories: the hottest spots on the photo map, endearing wildlife caught on camera, Canada Day festivities, and places you may not have heard of.



Hot Spots.

Lake Louise, Peggy’s Cove and Ottawa were some of the most photographed destinations in the Celebrate Canada Photo Contest.

Canadian Critters.

From fluffy friends to feathered ones, adorable animals made their mark on the map.

Elliston, Newfoundland & Labrador.

Atlantic Puffins in Elliston, Newfoundland & Labrador

Atlantic Puffins. Photo by Alan Cheng.

Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon.

Roadtrips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments. Moments like this one. Photo by Rukshan de Silva.

Munroes Mills, Ontario.

Calm, Collected, Curious. Photo by Ceilidh McDonald.

Cochrane, Alberta.

Owl portrait taken on Grand Valley road near Cochrane, AB. Photo by Philip Cote.

Happy 150th Canada!

This year we celebrated our country like never before.

Banff National Park, Alberta.

True North Strong and Free – A winter’s scene in Banff National Park. Photo by Gareth Jones.

Burlington, Ontario.

These tulips say Happy 150th Birthday Canada! Photo by Susanne Swayze.

Ottawa, Ontario.

Canada Day! What a spectacular way to spend the holiday. Photo by Michael Croucher.

Hanover, Ontario.

Canadian Snowbirds in flight. Perfection, precision, skill, concentration and entertainment. Photo by: Chris Janelle.

Off the Beaten Path.

Have you ever heard of Ninga? These shots of lesser-known locations prove that straying from the main drag can be very rewarding.

1. Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. I recently visited this place called Haida Gwaii on the edge of the world..where the wild things are. Photo by Rose Braxton. 2. Yukon Territory. Top of the World Highway. Photo by Monica Fischer. 3. Ninga, Manitoba. Ninga Forever. Photo by William Jones.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Celebrate Canada Photo Contest. Click here to check out the rest of the submissions. For those of you who want to celebrate Canada all 365 days of next year, check out the 2018 CAA Special Edition calendar on sale now at your local CAA Store. The calendar features 12 winners of the contest. Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win one of these limited edition calendars!

If you can’t wait for the latest issue of CAA Magazine to arrive, check out caamagazine.ca for the digital edition, great travel content, holiday gift guide and so much more.

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