Best Family and Wedding Photography locations in Canmore

Photographer with couple in Quarry Lake, Canmore
People are always asking what are the best photo locations in Canmore, a city located within the Rocky Mountains situated close to Banff and Calgary, AB.  Whether you are looking for a Family, Maternity, Engagement or Wedding Photographer, make sure you get all the proper permits from the town of Canmore prior to your mountain photoshoot.  

Here are some of my favourite places in for photo sessions in the mountains!

1. Canmore Engine Bridge; a unique anique bridge that was once used as the main bridge in Canmore.  Surrounded by stunning turquoise waters, this is quite incredible to photograph at.  There is a forested area here as well for some great shady spots and amazing hikes to take advantage of while you’re enjoying your photo session. 
2- Grassi Lakes: you can take the incredible scenic routes with a mountain views, which takes about 90 minutes, or you can take the quicker route which takes about a half hour.  Once you’ve made it to the top you’ll be thrilled with breathtaking rivers, mountains and a little waterfall.  Turquoise blue waters are also inside stunning little ponds which are a must-see and a definite go-to place for a engagement or wedding photos. 
3-Barrier Lake: usually quite a quiet little lake, it’s nestled nearby Canmore and offers views with less tourists for your family photos!
4-Canmore Nordic Center provincial park: A great well-forested park which is great to photograph at during bright sunny days.  
5- Downtown Canmore:  The downtown of Canmore is a fun escape that’s so unique with vintage coffee shops and art locations.  Lots of quaint backgrounds which can provide an edgy look for your family and wedding pictures!
6-Quarry Lake Park:  A beautiful clean lake that’s going to create some lasting memories for sure!  This is a must-see if you’re in Canmore.  Best of all, Quarry Lake is so close to the town and the site is about a 3 minute walk away from the parking lot area.  Lots of mountain views and the pond offers a nice refreshing swim or paddleboard after your photoshoot!
Are there any other places you think I’ve missed? Pop me an email [email protected]
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