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Your 8 Most Inspiring Travel Photos

Stunning moments captured by CAA Members

Photo submitted by Caleb Crawley of a moonrise over Maligne Lake, the mountains looking majestic over the still waters

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And there’s no better way to preserve special memories when travelling, as proven by our globetrotting CAA Members. From the far shores of Australia to iconic Lake Louise, here are some of our favourite shots.

1) Walking the boardwalk to Western Brook Pond 

Photo submitted by Brent Fong of the quiet boardwalk  trailing through the marshes to Western Brook Pond

Brent Fong from Toronto, Ont.

Gros Morne National Park, N.L.

“Whenever you see a sunrise, you have to be inspired. I love the tranquility of the moment before the start of the day.”

2) Reaching the easternmost point of Australia

Photo submitted by Akshay Kumar of the rocky shoreline, waves splashing at the easternmost point of Australia

Akshay Kumar from Toronto, Ont.

Byron Bay, New South Wales 

“People say, ‘Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.’ After a long trek through the forest, my wife and I found ourselves standing thousands of feet above the ground, and the sight we saw was breathtaking. Every word to describe the beauty we were witnessing seemed to be an understatement.”

3) En route to Lake Louise

Photo submitted by Bryan Pereira of a mountain scape behind Lake Louise

Bryan Pereira from Toronto, Ont.

Lake Louise, Alta.

“I’m always on the lookout for interesting shots. I saw the river as I was driving and I liked the colours of the foliage, sky and water, and tried to create an interesting composition with all the elements.”

4) Moonrise over Maligne Lake

Photo submitted by Caleb Crawley of a moonrise over Maligne Lake, the mountains looking majestic over the still waters

Caleb Crawley from Barrie, Ont.

Jasper National Park, Alta.

“Sunsets are one of the most beautiful events in nature, and when you can combine a sunset with a lake, mountains and the rising moon, you definitely have to take the shot! I love the colours of twilight.”

5) Juxtaposition of landscapes in San Diego Harbor

Photo submitted by Eva Clements of a busy harbour packed with identical sail boats in San Diego

Eva Clements from Borden, Ont.

San Diego, Calif.

“We were heading out for a whale-watching tour, and I thought the downtown in the background behind the boats would be an interesting picture. I like the different shades of blue and the hazy cityscape behind the clear sailboats. There is a nice symmetry in that all the boats have the bright blue tarp, masts up and sails down.”

6) Chasing iconic Newfoundland scenes

Photo submitted by Kabir Shaal of three colourful beach cabins by the shores in Cavendish, Newfoundland

Kabir Shaal from Mississauga, Ont.

Cavendish, N.L.

“While driving through Cavendish, I saw these three colourful cabins and recalled seeing them in a television ad. They’re a perfect blend of whimsy, colour and craftsmanship, and are very representative of the Newfoundland character. The reflection in the water sums up the Newfoundland story—just about everything in the province is connected to the sea in some way.”

7) The calm before the storm

Photo submitted by Louise Johnson of a small wooden boat on the shoreline of Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Louise Johnson from Toronto, Ont.

Peggy’s Cove, N.S.

“I love how the muted, calm tones perfectly capture the tranquility of that day. I can almost smell the salty ocean air and hear the sound of the waves lapping against the rocky shore.”

8) Where the mountains meet the water

Photo submitted by Cindy Harapiak of the still glassy waters and misty mountains at Great Bear Rainforest near Klemtu, British Columbia

Cindy Harapiak from Oakville, Ont.

Great Bear Rainforest near Klemtu, B.C.

“We were travelling in a Zodiac up an estuary and that appeared before us at the end of the estuary. It was so calm and so perfect...it hardly seemed real...like a painting!”

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