The First Photo Ever Taken In Canada

First Photo Taken In Canada

Were it not for some curious academics at England’s Newcastle University, the first photo taken in Canada might still be unknown to us. The photo, taken in 1840, was shot by businessman Hugh Lee Pattinson at, you guessed it, Niagara Falls. Pattinson was a student of Daguerre, the founder of the early photographical form aptly known as the daguerrotype, and took a few moments (or 20: as that’s how long it takes for the scene to affix itself on the copper plate) to snap this seminal shot of the maple leaf country.

The Jaw-Dropping View Of Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park Photograph

The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 for its stunning spread of natural landforms ranging from glaciers to canyons to even fossils.

Toronto Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

With nearly one-half of its population born outside of Canadian borders, Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world. And as photographer Tom Ryaboi points out in this series of fantastic photos, diversity is a trait that can be attributed to its architectural makeup as well.

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