The First Photo Ever Taken In Canada

December 17, 2013

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

June 19, 2013

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

May 11, 2013

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.

The Breathtaking Elegance Of Banff National Park

April 22, 2013

Banff Canada

The Alberta, Canada gem is unique in its beauty and in its name: in no other place in North America can you find a place called Banff.

Alberta’s Illuminating Clouds

April 19, 2013
Clouds Over Alberta Canada

Source: Flickr

Best known for being rich in oil and gas resources, Alberta is also replete with some stunning sights.

The Puck Stops Here

April 14, 2013

Montreal Canadiens Vs New York Rangers 1957

Judging by its rather homogenous audience, this 1957 match between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers in Madison Square Gardens just goes to show how specifically hockey caters itself to a certain demographic.