Western Canada - Alberta

Western Canada - Alberta

Canada is a big diverse country with magnificent nature. This guide will take you to the most interesting places of western Canada’s province of Alberta. It will take you to national parks Banff, Jasper, and Waterton lakes and help you discover many more interesting places.

Western Canada’s weather is famously unreliable, even inhospitable outside of summer months. However, during the main season you can look forward to sunny days, stunning nature, wild animals and very friendly Canadians. This country will charm not only fans of landscape photography, but also lovers of wildlife, macro photography or photojournalism.

Whatever your equipment, budget or expectations, western Canada will not fail you.

More than 90 exclusive photos, offline maps, travel and photo tips.

Guide map: Western Canada - Alberta

Brendan Van Son


I’m a travel photographer and journalist from a small town in Canada called Rocky Mountain House. After completing degrees in Political Science and Geography in 2008 I headed to South America to take a job that paid me only $50 a week, but allowed me to travel. I knew within 3 days of arriving in South America that I’d never stop traveling, that I needed to find a way to meld travel into my career, no matter what it took.

Over 5 years later now, I’ve visited around 80 countries on 6 different continents. I’ve done some crazy things like drive a $600 scooter down the west side of Africa. I’ve done some amazing things, as well. I count my blessings that I’m able to live this lifestyle.

In the 5 years since I’ve engaged in the life of a travel photographer and journalist my work has been in a number of major publications such as The Guardian. My travels themselves have also been featured in various major media outlets such as the BBC, National Geographic Traveler, and others.

I have no intention of slowing down. So if you like traveling and photos, follow my blog

Full version of the guide includes 75 additional photos.