10 great spots in Calgary to get the best photo for your Instagram

May 13 2019, 10:12 pm

Looking to upgrade your Instagram feed? Look no further!

This list gives you the 10 best spots to get that IG popping and those likes pouring in this summer.

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Central Library

 

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Central Library provides the perfect location to get the ultimate #OOTD snapshot. The layered lines, abstract architecture, and not the vast amount of gorgeous exposed wood will perfectly complement any outfit.

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East Village

 

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East Village is constantly changing in Calgary. There’s always something new there, meaning there’s always a new picture to be taken. We recommend checking out George C. King Bridge for the perfect portrait mode photo.

Peace Bridge

 

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Peace Bridge has been a Calgary Instagrammer staple since it was first built. Located on the Bow River, this bridge provides the most perfect lighting during Calgary’s golden hour. Try getting a sunrise picture to avoid the crowds that flock there during the day.

Stephen Avenue

 

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Stephen Avenue is arguably one of Calgary’s most famous streets. This central hub of activity is known for its elaborate summer patio season as well as Christmas lights that decorate the city. Check out the Galleria Trees for the ultimate #YYC picture.

Crescent Heights

 

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As one of the most romantic viewpoints in the city, Crescent Heights does not disappoint. Grab that wide-angle lens and get a view of Calgary at it’s finest. Fun fact: Crescent Heights is one of the most popular proposal spots in the city.

McHugh Bluff Stairs

 

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Admittedly, this is a bit of a trek to get to, but well worth it. The platform gives a full view of the Calgary skyline. With that backdrop, you’re guaranteed to get some serious IG cred. See how many buildings you can name from the lookout.

Hudson’s Bay Archways

 

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So this may sound a bit weird, but the Stephen Avenue Hudson’s Bay location has the most stunning archways. They offer some amazing spots to snag a pic and look more stylish than ever. We recommend a very bright outfit to contrast the subtle grey-hued background so you can stand out!

Devonian Gardens

 

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Devonian Gardens is a botanical garden located inside the CORE Shopping Centre. It boasts larger-than-life greenery that will get you that aesthetically-pleasing shot. Stop by the shop and become a #PlantMom or #PlantDad yourself!

Chinatown Graffiti Alley

 

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If you’re looking for a somewhat edgier photo, check out the Chinatown Graffiti walls. Hundreds of graffiti artists have left their mark on this historic site.

Prince’s Island Park

 

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Prince’s Island Park is the perfect place to get those urban shots while still being surrounded by nature. There’s plenty of small bridges, grassy knolls, and trees to try all types of different poses. It’s located on an island on the Bow River, immediately north of downtown Calgary.

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