10 of the best places to snap stunning spring pics in Calgary (PHOTOS)

May 10 2019, 12:50 am

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As we transition from spring rain/snow into spring sun, we can’t help but feel the need to hit the refresh button on our Instagram pages.

Check out the most visually appealing spots in Calgary and get a FIRE picture in that outfit that you’ve been waiting all winter to wear.

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SAIT Polytechnic University has gorgeous views of Calgary’s bustling downtown. Day or night, SAIT provides a perfect backdrop for any and all photo shoots, no matter the theme. Not to mention, SAIT has a beautiful renaissance-gothic era style of building that will transport you directly into Hogwarts.

Where: 1301 16th Avenue NW

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“Wake me when I’m famous” wall outside Voltage Garage


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Voltage Garage has always been a creative space for creative people, however, the “Wake me when I’m famous” set on top of a pop art-style rendition of Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam” has taken Instagram by storm. It’s definitely become the background for a few edgier Insta-shoots. Spice up your feed and a add little touch of your own to this Insta-famous landmark because it’s the perfect place for spring photos.

Where: 2101 34th Avenue SW

McHugh Bluff Stairs


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It’s understandable why so many graduates come here to take photos. Not only is it a great way to burn off some cals, but you’re able to marvel in the glory that is the view while your thighs feel that burn. Get that perfect #WorkoutGoals photo with an unbeatable view in the background.

Where: Memorial Drive NW and 3rd Street NW

Peace Bridge


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Time to put your phone to the test. Peace Bridge is a 130-metre bridge that has ample space for that stunning long shot. Some even say it’s the perfect proposal spot as the downtown skyline gives the bridge a soft glow.

Wonderland Sculpture


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Talk about an inflated ego, huh? The Wonderland Sculpture is a representation of the youthfulness and dreams of the young Albertans. Whether you pose in front of the head, or inside of it, your likes are guaranteed to come pouring in on that perfect spring photo.

Where: 110 6th Avenue SE

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Crescent Heights


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Not gonna lie, this is another amazing proposal location. The Crescent Heights lookout sits atop a cliff in the affluent neighbourhood of Crescent Heights and is a popular destination for lovebirds. Snag some spring photos with your new boo and make your relationship Insta-official with a marvellous view of Downtown Calgary as your backdrop.

Central Memorial Park


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Not only is Central Memorial Park a great place to relax after a long day of work, but the manicured gardens and pristine library offer the perfect ambience for a candid that best captures you in your element.

Where: 12 Avenue and 2 Street SW in the Beltline

Galleria Trees on Stephen Ave


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The Galleria Trees are a perfect backdrop for those who love the “Tree Aesthetic” without all the bugs and dirt. Year round, Stephen Avenue is a very picturesque street with so many places to get that perfect spring photo. We recommend checking out the Galleria Trees at night as they are lit up during summer evenings.

Where: 8th Avenue SW

The Rundle Ruins


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Finally a proposal photo! The Rundle Ruins are said to be one of Calgary’s best-kept secrets. This is definitely a popular wedding photo destination, and with quite a few sandstone formations, there’s plenty to go around for you to get those perfect spring photos.

Where: 12 Avenue SE near the Saddledome

Prince’s Island Park


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No matter the time of year, Prince’s Island Park is a wonderful spot to snag that selfie to show your followers that you’re #LivingYourBestLife. From a plethora of trees to the river, as well as any of the other picture-perfect backgrounds, your photos will be a guaranteed top post.

Where: 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW

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