This is your guide to Canada’s quirkiest Instagrammable locations (CONTEST)

Oct 3 2019, 11:35 pm

The quest to get perfect Instagram photos is something that most of us are extremely passionate about.

After all, if you don’t share snaps from your adventures, did they even happen? We’re all for (hashtag) making memories, and using every kind of emoji that represents how we’re feeling at the time.

If you’re seeking new adventures during which you can capture the most awe-inspiring photos, you’re in luck. You don’t even need to leave the country to make it happen! No visas, no currency exchange, no flights (especially if you’re more of a road-tripper).

As one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world, there are quirky, picture-perfect spots in every single Canadian city. But we don’t expect you to remember where they are by heart, so we’ve rounded up our eight favourites here.

Rich Heritage — Quebec City


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Quebec City’s iconic cobblestone streets, European-inspired architecture, and wealth of dining options, just never get old. We could happily watch the world go by in Place Royale and capture photos of the glorious local treasures during a stay in this supremely Instagrammable city.

Shorelines — Saint John


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At the Bay of Fundy in Saint John, you can marvel at some of the highest tides on earth right from your hotel room (pretty awesome, if you ask us). On the ground, practice your photography skills with the shoreline and blooming flowers serving as your inspiration.

Chaeban Ice Cream — Winnipeg


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We don’t care what time of the year it is, ice cream is always a good idea. When in Winnipeg, you’ve got to check out Chaeban on Osborne Street to get a taste of Manitoba’s most delicious cold treats made from scratch. Choose your flavour and take a quick photo before you indulge.

Lavender Farm — London


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London, Ontario might be a city you’ve been waiting to rediscover, and if that’s the case, even better. A short drive from the city will get you to the gorgeous Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery where you can explore the most picturesque lavender fields.

Halifax — Waterfront Boardwalk


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Name a more Instagram-perfect waterfront than this one in Halifax — we’ll wait. Kick back in the sunshine and head to one of the area’s best seafood restaurants where you can eat (and photograph) fresh lobster, like nowhere else in Canada.

Tulip Festival — Ottawa


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Canada’s largest Tulip Festival is held every year in Ottawa, giving you another reason to plan your stay in the city and explore the vast floral presentations on display. Let the colours shine onto your Instagram account and into your heart (cue heart eyes emoji).

Cinnamon Ridge — Kamloops


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There’s just so much to explore in BC, and one of the must-visit spots on your list should be Kamloops. Spend a few hours exploring the natural wonder that is Cinnamon Ridge (how amazing is that name, by the way?), and make the most of those desert-like vibes before you retreat to the comfort of your hotel.

Street Art — Vancouver


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Art lovers, Vancouver is calling your name. The city hosts an annual mural festival which brings incredible street art to the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, and this means you’ve already got a wide range of photo backdrops waiting to be snapped.

No matter where you decide to go on your next trip within Canada, there’s sure to be a cool and quirky Instagrammable location nearby — and the ideal accommodation to match. You’ll be spoiled for choice with Hilton Canada hotels, and your stay even comes with some perks based on the city, too.

We’re talking about the Swedish aprés-ski bar and DJ at Hilton Whistler, the casino and nightclub at Hilton Lac Leamy, the golf course at DoubleTree by Hilton in Gatineau-Ottawa, and so much more. When you check into a DoubleTree hotel, you’ll get a melt-in-your-mouth warm cookie, and if you decide to stay at an Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel, you’ll be treated to free breakfast, as well as drinks and appetizers in the evening. Convinced yet?

Start planning your next adventure with a special discount for Daily Hive readers. Hilton is also giving one reader a free two-night stay at hotels across Canada.


To enter for your chance to win a two-night stay at a Hilton hotel, fill out the form below:

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on November 15, 2019. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

This contest is being run in accordance with Hilton Hotels’ own terms and conditions. The Prize has an approximate retail value of $800.00 CAD and is subject to the conditions and restrictions set out below.

The Prize winner (the “Winner”) will be responsible for all other expenses not included in the Prize, including but not limited to all other expenses that exceed the Prize value as stated above, any additional costs for vehicle rental, gas, travel and medical insurance, accommodations, supplementary ground transportation, gratuities, meals, telephone calls, in-room charges, applicable taxes, personal services and incidentals.

The Prize must be accepted as awarded, without any representations, warranties or conditions whatsoever. The Prize is non-assignable, non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable and is not convertible to cash.

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