Vancouver Instagram accounts you need to follow right now (Part I)

Feb 7 2017, 11:20 pm

This article was written for Daily Hive by Julie Bruns. You can follow Julie on Twitter at @Bruns_Julie or on Instagram at @julie.bruns.

Vancouver is practically an Instagram paradise, with spectacular landscapes, a brilliant foodie scene, a cosmopolitan cityscape and even more to inspire picture perfection.

If you’re looking to find a few new fantastic local Instagrammers to follow, we’ve got you covered.

Here are 10 Vancouver-based accounts that will have you double-tapping your way down your feed.


Tax time… yay 😐 Here is a frozen lake ❄️

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This East Van-based photographer specializes in stunning aerial shots, giving us a totally different viewpoint on subjects such Whytecliff Park, Britannia Beach, rural roads around Squamish, boats on the Georgia Straight and even the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre.

Happy groggy Sunday morning Instafriends ☺️

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These self-defined ‘west coast adventurers’ take their followers along on a vicarious exploration of areas around Vancouver. From waterfalls and lakes, to snowy cabins and old-growth forests, it’s a #PNW treat for your eyes.

Maligne Lake mornings. #vancitywild #happyadventuring

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West coast wanderings. #vancitywild #happyadventuring

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This photographer embraces bold colour and shadow to create dark, vibrant shots of Vancouver and the surrounding area. Especially captivating are the night-time shots of city streets and star-spangled skies.

Since everyone’s doing throwbacks..

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Need to get out more at night 👽

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Based in Vancouver, Lizzy Gadd takes photos that look like they could belong on the cover of a fantasy novel about exploring BC (and wherever else she goes). Beautiful hues and soft finishes give them an ethereal quality as they show off the surrounding beauty.

A moment so still as if frozen in time… Yet I could not grasp it long enough. 💙

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These deep green woods will always feel the most like home. 💚

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If you weren’t hungry before checking out Jacqueline Chui’s foodie feed, you will be after. Sharing some of the most beautiful dishes around YVR, her photos are bright and clean, adding an uplifting dose of deliciousness to your feed.


If the day doesn’t start until you’ve had your first cup of coffee, and you’re forever seeking new caffeination locations, then the CafeYVR Instagram was made for you. Warm photos mixed with black-and-white shots show off some of the best local places to sip.


The dishes prepared by these Grandview-Woodland based foodies are vibrant and bold enough to inspire almost anyone to get creative in the kitchen and try out their fresh recipes.

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D – Chancellor Blvd. Builder: Natural Balance Home Builders Architect: Frits de Vries Photography: Ema Peters

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If you’re looking for a little bit of local interior inspiration, or simply want to lust after some gorgeous Vancouver homes and businesses, this account shows off some of the best designed spaces around!


This Instagram account gathers together remarkable shots of the streets, businesses and people of Gastown. Follow them for an inside look at this special area of the city.


If you’ve ever wondered about the history of Vancouver, this is the account to follow. Sharing images from the past, historical_vancouver gives you a glimpse into what our beloved Vancity used to look like.

Skating on Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park in 1924. Photo Walter Calder. #vanarchives #stanleypark #vancouver #vanbc #icehockey

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Still looking for great accounts to follow? Make sure to follow DailyHiveVancouver for a curated collection of stand-out Vancouver shots and tag your photos with #dailyhivevancouver for a chance to be featured!

Vancity originals. Photo by @denacetosociety #dailyhivevan

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