No matter where you are in the world, experiencing a sunset for the first time in a new destination can be a surreal moment. We like to take it as a chance to stop, reflect and breathe. Here are some of the best places to photograph an epic sunset in Canada.  

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia 

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
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With its iconic lighthouse sitting high on windswept rocks, there is no wonder that Peggy’s Cove proves itself as one of the top places in Canada to watch the sun set. The seaside village is full of charm and fantastic local shops and restaurants. Peggy’s Cove is well worth a visit if you are in nearby Halifax! 

Niagara Falls, Ontario 

Niagara Falls
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The thundering waters of Niagara Falls could well be the most recognised waterfall in the world. Made up of three different waterfalls, Niagara Falls are an impressive sight to behold – let alone at sunset! With the changing colours of the sky framed above the mist and thundering waters, it’s a photographer’s dream location. 

Cypress Lookout, Vancouver 

Cypress Mountain lookout
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There’s nothing like heading for the hills for the best vantage point for a panoramic sunset. For the active adventurer, lace up your hiking boots and begin your walk up to Cypress Mountain’s lookout. You will be rewarded with views across Vancouver and beyond! 

St Lawrence River, Québec 

Gagnon Beach campground
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The St Lawrence River is the heart of Québec and was the first gateway that European settlers used when arriving in North America. If you are visiting in the warmer months, we would recommend heading for the Cap Rouge neighbourhood for a swim in the St Lawrence River! Make a day of it at Plage Gagnon, a beautiful bay, then watch the sun set with locals at the water’s edge.  

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park 

Moraine Lake
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With a whopping surface area of 50 hectares, Moraine Lake is a prized jewel in Banff National Park. As is commonly found in the Canadian Rockies, it is a glacially fed lake which is how it got its incredible colour. If you time it right for sunset, the blue-green lake juxtaposed against the changing colours of the mountains sure is something else.  


These are just five of the many places to photograph an epic sunset in Canada! Join us for your own sunset adventures on a Globus or Cosmos escorted tour through Canada. 

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