Photo essay: Stunning images of Canada from above

From the majesty of the Maritimes to the stark landscapes of Alberta’s oil sands, the nation as you’ve never seen it before

The Confederation Bridge spans the Abegweit Passage of the Northumberland Strait to link Prince Edward Island with New Brunswick

The Confederation Bridge spans the Abegweit Passage of the Northumberland Strait to link Prince Edward Island with New Brunswick. (Photograph by Louis Helbig)

Circular and semi-circular melt patterns where aerators in an ice

Circular and semi-circular melt patterns where aerators in an ice-covered water treatment lagoon in Crysler, Ont., are accelerating the spring thaw. (Photograph by Louis Helbig)

Catholic cemetery in Shawiningan, Quebec.

A Catholic cemetery in Shawiningan, Que. (Photograph by Louis Helbig)

The Canada Parade being marshalled in the Miramichi Valley High School parking lot in Newcastle New Brunswick.

The Canada Day parade being marshalled in the Miramichi Valley High School parking lot in Newcastle, N.B. (Photograph by Louis Helbig)

Parts and labour: Steam boilers, storage tanks, piping and other infrastructure are constructed at a work site south of Fort McMurray, Alta.

Steam boilers, storage tanks, piping and other infrastructure are constructed at a work site south of Fort McMurray, Alta. (Photograph by Louis Helbig)

Wind Turbine Assembly, Wolfe Island Ontario Canada

A wind turbine is assembled on Wolfe Island, Ont. (Photograph by Louis Helbig)

Helicopter over Niagara Falls in February 2011

A helicopter affords an aerial view of Niagara Falls, Ont. (Raina + Wilson)

Snow Geese , Chesterville Ontario Canada

Snow geese gather in Chesterville, Ont. (Photograph by Louis Helbig)

Sea of green: The boreal forest in Cochrane, Ont.

The boreal forest in Cochrane, Ont. (Photograph by Tobin Grimshaw)

Nothing but net: Players compete in a beach volleyball tournament in Ottawa

Players compete in a beach volleyball tournament in Ottawa. (Photograph by Louis Helbig)

 

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Caribou running in Cape Henrietta Maria area, Ontario

Caribou run in the Cape Henrietta Maria area of northern Ontario. (Photograph by Patrice Halley)

On thin ice: The Lillooet icefield rests in the Pacific ranges of the Coast Mountains in southwestern B.C

The Lillooet icefield rests in the Pacific ranges of the Coast Mountains in southwestern B.C. (Photograph by Garth Lenz)

Lake Athabasca, Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park

The Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park consists of a series of dune fields stretching for about 100 km along the south shore of Lake Athabasca in northwest Saskatchewan. (Photograph by Louis Helbig)

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Aerial view of small rocky islands with a clear view through the water to the rocks below in Lake Superior, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

An aerial view of a small island in Lake Superior near Thunder Bay, Ont., offers a clear view through the water to the rocks below. (Rolf Hicker/All Canada Photos/Corbis)

Model city: Tilt-shift photography, which simulates a shallow depth of field, is used to make a life-sized  location—in this case, Montreal—or object appear as if it were actually a miniature-scale model

Tilt-shift photography, which simulates a shallow depth of field, is used to make a life-sized location or object appear as if it were actually a miniature-scale model. The technique is used to manipulate the downtown areas of Montreal (above) and Vancouver (below). (Photograph by Olivo Barbieri)

Living large, in a sense: Tilt-shift photography, which simulates a shallow  depth of field, is used to make a life-sized location—in this case, Vancouver—or object appear as if it were actually a miniature-scale model

(Beau Lark/Corbis)

(Photography by Louis Helbig)

Fruit trees buried in the snow in an orchard just south of Cumberland, Ont. (Photography by Louis Helbig)

Beluga whales gather at the mouth of the Cunningham river on Somerset Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. (Photograph by Patrice Halley)

Beluga whales gather near Somerset Island in the Arctic. (Photograph by Patrice Halley)

 




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Photo essay: Stunning images of Canada from above

  1. Love that shot of an island in Lake Superior.

  2. …yes, that Lake Superior shot would make a great background pic, any chance Macleans has a 1920×1080 (HD-rez) of that?

    • No idea. Whoever owns them could make big bucks tho….

  3. shame the only picture of Alberta just enforces the eastern view of the evil of the tar sands. is that seriously the ONLY picture you could find from Alberta?

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