Great Outdoor Spots for Portraits in Vancouver

 

Spring equals fantastic photo oportunities for everyone. It's also a great chance to enjoy each other's company outdoors with the milder weather. Here are a few ideas our backyard has to offer.

 

Queens Park, New Westminster

It's a great area for families and has been known as a regional destination. It's got plenty of background options from gardens and play areas such as a water park and sports facilities.

Queens Park, New Westminster

Queens Park, New Westminster

Devonian Harbour Park, Vancouver

Nestled between Stanley Park and Coal Harbour, this delightful spot in the heart of downtown Vancouver offers a great combination of views from trees, a marina, outdoor art and the city. Great for couples.

Devonian Harbour Park at Denman Street, Vancouver

Devonian Harbour Park at Denman Street, Vancouver

Rose Garden, Vancouver

A Vancouver tradition for couples and a favourite wedding venue in Stanley Park. If there was a right time to take in all it's beauty, spring is it! The roses speak for it.

Rose Garden in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Rose Garden in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver

A quiet, secret spot for North Van residents, this has a fantastic view of the Capilano reservoir and the North Shore mountains towering in the background. It's also a picnic favourite and pooch friendly!

Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver

Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver

Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver

Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver

Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver

A hot venue for locals in the summer, Kits Beach is a great option for springtime photo spots being a little less busy. Lots of background options such as the sandy beach, the North Shore and it's still snow-capped mountains. Great for an active and dynamic feel. Or just when you need to quiet down for a stroll.

Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver

Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver

Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver

Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver

Conveniently situated right in the middle of North Vancouver and a SeaBus ride away from downtown. Get a hustle and bustle feel for your shots in this famous local spot.

Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver

Capilano Suspension BridgeNorth Vancouver

Vancouver's first ever tourist attraction boasts diverse settings that highlight iconic images of the west coast. These range from historical, cultural and, of course, the rainforest. Voted as one of the top-ten places to get married in Vancouver, this is a famous venue for couples and families.

Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver

Argue Street, Port Coquitlam

A little hidden gem, this quiet neighborhood, low traffic volume spot has an amazing view of the Fraser River at the Waterfront and the intriguing architecturally designed Port Mann bridge. Great for families too for the quiet it offers.

White Rock Beach

It's not just a summer destination for warm waters in the Lower Mainland. White Rock offers great skyline views and dramatic sunsets perfect for photo ops for couples and families.

White Rock, BC

White Rock, BC

Creekside, Vancouver

Creekside, Vancouver

Granville Island, Vancouver

A great spot to capture the feel of art and culture in all it's vibrant colours and textures. Backgrounds include a harbour, various shops, a massive marketplace and squares to walk around. Awesome for headshots or business-oriented portraits.

Olympic Village, Vancouver

Fleetingly a home away from home for the athletes of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, the village is now a delightful spot in the city buzzing with all things chic and cool. It offers a great background combination of water and sleek architecture. Great for corporate head-shots and portraits.  

The Village on False Creek, Vancouver

The Creekside Community Centre offers combined views of the city, water and a chic community right next door to the Olympic Village and a stone's throw from Granville Island. This spot is fantastic for families and newly-weds.

 

Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver

Quietly tucked away in West Vancouver, this little gem has great views of a marina, docks, the inlet, Vancouver and the occasional ferry passing by. Nice and quiet for families and head shots.

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