Stunning New Aerial Shots From Google Show Canada's Just As Beautiful From Above (PHOTOS)
Canada really is breathtaking.
All over the country, there are beautiful things to look at whether they're natural landscapes or human-made cities. And now, new Google Earth View Canada images show how stunning these landscapes are from above too. So if you've ever wanted to see different spots in the true north from space in amazing quality, these pics are waiting for you.
The online Earth View has been around for a while now, showing people how our planet looks all the way from space. Now with its largest update yet, the search engine company is adding new features and better quality images.
On February 11, the tech giant added 1,000 new photos of stunning places around the world to Earth View that are optimized for high-resolution screens.
Now the collection has more than 2,500 beautiful landscapes for people to look through.
"Earth View has the power to elevate our minds from our tiny screens to outer space—the landscapes that materialize when you open a new tab or unlock your phone punctuate your day with a global looking glass," said Gopal Shah, Google Earth's product manager, in a blog post about the update.
The gallery now has a colour feature so you can find landscapes that are your favourite colour. But what's more exciting, you can use the map to see the beauty of your homeland.
These are 14 Google Earth View images of Canadian landscapes that are so stunning.
Division No. 10, Labrador
On the east coast of Labrador on Labrador Inuit Lands and near Torngat Mountains National Park, this photo shows the beautiful mountains with bits of snow and shadows cast by the shining sun.
Coral Harbour, Nunavut
This breathtaking light blue water in Coral Harbour is so eye-catching. The community gets its name from the fossilized coral that's around the waters there.
Victoria Island, Northwest Territories
On Victoria Island, this place almost doesn't even look real with all the spots of water in between bits of land. It seems more like a pattern you'd see on clothing but it's still beautiful.
Division No. 18, Saskatchewan
This photo shows the dark, murky waters of Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan's Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park. All the colours and the lines on the land make this so pleasing to the eye.
Baffin Region, Nunavut
With clear blue water contrasted with the browns and greys of the mountains and the white snow, this northern spot in Nunavut's Baffin Region is breathtaking.
Cochrane District, Ontario
Is there anything more stunning that light pink water running through a green landscape? Just northeast of Timmins, this place shows just how unique Canada can be.
Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia
On Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island, this image shows the rugged terrain meeting the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and it's amazing.
Mansel Island, Nunavut
This photo from Mansel Island looks so much like a painting that it's hard to believe those are natural features and not an artist's brushstrokes.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
While this isn't actually the waterfalls, at this spot on Niagara River you can see both the Canadian and American sides of the river after the water comes streaming down from Niagara Falls.
At this spot in Vancouver, you can see just how the city interacts with greenspace and natural features. Breaking up all the rows of houses there are two big parks and lots of trees with the water just to the north.
It might not look like it but that's actually where the land, in Minton meets West Coteau Lake. The contrasting red and white of the land and frozen water makes this such an interesting image to look at.
Baffin Region, Nunavut
No roundup of beautiful pictures of Canada would be complete without a full-on snow image, especially when it's one as beautiful as this. It's another one that looks like it could be a painting instead of a real photo taken from space.
Inuvik Region, Northwest Territories
There's something about the colours of the water contrasting with the colours of the mountains. This image from the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories is so breathtakingly beautiful.
Saint John, New Brunswick
Not to be confused with St. John's, Newfoundland, this city on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick has spots in the Courtenay Bay Channel where the water turns a unique reddish colour that can make you do a double-take. It's still stunning though!