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2022 Nature Photo Contest

Bear, Darryl Mills

Our 2022 Nature Photo Contest is a celebration of the plants and animals, landscapes, and nature moments that bring us joy and happiness. Our hope is to encourage more Canadians to get outdoors and to connect with nearby nature across the summer months. Canadian photographers across the country will be submitting their artwork for a chance to win prizes and be featured in the Nature Canada 2023 Calendar.

Grab your cameras, head outside, and explore all the beauty Canada has to offer. Whether you choose to go for a hike, spend time in a park, or simply enjoy discovering what’s hiding in your own backyard; there is so much to see. Our hope is to encourage more Canadians to get outdoors and to connect with nature, while staying safe and respecting wildlife.  The 2022 Nature Photo Contest is the perfect chance to immerse yourself in the amazing nature world around you!

Take a walk down memory lane and find old photos of your favourite nature explorations. Share photos of nature that will inspire us during these challenging times. The 2022 Nature Photo Contest will be launching on May 24, 2022, and running until August 14, 2022.

Submit on social media Or through the form below

Form submission

Nature Canada's 2022 photo contest has ended.

How to Submit

Please make sure to always include the theme into which you would like to submit your photo! We would also love to hear the story behind the shot! Please make sure to always identify yourself as either an Amateur, Professional, or Youth photographer. Make sure to include #NaturePhotoContest when using social media. Twitter submissions should also include @naturecanada in order for entries to be accepted.

Grand Prize

Nature Canada is excited to announce we have partnered with Black Feather the Wilderness Adventure Company for our 2022 Photo Contest Grand Prize. You could win this stunning four-day canoe trip for two paddling along the historic French River during the 2023 season. With no experience needed, you’ll be able to enjoy the thrill of whitewater canoeing while taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Shield, a trip valued at over $2,900!

Other prize sponsors include Brome Bird Care, OWL Rafting, 1000 Islands Kayaking, and more! So whether you’re going on a morning walk or camping in the mountains, snap a picture of Canada’s nature for a chance to win.



  1. No submissions will be accepted until May 24, 2022. No submissions will be accepted after August 14th, 2022 midnight EST.
  2. Submissions made on social media must include #NaturePhotoContest in order to be eligible.
  3. A selection of the top photographs will be presented on our webpage for public voting.
  4. There is no limit to the number of submissions by a single entrant.
  5. Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to abide by these Contest Rules and Regulations and the Contest Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.

Photo Contest Rules and Regulations


Laura Bombier (Photographer)

Nadya Kwandibens (Photographer)

Sandy Sharkey (Photographer, Former Radio Broadcaster)

Les Stroud (Filmmaker, Musician, Author)

Michelle Valberg (Photographer)

Robin Esrock (Global Adventurer and Travel Writer)

Patrick Kane (Photographer)

Alex Miller (President, Esri Canada Limited)

Jeff Saarela (Vice President, Research and Collections, Canadian Museum of Nature)

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