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10 Insta-Worthy Spring Backdrops

If you’re just as excited for spring as we are, then get ready! We are featuring 10 Insta-worthy backdrops to give your social media a springtime refresh and get you out exploring our beautiful backyard.

From mountainous hikes, to stunning architecture, these are the locations inspiring the best Instagram snaps from content creators across the region.

1. Sulphur Gates

 

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This stunning viewpoint located just outside of Grande Cache scores *major* points for its ease of accessibility (Not a hiker? Not a problem!).

2. Local Greenhouses

 

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“Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” But in all seriousness, is your Instagram even complete without a cute greenhouse photo?

3. O’Brien Provincial Park

 

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If you can avoid the spring floods that take place some years, then you’ve got the ideal “outdoorsy” day-trip without having to stray far from the city.

4. Montrose Cultural Centre

 

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This contemporary (and eco-friendly!) cultural hub – home to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Grande Prairie Public Library, and local café Jeffrey’s – is the perfect interior to capture content on rainy days, or really any time of the year!

5. Kakwa Falls

 

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Need we say much more about this stunning backdrop? It’s a coveted photo subject, but a tricky one at that, as Kakwa Falls is only accessible by foot, river boat, or ATV.

6. Dunvegan Bridge

 

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Holding the record for Alberta’s longest suspension bridge, Dunvegan Bridge offers a majestic photo op year-round, and can be found by driving north past Rycroft towards Fairview.

7. Saskatoon Mountain

 

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Once the site of a military radar base, this provincial recreation area offers magnificent views of the distant Rocky Mountains on a clear day.

8. Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

 

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If dramatic architectural backgrounds are your thing, look no further. The Philip J. Currie Museum was designed to vaguely resemble the skeleton of a giant reptile – fitting, as it sits on top of one of the world’s densest fossil sites: the River of Death bone bed at Pipestone Creek.

9. Kleskun Hill

 

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Keeping in the theme of prehistoric, popular spot Kleskun Hill is considered part of Alberta’s northernmost badlands, with its unique geology dating back to the age of the dinosaurs.

10. Downtown Grande Prairie street art

Last but certainly not least, your Instagram feed would not be complete without a photo in front of one many street murals tucked away in our downtown core (take it from our friend and goodest boi, Sampson!).

What are some of your favourite spring backdrops in our region? Let us know by tagging us on Instagram for a chance to be featured!