Photography Locations in Ottawa & National Capital Region

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive pertains to excellent photography spots in Ottawa as a local photographer. In response to this common inquiry, I decided to create this resource not only for the benefit of others but also as a valuable reference for myself and my clients.

Below, you’ll find an extensive list of over 40 notable Ottawa photography locations to enhance your next city adventure. This comprehensive compilation is designed to serve as your primary reference, so be sure to bookmark it or pin it to your boards for easy access.

In the process of preparing clients for their photography sessions, we engage in discussions about selecting the most suitable locations. This list of Ottawa photography locales, complete with accompanying photographs, has proven to be an invaluable asset in that regard.

Having diligently gathered and curated this list over the years, I remain committed to continually scouting for new and captivating locations within Ottawa. Consequently, this resource is an evolving document, ensuring that you can revisit it whenever you seek fresh Ottawa photography destinations.

It is worth noting that, in most cases, the Ottawa photography locations listed here do not necessitate a permit for photography. However, I would advise checking with the relevant authorities for the most up-to-date information, as regulations may undergo revisions. Happy photography!

Table of Contents:

Garden/Scenic Ottawa Photo Locations
Indoor Ottawa Photo Locations
Downtown Ottawa Photo Locations
Unique Ottawa Photo Locations

Central Experimental Farm: Ornamental Gardens

Arboretum & Dows Lake

University of Ottawa Campus at Tabaret Hall

Tabaret Hall engagement at the university of Ottawa

Hog’s Back Park

Ottawa photography locations - hogs back park

Tropical Greenhouses at the Experimental Farm

The Keg Manor

Maple Lawn Garden

Chapman Mills Conservation Area

The NAC: O’Born Ball Room 

Check out this: Published shoot at the NAC O’Born Room

NCC Trails in Nepean: Pinhey Forest

Rideau Canal at University of Ottawa Campus

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Love Lock Pedestrian Bridge

Nepean Point

Major’s Hill Park

bride & groom strolling infront of parliament hill

Dow’s Lake Pavilion

Canadian Museum of Nature (Permit Required Indoors)

Aquatopia Conservatory (Permit Required indoors)

 Byward Lockstation + Museum

Watson’s Mill Manotick

Lebanese wedding Ottawa - Watsons Mill, Winter Wedding - Photography by Emma

The Dickinson House – Manotick

Parliament Hill

Downtown Ottawa

Sparks Street

Baxter Conservation Area

Long Island Lockstation

Claudette Cain Park

Bate Island

Aylmer Marina (Quebec)

Gatineau Park // Mackenzie King Estate  

Britannia Beach

Petrie Island
Commissioner’s Park

Mooney’s Bay Park

Other locations:
Confederation Park
Andrew Haydon Park
Carelton University Campus
Rockcliffe Pavilion & Park
Vincent Massey Park
Billings Estate
Byward Market

Toronto & GTA

Gairloch Gardens

York University – Glendon Campus Rose Garden
Aga Khan Museum
Edward’s Gardens / The Botanical Gardens
The Distillery District
Scarborough Bluffs Escarpment
Rosetta McClain Gardens
University of Toronto St.George Campus
Ryerson University Campus
High Park
Riverdale Farm
Guildwood Park
Casa Loma
Dundas Square
Richmond Green Park

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