The 5 Best Spots in Toronto & the Durham Region to Take Snowy Photos & Seasonal Selfies

 Hi, I'm Emily - 📷!

Hi, I'm Emily - 📷!

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! With only a couple of weeks left until Ol’ Saint Nick drops by, you might want to start SAVOURING the SEASON! Here’s my top five location suggestions if you’re into photo blogging (or just photography, in general):

The Distillery District

It’s no longer a secret. The locals know the Distillery District is the place to be over the holidays.  Holiday characters are out in abundance for the next couple of weeks! Especially with the Toronto Christmas Market visiting. And once the snow hits, it’s literally Buddy the Elf’s CHRISTMAS DREAM!

Greenwood Conservation Area

I always come here when the snow falls. The grounds are virtually untouched for the first few hours and your backdrop is a slew of snow lined trees. You couldn’t ask for more.

Vandermeer Nursery

They were under construction last year but they have since finished! The inside is beautiful – some of the best decorations I’ve seen. A couple of years ago, a friend and I set up a fantastic hot cocoa booth to take photos of families. The kids loved sipping cocoa and having their photo taken while they waited for Santa. 

Did I mention Santa also comes by Vandermeer's during the holidays to take photos with the kids (and young at heart)? Yep, he does! He's also been known to do 'Pet Pics' too, while raising money for the Humane Society of Durham Region

Pingles Farm Market

You can also enjoy a lot of festive activities here, including Santa photos, and for the foodies, baked treats galore! 

I must add that I am a fan of this place year-round, especially in the weeks leading up to Halloween. You've gotta see my photos from my fall visit too, HERE.


This is anywhere, and everywhere! My most favourite place to take a holiday photo is by my Christmas tree. You can do macro on ornaments, or family portraits. It is truly where the magic happens!

Happy holidays and happy memory making with your camera this season 📷! While you're at it here’s a really fun bucket list you can attempt for the winter:



Emily Santos is a photo blogger from Durham Region, who loves cats, Christmas, and Big Bang Theory. Visit her blog and connect with her HERE!