Climbing to the Top by John Price in Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Big sister Calgary got all the attention during the 1988 Winter Olympics, but the Nordic Ski Events put Canmore, Alberta on the map. There is no lack of opportunities for skiing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, and fishing in this scenic community along the Bow River in the Rocky Mountains.  Local photographer John Price shares his passion for photography and rock climbing by providing a birds-eye view of his beautiful surroundings.  Check out his pics and be sure to follow him on Instagram here: @johnpricephotography


Name:John Price

Place you live: Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Occupation: Professional Photographer

Preoccupation: Rope Access Technician

Place your Instagrams were taken? Canmore / Bow Valley

Can you sum up the place you live? Big mountains, great climbing, grizzly bears, Aurora Borealis

What is a perfect day in your spot? Long summer days climbing high in the mountains

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both?  I shoot on full frame professional Canon Bodies, 5D4 + 6D.

What is your editing process? Lightroom

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Shoot what you love, not what is popular. Do it for the right reasons.

Who are your three favorite photographers? Jon Griffith, Jimmy Chin, Paul Zizka

What is the most amazing travel experience you’ve ever had? Alpine climbing in Alaska.

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Name:John Price

City:Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Best place to eat:


Best place to drink:

The Tavern 1883

Best outdoor activity:


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Local tip:

Carry bear spray