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Satellite Art: celebrating Canada's beauty from space

Rediscover the majesty of Canada's vast and varied landscapes through the eyes of those who use satellites to explore Earth.

We challenged 31 organizations from across the country to create stunning satellite images that showcase the natural beauty of a region in each of Canada's territories and provinces — not a typical order for companies used to treating satellite data for scientific or commercial use.

Yet, like any painter or sculptor, the specialists who process satellite data are visual artists who convey meaning through the careful selection of colour, texture, tone, shadow and shapes.

Browse this unique collection for the story behind each image, as told by those who created them.

Rediscover the majesty of Canada's national parks through the eyes of those who use satellites to explore Earth. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

Satellite Art gallery videos

Locations of the images in the Satellite Art gallery

Satellite Art

Stunning satellite images
Photo Location Title Company
Kootenay National Park of Canada, British Columbia Kootenay National Park of Canada, British Columbia Kootenay National Park Sparkgeo
Jasper National Park of Canada, Alberta Jasper National Park of Canada, Alberta Jasper National Park Vertex Resource Group
Prince Albert National Park of Canada, Saskatchewan Prince Albert National Park of Canada, Saskatchewan Prince Albert National Park TRE Altamira Inc.
Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, Manitoba Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, Manitoba A Prairie Oasis NextGen Environmental Research Inc.
Pukaskwa National Park of Canada, Northeastern Lake Superior, Ontario Pukaskwa National Park of Canada, Northeastern Lake Superior, Ontario Pukaskwa National Park Marcel Morin (Lost Art Cartography)
La Mauricie National Park of Canada, Quebec La Mauricie National Park of Canada, Quebec Sweet Summer in Mauricie Dromadaire Géo-Innovations
Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada, New Brunswick Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada, New Brunswick Kouchibouguac National Park SceneSharp Technologies Inc.
Kejimkujik National Park of Canada, Nova Scotia Kejimkujik National Park of Canada, Nova Scotia Kejimkujik National Park Seaside Paul Illsley
Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada, Brackley section, Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada, Brackley section, Prince Edward Island Coastline where Land and Sea Meet Arctus Inc.
Gros Morne National Park of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Gros Morne National Park of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Gros Morne National Park Gros Morne Co-operating Association
Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada, Nunavut Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada, Nunavut Seasons at the Top of the World H2O Geomatics
Thomsen River, Aulavik National Park of Canada on Banks Island, Northwest Territories Thomsen River, Aulavik National Park of Canada on Banks Island, Northwest Territories Serpent of the North Esri Canada Limited
Mount Hoge, Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada, Yukon Mount Hoge, Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada, Yukon Kluane National Park and Reserve Maxar Technologies
Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park, British Columbia Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park, British Columbia Satellite Art that Moves You: InSAR Ground Deformation Measurements in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park, BC 3v Geomatics
Peace River, Alberta Peace River, Alberta The Peace River – Frozen in Time BGC
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon, A Prairie Winter City Western Heritage
Churchill, Manitoba Churchill, Manitoba Chillingly Beautiful Melt Ponds Ducks Unlimited Canada
Moose River and James Bay, Ontario Moose River and James Bay, Ontario Freeze-up in Northern Ontario – Moose River and James Bay Cardinalus
Mont Rougemont, Quebec Mont Rougemont, Quebec Apple Capital of Quebec Effigis GeoSolutions
Chaleur Bay, New Brunswick Chaleur Bay, New Brunswick New Brunswick's Year-Round Ocean Beauty 3D Planeta
Northern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Northern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Cape Breton Highlands of Nova Scotia with a Winter Coat of Snow Lost Art Cartography
North Cape, Prince Edward Island North Cape, Prince Edward Island The Beauty of Sea Ice in Canada Arctus
Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador Winterscape Wood Canada Limited
Mittimatalik, Nunavut Mittimatalik, Nunavut Qaamisimajuq – Blanket of Winter SmartICE
Smoking Hills, Northwest Territories Smoking Hills, Northwest Territories Fire and Ice Arctic Eider Society
Kluane Lake, Yukon Kluane Lake, Yukon Winter in the Yukon Polar View
North Cape, Prince Edward Island North Cape, Prince Edward Island The North Cape Eddies: A Satellite Tribute to the Traditions of Prince Edward Island Arctus
St. Lawrence River, Quebec St. Lawrence River, Quebec Winter Drift Dromadaire Géo-Innovations
Banff National Park, Alberta Banff National Park, Alberta Unveiling the radar beauty of Banff National Park TRE Altamira
Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia A swirl of clouds at the Pacific Rim Hatfield Consultants LLP
Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba Beautifully Unfortunate NextGen Environmental Research Inc.
Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick Giraffe Meets Van Gogh in Fundy Bay, New Brunswick Digital Earth Geomatics
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, Newfoundland and Labrador Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, Newfoundland and Labrador A Painter's Palette at the Edge of the Earth C-CORE
Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia Viresco (Meaning: I will flourish, I will grow) KorrAI Technologies
Sanikiluaq, Nunavut Sanikiluaq, Nunavut Sikumiut – People of the Ice Arctic Eider Society
Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Northwest Territories Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Northwest Territories The Floe of Time Polar View
Rideau Lakes, Ontario Rideau Lakes, Ontario The best of both worlds CATALYST (PCI Geomatics)
Lake Athabasca, Saskatchewan Lake Athabasca, Saskatchewan Harmony J.D. Mollard and Associates
Whitehorse, Yukon Whitehorse, Yukon Mr. Whitehorse MDA

Satellite Art gallery videos

Satellite Art: unique collection celebrating Canada's beauty from space. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

Rediscover the majesty of Canada's vast and varied winter landscapes through the eyes of those who use satellites to explore Earth. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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