The Canadian Landscape Portfolio is not about finding the “most beautiful, prestigious or renowned” landscapes - those sites have already been photographed. It is about slowing down and taking the time to seize the most “meaningful” ones that participate, day after day, at making our lives agreeable. In the end, those sites become our favourites…



You are invited by landscape architects from across Canada to explore their favourite and too often forgotten landscapes…

To build these Collections, they looked for months in their personal archives to find images that show familiar sites, places often charged with memories which somehow fashioned their perception of the world they live in and, in many cases influenced them in their career choice as designers of places to live in.

The Portfolio is not to be comprehensive but more personal because as places to live in designers, public or private, landscape architects are "appreciative of all landscapes" . With these images, they seek to share their passion for all "Significant Landscapes".

So the "Significant Landscape Portfolio" aims at being an informal stroll across every Canadian Province and Territory. And it is just the beginning…


In the CLP First Edition Collections, you will find…

CLP First edition PDF Presentation
A downloadable PDF file showing the selected images from CSLA and the component associations.
CSLA Collection
Those are selected images from each component associations that are to represent a province or territory within the AAPC Collection.
Therefore, the CSLA Collection can be considered as some sort of pan-Canadian "Significant Landscapes Portrait".
All nine (9) Component Associations Collections
On top of the CSLA Collection, the Canadian Landscapes Portfolio first edition is composed of nine (9) Collections, one for each component association.
Those Collections group is a compilation of selected "Significant Landscapes" submissions from landscape architects by province or territory. An introduction text preludes each Collection.
Images, description & authors
Each selected image has a Title, Localization, the Author name and a short descriptive text to explain why and how it is "Significant".
Information on Landscape Architecture
All along your Portfolio web site visit you will find various information regarding landscape architecture values and principles when developing, protection or managing the various landscapes we live in…

Canadian Landscapes Portfolio Collections & Document

Canadian Landscape Portfolio first edition PDF

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