Mike Grandmaison, Photographer


Mike Grandmaison is a talented Canadian photographer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the 'Heart of Canada'. He was born in Sudbury, Ontario in 1954 and graduated from Laurentian University with an Honours Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology in 1976. Following a 20-year career with the Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton and Winnipeg, Mike has been photographing professionally on a full time basis from Winnipeg since 1996. His commercial assignment photography focuses on agriculture, architecture, the environment, gardening, nature, travel and tourism. He manages a full service stock photo agency of one of the finest individual curated collections of premium quality photographs from Canada. His work has been widely published in leading magazines and books, and his stunning nature photographs have been employed by some of North America's top corporations. To view some of Mike's clients, refer to his Representative Client list.

Mike's photographs are also available as fine art prints which are prepared and produced with meticulous attention to detail. Fine art prints may be purchased at The Canadian Gallery or by contacting Mike directly at (204) 254-3131.


Mike is the author of 16 coffee table books to date, focused on various subjects and regions within Canada. Some of the books have been translated into the French language and some books have also been printed multiple times. He is currently working on a variety of other books to be released in the near future, including 'The Iconic Esplanade Riel Bridge', 'Lake of the Woods', 'Saint-Boniface', 'British Columbia' and 'The Great Canadian Road Trip'.


Mike conducts nature-focused workshops and presents lectures on various photo related topics to numerous organizations. He writes full feature photo articles for many magazines as well as for his own coffee table books. He was a regular contributor to Outdoor Photography Canada magazine for its entirety from 2007 until 2019.


Mike is a lifetime member and a past president of the National Association for Photographic Art (now CAPA). He is also a member of MPIO (Master Photographers International Organization). Mike was awarded second prize in the Northern Lights 2007 Awards Canada competition for Excellence in Travel Journalism.