Experience the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains with snow-capped peaks around every corner, pristine aqua coloured lakes with stunning reflections of the mountains. You’ll be surrounded by gorgeous forest, beautiful crystal blue rivers snaking their way through the mountains and valleys, incredible waterfalls, gorges and canyons. In early October there’s a good chance we’ll get some early snowfall, covering our scenes in a beautiful white blanket. Wandering through this paradise you will likely see Big Horn Sheep, Elk and Deer making this place their home and if we’re lucky we’ll even see some Moose, Bears & Mountain Goats. Don’t miss out on this adventure of a lifetime, an opportunity not to be missed.
Dates: 6th to 17th of October 2020
Duration: 11 Nights
Maximum Participants: 6 – 8 – SOLD OUT
Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate (No Rigorous Hiking Required)
Skill Level: This tour is open to photographers of all skill levels.
Travel the Canadian Rockies with a Canadian award winning landscape & travel photographer, visiting the most beautiful locations in the Canadian Rockies at the best times of day to capture the breathtaking scenery. We’ll take some time for walks throughout the national parks where you can enjoy nature, relax in your surrounds and just take in some of what the Rocky Mountains has to offer. There will also be leisure time throughout the tour where you can stroll around the towns, take in some shopping or just relax in the spa or pools at our hotels.
Note: Depending on weather, time or closures not all sites may be visited or accessible, in these circumstances we’ll seek alternatives.
Two Jack Lake
Bow Field Parkway
Mount Edith Cavell
Note: all of our itineraries are a guide. We will be paying close attention to the conditions, and chasing the best light and photographic opportunities throughout the tour.
All guests arrive in Calgary and stay in a hotel near the airport to unwind and recover after their journey.
We’ll transfer from Calgary to Banff where we will stay in the heart of downtown Banff giving us easy access to all the amenities this picturesque town has to offer on our downtime. We’ll use Banff as our home base for our excursions along the Kananaskis Trail near Canmore, all around Banff and up to the edge of Southern entrance to the Icefield Parkway.
You will watch the sunrise and set over some of the most stunning scenery on earth including: the Valley of the 10 Peaks nestled up against the emerald water of Lake Moraine, the rugged Mount Rundle towering over Two Jack & Vermilion Lakes, the calm and serenity of Herbert lake surrounded by snow capped peaks with waterfowl skimming the tops of the pristine waters, the jagged and vertical peaks of Castle Mountain with the Bow River running at our feet and many more equally stunning locations along the way. We’ll also travel through the back country of the Kananaskis area looking for unique photographic opportunities and wildlife.
While we are in the field we will take the opportunity to cover many important landscape photography techniques. We’ll take the opportunity at one of our early photographic locations to run through these techniques with our camera in hand, so that you can maximise your photography for the duration of the trip.
We’ll spend an afternoon reviewing and critiquing each others photos on the big screen. In this session we’ll look at what is working and the areas we can improve our photography, while also getting to see how everyone else has been viewing and photographing the scenes. This is a great way to gain new perspectives and learn from each other. During this very popular workshop I will also edit some of your photos to show the potential in your images, your laptops will not be required.
We’ll depart Banff and start making our way North along the Icefield Parkway stopping at Saskatchewan Crossing for 2 nights. From here we will visit some of the most stunning lakes and scenery in the Rocky Mountains. At Saskatchewan Crossing we are isolated from the day to day life of the towns of Jasper and Banff, and will only have the hotel and nature at our disposal.
Here we will be set in the peace and tranquillity of the Icefield Parkway between Banff & Jasper. We will be photographing the impressive Crowfoot Glacier nestled on the cliff edges of the steep rugged mountains surrounding Bow Lake. We’ll witness sunset high up above the aqua waters of Peyto lake and seeing the endless mountains fading into the distance. We will also be exploring the shores of the beautiful Saskatchewan River all while being surrounded by the most incredible scenery.
During the days we’ll continue chasing the light and drama in this region, capturing some of the most amazing scenery in the Canadian Rockies.
On our way to Jasper we’ll stop at many locations along the way, including the Columbia Icefields. Late in the afternoon or early evening, we will arrive in Jasper, our home for the next 3 nights.
During our time in Jasper we will see some amazing wildlife during our travels, and if safe we will stop to photograph these majestic creatures. We’ll head high up into the mountains to photograph Mount Edith Cavell one of the most impressive mountains in the Rockies with a Glacier Lake at it’s base. With glaciers in the lake and high up above us on the cliffs you’ll hear the thundering sounds of the ice cracking, giving you shivers. We’ll also photograph the beautiful glacier fed waterfalls with incredible mountains as a back drop with the aqua waters thundering over the rocks. Jasper is a quieter town then Banff, with equally stunning scenery, we have no doubt you’ll fall in love with this picturesque area of the Rockies.
We’ll transfer from Jasper back to a hotel in Calgary where we can relax, unwind and spend the night before catching our return flights home, or to wherever your travels are taking you next. Along the way we’ll travel back through the Icefield Parkway, Banff and the Kananaskis Areas, stopping along the way for any photographic opportunities.
• All Accommodation (11 Nights)
• Organised transport for all locations during the tour.
• All photographic tuition and workshops
• All Parks Entry.
• Airport Transfers in Calgary
• Breakfast when at hotels in Calgary, Banff & Jasper
• Flights to and from Calgary
• Gratuities / Tips
• Any transport or trips not detailed above.
• Meals with the exception of
• Breakfast as listed in Inclusions
• Travel Insurance (Proof of insurance required to participate)
• Camera Equipment (there is no equipment supplied)
• Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, Wi-Fi, etc..
Note: We carry all of the required licenses, permits and insurance to operate photography tours in the Canadian Rockies National Parks
$5,025.00 CAD (Canadian) per person Based on Double Occupancy **For Guests Travelling in Pairs
Single Supplement: $1,300.00 CAD (Canadian) for those requesting a room on their own or not travelling with another paying tour guest.
• At the time of booking a $750.00 CAD non-refundable deposit is required. Deposits will be returned if the tour is cancelled for any reason.
• In mid-June the final payment for the tour will be required.
Alternate payment plans can be arranged. If this is of interest, please contact me using the Contact Form below.
Note: payments made by credit card through Paypal attract a 2.5% fee
Payments can be made by Credit Card (PayPal), Bank Transfer or International Money Transfer. Full details will be given at the time of booking.
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