The Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful photography destinations and the late summer/early autumn is a precious time of year. This 8 day (7 night) tour focuses on the Canadian Rockies incredible landscapes, stunning waterfalls, marvellous canyons and colossal glaciers.
Join award winning blogger Marta Kulesza and award winning photographer Jack Bolshaw on their 8 day photography tour around the Canadian Rockies.
This excursion will primarily be aimed at capturing the most dramatic times of the day, sunrise and sunset and the golden hours. The tour also encompasses day time activities such hikes, a boat cruise and a gondola ride.
The 8 day (7 night) photography tour will be focused on 3 major destinations. Canmore, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park.
The 10 available spots are open to all levels of photographers.
Upon arrival you will be transported from Calgary International Airport to the hotel where you’ll have some time to relax before the evenings group dinner when we’ll discuss the itinerary for the next few days and prepare for the adventure to come. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the guides and the other participants.
In Canmore we will be exploring the Bow River and many of the reflecting lakes, ponds and reservoirs it has to offer. We’ll also be on the hunt for Moose in Kananaskis Country. Make sure you’re ready to hit the road early. Sunrise at this time of year is around 7am. The Three Sisters (pictured above), Ha Ling Peak and Kananaskis Country are some of places on out photography list. The Spray Lake reservoir, wedge pond, Mt Kidd and The Upper Spray Lake, which will also be visiting, are all magical and comparatively undiscovered.
The Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in the world, is home to many incredible locations. Including stunning sub alpine lakes, deep canyons, waterfalls, and one of the biggest ice fields in the world, The Columbia Icefield. On this stretch of road we will be going to Peyto Lake, Mistaya Canyon and Bow Lake. Further north on the Parkway are such picturesque spots as Sunwapta Falls and the famous Athabasca Falls. Once we’ve arrived in Jasper we’ll be going to Maligne Lake (with a cruise to Spirit Island) and Pyramid Lake. In this portion of the tour we will be giving individual guidance and post processing critique.
Welcome to Banff National Park. The first National Park in the whole of Canada and one of the most special too. Surrounded by stunning mountains on all sides Banff has a certain electricity incomparable to anywhere else. We will be going to such brilliant photography spots as Two Jack Lake, Vermillion Lakes (both pictured below) and a trip up the Sulphur Gondola. The Lake Louise area of Banff National Park is beautiful piece of land in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Home to two world famous lakes: Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake. We also can't miss the drive along Bow Valley Parkway stopping at Morant's Curve, Johnston Canyon and our favorite - Castle Mountain. A late afternoon hike to Larch Tree Valley, which at this time of the year will be in bathed in autumn colours will be the highlight of our visit to Banff National Park.
On the final day of the tour, after the final sunrise shoot at one of Banff's many beautiful locations and following a hearty breakfast we will be returning to Calgary International Airport. Unfortunately this is where we'll have to say goodbye but we hope that you'll be returning to this part of the world very soon. We will make sure you come back home full of beautiful memories and photos that will remind you of the Canadian Rockies for a long time to come.
Tour destinations will always be dependant on weather. Sub Arctic Zone 2 weather can be highly unpredictable but the guides will do their utmost to ensure your enjoyment. Due to the sometimes harsh weather conditions locations are subject to change without notice. However be assured that there’s plenty to see and do here.
Participants who do not sign the waiver and have valid insurance for the duration of the trip will not be partaking regardless of payment.
If you cancel the workshop and the spot is filled then only a 300CA$ will be charged. Refunds will be made via bank transfer. If you cancel the tour and the spot does not fill then the following cancellation fees apply.
For more information please don't hesitate to contact us