August 2-10, 2018

Join us for A one-week photo tour in Alberta, Canada, home to some of the world's most pristine lakes, rivers and canyons.

Read all about our scouting for these locations on our blog; Or about our 2016 trip: Part I, Part II and Part III

We'll teach you how to use your camera, lenses, point-and-shoot or smartphone to capture mountains, magnificently blue lakes, flowing water and unforgettable compositions under the best light. Enjoy accommodations in the Mountaineer Lodge at Lake Louise and Mount Robson Lodge in the quaint town of Jasper throughout your stay, while we handle the driving. We'll guide you to the most picturesque areas of the Canadian Rocky mountains, and have some adventures too.

 

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY, MORAINE LAKE
DAY 2: EMERALD LAKE, LAKE MINNEWANKA, TAKAKKAW FALLS
DAY 3: LAKE LOUISE, BANFF, VERMILLION LAKES
DAY 4: ICEFIELDS PARKWAY
DAY 5: JASPER AND MALIGNE LAKE PHOTO CRUISE
DAY 6: ICEFIELDS PARKWAY, ATHABASCA & SUNWAPTA FALLS
DAY 7: JASPER
DAY 8: JASPER TO CALGARY
DAY 9: DEPART

 

The Perks

 
  • All accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • All Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
  • National Park Fees
  • Photo Instruction
  • Admissions to:
    • Athabasca Glacier Adventure
    • Spirit Island Photographer's Cruise
    • Jasper Tramway
  • Driver/Guide
  • Option to pre-pay gratuities
  • Sun Surveyor free download - This tour is sponsored by Sun Surveyor, our favorite app for planning our photo shoots.  All participants receive a free download of the app for IPhone or Android, and we'll teach you how to use it!

Details

Because this is a photo tour, the priority of this trip will be focused on making the best photographs you can possibly make. This means we’ve structured the itinerary to coincide with the best lighting, i.e., sunrise or sunset shooting. For this tour and time of year, sunrise is around 6:15 AM and sunset is around 9:15 PM. If we choose to shoot at sunrise, we will be eating breakfast after the shoot.

 
 

AVERAGE CLIMATE

67 - 74° F
Warm days and cool nights
Sunny with clear skies
Some rain

Physical Difficulty

Standing and walking on a combination of paved surfaces and gravel trails with steps and varying levels of steepness. Our stop at the Columbia Icefields has a short walk onto the glacier. Some optional paths at Peyto lake have steeper pitches on paved surfaces, and Maligne Canyon has some steeper pitches on gravel trails.

Cost

$2699 Double or $3599 Single