πŸ₯Ύ Hike + Photo Adventures


For photographers who like to hike and explore a little further with their cameras! These Hike + Photo Adventures involve both moderate and strenuous hiking options along with learning more about photography, capturing less visited scenery & finding your own unique angles. As a certified hiking guide with both standard & wilderness first aid you will be with a sound experienced leader with familiarity of the areas we will be hiking in.

Make sure to read the trip descriptions and/or reach out to me to see if these trips are a good fit for you. We will carry less camera gear with us than on a typical photography workshop or tour, while also carrying all of our necessities with us for the day. The focus will be equally on hiking and photography rather than primarily on photography and this will mean walking further, up and down elevation, and sometimes over uneven terrain. These are some of my favourite trips, and I look forward to safely sharing these with you & our small group!

The current Hike + Photo Adventures offered are listed below:


2022


πŸ₯Ύ Taylor Lake Larch Hike + Photo Adventure – September 25th πŸ“·

Hike to the golden larch trees & a stunning alpine lake during peak fall colour in this less visited area of Banff National Park!

Event Cost: $249 + GST

Date: Sunday September 25th

What to expect

Meet at Castle Junction at 7am to photograph sunrise before convoying to the Taylor Lake trail head. From there its steadily uphill on a forested trail to reach the shores of Taylor Lake where we can enjoy peak fall colours scattered around this spectacular alpine lake nestled into a cirque between Mt Bell & Panorama Ridge. Snow is common at this time of year at this elevation and it can be breathtaking combined with the golden larch trees and enticing green waters!

A moderate-to-high level of fitness is required. Our walking distance will be 14km round-trip with an elevation gain & loss just over 600 metres to complete the out-and-back trail at an easy going pace with many stops throughout. We will make sure to pack our bags with lunch, water, snacks, & weather appropriate clothing along with our camera gear so making some lens & tripod sacrifices might be in order to keep the weight of our packs reasonable. Hiking boots are essential and poles are highly recommended.

I am a licensed professional guide with current first aid and advanced wilderness first aid certifications & have taken many prior trips up to Taylor Lake. This day is suitable for all levels of photography experience as there will be many one on one opportunities throughout our time together. I will be by your side providing all that I know and love about landscape photography.

The group size is limited to 8 participants (discounts are available for multi-person bookings).

More information is available by contacting the us here. We look forward to hearing from you!


2023


πŸ₯Ύ Lake O’Hara Hike + Photo Adventures πŸ“·

Photograph multi-coloured glacial lakes, pristine wilderness & soaring peaks on these guided day hikes in the Lake O’Hara area of Yoho National Park!

Event Cost: $375 + GST

Dates: TBD

What to expect

A full day! We meet before 8am in the Lake O’Hara car park so as to catch the 8.30am bus to Lake O’Hara. We will then spend the day exploring and photographing along the incredible trail system built by the Lake O’Hara Trail Club and Lawrence Grassi, returning to catch one of the last two buses of the day out.

A moderate level of fitness is required. Our walking distance will range from 6 – 10km with an elevation gain & loss of approximately 300 metres to reach the different areas in the region at an easy going pace with many stops throughout. We will make sure to pack our bags with lunch, water, snacks, & weather appropriate clothing along with our camera gear so making some lens & tripod sacrifices might be in order to keep the weight of our packs reasonable. Hiking boots are essential and poles are highly recommended.

I am a licensed professional guide with current first aid and advanced wilderness first aid certifications & have taken many prior trips in to the Lake O’Hara region. This workshop is suitable for all levels of photography experience as there will be many one on one opportunities throughout our time together. I will be by your side providing all that I know and love about landscape photography.

The group size is limited to 5 participants.

More information is available by contacting the us here. We look forward to hearing from you!


πŸ₯Ύ Iceline Trail Summer Hike + Photo Adventure πŸ“·

A classic alpine loop hike in The Canadian Rockies traversing next to stunning peaks, waterfalls & glaciers, while enjoying expansive 360 degree views of Yoho National Park!

Event Cost: $295 + GST

Date: TBD

What to expect

Meet at 7am on Yoho Valley Rd to convoy to the trail head by Takkakaw Falls, one of the tallest in Canada! We will start hiking early to cover our uphill elevation onto the Iceline Trail in the cooler morning temperatures. Once we arrive onto the stunning traverse most of the uphill is behind us and we can enjoy our clockwise loop stopping many times throughout to photograph the numerous peaks, lakes, glaciers & waterfalls. On the return we pass by the photogenic Laughing Falls and then follow the turquoise glacial Yoho River back to the parking lot. Optional shooting around the base area of Takkakaw Falls will finish our day off!

A moderate-to-high level of fitness is required. Our walking distance will range from 17 – 20km with an elevation gain & loss of between 800-900 metres to complete the loop at an easy going pace with many stops throughout. We will make sure to pack our bags with lunch, water, snacks, & weather appropriate clothing along with our camera gear so making some lens & tripod sacrifices might be in order to keep the weight of our packs reasonable. Hiking boots are essential and poles are highly recommended.

I am a licensed professional guide with current first aid and advanced wilderness first aid certifications & have taken many prior trips onto the Iceline Trail. This day is suitable for all levels of photography experience as there will be many one on one opportunities throughout our time together. I will be by your side providing all that I know and love about landscape photography.

The group size is limited to 8 participants (discounts are available for multi-person bookings).

More information is available by contacting the us here. We look forward to hearing from you!


Don’t see a Hike + Photo Adventure that suits you or your time frame? Reach out to me below and we can arrange a custom private guided Hike + Photo Adventure at any time of year!