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 ACMG hiking guide with winter accreditation you will be with a sound experienced leader with familiarity of the areas we will be hiking/snowshoeing in.


2023


❄️ The Sunday Snowshoeing Series πŸ“·

The ‘Sunday Snowshoeing Series’: Half day photo tours on snowshoes in Banff & Yoho National Park!

Event Cost: $215 + GST

Dates/Locations:

  • February 12th – Emerald Lake/Yoho National Park
  • February 26th – Bow Valley Parkway/Banff National Park
  • March 19th – Icefields Parkway/Banff National Park

Time: 7.30am-1.30pm on Sunday mornings (select the date you would like to attend at check out and note that one of them starts at 7am)

We will begin these half day photography snowshoe tours by photographing sunrise near our chosen trailhead so bring your tripod’s which you can then leave in your vehicle.

After that we will embark on a snowshoeing adventure with our camera’s to experience nature in winter up-close! There will be a unique destination or two on each adventure that isn’t commonly photographed, especially at this time of year!

The chosen trails are easy, safe and enjoyable with a low-moderate level of fitness required. We will not be snowshoeing the whole time, lots of stops for photos and sightseeing will be incorporated along with hot drinks. No experience on snowshoes necessary!


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!


πŸ₯Ύ Taylor Lake Larch Hike + Photo Adventure 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: $295 + GST

Date: TBD

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!


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!