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Our Canada Photo Tour, from September the 26th to October the 10th, 2021 (more dates available), is one of our most demanded and successful trips. During two full weeks, we’ll take you through some of the most spectacular locations on Earth, in the incredible Canadian Rockies. A dream destination for any landscape photography lover, home to amazing blue and turquoise lakes, stunning peaks and lovely wildlife.
On this trip, we will be visiting the extraordinary Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks, among the most stunning areas around the whole world. Few places feature so much photo potential as the Canadian Rockies does. For many, this is the top destination on Earth for landscape photography. Thanks to that, we will be able to capture extraordinary images during every single day on the trip. Furthermore, we will have the great advantage of not needing to drive very long distances to move between locations; we’ll constantly enjoy the outstanding views and spots of this marvelous region.
On the other hand, we will be probably able to capture the first snowfalls of the year, together with the last fall colors. This will allow us to get incredible photos, and even photograph several of these amazing locations under very different conditions. We are true experts in the whole area, knowing the region perfectly after many trips through the years, something that will bring us the best possibilities to capture wonderful pictures. At the same time, the workshop is organized by our own travel company for photo lovers, which counts with the official license and permits to host photography tours in these National Parks. Everything will be ready to bring you the most fabulous experience, allowing you to photograph the most spectacular sceneries while you improve your photography.
This Canadian Rockies photo tour will be mainly focused on landscape photography, although we’ll be also practicing wildlife and night photography.
In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, we will photograph unbelievable scenes, including pristine blue glacial lakes, stunning peaks, up to almost 13,000 feet/4,000 meters, fantastic falls, fabulous forests, impressive canyons, magical glaciers or surreal panoramic views. Anywhere in the area, we’ll find something photography worthy, so we’ll make the most from every single day of the trip.
Among these locations, we may highlight the incredibly precious lakes in the Rockies, each one with its particular color, from turquoise to emerald green, or intense blue. All of them will bring us extraordinary photo opportunities. Sometimes, we’ll be even able to photograph perfect reflections of the surrounding peaks on the water. We can highlight lakes such as Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake or Maligne Lake. Taking wonderful pictures will be very easy at places like these.
Other incredible locations we’ll photograph include Athabasca Falls, Natural Bridge, Sunwapta Falls, Johnston Canyon, Athabasca Glacier or Morant’s Cruve, among dozens of spots with mesmerizing views of rivers, creeks, or glaciers, always, surrounded by the stunning Rockies.
Besides, we’ll also focus on wildlife photography. The area is home to elk, deer, coyotes, bald eagle, bighorn sheep, moose and both black and grizzly bears. Elk and deer will be quite easy to find, and we know some locations with very high chances to spot moose. We’ll be searching for all these species every day during the trip, so we’ll be able to photograph many of them.
Finally, due to the low light pollution, we’ll have excellent conditions to try some night photography sessions, surrounded by those amazing sceneries. If lucky, we might even be able to photograph the Northern Lights!
We strongly believe that late September/early October (as well as mid to late October) is one of the best seasons for a Canadian Rockies photo workshop. At this time of the year, we have several advantages that will offer us the best possible photo opportunities.
By one hand, during this period, we will probably be able to photograph some of the first snowfalls of the year. Imagine those already incredible places, covered by snow… we would get endless photo opportunities! Undoubtedly, ideal conditions for landscape photography. At the same time, the lakes will still not be totally frozen. This way, we’ll be able to capture the amazing colors of these lakes, with the snowy sceneries around us. Besides, we might be finding the great ice structures formed by the lakes shorelines, when they begin to get frozen.
On the other hand, we might still be able to enjoy and photograph the late fall colors in some of the areas we visit during the trip. The yellowish and reddish tones in the trees will certainly add special beauty to the scenes around us.
Furthermore, during these weeks, most of the roads and locations will still be open, meaning that we’ll still be able to visit almost all the top locations in the Rockies. Obviously, this also means that the area will be more crowded than in November and the winter months, but photographing the lakes at this perfect time of the year will be totally worth it.
Regarding wildlife, this will be also one of the best times of the year for it. Elk, deer and moose will look at their best during the rutting season, their breeding yearly season. This means we’ll probably have great chances to photograph these species in action.
This Canadian Rockies photo tour is a very easy trip, being suitable for all physical levels, ages and photographic levels. Anyones loving landscape photography or Nature will be welcome to join this trip.
Firstly, no minimum physical level is required to join us on this trip. Most of the photo locations will be less than a short five minute walk from the places where we’ll be parking. We will be doing 3 or 4 longer hikes during the trip, but all of them will be easy ones, and won’t take more than 30 to 60 minutes. Most people will be able to those hikes with no problem at all.
At the same time, there is no age limit to join us. Anyone is welcome to participate, as long as they are reasonably healthy.
Apart from that, this Canada photo tour is suitable for all photo levels. Whether you are an amateur, and advanced user, or even a professional photographer, you will be welcome to join this trip. No minimum photography level will be required to travel with us, since our photo guide/s will bring personalized attention, adjusted to every participant’s level. This way, we will help you getting the best possible pictures, while you improve your photography.
Finally, no minimum photo gear is required to participate. You can join us even taking pictures with your smartphone or compact camera! Although we feature a ‘Recommended Gear’ section below, it’s just a list of the best possible gear for the workshop. Regardless the camera you use for this photo tour, you’ll get back home with great images of the Rockies!
To sum up, if you love Nature and landscape photography, this is a totally recommended trip. Joining us, you’ll have the chance to photograph the most amazing sceneries in the Rocky Mountains, under the best conditions. During two full weeks, we’ll be taking you through places that you’ll never forget, in order to bring you the best possible experience. Thanks to this, you’ll be able to capture hundreds of great pictures, while you improve your photography.
We offer you an extraordinary chance to photograph this unique destination, a dream for photo lovers from all places on Earth. Now, you can make your photographic dream come true, joining this Canada photo tour. Be one of the 12 fortunate photo enthusiastic who capture the magical Canadian Rockies with us.
We’ll meet at Calgary International Airport, Calgary, Canada. After the presentations, we’ll take our vehicles and head West to the Rockies.
After one hour and a half, we’ll get to Banff town, in Banff National Park, our first destination. We’ll leave our luggage in our accommodation, and will head to a viewpoint with fabulous views of the mythical Banff Springs Hotel, the most famous building in the area. Finally, we’ll drive to some of the mountains around town, enjoying the mesmerizing views of the valley from above.
We’ll stay in the area until it’s totally dark, when we’ll go back to our accommodation to sleep.
Today, we’ll wake up early for our first sunrise session of the trip, by Two Jack Lake. We’ll make sure to arrive early, to be ready to shoot the first lights of the day, as they illuminate the area. Again, we will have the stunning Mount Rundle in the background. If lucky, we could enjoy great reflections on the mount over the lake, in case there is no wind.
After the session, we’ll explore the area looking for wildlife. At this time of the year, we have many chances to spot elk in the surroundings, so we will be ready to photograph them from our vehicles.
After having breakfast in town, we will head to the beautiful Bow Valley Parkway. Through this road, we will have new chances of spotting wildlife so, again, we’ll be ready for action. Once we get to the Johnston Canyon area, we’ll park and head to the trail, that will take us to a wonderful waterfall. This will be around a one hour total hikes, but the path is perfectly prepared, so it’s really easy to do. At the same time, we’ll be doing stops along the way, to photograph the spectacular sceneries along the canyon. Once we arrive at the falls, we’ll enjoy plenty of photo possibilities, including practicing long exposure photography, with the help of neutral density filters.
After the visit, we’ll head to Castle Mountain, getting down to the Bow River shoreline, to photograph the lovely view of the stunning mountain. We’ll stay here during sunset, as the setting sun illuminates Castle Mountain, bringing us a fabulous photo opportunity.
Once the night has arrived, we will head back to our accommodation. However, we’ll be ready to go out again, in case we have chances to photograph the Northern Lights.
We will have to get up earlier today, to head to Moraine Lake, our sunrise location (not available for the mid October photo tour). This lake is, for many, the most spectacular one in the Rockies. Once you get there, you’ll easily understand why. An amazing blue lake, surrounded by ten impressive peaks (in fact, the area is called Valley of the Ten Peaks). Certainly, one of the most beautiful places you’ll have ever seen and photographed.
We’ll make sure to make the most from this visit, so we’ll stay plenty of time by the lake. During the visit, we’ll head to its most picturesque spots, both by the lake and from the nearby rockpile. We’ll take you to those special points, so you’ll be able to get the most amazing shots of the place.
After breakfast, we will drive back to Banff, where we will explore the most picturesque areas around town. First, we’ll head to the Town hall gardens, enjoying precious views of the town with Cascade Mountain in the background.
For sunset, we will head to Two Jack Lake, this time for capturing the last rays of sunlight, as they illuminate Mount Rundle. We’ll stay here for blue hour, because it usually brings extraordinary conditions to shoot this amazing scenery. Once our session is over, we’ll get back to our hotel.
We will wake up early to photograph our last sunrise in Banff, for what we’ll get to Vermilion Lakes. This area is formed by three different lakes, with plenty of possibilities for photography. We’ll get to the best locations around them, searching for logs, rocks and bushes to include as the foreground in our compositions. All this, with the incomparable Mount Rundle in the background.
After breakfast, we will begin our way to Jasper, driving through the extraordinary Icefields Parkway. For many, this is one of the most scenic drives on Earth. Although we could do the way in 3 hours, there are so may interesting locations along the route, that we’ll be spending the whole day on it. Some of the places we’ll be photographing by the Icefields Parkway are Bow, Peyto and Waterfowl Lakes, Athabasca Glacier and Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls. At the same time, we’ll have chances to spot wildlife anywhere on the route. So many possibilities, that we’ll capture hundreds of pictures during this day.
Depending on our schedule and the conditions, we’ll photograph sunset by Sunwapta Falls, or at one of the lakes in Jasper.
After the sunset session, we’ll get to our accommodation to rest after an intense day of photography.
Today, we will go to Patricia Lake for sunrise. This is one of the many lakes near Jasper town, and from here we’ll enjoy extraordinary views of the massive Pyramid Mountain, the most recognizable peak around Jasper. We’ll be looking for rocks and logs in the foreground, as well as for the possible reflections of the peak on the water.
After breakfast, we will get to the area South of town, visiting Beauvert Lake, with lovely emerald green waters. We will we walking around the lake shoreline, searching for the most beautiful compositions.
In the afternoon, we’ll drive South to Cavell Lake and Angel Glacier, if the road to get there is still open. After photographing the lake, we’ll head to the Angel Glacier parking lot, from where we’ll hike to the Mount Edith Cavell base, where the glacier ice has formed a precious glacial lake, with icebergs on it. We’ll stay here for sunset, enjoying an incomparable view.
After this session, we’ll head back to our hotel.
We will wake up early to drive to Maligne Lake, where we will photograph sunrise. This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Jasper, with mesmerizing views of the peaks in the area. We will be looking for rocks and logs, to include them in our compositions, getting amazing foreground subjects.
After breakfast, we will head to Maligne Canyon, where we’ll do a short hike around its trail, visiting some precious viewpoints over the river.
In the afternoon, we will drive West to Mount Robson Provincial Park. Along the route, we will stop to photograph some of the amazing lakes in the area, such as Moose and Yellowhead Lakes. Once we arrive at Mount Robson, we will be admiring the stunning views of the amazing mountain, almost 13,000 foot (4.000 meter) high.
For sunset, we will drive back to Jasper, heading to the area South of town. We will head to Beauvert Lake, from where we’ll have wonderful views of the surroundings, as the sun sets by the horizon.
After sunset, we’ll get back to our accommodation to rest. However, we will check any chances of seeing the Northern Lights, to try to photograph this fabulous Nature phenomenon.
Today, we will wake up early again for sunrise, heading to Pyramid Lake. Here, we will visit the amazing island on the shoreline, which will bring endless photo opportunities. During this visit, we will be moving in search of different compositions and angles, in one of the most picturesque areas in Jasper.
After breakfast, we will head to the Maligne Lake area again, stopping during our way to photograph the fabulous Medicine Lake.
Once at Maligne Lake, we will be exploring the surroundings, keeping an eye in the possible wildlife in the area, specially deer, moose and bears. We might hike to the nearby Moose Lake, a location with great chances to sight the stunning same named animal.
For the afternoon, we will take the boat excursion to Spirit Island (not included in price), one of the most mythical locations in Canada (not available for the mid October group). Already during our boat tour, we’ll enjoy fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. However, once we are at the island, we will be able to photograph one of the most beautiful views in Canada. Sadly, we’ll be only able to stay for around a quarter of an hour in the area, but it will be enough to capture wonderful images of this landmark.
Once we get back to the shoreline, we’ll keep searching for wildlife, until the sun is lower. For sunset, we’ll get back to the shoreline, where we will photograph the impressive mountains as the setting sun illuminates the scene.
We’ll drive back to town after blue hour, to recover after a full day of photography.
Once again, we’ll wake up early for sunrise, getting back to Patricia Lake, but this time visiting a different area at this lake. One more time, if lucky, we will be able to photograph the reflection of the stunning Pyramid Mountain on its water.
Afterwards, we will have breakfast, and drive East to explore a different area around Jasper National Park. During this visit, we’ll get to Talbot and Jasper Lakes, two amazing lakes with, one more time, unbelievable views of the surroundings. At the same time, we will have good chances to spot wildlife, such as elk, bighorn sheep or bald eagle.
Later, we will drive the Maligne Lake Road, heading to Medicine Lake. By the lake, we can often spot bighorn sheep, so we’ll be ready to photograph then. Before sunset, we will get down to the lake shoreline, from where we will capture the last lights of the day.
Once it’s totally dark, we’ll get back to our accommodation to rest.
This will be our last sunrise in Japer, for what we’ll get to Cavell Lake and Angel Glacier again, this time capturing the area under the dawn light.
Following this, we will begin our way South trough the extraordinary Icefields Parkway. Same as when coming in, we will spend the whole day exploring the route, stopping by some of the most incredible locations around it. We will visit some of the spots we might have missed on our previous drive, and will also get back to others, searching for different conditions on them.
After getting to Abraham Lake during the afternoon, East to the parkway, we’ll drive to Peyto Lake for sunset, enjoying one of the most famous views in the Rockies. Undoubtedly, this is one of the most beautiful lakes by the Icelfields Parkway, and will bring us extraordinary photo opportunities. We’ll stay here until it gets dark, when we’ll continue our drive to Lake Louise Village.
We will wake up early today to photograph one of the most visited and impressive locations of the trip, the world famous Lake Louise. Here, we will be able to photograph the lake from its shoreline, with the spectacular Victoria Glacier and surrounding mountains in the background. Often, we can find no windy conditions at sunrise by this picturesque lake, so we may get wonderful reflections of the mountains in the background.
Later, we will get to the famous Morant’s Curve, where we’ll wait for some of the trains crossing the area. You’ll have probably seen hundreds of images from this scenic point, and now you’ll be the one having the chance to photograph this marvelous view.
After this visit, we will head to Herbert Lake, a precious small lake with mesmerizing views of the mountains in the surrounding. We’ll be exploring its shoreline, which brings endless possibilities for amazing compositions, due to the presence of rocks and stones.
Finally, we’ll drive to Moraine Lake (only available during the mid October group). This will be our second visit to the lake, but it will be, again, totally worth it. We are probably talking about the most spectacular destination in the Canadian Rockies. Therefore, we’ll stay photographing the location during the rest of the day. For sunset, we’ll capture the view of the Ten Peaks from the rockpile, with the sun setting over the stunning peaks. After that, we’ll stay by the lake for a night photo session.
Afterwards, we will get back to our accommodation to rest, although we’ll check the conditions for another possible night photography session, when we would get to Herbert, Louise or Peyto Lakes.
Today, we’ll wake up earlier, to get to Peyto Lake area for sunrise. Peyto is another of the most amazing lakes we’ll visit during this Canada photo tour, and we’ll probably get some snow by its viewpoint. Anyway, we will rewarded with unbelievable views of the surroundings. From this location, we will be able to capture dozens of great photographs, so we’ll have plenty of time in the area.
After visiting Peyto, we’ll head to the nearby Waterfowl Lakes, where we’ll photograph different locations around these two lakes.
In the afternoon, we’ll drive to Yoho National Park, in the British Columbia province. Here, we’ll visit a wonderful section of the Kicking Horse River, known as Natural Bridge, where we’ll photograph precious waterfalls along the river. Truly an incredible spot for photography!
Finally, we’ll move to another of the most beautiful lakes in the Rockies, Emerald Lake. For the rest of the day, we will explore its shoreline, searching for rocks and logs to include in our compositions. We’ll check different areas around the lake, allowing you to capture lots of fantastic images. This will be our sunset location, but we’ll stay here until it’s totally dark, so we can capture lovely blue hour images around the lake.
As always, we’ll wake up early, this time to get back to Moraine Lake, for another sunrise session by the lake (not available for the mid October group). One more time, we will get fantastic photo opportunities during our session.
Afterwards, we’ll get again to Morant’s Curve, before driving the Bow Valley Parkway until Castle Junction, searching for possible wildlife.
In the afternoon, we’ll get back to the Icefields Parkway, where we’ll photograph Mosquito Creek, and then Peyto Lake again. This time, we’ll photograph Bow Lake by sunset and blue hour. Depending on conditions, we might stay longer in the area, for some night photography at this spectacular scene.
After our session, we’ll get back to our accommodation at Lake Louise Village.
Today, we will be getting back to Emerald Lake, this time to photograph sunrise. Again, we will be enjoying from infinite photo possibilities, as we capture the first rays of sunlight illuminating the enchanting scenery. Apart from being an incredibly beautiful location, it’s quite usual to find mist over the lake during the morning, which would add special magic to an already unbelievable location. Anyway, we’ll make sure to make the most from this visit.
Once we leave the lake, we’ll stop again by Natural Bridge, to photograph the fantastic water falls under different light conditions. Before returning to Lake Louise, we will stop by other areas of the wonderful Kicking Horse River, capturing the lovely blue tones on its water.
In the afternoon, we’ll drive to Castle Mountain, to photograph the stunning mountain from the Bow River, while we search for wildlife during our way.
Finally, we will get to Lake Louise for sunset, photographing the incredible scenery around us from the shoreline. We’ll stay by the lake until it’s totally dark, being able to capture lots of great images of this unique place.
For our last sunrise session around Lake Louise village, we will head to Bow Lake to photograph twilight and sunrise, with the impressive Crowfoot Mountain in the background.
After our session, we’ll drive back to Banff, where we will photograph Cascade Pond, a beautiful pond which often offers perfect reflections of Cascade Mountains. If lucky, we might also enjoy some of the late fall colors, bringing us fabulous photo opportunities.
Following this we’ll visit the beautiful Bow Falls, before getting into the golf course area, looking for the many elk that can be usually spotted around it. Hopefully, we will get chances to photograph these beautiful animals.
Then, we’ll take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain (not included in price). Once on the top, we will be rewarded with outstanding views of Banff and the surroundings. The color of the Bow River from here is totally amazing.
Finally, we will drive to the Vermilion Lakes area, where we’ll spend the rest of the day. We’ll be exploring the most spectacular spots around these three lakes, waiting for the last lights of the day. Once it’s totally dark, we’ll get back to our accommodation.
Today, we will get up early for our last sunrise session, in Canmore. This time, we’ll get to a wonderful location, by a section of Bow River, from where we’ll photograph the impressive surroundings, with the famous Three Sisters peaks in the background.
After breakfast, we’ll drive back to Calgary International Airport, where this Canadian Rockies photo tour will come to its end.
The cost of this fantastic 15 day (14 night) long Canada Photo Tour, is US$3,950 / 3.250€ per person. Price includes double shared accommodations with another participant in the trip, according to the itinerary.
Price calculated for a minimum group of 6 participants. In case there were less than 6 people for the group, customers will have the chance to continue with the trip paying an extra supplement, or to receive a full refund if the trip has to be cancelled.
Single room supplement: US$1,450 / 1.200€, depending on availability.
To book your spot for this photo tour, you can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (+34) 625 01 44 81 (also available by WhatsApp). You can also book your spot with the form located at the top right area of this page.
This Canada Photo Tour is organized by the Official Travel Agency ‘Viajes Fotográficos – Dream Photo Expeditions’ ( hereinafter referred to as ‘the travel agency’).
The travel agency carefully studies and designs all the trips that we offer, always trying to adapt them to our travelers needs. All our itineraries and activities are chosen from a photographic point of view. However, the itinerary shown here is just an idea of some of the places that we will be visiting, not being contractual information about what we’ll do during the trip. The tour leaders, photo guides, other guides and/or the travel agency and organizers of the tour, reserve always the right to do any kind of changes to the itinerary and the tour, both before and during the trip.
In this sense, it will be up to the photographer/s guide/s or to the travel agency, the decision of changing any of the programmed activities, places to visit, and shooting sessions for each day, depending on factors as weather, security or light conditions, but not limited to these. We will always be in search of the best possible experiences and moments of light for the customers of this trip. However, sometimes we may decide to change plans depending on some factors. The program may also be changed in case of emergency, injury of illness of any of the participants or main photographers.
At the same time, both the photographers and the travel agency reserves the right of changing the tour leader/s, in case it’s necessary. Some of the reasons might include injuries, illness or hospitalization, severe health problems, accidents, (both of themselves as well as first grade relatives too), etc. In those cases, the agency will bring another photographer able to guide the group in the same destination.
Each traveler is responsible of having all the documentation needed for the trip, as well as for entering the destination/s. To visit Canada, you need a valid Passport, but you may also need a visa or an electronic travel authorization to enter the country, depending your citizenship. Always check the requirements with your country authorities before traveling to a foreign destination.
The photographers and the travel agency have no responsibility about each traveler’s documentation, or about the requirements to be allowed to enter in Canada or any other country.
This Canada Photo Tour includes a basic assistance insurance. However, we strongly recommend you to bring a full travel insurance, which has unlimited or high limit money coverages in case of accident or disease.
The travel agency will give personal counseling and advice to travelers when purchasing their trip. Customers will receive a list with everything that they might need for the route, tips about how to prepare a medical kit for the travel, recommendations about the photography gear for the place, etc… At the same time, our staff will be happy to help and solve any doubt that the clients could have while they are preparing their trip.
We are completely sure that this Canada Photo Tour will be an unforgettable experience for travelers, as well as an intensive learning process. The travel agency will always try to promote values such as respect (cultural, social and environmental). Those values will always prevail in all our trips. At the same time, ‘Dream Photo Expeditions’ will always ensure that the impact of their trips is never negative for the country, their citizens or their wildlife.
The travel agency, tour leaders, guides, or the photographers hosting the trip, will have no responsibility at all for any accident, loss, theft or damage suffered by the customers participating on it.
Each customer declares that he or she accepts all the conditions on this trip at the time he or she is doing a reservation request and/or payment for it.
At the moment of booking, the client will be required to send an initial payment of US$600 (US$863 if choosing single room). Payments can be done by bank transfer, by credit or debit card, and by PayPal. However, please notice that credit or debit card and PayPal payments are subject to a supplement fee, to cover the costs of these payment methods.
The remaining balance will be due 60 days prior to the trip. If one client doesn’t make effective any of the expected payments in the deadline, the organizers has the right to cancel the contract with that participant, without any refund, as the terms previously seen. The features that make up the combined travel contract come from the information given to the client in the brochure or program, as well as from the indications regarding this information that could have been given when confirming the reservation.
In case the agency doesn’t complete the minimum group needed to confirm the trip, customers will have the choice between doing the trip paying an extra supplement, or being issued a full refund.
If the travel agency needs to cancel the trip, for any reason, customers will get a 100% refund of the cost of the photo tour.
However if the client doesn’t show or cancels the trip, the following cancellation policies will be applied:
– Less than 60 days prior to the trip: US$600 (US$863 in case they had chosen single room basis).
– Greater than 60 days prior to the trip: 100% of the trip cost.
Prices are based in the Exchange rates by December, the 28th, 2018. The currency may be updated until 21 days prior to the departure, according to Spanish Travel Laws, applying a supplement/discount in case of change.
Once the reservation is done by the client, and the services and their prices are confirmed by us, these prices only could be revised until 20 calendar days prior to the departure dates, only in case there are variations in the transportation costs (including the fuel prices), in accommodations, in rates and taxes referring to certain services (such as landing, boarding in ports and airports), or in monetary exchange rates applied to the trip.
This Canadian Rockies Photo Tour is recommended for anyone, no matter the age or the physical level. According to the physical requirements, this can be considered an easy trip, with no minimum requirements to join us. Most of the photo locations are located just a short walk from the places where we’ll park. We will be doing some longer hikes to get to some photo locations, but all of them will be easy and not long at all. Therefore, you’ll be welcome to join us if you are able to hike for short distances with no effort.
At the same time, there isn’t age limits for the tour, as well as your health and conditions are reasonably good.
There is no need of a minimum photography level to join this Canada Photo Tour. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to come to this trip, nor even having a lot of experience with your camera. All our photo tours are open to all levels, even for beginners, or unexperienced photography users. Sometimes, we even have people just taking shots with their smartphones.
One of our highlights is providing customized attention, so we will help you to get the best possible images, regardless your previous level. We’ll be there to help you becoming a better photographer!
During this Canada Photo Tour, we can expect quite cold temperatures most of the time. For the late September group, we can even have some mid to warm moments during the daytime, but at dawn and dusk, as during the night, it will be really cold. Then, for the mid October group, temperatures will be quite colder, even during the day. Average temperatures during this period are normally around 26º to 44º Fahrenheit (-3º to 7º Celsius). However, at some of the night and sunrise sessions, we could get temperatures around 10º Fahrenheit (-12º Celsius), or even lower! At the same time, snow will be quite possible during this trips.
Due to this, you need to be perfectly prepared for the trip. You will need a good down jacket or parka, as warm as possible. We also recommend dressing in layers, so you can add or remove layers depending on the temperature. Simultaneosly, a Gore Tex jacket or similar would be great for the snowy moments. Mountain and/or snow boots would be perfect for most of the time. Once you confirm your booking, you will also receive a guide withe the recommended gear list for this Canada Photo Tour.
This Canada Photo Tour, as most of our trips, doesn’t include meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner). This will give us maximum flexibility during the trip, in order to focus mainly in the most important thing: photography. Normally, we will be having breakfast in the hotel or in cafes near the area, before or after our sunrise shooting session (depending on timing). For lunch, sometimes we’ll be stopping at restaurants, but other times we’ll be buying food at supermarkets (fruit, snacks, sandwiches, etc…), and doing a picnic or even eating in the vehicle/s. Then, we will have dinner at the hotel or in town.
However, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the fabulous food in Canada. Both fish, as salmon and trout, and meat, like the buffalo sirloin or the tenderloin, will be delicious options!
Currently, the main payment option we have is the bank transfer. However, if you prefer it, we also have other payment options, such as credit or debit card, PayPal or Transferwise. Please notice that these other payment options may apply a commission fee. You can ask us about these different payment options.
If you choose to pay by credit or debit card, or by PayPal, you can process your payment online, when you finish the booking process. For bank transfer payment, you just have to proceed with the booking and then, once you finish the process with the chosen payment method, you’ll receive an email with al the instructions and bank details.
During this Canadian Rockies Photo Workshop, we’ll be normally staying in 3 or 4 star hotels, or in lodges. Each traveller will be staying in a double twin shared room, shared with another participant of the tour. Rooms will always include a private bath.
If you come with another person to the trip, you’ll share the room, However, if you are traveling alone, we’ll choose a roommate for you between the other participants in the trip (always same genre). Anyway, you will also have the chance to choose a single room for you, paying an extra supplement. Contact us for all details.
Anyone can join this Canada Photo Tour, no matter your country of residence. Our main travel agency is settled in Santander, Spain, but our trips are open to customers from countries all around the world. Therefore, we may have clients from different places in our photo tours.
This Canada Photo Tour will begin at Calgary International Airport, in Canada. Therefore, all the participants need to be there at the first day of the tour, getting there from their country of residence, and there is no need to travel to a particular town to meet the group before getting to Calgary.
Once you have confirmed your booking for this Canada Photo Tour, we will send you the trip info with a recommended gear PDF guide. This will include suggestions not only about the photography gear, but also about the clothes and accessories you might need during this photo tour. To sum up, you won’t have to worry about anything, since our expert photo leaders and guides will inform you about everything you will need, so you can enjoy your travel as much as possible!
As a first tip, we would suggest you bringing a light color down or shell jacket (for example red, orange, yellow, light green, etc…). That jacket will protect you from the cold and the rain but, at the same time, you’ll look great when photographed in some of the most beautiful locations around all Canada!
‘This is one of the most spectacular destinations on Earth, despite it was my second time in the area, it’s still impressive. Besides, traveling here with photography purposes, with Sergio Lanza’s group, means getting the most of the visit, being taken to places that I had not been to. Sunrises and sunsets are the highlights each day and, if lucky with the colors in the sky, it makes for a perfect experience. It’s also amazing to be able to photograph the wildlife in the area, with bears, elk or moose really close.’
‘If you like photography, this is the best photo tour company. Excellent professionals that take you to the most spectacular places. Your only problem will be deciding where to go between so many options.’
‘The locations they selected are incredible. Besides, their professionalism, the punctuality… Their photo tours are designed and hosted by specialized photographers, and made for photographers. But it doesn’t mean you cannot join the trip, you’ll be able to do it at your own rhythm. The way they strive with the group so everything works as expected, made me feel totally satisfied. I was in the October 20th to November 3rd, 2019, in Alberta, and everything has been satisfactory. Good atmosphere, fun and great learning, I highly recommend it. Luis Felipe Cortés, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.’
‘I just remember that day back in summer 2017 when, searching the net, I found a Spanish photographer (Sergio Lanza) who was hosting a 2 week long Canadian Rockies workshop. I contacted him to join that group, but it was too late, since the trip was just 20 days away. Then I decided to join the fall 2018 photo tour. However, I was not able to join that group due to health issues, so I had to postpone my trip one more year.
I was so excited during the whole 2019, waiting for autumn to finally join this awaited Canada trip, as the date was closer. Finally, the flight day came, and when we arrived to Calgary, Sergio was waiting for us, to begin this photo adventure through the greatest National Parks in the Canadian Rockies.
All I can say is that the workshop has been fantastic, together with three other participants. Sergio’s behavior has been exemplary during the whole photo tour, being a true professional, assisting us, explaining, helping and making everything easy and always in a good mood. He has definitively been the reason why we have got back home with many extraordinary images.
Undoubtedly, this has been my first tour with him, but it won’t be the last, thanks to his great work, professionalism, knowledge, fellowship, and the human treatment he has always shown with all of us.’
‘I just want to comment that the result of this trip and of my images has been thanks to Sergio Lanza Casado, a perfect mate and host. I’m so happy to have visit Canada with him, and more of his Photo Tours will be coming! I totally recommend it, it totally fulfilled my expectations… sunrises, sunsets, bears, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, etc… a great experience, unrepeatable. Thanks Sergio Lanza, you are such an expert, it’s great to travel this way!’
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