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Photograph this Canadian Rockies classic in Kootenay National Park during peak larch fall colour (none scheduled for 2024).

  • COST
  • $ 750

    + GST (5%) / $ CAD
  • * Limited spaces available
  • ** Dates: None scheduled for 2024
  • *** We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal & more.

    For complete beginners and advanced photographers alike, we cater to you.

    This trip will involve you learning as much as we can possibly fit into our time together. I’ll always be working with you and your camera gear so that you will walk away a better photographer, get bucket list shots, and be inspired for your future photography shoots as you will have taken another step forward technically and creatively.


    Have confidence that you are with a professional guide who has your safety and enjoyment top of mind.

    We are fully certified with two professional guiding associations in Canada, the ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) as a Hiking Guide, and the IGA (Interpretive Guides Association) as a Professional Interpretive Guide. We are winter accredited in both as well meaning that we are an excellent year round choice to lead you on your next photo adventure.


    Some testimonials from past guests:

    – “Nick is incredibly knowledgeable about both photography and the surroundings we’re shooting in, which helped me connect more with the landscape. I learned so much in just a few days. He works with you and the style you like to shoot in and gives you tips and composition ideas. He ensured everyone in the workshop was safe and comfortable as well. I hope to do another workshop with Nick again!”  –  Ti-An

    – “Spending a few days with Nick in the Banff area were days well spent! We loved Nick’s patience and knowledge, never once making us feel inadequate, whether it was with our cameras or our physical ability to go places. His gentle reminders about technical use of our gear, and pointing out amazing compositions were all appreciated. Nick is not just knowledgeable about photography, but we also learned so much about the area, the geography and history. Within hours of meeting Nick, I felt safe, as if my own son was taking me on a vacation. I would not hesitate to book another tour with Nick and take my love of photography and the outdoors even further”  –  Sheryl

    View more testimonials here.


(2 night/3 day wilderness photography workshop)

What to expect

Join me at Floe Lake in Kootenay National Park on a 2 night hiking/camping wilderness photography adventure!

This is a remote backpacking trip location with the most scenically spectacular campsite I’ve ever stayed in right on the edge of Floe Lake. It is well worth the uphill hike which is 10.5km with 800m elevation gain one way. You will need to carry all of your gear with you in a large pack which will include all of your camping gear, food & camera equipment. For this reason you will need to watch the amount of gear that you bring and prioritize lightweight items. I will be able to assist you with what to bring and how to pack. Contact me for an example packing list.

I recommend that you have a reasonable level of fitness, or work towards it over the course of the summer if you are thinking about joining. No camping experience is necessary, however experience carrying a backpack with gear for a few hours at a time and broken in hiking boots will ensure that you will be comfortable on this trip. The hike in is around 4-5 hours, and coming out is around 3 hours as we are hiking downhill. Slow and steady with lots of stops! These times vary depending on many different factors so are a rough guide only. Once we are there we will have a base from which to take only the necessities with us and to enjoy the area.

The campsite is located among the yellow larch trees which will be firing on our trip dates! We will explore all around the camp and also up towards Numa Pass on the second day to find some of the many compositions available. I can’t wait to guide you to one of the most amazing places in the Canadian Rockies!

Pricing includes your camping reservation, 1v1 photography instruction throughout the trip, and a professional ACMG/IGA Hiking Guide.

What to Bring

A detailed list will be provided to you after booking. This will include camera gear, clothing/hiking gear, & food ideas. All of it will need to be fit into 1 large backpack that you will need to hike in/out of the area with.

Start/Finish Time

We will meet in Canmore at 7.30am on the first day in order to convoy/carpool to the Floe Lake Trailhead. We will be back at the Floe Lake car park by 2.30pm on the final day.


Floe Lake Trail, Floe Lake, the campground & up to Numa Pass along the Rockwall Trail. Most of our shooting will occur lakeside and among the larches.


Where do we meet for this on day 1?

We will meet in Canmore at 7.30am on the first day to the Floe Lake Trailhead by 9am.

Where do we sleep and eat on this 2 night trip?

You will need to bring a 1 or 2 person lightweight backpacking tent and all food with you. I will provide recommendations on what to bring. This means 2x breakfast, 2x lunch and 2x dinners + snacks. We will prepare food as a group in the ‘camp kitchen’ in the designated cooking area on the edge of Floe Lake. A private tent pad is available for each participant.

What happens in the case of poor weather?

The Floe Lake photo adventures will go ahead regardless of the weather conditions. Your photographs will look interesting in all types of weather and some of the most creative and unique photos come from the most improbable conditions! Bring waterproof, weather appropriate clothing. We will also have tarps for additional shelter.

What level of photographer is this for?

All! We enjoy taking out complete beginners and teaching them all about their equipment and nature photography just the same as if we have a more experienced photographer who prefers more location guiding, safety considerations & logistics than photo instruction.

Will I need to sign a waiver to participate?

Yes, we will bring it for you to sign when we meet on the day of the photo tour. A copy will be provided in advance for viewing.

What is the cancellation & refund policy?

There are no refunds, however we do consider requests on a case by case basis. See our terms & conditions.

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