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Strengthen your photography skills while experiencing the world renowned beauty of Banff National Park and Abraham Lake's infamous ice bubbles with a National Geographic Traveler award winning photographer. With a small group limited to six people, this full day workshop adventure will provide you with ample personalized photogrpahy instruction and guidance for making memorable and professional quality landscape images of Banff and Abraham Lake in a pristine winter wonderland. Starting off before sunrise you will be picked up from your hotel in Banff and brought to Vermilion Lakes to capture the iconic scenery of Mount Rundle. Afterwards we will head towards Abraham Lake stopping off at several locations along the way to photograph epic peaks and frozen waterfalls. During the day we will have opportunities to warm up with hot coffee/tea or coco and enjoy hot soup and a muffin that is included in the tour.

Description:
Experience the best winter landscapes of Banff National Park while strengthening your photography skills with other passionate like minded photography enthusiasts without having to navigate the winter roads or figure out when and where you should be to photograph the best light and locations!

Your day begins with pick you up at your hotel roughly around 7am depending on hotel. You will be greeted with a warm smile and hot coffee or tea to get you started on our early morning departure. Once we have everyone and have arrived at the first location - Vermilion Lakes. Here, you will receive an introductory photography lesson on the five proven steps to capture great landscape images. There will be plenty of time to be set up and be ready to capture the entire sunrise.  Afterwards, warm up on the 20-minute drive to Johnston Canyon to photograph frozen waterfalls and caves. This involves a hike roughly three kilometers round trip. You will be provided with ice cleats to ensure safe walking conditions. At all locations you will have opportunities to ask lots of questions and get personalized instruction in order to help capture great compositions. After you return from Johnston Canyon, you'll will make several other stops such as Castle Mountain, Marble Canyon and Bow Lake. Each location can vary depending on conditions and will be determined as much as possible before hand. During your trip, stop for a break to enjoy a hot lunch with soup and good conversation. A vegetarian option will be available.

The final destination is Abraham Lake where you will photograph sunset. Abraham Lake is a stunning and wide open lake that completely freezes over trapping methane gas bubbles just below the surface. This surreal experience takes place on the frozen lake offering limitless opportunities for interesting photographs. If the conditions are in our favor we will have a chance to photograph the unique formations the methane gas bubbles form!

Once the sun has set, make your way back to Banff with opportunities to share our images during the comfortable ride with opportunity to sit back and relax and ask as many questions as you would like!

Highlights:
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a professional photographer
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Location: Banff, Canada

Duration: 12 hours

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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Additional Information


    Operates: Saturdays

    Departure Point:
    Accommodation within the town of Banff.

    Departure Time: 7am
    This time is approximate depending on the date of your booking and hotel location. The exact time will be reconfirmed the night before your booking.

    Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    Return Details:
    Your pick up location

  • Inclusions:
    • All activities
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional photographer guide
    • Transportation
    • Hot lunch

  • Exclusions:
    • Banff National Park entrance fees
    • Gratuities (optional)

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Because this trip takes place in Winter without constant movement please be prepared for subfreezing weather conditions. Dress for at least 20 degrees colder than the forecast weather conditions in Banff on the day of your tour.
    • Winter conditions in Banff National Park can be hazardous with lots of unstable ground and slippery ice. You will be provided with ice cleats but please wear warm winter boots with good traction. 
    • You will be required to sign a waiver in order to participate.
    • Maximum is 10 people


Travel Voucher
You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

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