About Us


Founded in 2013, Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures has quickly become the premier provider of landscape photography tours and workshops in Banff and Western Canada.

We do more than just run a tour company.

We run on passion, creativity and the tenacious desire to offer experiences that not only help you become a better photographer, but allow you to immerse yourself in the culture and landscape of Alberta and Western Canada. We strive to make photography meaningful and never stop working to create new and exclusive experiences that not only get you there, but immerse you in Canadian culture.


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We have unique customizable tours that can operate on your schedule. From sunrise to sunsets, hot drinks and snacks, to a foraged feast.

We have easy online payments and instant bookable tours.

We pick up and drop you off at your hotel in the Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise area. Also custom pick up locations available upon request. 

Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is owned and operated by National Geographic Traveler award winning photographer, Mark Unrau. Mark has been running his dream business since 2013 making it the longest operating photography tour company in Banff National Park.

Not only have we been around the longest, we are also TripAdvisors top rated photography tour company in Banff National Park.

But we're not here in the Canadian Rockies for the accolades. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are all passionate locals who live here because they love the mountains. We are photographers, climbers, hikers, adventure seekers and environmentalists. 

We treat our sensitive mountain environment like we treat our guests. We offer you the utmost respect and will give you our all to make sure you have the best experience in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. 

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Discover the always-majestic, rugged mountain landscapes of Western Canada like a local. Guests take their passion for photography and marvel in the spectacular canvas of the national parks. So much more than a photography tour, with Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures, photographers will immerse themselves deeply into the locale and discover the landscape from the field. RMPA brings their small groups (and their cameras) up close and personal to the natural wonder of Canada’s first protected place.

Trusted, experienced, and with a know-how of the area like the back of their hands, Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is the #1 photography guiding operator in the Canadian Rockies. Sought out by clients from all corners of the globe - from novice to pro - they focus on delivering an unforgettable, unique, and completely-custom experience, that’s as individual as our guests.

The Rockies are the subject, and nature is the guiding light; the intimate workshops get out in the field, set-up, and then let the magic happen. we're never disappointed with Mother Nature’s show, and we can’t wait to show our visitors the way.

Mark Unrau

Owner - Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

Mark Unrau is an award-winning professional photographer, filmmaker and the founder of Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures.

Calling the Bow Valley home since 2001, Mark launched Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures in 2013 combining his passion for teaching photography and guiding visitors across the spectacular landscape of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Mark’s extensive Travel Photography has earned him international acclaim with accolades such as the Grand Prize from National Geographic Travelers World in Focus competition and awards from the Prix de Paris International Photo competition.

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Maxim Blair

Photography Guide

A resident of the Bow Valley for 4 years, Maxim has dedicated most of his time to capturing the landscapes the Canadian Rocky Mountains has to offer. Whether it be at sunrise on a mountain ridge or under the night sky by the lake, he is always committed to getting out, exploring and seeing what the ever changing mountain conditions have to offer. Being an avid rock climber, hiker and photographer, Maxim has acquired a good knowledge of various locations around the park and how the light moves around it, and is devoted to sharing this knowledge with the people who want more out of their experience in Banff. Having been with Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures for over 3 years, he aspires to give the best tour possible by visiting spectacular locations, giving tips and tricks on how to use the camera to its full potential and making sure that people always walk away with beautiful images and a smile on their face!

Kaitlyn Hoover

Photography Guide

Kaitlyn's a born and raised Alberta girl who moved to the Rockies after graduating from Photographic Technology at NAIT. She recently finished a two year apprenticeship with Burnett Photography and has been on her own this last year as a destination wedding and elopement photographer. She instructs night time photography at ArtsPlace and on the off season in winter is a ski/snowboard instructor. Kaitlyn aspires to fulfill her goals in becoming a certified mountain guide by pursing her deep passion with landscape and nature photography by joining the Rocky Mountain Adventure Team! Kaitlyn is based out of Kananaskis in the deep woods of the back-country and loves to hike. To top it all off she has a 3 month old kitten that has been hiking since 5 weeks old. She has had her hands on a camera since she was six and is really excited to share the amazing magic this camera tool has to offer.

Gregory (Rocky 1)

Tour Van

Greg the van was named after my first client back in 2013. Greg gave me the inspiration to create what Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is today. 

When Greg first got in touch with me, the name of my business was Photography School Of The Rockies. He thought we were an academic institution. He called asking if I knew anyone that could guide him around the Canadian Rockies showing him the best places to photograph. I mentioned to him that's what we do.

After spending several days guiding him around the Rockies, a spark of inspiration hit me. There is a lot to be said about your name. I realized that I had to make some changes. A bunch of years later and a lot of figuring out, Gregory the van is now a symbol of where I started and where Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures will be going. 

Jump on for the ride!

Discover Our Photography Tours & Workshops

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Afternoon Photography Tours

Banff and Lake Louise

Our afternoon photography tours are perfect for those who want to discover more about landscape photography while getting hands on instruction from our knowledgeable photography guides in the field.

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Sunrise Photography Tours

Banff and Lake Louise

Our sunrise landscape photography tours are for those who don't mind getting up before the crack of dawn to discover the best landscape photography locations in Banff National Park. Even if you are not an early bird, these tour are worth getting up for. Banff at sunrise is nothing short of epic.

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Private Guided Workshops

Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Kootenay, Yoho

Our private guided workshops are available year round with with custom itineraries to suit any photographer and schedule. Our private guides are Mark Unrau and Maxim Blair

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Winter Photography Tours

Banff and Abraham Lake

Photograph the Winter Wonderland that is Banff National Park with our exciting landscape photography tour that takes you to the best that Banff has to offer including Abraham Lake and its famous methane bubbles.

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