About Us


Founded in 2014, 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.


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. 



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 their 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. They’re never disappointed with Mother Nature’s show, and they can’t wait to show their visitors the way.


See Mark's personal website: markunrau.com

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

Mark’s diverse portfolio and unique travel and landscape photography have taken him to the hills of Tibet, the depths of the Haida Gwaii forest, the infamous coastal Kalalau Trail and to the isolated and volcanic Galapagos Islands. Calling the Bow Valley home since 2001, Mark launched Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures in 2014 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.

A photographer since 1998, Mark has contributed to the industry and featured internationally in magazines and articles.

All Roads Film Project - National Geographic
PX3 honorable mention
All Roads Film Project - National Geographic
PX3 honorable mention


A local to Banff for over 5 years, Maxim has spent all of his free time exploring and photographing Banff and the Canadian Rockies. His soft spoken demeanor and endless patience combined with his knowledge of the area makes Maxim a perfect fit for anyone just starting out, or the experienced photographer looking for a guide to get you there at the right time and place to nail that perfect shot.

Photography tours and workshops in Banff with Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures