Escape into a winter wonderland and discover the timeless beauty of Banff National Park and the infamous methane bubbles of Abraham Lake on a full day landscape photography tour!
As the snowflakes descend and cast a white blanket over the land, the stunning landscape of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is transformed into a magical wonderland. Join Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures as we help you learn how to photograph nature's awe-inspiring handiwork throughout Banff National Park.
Learn how to improve your landscape photography skills in a world class destination! We will share our expertise in the field, help you develop a method to create great compositions and understand the best use of camera filters and settings to achieve professional quality images.
The adventure begins with photographing the iconic Mount Rundle and Vermilion Lakes at sunrise and ends at the world-renowned Abraham Lake situated in the remote and wild landscape of the Kootenay Plains to photograph the infamous ice bubbles and unique ice formations at sunset. Our journey takes us along the renowned Bow Valley Parkway and Icefields Parkway through Banff National Park turning onto the David Thompson highway far off the beaten tourist track photographing along the way to Abraham Lake, our final destination. Our guides are local landscape photographers and are highly rated on TripAdvisor, Our warm personality and in-depth knowledge will increase your potential to capture incredible images of this winter wonderland.
This tour is open to all photography skill levels from complete beginner to advanced. Photography locations may involve a short hike through snow and participants should be prepared for this and the below freezing temperatures of this mid-winter tour. All you need is a willingness to get outside in the winter and learn the art of winter landscape photography.
December - January
$595 Per Person
up to 8 participants
Hot lunch included
Answers to Common Questions
Who is this tour suitable for?
This landscape photography tour is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 who has an interest in landscape photography. It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone or a $10,000 camera. This tour will get you to the right locations at the right time in order to capture the best light Banff has to offer!
I'm not an experienced photographer. Does this matter?
No problem! Our photography tours are suitable for any skill level. Our professional photography guides can help you get the best picture possible with whatever camera you have or level of comfort you have with the camera.
Will we be doing lots of hiking?
Fortunately, Banff National Park has the best landscape photography opportunities very close to where we will park the tour van. We do not need to hike very far from the tour van to get amazing landscape images!
I won't have a tripod with me. Is that OK?
No worries! We have tripods available for you to use during the session if you wish to use one. Although we highly recommend using a tripod, it is not necessary. If you are curious about how to best use a tripod, our photography guides can help you set up your tripod and instruct on how to best utilize one.
Does my partner have to pay even though they are not participating in photography?
Everyone who joins Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures on a group tour must pay. Alternatively, if you have someone who would like to join who is not participating in the photography, we have private guided tours where we do not charge for a tag along. Please see details here
How does your photography tour differ from other tours in Banff?
- Our tours are designed to get you to the best places at the right time in order to capture the best light to photograph in
- We wont rush you in order to get to the next location. If the light is epic, we will stick around so that you can get the best shots!
- Our photography guides are locals who have lived in Banff for years and have intimate knowledge of photography locations and techniques for you to use in order to improve your photography.
Why does this tour start so early?
We want to make sure we are at our first location with enough time for you to get set up and be ready to photograph sunrise. Sunrise is the most spectacular time to photograph in Banff and we don't want you to miss it!
Do you offer anything to eat?
Because our landscape photography tours start so early, we understand that you may not have had breakfast already. After a couple hours, you may be wanting some breakfast. Although we won't have a hot breakfast for you, we will certainly have good coffee and some wonderfully made local breakfast snacks to keep you tied over till we get you back to your hotel.
What should I wear on this tour?
The Canadian Rockies is a fairly arid climate at a high altitude. Because of this, even in summer it can be quite chilly first thing in the morning. Here are some recommendations:
- Warm sweater
- Hiking shoes with sturdy sole and tread
- Spring Jacket/Rain coat
Where do I get picked up?
Pick up Locations: Banff or Canmore *We will pick you up from your hotel if it is within the town of Banff or Canmore.
Pick up time: 7:30 AM *approx. depending on the hotel, town and date of the tour. Exact pickup times will be confirmed the day before your trip)
Return time: 7:00 PM *We will try and have you back around 7:00 PM but please be flexible with times due to conditions and location of guests.)
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Abraham Lake Ice bubbles