Photograph the legendary icefield parkway and its iconic landscapes
*This is currently only offered as a chartered tour
This is a hands-on, in-the-field, photography tour that takes you away from the typical. Experience first-hand, the breathtaking wonder of sunrise at Moraine Lake without the crowds and then off to capture the magic of the Icefield Parkway to Jasper.
What the experience will be like:
It’s early morning. The sky is in pure darkness, and you’re surrounded by stillness. You, alongside your local photographer guide, are out on-location to shoot one of nature’s greatest shows: sunrise.
Before Banff stirs and the day begins, your camera gear is set-up and ready-to-go. You’re waiting for it to begin. You’re taking in the feeling of wonder and wilderness of the Park; the feeling of enjoying this place in isolation. This is where light and landscapes converge, and you’re ready to capture it in all its glory.
Take in the icons of the Icefield Parkway as many don’t see. Focus in on the first light illuminations that grace the peaks of Moraine and Bow Lake, the source of the mighty Bow River. Capture these world-renowned signature lakes, mountains and print-worthy viewpoints from a fresh perspective. No crowds, no lining up to frame a viewpoint or get that shot.
Your guide’s know-how and extensive experience of the Park will show you the way, giving you absolute peace of mind that you’re at the very best location and primed to get the photo result you’re striving for. All this, while taking in your serene surroundings - making a memorable experience for any photographer.
We have several locations listed below that are on our itinerary, however, as our tours are small we have the flexibility to make impromptu stops along the way if any location and light stands out for the guide or any of the guests on the tour.
may 15 - October 15
$2500 Charter price
up to 10 participants
10 hours Aprox.
to name a few
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.
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.
A hot lunch will be provided. Details to come soon!
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
Have another question? Get in touch!