TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

IN THE FIELD WITH RMPA

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.

RMPA Team

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 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.

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All Roads Film Project - National Geographic
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
Canadian-Geographic

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 arts Place 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 backcountry 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Private Guided Workshops

Photography workshops don't come more personalized than this!


Your local expert photography guide + a custom photo schedule + your personal wish-list of shots = and an exciting, unforgettable adventure through Banff National Park.


On all of our private Rocky Mountain photography workshops, the rhythm of nature is what we work to, and the options are endless. Grab your gear, and pack your sense of adventure. We can’t wait to map out your journey and show you the way.


Tailored to all photography skill and fitness levels, our personal photography guiding and instruction sessions are suitable for anyone who has a taste for adventure and an interest in photography. Solo, couples, or groups – we will custom-build your experience to perfectly suit your requirements and photography wish-list.

All of our private guiding workshops include snack bars, hot drinks and transportation to and from your accommodation. 

Group Tours

Banff At First Light

Sunrise landscape photography tour

Capture the icons of Banff National Park at sunrise.

  • 4 hour tour
  • Tours available Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Departs before sunrise
  • Adult: $225   Children (13 & under): $100

Afternoon tours available here

Moraine Lake At First Light

Sunrise landscape photography tour

Capture Banff National Parks most sought after and iconic landscape at one of the best sunrise spots in Banff National Park.

  • 4 hour tour
  • Tours available Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Departs before sunrise
  • Adult: $225   Children (13 & under): $100

Afternoon tours available here

Frame & Feast

Sunrise photography and foodie tour

Capture sunrise in and around Banff then indulge your inner foodie with a foraged brunch at the Sensory restaurant in Canmore.

  • 6 hour tour
  • Foraged meal provided at the Sensory
  • Tours available Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Departs before sunrise
  • Adult: $325   Children (13 & under): $125

Best Of Banff 

landscape photography tour

Capture the best that Banff has to offer

  • 4 hour tour
  • Tours available Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Afternoon departure
  • Adult: $225   Children (13 & under): $100

Sunrise tours available here

Moraine Lake 

landscape photography tour

Capture Banff National Parks most sought after and iconic landscape in Banff National Park.

  • 4 hour tour
  • Tours available Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Afternoon departure
  • Adult: $225   Children (13 & under): $100

Sunrise tours available here

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