Abraham Lake and Banff Winter Photography Tour
Experience the best winter landscapes of Banff National Park while strengthening your photography skills with other passionate like minded photography enthusiasts without having to navigate the winter roads or figure out when and where you should be to photograph the best light and locations! Your day begins with pick you up at your hotel roughly around 7am depending on hotel. You will be greeted with a warm smile and hot coffee or tea to get you started on our early morning departure. Once we have everyone and have arrived at the first location - Vermilion Lakes. Here, you will receive an introductory photography lesson on the five proven steps to capture great landscape images. There will be plenty of time to be set up and be ready to capture the entire sunrise. Afterwards, warm up on the 20-minute drive to Johnston Canyon to photograph frozen waterfalls and caves. This involves a hike roughly three kilometers round trip. You will be provided with ice cleats to ensure safe walking conditions. At all locations you will have opportunities to ask lots of questions and get personalized instruction in order to help capture great compositions. After you return from Johnston Canyon, you'll will make several other stops such as Castle Mountain, Marble Canyon and Bow Lake. Each location can vary depending on conditions and will be determined as much as possible before hand. During your trip, stop for a break to enjoy a hot lunch with soup and good conversation. A vegetarian option will be available. The final destination is Abraham Lake where you will photograph sunset. Abraham Lake is a stunning and wide open lake that completely freezes over trapping methane gas bubbles just below the surface. This surreal experience takes place on the frozen lake offering limitless opportunities for interesting photographs. If the conditions are in our favor we will have a chance to photograph the unique formations the methane gas bubbles form! Once the sun has set, make your way back to Banff with opportunities to share our images during the comfortable ride with opportunity to sit back and relax and ask as many questions as you would like!
Why take this tour?
Strengthen your photography skills while experiencing the world renowned beauty of Banff National Park and Abraham Lake's infamous ice bubbles with local professional photographers. With a small group limited to ten people, this full day photography tour will provide you with ample personalized photography guidance for making memorable and professional quality landscape images of Banff and Abraham Lake in a pristine winter wonderland. Starting off before sunrise you will be picked up from your hotel in Banff and brought to Vermilion Lakes to capture the iconic scenery of Mount Rundle. Afterward, we will head towards Abraham Lake stopping off at several locations along the way to photograph epic scenery. During the day we will have opportunities to warm up with hot coffee/tea or coco and enjoy hot soup and a muffin that is included in the tour. A hot soup lunch will also be provided.
Professional photographer guide
Banff National Park entrance fees
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Before you book
Mobile tickets accepted
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Join Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures for guided photography walks, private guiding, workshops and other photography related activities in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Our mission is to develop your photography skills in a world class travel photography destination. We are passionate about the wider photography community and actively engage in educational, environmental and wildlife events and projects, both independently and through partnerships. Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is a proud sponsor of the world famous Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.
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