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Canadian Rockies Photography Tour

Spectacular landscapes, wildflowers, wildlife and more in Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks


    July - August: This photography tour is not currently in the schedule, but can be added by request

  9 nights/10 inclusive days  |  Maximum of 7 participants, and a minimum of 4 participants

  $4,628 USD per person  |  Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

  The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

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  Arrival and departure airport: Calgary, Alberta [YYC]
  Arrival window: For a variety of travel related reasons, arriving one day early is recommended
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This photo tour will run with one or more participants. Please note that our group limit is not a requirement!  7 places are available at this time
  Updated: Sunday the 25th of February, 2024

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Photography Tour Overview:  The Canadian Rockies are part of a ‘backbone’ of mountains that run from New Mexico all the way to Alaska, but the stretch shared by the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia are among the most accessible and spectacular. John Baker has been leading photography tours to the region since 1989, and knows the obvious and not-so-obvious spots that Jasper, Banff, and Yoho National Parks have to offer. That, along with a thorough knowledge of where to be when the light is at its best is a combination that yields high quality images . . . the rest is down to you, but John will be on hand to help with the technical side too. High elevations in the summer are the place to shoot wildflowers in both wide expanse and macro modes. Add to the mix waterfalls, sunrise and sunset photography, plus the ever changing light amid mountain ranges that are sporadically graced by Elk, Bear, Bighorn Sheep and Coyote et cetera, and you have a memorable photography tour. As with all of our photography tours, early and late shooting is scheduled for each day.


Our itinerary . . .
But first things first! We suggest that you set your camera's clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

Day 1  |  To Banff National Park
Our small group will gather late morning at our gateway hotel, and we'll kick things off with the included lunch. After lunch we'll photograph the spectacular Calgary skyline, then make our way westwards to Banff for our hotel check-in. We'll shoot the late light at a nearby body of water where customarily we capture wonderful reflections.
Banff, 1 night

Days 2, 3 + 4  |  Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park and Spirit Island
After a sunrise shoot and breakfast, we'll slowly coast the Bow Valley Parkway in search of wildlife where Elk are the most visible. Our journey north on the Icefields Parkway will, as always, be peppered with a large variety of images including lakes, waterfalls, wildlife, glaciers and mountain ranges. A ride out onto the Columbia Glacier is optional. Then onto Jasper as the last light of the day fades.
We’ll spend the next two days composing images of lakes and mountains at sunrise and sunset, plus you can count on plenty of wildlife including Elk and Bighorn Sheep. We practice deliberate blur in healthy stands of Aspen trees - you can shoot straight too - plus take a boat trip down Maligne Lake for the Spirit Island classic.
Jasper,  3 nights

Days 5, 6, 7 + 8  |  Icefields Parkway, Yoho National Park and Banff National Park
Another early run prior to breakfast to catch the wildlife still up and about, then off back down the Icefields Parkway, but in reverse. We’ll shoot all day as we pass through both Jasper and Banff National Parks, and make our way to Lake Louise for our four night stay.
During our time in Lake Louise we'll be out early and late, take midday breaks, and take trips over into Yoho National Park and down to Banff. Lakes, mountains, wildlife . . . you'll shoot it all.
Lake Louise, 4 nights

Day 9  |  Lake Louise to Calgary
A lake and mountain sunrise at dawn, then a return to Lake Louise for breakfast. With all of the Rockies's classic scenes in the bag as it were, we'll take our time returning down the Bow Valley Parkway and be on the lookout for more wildlife such as Coyote, Elk and Bighorn Sheep. A third and last look at the Banff region making use of better light if previous visits were less than perfect. On to Calgary for hotel check-in. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action on this tour by John.
Calgary, 1 night

Day 10  |  Departure day
As there isn't any photography scheduled for the day of departure on this trip, your flight home can be arranged for any time today. Transport to the airport is included unless you’re staying on for a day or more. Free transport to Spokane, WA, is available if you wish to participate in our Palouse photo tour.

Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours


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Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'moderately strenuous'

A majority of images are found in close proximity to our vehicle

There are several 5 to 15 minute walks to viewpoints during the trip

In every other respect this photography tour is considered non-strenuous to mildly strenuous


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Photography Tour Cost, Deposit, Cancellation Policy and Enrollment Guidance

Trip Cost: $4,628 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip


The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here


Cancellation policy: Go here

Enrollment guidance: Go here


Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [en-suite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ‘Admissions Included’

  • Following the trip you'll receive detailed field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, plus image uploads to a private web page of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tour’s inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry et cetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • Canadian National Parks

  • Spirit Island boat ride

  • Any other admissions such as the Columbia Icefield snow-coach, or the Whistlers or Lake Louise gondola rides are optional and not included


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