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Abraham Lake and Banff Winter Photography Tour provided by Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

Abraham Lake and Banff Winter Photography Tour

Abraham Lake and Banff Winter Photography Tour
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$685.69
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • 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!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35649P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Transportation
  • Hot lunch
Exclusions
  • Banff National Park entrance fees
  • Gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you are staying in the town of Canmore, please note the pickup times below. we only pick up guests from either the Town of Canmore or the Town of Banff. If you are not sure that you can get a pick up from your accommodation please get in touch. - Pickup times for Canmore are roughly 6:30 AM. Please be ready and waiting outside your hotel at this time. - Pick up times for Banff are roughly 7:00 AM. Please be ready and waiting outside your hotel at this time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Because this trip takes place in Winter without constant movement please be prepared for subfreezing weather conditions. Dress for at least 20 degrees colder than the forecast weather conditions in Banff on the day of your tour.
  • Winter conditions in Banff National Park can be hazardous with lots of unstable ground and slippery ice. You will be provided with ice cleats but please wear warm winter boots with good traction.
  • You will be required to sign a waiver in order to participate.
  • Maximum is 6 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Transportation
  • Hot lunch
Exclusions
  • Banff National Park entrance fees
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you are staying in the town of Canmore, please note the pickup times below. we only pick up guests from either the Town of Canmore or the Town of Banff. If you are not sure that you can get a pick up from your accommodation please get in touch. - Pickup times for Canmore are roughly 6:30 AM. Please be ready and waiting outside your hotel at this time. - Pick up times for Banff are roughly 7:00 AM. Please be ready and waiting outside your hotel at this time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Because this trip takes place in Winter without constant movement please be prepared for subfreezing weather conditions. Dress for at least 20 degrees colder than the forecast weather conditions in Banff on the day of your tour.
  • Winter conditions in Banff National Park can be hazardous with lots of unstable ground and slippery ice. You will be provided with ice cleats but please wear warm winter boots with good traction.
  • You will be required to sign a waiver in order to participate.
  • Maximum is 6 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers

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MarkusG
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Great Day!
We had a super exciting day together with Mark as our guide. The organization was excellent from the pick up to the whole tour.
Mark individually addresses the level of performance of each participant and gives valuable instructions. So every participant can improve his personal level in photography in his own way. Although we did not have optimal weather, everyone was able to get the maximum out of it. The tour offers something for every skill level and has no specific equipment requirements.
The catering of the participants during the whole tour was excellent.
Anytime again !
Written 20 January 2020
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Mark U
Thank you so much for the kind review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
Written 21 January 2020
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LarryM
4 contributions
Canadian Rockies photo tour
Jan 2020
As an amateur photographer, having the opportunity to work with Mark Unrau was a terrific experience. His knowledge and expertise really made the tour so much more enjoyable than just stopping to take a few images. The stops were all spectacular, however, Mark's passion for photography and his willingness to share his talent helped me capture unique images and will change my approach to photography from this point forward. The Abraham Lake and Banff Winter tour provides a variety of settings in which to photograph and sharpen skills. It's also a great introduction to the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. I would hightly recommend this tour for photographers of all experience levels - anyone can improve their photography whether using a smartphone or more sophisticated camera equipment.
Written 18 January 2020
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Nic
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Banff winter photography
Jan 2020
Very good advise received /Wheather was not great but still got good pictures .Recommend if you are interested in photography .Addaps advise to your level .
Written 13 January 2020
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures
DDelano
DDelano
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Amazing Photography Experience
I was fortunate enough to have two private tours with Mark recently in the Banff area and can't say enough about th
nandot735
nandot735
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Rockies Three Peaks Photo Tour
Had a great full day of shooting iconic locations while in the Banff area with Mark Unrau. He knows the area well
Sbakush
Sbakush
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Great photo experience in the Canadian Rockies!
Mark was great with finding me a terrific photographer (Nick Fitzhardinge) for the days that I was staying in Banff
Tom D
Tom D
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Amazing photography experience!
I had a one-on-one photography trip with Mark in December 2019. The weather was not ideal but Mark was really knowl
Amanda T
Amanda T
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Unforgettable Photography Workshop!
When I was going to be in Banff for a conference, I arranged two consecutive private morning sunrise workshops with
pixelsbygeorge
pixelsbygeorge
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Great Experience
Mark is an excellent teacher and is very knowledgeable in his craft. The one-on-one workshop allows for more perso
la_rouquine2003
la_rouquine2003
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Best photography experience!
Max was an amazing guide and took us to some excellent venues; his tips were so valuable and were very helpful! We
Rizzey
Rizzey
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Great photography tour
I loved the 2 sunrise tours I did with Mark. He knew exactly the right spots for the best photos, which certainly e
798sergen
798sergen
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Fantastic Experience
While visiting the area I booked the Banff At First Light session to take full advantage of the photo opportunities
Scottgogators
Scottgogators
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Best Photo Workshop I have participated in- exceeded my (high) expectations,
Mark was fantastic and the class exceeded all expectations. This was my third “photo workshop” and was by far the b
mtlycrew
mtlycrew
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Great photo session with a private guide
I have to start my review commending Mark on being an honorable business owner whose primary goal is do what's best
AdmiralFatpants
AdmiralFatpants
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Great for experienced photographers too
My party of 3 went out with Mark and had a great sunrise session at Two Jack Lake. I was worried that we might not
braineye
braineye
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Fabulous experience
We awoke at 430AM for A sunrise photo tour in Banff with trepidation because we knew it had been raining for most o
Steve D
Steve D
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Lake Moraine at dawn
Mark was an amazing guide. He was friendly, personable, and super patient. He took me to some really amazing phot
P5321IRkarend
P5321IRkarend
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Wonderful Experience!
I hired Mark for two five hour sessions while visiting the Canadian Rockies. I had read great reviews on Trip Advi
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