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Vancouver Island Wildlife & Landscapes Workshop/Tour


Join us on an exciting photo tour/workshop to Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.  Vancouver island, in Canada’s Pacific Northwest, is home to one of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems and stretches for 460 km from Victoria in the South To Cape Scott with it’s rocky headlands, and windswept beaches in the north.   

We’ll explore the outstandingly beautiful and remote North, starting in Campbell River.  Venture out by boat in search of whales in the Salish Sea. This coastal wilderness is home to killer whales (Orcas), humpback whales, Gray whales, Minke Whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals, eagles, and more!  Together with an experiences photography guide,  we’ll explore the Great Bear Rainforest, home to the Spirit bear, and Knight Inlet, in search of Grizzly bears and other species - may is a great time to see small bear cubs.  We’ll watch playful sea otters swimming amongst the kelp, and visit the remote and rugged Cape Scott.    

Then we’ll head to Vancouver Island’s wild South West Coast to explore Clayoquot Sound and the Pacific Rim National Park’s rugged beauty.  We’ll enjoy long days, exploring the ancient rainforests and desolate, mist-shrouded beaches and rocky promontories.  Starting at sunrise and ending at sunset, our days will be filled with loads of photography.  While this portion of the trip will focus more on landscapes, we are also likely to see bald eagles, sea otters, black bear, sea lions and an occasional transient Orca or Gray Whale cruising off the coast


  • The trip is 8 nights/9 days and will start and end in Vancouver, BC. 

  • The workshop is limited to 6 participants

  • Photographers of all skill levels are welcome

  • The trip will be a combination of touring (without instruction) and workshop, focusing on both wildlife and landscapes.

  • A moderate level of fitness is required, as the workshop involves some hiking (no more than 2 hours) over uneven ground, rocks, and wet grass.  You will require proper hiking footwear.

  • 8 nights accommodation based on single occupancy

  • Breakfast daily (also a number of lunches)

  • All photography guidance

  • Sunrise & Sunset photo sessions (not all days)

  • Whale Watching cruise

  • Bear Watching cruise

  • Otter watching cruise

  • Guided hikes

  • All transportation in a 9-seater minivan

  • Collection and Drop-off at Vancouver airport

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance (recommended)

  • some lunches and all dinners

  • Items of a personal nature

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