Private Photography Tours in Canada
Private Photo Tours are a unique way to experience the diversity and beauty of Canada with an experienced photographer and guide that has extensive knowledge of the locations and photography style you want to experience.
Whether you have a few days or a few weeks, we can help you explore and experience this beautiful country with an Expert Photography Instructor and guide to help you take amazing photographs, while we help you improve your skills.
As a team of professional photographers and experienced photo tour guide, we offer you an opportunity to explore Canada from a unique perspective that is designed with photography in mind.
We provide inside tips on hidden locations and the best vantage points for getting creative and professional looking images for your portfolio. We also know the history of the locations you want to visit. So, not only will you get amazing photos, you will also learn about the culture and the subject matter you are photographing.
Who should come on a private photography tour?
Whatever your camera style and skill level – from the person that just bought a camera to the experienced enthusiast, or professional that just wants to be at the right spot at the right time – your tour is customized to your interests and skill level.
Private tours are ideal for individuals and small groups to a maximum of 4 people. A lot of our private tours are created for families, or groups of friends that want a custom tour, enjoy each others company and have someone take care of all the logistics.
When do the tours run?
Private photography tours are based on our availability, but can often be created at any location we offer, at any time of year.
Book your tour in advance to guarantee availability for your preferred departure date and time.
How much does a tour cost?
Private Photo tours are priced based on your needs. These are not cookie cutter trips that we pull off the shelf. We customize accommodation requests, food plans, transportation styles and length of trip based on our experience and your available time.
The process is a discussion on timing, desired photographs you want to take, locations and your budget. We then create an itinerary and send you all the information back to you that will satisfy, and exceed your needs and expectations.
Once you are ready to book, we start the planning process and register you for your trip.
Before your vacation runs we will stay in touch with you to make sure you are prepared with the right photography gear, clothing and information on the areas we will be visiting.
A detailed itinerary is then sent to you and our travel partners, Merit Travel, can help you with your flights, travelers insurance and other needs so all you have to worry about is showing up and enjoying your Canadian experience.
Some examples of the destinations and subject matter that we can create for you are listed below:
Yukon and Northwest Territories - Canada's Northern region
There are few phenomena that capture the imagination like the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights, for the most part, appear only at high latitudes on dark nights from September to March. If you are lucky enough to be outside at these latitudes, you can witness anything from an ethereal green glow on the horizon to pulsating magenta steaks or green curling bands above your head. For me, it is a spectacle unmatched in nature and one I never tire of seeing.
The Yukon and Northwest Territories in Canada are one such location to photograph this phenomena as it dances in the sky above some of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen in all my travels.
But it is just not the aurora that pulls us back year after year. It is also the wildlife. It is said that Moose outnumber humans two to one in the Yukon and the bison are as plentiful as construction zones at home. After traveling these areas for three years, I can attest, this is true. But it’s just not the Moose and Woodland Bison… there are also Caribou, Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Thinhorn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Timberland Wolves, Canada Lynx and Coyote that roam the landscapes waiting for you to be there with your camera to capture them in their natural setting.
Newfoundland and Nova Scotia- Canada's east coast
Here we can hear the Killer Whales’ call echoing off massive icebergs in our own private cove and sometimes awaken to the sounds of the Humpbacks calling you across vast stretches of the North Atlantic. From these locations we will explore the rugged landscape made famous in “The Shipping News”, the Pulitzer prize-winning novel and Kevin Spacey movie, or travel along the lighthouse route of Nova Scotia and capture lighthouses along the rocky shorelines.
Other highlights we can plan your trip around in this area are the large colonies of seabirds such as Puffins and Gannets, the whale migration, or even one of the most densely populated areas of Canada for Moose.
Here, we will make it seem like we threw away the road map, and take you to some of the most picturesque locations you can capture with your camera.
Located in eastern Canada and almost completely surrounded by ocean, the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are a place where you can feel your pace fall in sync with the rhythm of the sea, as the clean salt air breathes life into the golden hour as we sit with your cameras and capture the beauty through your lens.
Ontario and Quebec- central canada
Our specialty in Ontario centers around two locations.
The first location is Pearce, Quebec. Pearce is home to the Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé stands out with its rich natural, historic, and geological heritage. Sculpted by time and the sea, at the Gaspé Peninsula's tip, it has the fortress of Bonaventure Island and the magnificent stone vessel of Percé Rock-Québec's tourism emblem.
Its outstanding flora and fauna, including its famous colony of Northern Gannets make it a must-see for visitors, as do the island's old homes-the last witnesses to the way the islanders lived a century ago. Through our experience of being there we can create trips that will take you away from the regular tourist visits.
The second location is the Haliburton and Algonquin area of Ontario. An area we have had a home in for over a decade. The essence of this area is in its vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. The only way to explore the interior of this park is by canoe or on foot, and we know where to take you.
If you want the opportunity to see Moose, Black Bear, Common Loon and photograph some of the most iconic Canadian landscapes we have to offer, email us about this location.
British Columbia- Canada's west coast
In the Pacific Northwest lies British Columbia. Some call it the jewel of Canada because of the spectacular mountain ranges and the stunning seascapes along the western shores of Canada.
British Columbia has ten mountain ranges that push west from The Rockies in a crowded parade until they fall into the Pacific. Thousand year old trees that deftly divide the light falling on an impossibly green forest floor. Glacier-fed streams that pour through steep valleys to join swollen rivers.
Higher up, mountain passes link whole ecosystems, and watersheds. It’s a wild place where Mother Nature creates the boundaries. Not man. And while she demands respect, her handiwork offers massive rewards for those wild at heart.
This abundant, nurturing landscape has sustained ancient societies for 10,000 years. And today, some of those settlements have grown into cities that cling to the edge of wilderness, and won’t let go. Because the people here, are here for a reason: to live within arm’s reach of nature’s richness. To ski world-renowned resorts, surf Pacific swells, swim in shockingly clear mountain lakes, hike to a glacier and back in a day. And all that activity breathes energy into our culture of hospitality.
If it is wildlife that you are after, British Columbia hosts some spectacular wildlife opportunities. From Spirit Bears, to Grizzly Bears, the semi annual whale migrations and one of the largest Bald Eagle migrations in the world.