Bare with us; (no pun intended)
We are making some changes to the tour. We will fly out to the Grizzly Bear location in September to scout next year’s tour locations. We will post exact details upon our return.
Picture: Our 5-Star Luxury Sonora Resort
Canadian Rockies/Grizzly Bear Photo Tour
5-Star, Extreme Luxury Private Jet Photo Tour
September 10th thru 17th – 2024 – 8 Days
This film was made in the Great Bear Rainforest, where we will spend three nights on this photo tour. It really gives you an idea of the magnificent beauty of the land we will explore.
The Most Extravagant, Luxury Photo Tour in the World
The Canadian Rockies & Grizzly Bear Photo Tour
A Photographer’s Dream. Marvel at the view of cascading waterfalls and majestic snow-capped peaks that span the horizon as far as the eye can see. With this photo tour, you will capture breathtaking images from locations that photographers could only dream of visiting.
Experience the ultimate luxurious photography with our one-of-a-kind 5-star Extreme Luxury Photography Tour. We will fly by private jet and helicopter to some of the planet’s most exclusive, untouched locations, photographing areas that have never been explored! Then, take a thrilling flight to our next 5-star resort to witness bears as they skillfully hunt salmon in the river. Board helicopters to soar high into the mountains and capture epic shots of the breathtaking views beneath, then land for several hours to do photography in the high peaks. Spend a day on a boat tour photographing wildlife galore.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience – made even more exquisite with top-tier convenience and pampering throughout your journey. Everything has been taken care of, so you only need to focus on capturing beautiful photos.
- Candian Rockies
- Wildlife Boat Tour
- Grizzly Bear Photo Shoot
- Helicopter Photography High Mountains
It’s More than Just Photography
Uncover the depths of your soul, and awaken a deep connection to Mother Gaia. Feel the creative power of other realms flow through you as you tap into their spiritual energy. Create pieces of art that bring peace and serenity to your soul with vibrant colors and mindful meditation. Transform into a master of manifestation, conversing with the divine and channeling unbridled creativity, crafting works of art that will pull in mysterious energies from unseen worlds to create breathtaking art.
Your Best Shots Will Be Published
As a bonus, your work will be published in Photography Magazine Extra. Pamela Goodyer’s website, Photography Magazine Extra, has a section for artists’ showcases.
Aspiring photographers from around the world have the chance to partake in an unprecedented experience with acclaimed photographer Pamela Goodyer. With a limited group of only five to six people, this once-in-a-lifetime tour gives participants the undivided attention they need to create breathtaking photographs.
Highly sought-after renowned photographer Pamela Goodyer will lead a select few—not more than six to ten chosen ones—on a journey of grandeur by private jet and helicopter. Cast away the mundane and accept her invitation into opulence, indulging in five-star hotels for an experience like no other!
Our workshops and photo tours are not just places of learning but an adventure like no other! Join us to unlock the secrets of shooting like a pro–you will acquire award-winning photography skills, shoot at prime locations with the best subject matter, and we will help you develop your photographic vision.
From one-on-one instruction on location to fun critique sessions, we promise you will take home abundant knowledge. You will gain mastery over your camera settings, construct an enthralling portfolio, and build friendships that last a lifetime. Don’t miss this opportunity to create the skills to master photography in one of the most majestic locations in the world – come aboard now!
Master the basics of photography
Shoot like a pro by the end of the tour
Become an expert with your camera’s abilities
Sharpen your skills to take stunning photographs
Learn visionary photography skills that will last a lifetime
Comprehend the secrets behind long exposure and creative photography
Learn and practice trick photography, night photography and much, much more.
Accommodations at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
5-Star Luxury Suites
The Ultimate in Luxury
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
The majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel looms in awe-inspiring glory amidst the Canadian Rocky Mountains, surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake. Revel in breathtaking views as you take in the majesty of Lake Louise from one of its well-appointed guestrooms or lavish suites. Be spoiled by Fairmont Gold’s exclusive offerings, or simply wind down and let nature’s incredible beauty overwhelm you. Experience unparalleled grandeur like no other with every stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Icefield Parkway Photography
Dawn, your walking boots, sip a warm beverage and embark on one of the most magical journeys in the world. The Icefields Parkway will take you along an exquisite stretch of highway dotted with pine trees, towering snow-capped mountain peaks and pristine turquoise rivers. Take time to explore the thundering Athabasca waterfalls and Emerald Lake, which glitters like a sapphire jewel against the glacial backdrop. Journey onwards to Bow Lake and enjoy an invigorating walk up to Peyto Lake viewpoint for captivating views. Midway between Banff and Jasper, marvel at the remarkable Glacier Skywalk – one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. Climb aboard an Ice Explorer vehicle as you journey through icy terrain while enjoying a bird’s eye view of this majestic land before arriving at your 5-Star lodge tucked away in nature’s bounty. This remarkable journey promises spectacular scenery, awe-inspiring sights and cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Our Second Stop in the Great Bear Rainforest
Candian Rockies & Grizzly Bear Photo Tour
Our Second Stop, Grizzly Bear Resort
Grizzly Bear Photo Shoot
We will fly by jet from the Canadian Rockies to the Great Bear Rainforest, staying at a 5-star luxury resort. We will take a short trip to meet our Homalco First Nation guide and travel by vehicle through the beautiful moss-covered rainforest to various bear-viewing towers on the banks of the river, where we will photograph grizzly bears for several hours on two different days.
Our group will have a chartered boat where we will travel through an area reminiscent of the fjords in Norway. We will make a stop at Desolation Sound Marine Park. We will stop at the historic Refuge Cove and explore the hidden coves and anchorages throughout these northern Gulf Islands. We will photograph all the sea life that nature has to offer.
Your Stay During the Grizzly Bear Leg of the Tour Includes:
- Private Jet and transportation to the resort.
- Boat fees for the Grizzly Bear Photo Shoot Days (2 days).
- Boat fees for the Desolation Sound Photography Day.
- All cuisine includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Select the evening Chef’s Tasting Menu or the A La Carte menu for dinner.
- Beverages (non-alcoholic beverages).
Use of 5-star facilities including an outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, steam rooms, a tennis court, a nine-hole putting green, a games room complete with billiards, shuffleboard and foosball, virtual golf games with equipment, a movie theatre, two stocked rainbow fly-fishing ponds (equipment provided), mountain bikes and hiking trails.
- Access to the Island Currents Spa facilities: fitness room and gym facilities, outdoor mineral pools, sauna, steam and Swiss shower.
- Access to the business center includes using five workstations (computers, telephones, printer).
- In room: robes, slippers, mini fridge, and turn-down service.
- Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access and free long-distance calling.
Before Photography Classes with Pamela Goodyer — After Photography Classes with Pamela Goodyer
Private Jet Photo Tour Instructor – Pamela Goodyer
Pamela Goodyer, a renowned international award-winning photographer and owner of Photography Magazine Extra and Extra Eyes Photo Tours, will be your instructor on this once-in-a-lifetime photography journey. No, she is not a supermodel. She is just good at Photoshop.
Pamela received an incredible offer to become the Director of Photography for an upcoming Motion Picture, Television Series and Documentary. The pioneering producer from Australia was immediately taken by Pamela’s captivating work, knowing instinctively that her unique brilliance and captivating eye could be harnessed to create a stunning body of cinematic art to bring the story to life.
Her unique gift of seeing in perfect composition allows her to perceive with remarkable clarity and discernment. She teaches her students how to awaken their inner power and maintains a sacred connection to Mother Gaia, channeling creativity from other realms through art. She brings peace and serenity to the soul with vibrant colors and meditative practice. She is a master at manifesting her deepest desires and is remarkably intuitive, conversing with the divine spirits that inhabit the earth. You might like one of her ghost tours packed with thrilling energy and captivating discoveries.
A piece from her book:
I understood the power deep within me as I descended into a mesmeric trance, the waves of energy washing over me. Then I opened to the outer realms; the Universe gifted me with secrets beyond my understanding and granted me access to powers of creativity and brilliance. My whispers of guidance echoed through the moment in time and helped me create an astoudingly dynamic photograph.
What’s Included – Package Price
Join Extra Eyes Photo Tours on this fantastic Canadian Rockies & Grizzly Bear Photography Tour as we explore some of the most incredible places on Earth. We will start our photo tour in Banff and Yoho National Parks, including the Icefields Parkway, and then take a private jet to our following location in Grizzly Bear Country.
- Ground Transportation starts at and returns to the airport. (A private jet or helicopter to the starting hotel can be arranged instead of the ground transportation provided (for an additional fee).
- A private jet to the Great Bear Rainforest and a private plane to the international airport to return home (if you are not flying out by private jet to your home, there is an additional fee).
- Seven nights – 5-star up-scale hotel accommodations (double occupancy).
- Boat fees for two days of grizzly bear photography with photography instructions.
- Desolation Sound and Toba Inlet Cruise and wildlife photography instructions.
- Watertaxi fees and transportation from the airport to the Great Bear Rain Forest resort.
- Desolation Sound boat tour.
- All meals, (non-alcoholic) drinks and snacks.
- In-depth one-on-one photography instruction in the field, plus individual and group critiques.
This tour does not include transportation to our starting location in the Canadian Rockies. You are responsible for your airfare to the Canadian Rockies. We will arrange for anyone who requires a private jet to the Canadian Rockies for an additional fee based on your starting location. We may pick up other guests on our tour on your private jet from your local area and split the costs where possible. You may also take a commercial airline to the International airport near our hotel in the Canadian Rockies. (We will provide transportation from the airport.) We can arrange a helicopter flight from the international airport to our hotel for a fee.
Total Package Price: $ 29,000.00
ULTIMATE CANADA EXPERIENCE
Look no further than the Canadian Rockies. This breathtaking mountain range offers some of the most stunning landscapes in all of North America and is a must-visit destination for any avid photographer.
At our Canada Photography Spot Tour, we specialize in taking you to the best Canada photography locations across the Canadian Rockies. We know all the perfect spots to capture those stunning shots you’ve been dreaming of, whether it’s a shot of the famous Lake Louise or a breathtaking panorama of Banff National Park.
Our expert guides will take you to some of the most iconic Canada photography locations in the Rockies while also showing you some hidden gems.
You’ll have the opportunity to capture the vibrant colors of the Canadian Rockies in both summers and fall as we offer tours year-round. In the summer, you can photograph the full bloom of lush green forests, crystal-clear lakes, and wildflowers. And in the fall, you can capture the colors.
CANADA PHOTOGRAPHY HOT SPOTS
1. Niagara Falls: One of the most famous natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls is a must-visit location for any photographer. The powerful rush of water, rainbows, and mist creates breathtaking photo opportunities.
2. Vancouver: Known for its stunning cityscape and coastal landscapes, Vancouver offers a variety of Canada photography
locations. From the iconic Stanley Park to the Granville Island Public Market, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture the essence of this vibrant city.
3. Quebec City: With its charming European-style architecture and cobbled streets, Quebec City is a photographer’s dream. Explore the historic district and capture shots of the beautiful Chateau Frontenac and colorful Rue du Petit-Champlain.
4. Moraine Lake: Located in Banff National Park, Moraine Lake is a must-visit for any landscape photographer. The stunning turquoise waters surrounded by towering mountains make for a truly breathtaking scene.
5. Northern Lights: If you want something unique, head north to view the aurora borealis or Northern Lights. Canada’s northern regions offer some of the best viewing spots for this natural light show.
No matter where you go in Canada, there are endless opportunities for breathtaking photography. But let our Canada Photography Spot Tour take you to the most iconic and stunning locations across the Canadian Rockies. Don’t miss out on capturing unforgettable memories on your next trip to Canada.
CANADIAN ROCKIES PHOTOGRAPHY
Are you planning a trip to photograph the Canadian Rockies? Well, you’re in luck, as this guide will answer every question and more! The Canadian Rockies are an incredible travel destination, with their untouched wilderness, azure-hued lakes, swiftly moving streams, verdant woods, snow-blanketed peaks, icy masses of ice, and abundant animals. It comes as no surprise that travelers from all around flock here to experience what Canada has to offer.
As exciting as it is to visit this bucket list destination, it can also be overwhelming for newcomers. To ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible, it is essential that you plan ahead and genuinely reflect on what kind of photography you expect from your travels.
This guide has compiled everything you need about photographing in the Canadian Rockies. We go on the photography tour that we run every year.
BEST TIME TO VISIT THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
The summer months of July and August are bustling with activity as temperatures soar and days stretch on while the weather hangs in a majestic balance. Hiking trails are open and welcoming to all those who seek to explore nature’s beauty. While it may rain or snow at any given moment, this chance of precipitation should not deter travelers from experiencing the great outdoors.
Unfortunately, these desirable conditions attract tourists who crowd the most popular locations. Intrepid explorers can still discover serenity if they venture further away from civilization. However, please beware of the haze from nearby blazes that scorch the landscape as we approach the end of summer.
When you plan a trip during these months, please reserve your accommodation well ahead of time as prices skyrocket and availability dwindles. Nevertheless, travelers will find their journeys worthwhile if they prepare accordingly.
Due to cheaper accommodation, September and October are two of the most crowded months in the Rockies, but they offer stunning fall landscapes with changing colors on the trees. It is possible to get snow in early October, which can close down some roads. Springtime is considered one of the most challenging times to visit because winter lingers so long that trails can be icy or muddy, and conditions tend to be less predictable.
May and June bring fewer people but colder weather and possibly still-closed trails due to snow. Yearly climate can vary (such as the frigid winters of 2018 and 2019 that had snow gracing the mountains well into July).
WINTER & SPRING
Winter and spring are beautiful times to explore the world, especially if you’re an adventurous traveler looking for something new and unexpected but cold, and you may not know what the weather will bring. It is incredibly challenging to get dynamic photography in the snow. Yes, it can happen, but it is much rarer than at any other time.
WHERE TO DO PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIE
Scroll back up and click on ea h photograph location. We like Banff the best.
- Banff National Park, the oldest in Canada, is world-famous for its glittering lakes, snow-capped mountains, and landmark spots like Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
- Jasper National Park, the largest in the Canadian Rockies, will captivate visitors with its magnificent views, roaring waterfalls, and wide range of wildlife.
- Yoho National Park invites travelers to explore its spectacular mountain peaks, idyllic lakes, and noteworthy Burgess Shale fossil beds.
- Between Banff and Yoho, Kootenay National Park offers tranquil hot springs, pleasant hiking paths, and beautiful river valleys.