Aurora Borealis Photography Workshop at Blachford Lake Lodge

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Blachford Lake Lodge

Blachford Lake Lodge, NT

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New for 2019 is Taku Kumabe’s Aurora Borealis photography workshop at one of the most beautiful backdrops near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada: Blachford Lake Lodge.

Taku believes everyone should see the beauty of the Northern Lights with their own eyes at least once in their lifetime. To facilitate this, Taku has created a once-in-a-lifetime workshop dedicated to photographing this special phenomenon.

** Please note we only have room for 1 additional person with single supplement fee, or a couple, to be roomed in one cabin. If you are registerinig as a single person, please include the single supplement fee ($2313). **


Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

With flat lands, no sea-water, and a dry climate, Yellowknife—sitting directly under the aurora oval—is scientifically considered to be one of the best places in the world to see the Aurora Borealis.

Northwest Territories—with its arctic landscape—is also a stunningly beautiful backdrop to photograph nature, waterfalls, and more. If you have the opportunity, Taku highly recommends extending your stay to experience Yellowknife and its beautiful surroundings.

Please feel free to consult with Taku for suggestions on a pre-/post-Blachford itinerary.

Blachford Lake Lodge

Blachford Lake Lodge is approx. 100km away from Yellowknife, sitting on a rocky shore along Blachford Lake. It is so remote it can only be accessed by a 25min. float plane ride from Yellowknife, and is the perfect eco-friendly lodge to act as a backdrop to the Northern Lights. It is no wonder why the royal couple (Prince Williams and Catherine, the Dutchess of Cambridge) spent some time at the lodge during their 2011 Canadian tour.

Visit their website for more information: https://blachfordlakelodge.com.

Workshop Information

Date: August 25 - 28, 2019

Cost: CAN$1888.00 plus applicable taxes and Eventbrite fees. *Based on double occupancy; Single participants will be grouped into same-gender cabins on a first-come, first-serve notice. Single occupancy fee add CAN$425.

Skill Level: All

Itinerary

*Itinerary subject to change without notice; Laptops are required for photo editing, and are not provided.

August 25

  • Arrive at the float plane base in Yellowknife for 9am. Your float plane ride to Blachford Lake Lodge will leave at 10am.
  • Upon arrival, a short lodge orientation will be led by staff.
  • Settle down in our cabins, and meet at the lodge for introductions, photography slideshow, and questions.
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon photography lesson led by Taku
  • Leisure
  • Dinner
  • Sunset photography session
  • Aurora photography session

August 26

  • Sunrise photography session (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Photography session: viewing, editing, critiquing our photos
  • Lunch
  • Leisure
  • Dinner
  • Sunset photography session
  • Aurora photography session

August 27

  • Sunrise photography session (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Photography session: viewing, editing, critiquing our photos
  • Lunch
  • Leisure
  • Dinner
  • Sunset photography session
  • Aurora photography session

August 28

  • Sunrise photography session (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Pack up bags
  • Leave for Yellowknife late morning
  • Return to Yellowknife airport

What's Included

  • Float plane ride to/from Blachford Lake Lodge
  • All meals at Blachford Lake Lodge
  • Hiking, canoe, kayak, boat tour
  • Photography guide by Taku Kumabe throughout entire trip at Blachford Lake Lodge

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Ground transportation to/from the float plane base in Yellowknife
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcohol at the lodge (can be purchased at the fully licensed bar)
  • Additional tour fees at the lodge, if applicable

Workshop Cost

CAN $1888.00 plus applicable taxes and Eventbrite charges

Cost Structure

CAN $500 non-refundable deposit upon booking, before June 1, 2019

CAN $1388 balance before July 1, 2019

Or, CAN $1888.00 up front before July 1, 2019.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

** Please note to adhere to lodge policies, single registrants after July 1, 2019 will be charged the single supplement fee of CAD$425. Please email me for additional information regarding this. **

Spots are non-refundable upon booking, but can be transferred to another individual. Participants are responsible for finding their own suitable replacement.

Taku Kumabe reserves the right to cancel the workshop at any time for any reasons (ie. minimum number of participants not met, global or extreme weather conditions severely impacting itinerary, etc.). In the event of cancellation by Taku, all workshop fees will be refunded, including the deposit. Flights and trip cancellation fees will not be refunded, nor any additional costs the participant has already incurred for the trip.

Insurance

Trip cancellation and medical/illness/emergency medical insurance is highly recommended. By participating in this workshop, you acknowledge this and release Taku Kumabe and any associates of all liability and responsibility from injury, illness, death, and anything else that may arise from this trip.

Travel Visa

It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure they have the proper and valid travel visa (if applicable) for the duration of the workshop.

Additional Notes

Each participant will be required to sign waiver forms from Taku Kumabe and Blachford Lake Lodge prior to their departure to Yellowknife.


If the participant does not/cannot partake in any activities throughout the workshop for any reason, no refunds of any kind will be provided.


Seeing the Aurora Borealis is never guaranteed. The visibility of the Northern Lights depends on several factors including any solar flares, strength of the storm, and local weather and cloud conditions. There is a high percentage of chance that you will see the Aurora Borealis at least one night during a three night stay. However, there is always a possibility that the Northern Lights will not be visible for the duration of the workshop. While unfortunate, please note there will not be any refunds of any kind should this occur.

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