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Banff Railway Station

327 Railway Ave.

Banff, Alberta


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Pro Landscape Photographers' Life Style Edition

Start Location: Banff Train Station, 327 Railway Ave., Banff, AB

End Location: Jasper

Start: Sept. 20, 2019 at 6:30 am

End: Sept. 22, 2019 at ~5:15 pm

Cost: $995.00

# of participants: 5 maximum

Transportation: Provided via commercial tour van

Accommodations: Co-ed dorm style accommodations in HI hostels

Meals on your own: You will need to prepare your own supper in the hostel kitchen facilities on day 1 and breakfast on day 2. We will be eating at restaurants for supper and breakfast on Day 2 and 3 respectively.

Day 1: Lunch will be at Lake Louise. Supper is prepared individually by each tour member in the HI Hostel kitchens. We'll be stayingat a hostel right along the Icefields Parkway our first night.

Day 2: Breakfast is to be prepared on your own in the hostel kitchen after we shoot the Sunrise nearby. Wie will stop for Lunch ata restaurant along the Icefields Parkway mid-day where we'll order food individually or have out packed lunches. Supper will be near or in Jasper the second evening depending on the weather and where we plan to shoot the Sunset.

Day 3: Sunrise near Jasper followed by breakfast. Lunch will be on the road as we drive and photography our way back to Banff where our cars are parked.

Lunches are on your own at restaurant and deli stops each day around mid day. I suggest bring some packed snacks to eat on the go to maintain a high energy level. Meals are not included on this tour but we will eat together at the same location to maximize our shooting time. This trip is all about the marathon pace of travel and outdoor photography that most pros maintain while they are on the road shooting on my own.

Tour Leader: Brian Merry

Welcome to the Canadian Rockies Landscape Photography Tour - Pro Photographer's Life Style Edition

The Canadian Rockies are one of the most beautiful places in the World. Few people, and even fewer outdoor photographers would dis agree with that. And this takes you too the classic and iconic locations the Canadian Rockies are known for, plus a few relatively unknown photography locations too.

We'll be living the lifestyle of a professional outdoor photofrapher during this tour. We'll be getting up early to get the best light with few other photographers present, and we'll be staying in comfortable, but basic accommodations Hostelling International accommodations along the way to keep costs down. This cost savings is past onto you in the form of the very low cost for this tour.

Early Friday morning we'll meet in Banff to sign the waivers and start the tour. We'll photograph at one of the handfull of nearby iconic sunrise landscape photography locations close to town. The exact location will be determined based on the weather we have on the day of the tour. Then, we'll head North towards Lake Louise and Jasper on the World Famous Icefields Parkway. This is where we'll be photographing the heart of the Canadian Rockies over the next few days.

Accommodations and Meals:

We'll be staying at Hosteling International (HI) hostels utilizing the detailed hostel network that HI has developed throughout the Rockies. These hostels will have us staying overnight as close as possible to some of the amazing iconic Canadian Rockies Landscapes, without sleeping outside. We'll be sleeping in co-ed dorm style accommodations. They will be other travellers and back packers from all over the World in the same dorm room as us.

We'll be cooking our own meals separately within a reasonable amount of time set aside for cooking. All HI hostels have well stocked kitchen facililies with gas or electric stovetop burners. You are responsible for your own meals. Plan your own meals accordingly within reasonable amount time.

We will be departing the hostels very early each morning to ensure that we don't miss the good sunrise light. We will be be out for each Sunset too. Expect very LONG DAYS during this tour. Transportation is provided during the tour to ensure that you don't fall asleep at the wheel.


We'll start in Banff and we'll end in Jasper. Please visit the Canadian Rockies Tour webpage for the detailed tour description featuring the itinerary, suggested sleeping and camera equipment and more.

After the Tour:

The tour will start in Banff and end in Jasper. This is a one way trip through the Rockies! You will be tired after this tour because the sunrises are early and the sunsets are late.

Sunrise in Banff on Sept. 20th is at 5:36 am and sunset in Jasper on Day 2 is at 7:53 pm - That's ~12.25 hours of sunlight each day. You will be tired Sunday night.

Count on only getting only 6-7 hours of sleep each night. It is strongly suggested that after the tour you spend an extra night in Banff or Canmore before driving home.

*** You will be tired after the tour. I suggest finding accommodations in Banff or Canmore on Sunday night and driving home Monday morning after you get a good night's rest. ***

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