General Wildlife Day Tour

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Experience the incredible wildlife of the Boreal Forest. Home of moose, deer, foxes, coyotes, eagles, wolves, woodland caribou and so much more the wildlife is as diverse as it is majestic. I am beyond passionate about the Boreal Forest and the wildlife in it. As an award winning wildlife photographer my work is focused on telling the story of the wildlife of the Boreal Forest. On this day tour I will share my expertise about the forest and its wildlife and help you on your photography journey whatever your level of skill. On this day tour we will look for opportunities to showcase a variety of species. All my day tours are designed to improve your photography skills and provide lots of instruction in the field. 

Depending on the time of year we will focus on different wildlife from the young offspring in the spring to beautiful fall colors to offset large mammals in the fall. There will be no guarantee to what species we may find but the plan is to encounter a variety on this tour.

2024 Tour Dates
April 14 -booked
April 20 - booked
June 22 - available
August 11 - available
August 17 - booked

Costs $650. An additional maximum of two participants can be added to a day tour for $200 per additional participant. Additional participants will be billed separately and payment for additional participants is due within 14 days of the tour. 

$650 - One participant 
$850 - Two participants
$1050 - Three participants

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What is covered in the cost?

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodations for tour
  • In-field photography tips and teaching
  • Light snacks and a limited selection of refreshments

What is not covered in the cost?

  • Transportation to and from Jasper, Alberta, Canada
  • Accommodations
  • Meals

What level of physical activity is required?

  • You may need to be able to carry your own camera gear for up to 1 kilometer.

What will the weather be like?

  • Wil vary dependent on time of the year
  • An updated forecast will be provided closer to the actual date of the tour 

What should you bring?

  • Dress in layers and have good hiking books
  • Plenty of batteries 
  • A lens that has reach to at least 400mm
  • Tripod is optional, but is not required. I will probably not be using one.

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Sample Itinerary (subject to change depending on time of year)

7:00 am - pick up at accommodations
7:30 - 7:45 am - arrive at first location
7:45 - 10:30 am - photograph whatever species we may encounter and move around looking for others
10:30 - 11:00 am - return to accommodations
3:30 pm - pick up at accommodations
4:00 - 4:15 pm - arrive at location
4:15 - 7:00 pm - photograph whatever species we may encounter and move around looking for others
7:00 - 7:30 pm - return to accommodations


Why take a tour with me? 

With an undergraduate degree in sciences and a doctorate in Adult Education, I know biology and I know how to teach! An award winning instructor and an award winning photographer I have been a finalist in Nature Photography of the Year, Travel Photographer of the Year, NANPA, Share the View, WildArt POTY, Nature Canada, Remembering Bears and Nature TTL, included receiving special mentions, commended, Top 100 and Top 250 awards and winning the Grand Prize of Nature Canada's Photo contest in 2023 with a great gray owl photo taken right the region of this tour!

My works have been featured in print in both national and international publications, including the most recent Best Wildlife Photographers of 2023 by Canadian Geographic. Named one of the top 16 wildlife photographers in Canada this past year by influencer digest + I live in Northern Alberta, Canada and specialize in photographing the wildlife of the Boreal Forest. I am a member of the Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective and am committed to protecting wildlife in Canada and their habitat. I recently worked on the collective's Crossing Paths campaign highlighting the issues when various modes of transportation intersect with wildlife. I routinely mentor aspiring wildlife photographers and hope to inspire them to tell the story of the wildlife they experience from their own unique perspective and helps her students uncover their unique personal style.


Cancellation and Refund Policies

* Full payment is required at the time of booking.
* All cancellations must be received by email.
* All cancellations are subject to fees
* Refund policies 
      - Up to 45 days before the tour $500 refund
      - Between 44 - 30 days before the tour $325 refund
      - Between  29 - 14 days before the tour $150 refund
      - 13 days before the tour no refund
 * If I have to cancel a tour due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. extreme weather, natural disasters, health, unforeseen technical issues) the full amount of the tour will be refunded.  Any expenses incurred by participants in relation to the canceled trip (i.e. travel, hotel, etc) will remain the responsibility of the participants. As such I strongly recommend participants purchase travel insurance for their trip that includes coverage for COVID-related cancellations and trip interruptions.

Participant Agreements
For all tours, each participant will be required to sign a Release of Liability and an Assumption of Risk Waiver before the start of the tour. You will be asked to sign a photo release form (optional). 

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