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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

rediscover the power and beauty of nature 

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KHUTZEYMATEEN 
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Welcome to the valley of the grizzlies

DESTINATION KHUTZEYMATEEN

Picture this; you wake in the morning to the gentle sounds of water lapping against the floating lodge. The fresh morning air fills your lungs as a lazy sun creeps over the horizon, filling sky with glorious shades. You take a sip your coffee as you walk the deck scanning the tree line for the first signs of wildlife. There are no roads, towns, campsites for as far as the eye can see. This time is yours to be free of distraction and embrace the natural world. Together, we will experience all the Khutzeymateen has to offer on covered boats, with plenty of room to move and adjust as the activity unfolds around you.

You might hardly believe it, but you're here. This is the Khutzeymateen Valley, Canada’s only Grizzly Bear Sanctuary and a pristine wilderness that spans a whopping 39,000-hectares. The valley supports a thriving and ancient trinity of grizzly bears, spawning salmon, and massive Sitka spruce trees. Home to an estimated 50+ grizzlies who depend on the biodiversity of this valley. From its sheltered estuary and open fjord to its rich sedge fields and dense rainforest, its become a haven for numerous species. Attracting wolves, migrating geese, ducks, harbour seals, beaver and otters, as well as orca and humpback whales. 

Not a professional photographer? Or looking to bring a companion that isn't a photographer... not a problem! We are focused on creating an inclusive environment that is dedicated to delivering profound visual experiences for each and every guest we're travelling with. And if that means you just want to sit and be present, we want you to experience the beauty of the Khutzeymateen, in YOUR own way.  

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Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

📍Traditional territory of the Gitsi’is Tribe, Ts’msyen Nation

5 DAYS: June 21st - 25th, 2025

INCLUDED

Welcome/Meet & Greet evening of arrival

Private Accommodation in Prince Rupert  (based on single occupancy)

ALL transfers & transport to floating lodge 

Private room at the floating lodge (includes wood burning sauna, sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, fire-pit and more)

Chef-prepared meals to accommodate dietary requests (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free/Celiac and other allergies)

All non-alcholic beverages at lodge as well as wine and beer, served with dinner

All conservancy fees and taxes supporting grizzly bear conservation efforts

EXCLUDED

  • Any airfare, or vehicle costs from your location to the Prince Rupert Airport (book your flights early, as flights are limited)

  • Any personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals & beverages not listed under items on the Included list

  • Personal and/or travel insurance

  • Laundry services or long distance calls

  • Tips and gratuities for lodge guides which will be discussed prior to your departure.

  • Anything not listed in items included.

T O U R   C O S T

$4,450.00 USD 

$5950 CAD | per person  -  7 spots

5 days / 5 nights

Subject to 5%GST

International award-winning photographic coaching and Certified Bear Guide education

One day optional ADD-ON walking photo tour for eagles (bald and golden). Prepare camera set-up and test shooting techniques prior to arriving in Khutzeymateen. MAX 2 people

T O U R   A D D - O N

$370 USD ea | $500 CAD ea

📍Prince Rupert - Eagle Walking Tour & Instruction

(rain or shine)

ADD-ON Pricing INCLUDES:

  • Additional night accommodation in Prince Rupert

  • Hands-on photographic coaching and camera set-up

  • Image review to prep for our time in Khutzeymateen 

Take a look at the amazing adventure waiting for you

in the Khutzeymateen

Available Dates:   June 21st - 25th, 2025 (5 days)

Tour in comfort and style

Touring is conducted onboard a comfortable 24' open vessel, with a covered top with 5 padded benches

Extra space for you and your gear

The vessel is built for 10 passengers, but you will be sharing the space with only 6 other photographers (plus Jacquie)

Perfect blend of photography and serenity

We will aim for a minimum of 6 hours/day on the boat, but even the lodge offers various sightings 

Stay as unplugged or plugged in as you choose

Wifi is available for all guests at the lodge, so you can stay as in or out of touch, as you need to. 

For your convenience

Floater suits & binoculars are provided if you wish to reduce your luggage or supplement your own waterproof gear

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VALLEY OF THE GRIZZLIES - ITINERARY

ARRIVAL

Your adventure begins in the bustling hamlet of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada. The ferry will bring you from the airport island into Prince Rupert at the doors of your hotel. After check in, feel free to peruse the harbour shops or just kick back and rest. You will have a chance to meet your entire group (location TBA) before the adventure begins.

DAY 1

Continental breakfast is available from 6am onward, and we will meet in the lobby with all our gear at 7am. Private taxis will take us down to the docks for 7:30 am departure by vessel. A quick check in & room assignment at the floating lodge and we're off to visit to the magnificent inlet and all the wonderful surprises nature provides along the way.

DAY 2-4

The next 3 days are filled with wildlife adventure, day & night. Evenings around the campfire or relax in the sauna. Perhaps a quick kayak or SUP.  A perfectly prepared breakfast by our Chef to start each morning and we'll be on the water looking for our first encounter. On the way, we could be delayed by orcas, humpback, otters or any other number of creatures (oh darn).

DAY 5

Chef will have our final breakfast prepared and as we bid a farewell to our floating haven. We load our gear onto the vessel for transport back to Prince Rupert. From here, we can catch the ferry to the airport for our departure home. Depending on your flights, there may be time to enjoy some local fare or explore the small shops one last time.

TYPICAL DAY*

 7:00am  Coffee is on with

               yogurt, granola, etc

 8:00am  Hot breakfast served

 9:00am  On the zodiac

12:30pm Return for Lunch

 1:00pm  Free time to relax

 3:00pm  On the boat tour

 6:30pm  Return to Lodge

    TBD     Gather for supper

    TBD     Personal time for   

 kayaking , sauna, SUP, or campfire   

Itinerary

*   Daily schedules may adjust slightly due to photographic opportunities and weather conditions

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We're waiting for you...

JOIN US FOR THE ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE

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