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Beginner Hiking & Photography

Vancouver, Canada

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Experience hosted by Nafees

5 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The hike is an easy to intermediate trail, great for beginners looking for a challenge. Located an hour from Vancouver, the tour includes public transport from downtown Vancouver. The 5 hour tour includes 3 hours of hiking with breaks and is a picture-perfect way to experience Canada’s natural beauty. Whether you’re packing the latest and greatest DSLR unit or a camera phone, I will make sure you learn to take amazing photos. With small groups and plenty of one-on-one instruction, we'll learn how to take landscape photos including long exposures for waterfalls, macro shots for flowers, wide angle landscape and portrait shots.

With 20+ years of hiking, guiding and photography experience, I will take you on a fun and a safe outing while learning a valuable skill. As a photographer I'll capture your memories, and send you complimentary photos at the end of our tour.
The hike is an easy to intermediate trail, great for beginners looking for a challenge. Located an hour from Vancouver, the tour includes public transport from downtown Vancouver. The 5 hour tour includes 3 hours of hiking with breaks and is a picture-perfect way to experience Canada’s natural beauty. Whether you’re packing the latest and greatest DSLR unit or a camera phone, I will make sure you learn to take amazing photos. With small groups an…

Nafees's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Transportation
    We'll meet in downtown or a central location convenient for you and take pu...
  • Equipment
    You can borrow a DSLR camera or tripod, upon request.
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Sun, Jan 31
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Sun, Feb 7
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$65 per person
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Sun, Feb 14
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$65 per person
$65 per person

Meet your host, Nafees

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 105 Reviews
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I've been leading hikes for the local community as well as travelers for the past 20 years. After living in 7 countries and visiting 56, I founded Nature PhotoHikes where I share my love of landscape photography through lessons, photoshoots and guided hikes/walks. Lessons on your camera/smartphone include tips and tricks, composition, and settings like shutter speed, aperture and ISO. I also organize hikes for charity and youth groups, including refugees and newcomers to Canada.

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I've been leading hikes for the local community as well as travelers for the past 20 years. After living in 7 countries and visiting 56, I founded Nature PhotoHikes where I share my love of landscape photography through lessons, photoshoots and guided hikes/walks. Lessons on your camera/smartphone include tips and tricks, composition, and settings like shutter speed, aperture and ISO. I also organize hikes for charity and youth groups, including refugees and newcomers to Canada.

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Where you'll be

We'll spend 3 hours exploring old-growth forests, waterfalls and amazing viewpoints. We'll choose from a variety of trails based on your hiking experience. The hikes will take place in the North Shore of Vancouver, an hour from downtown Vancouver.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 105 reviews.

Jorge
November 2020
I loved taking this tour with Nafees, he Went beyond what I expected. I love the hike , pictures and insight about those places and Vancouver in general. He made everything very comfortable from picking me up to the hike , stories , conversation and drop off. I will definitely will book again with him in my next trip to Vancouver.
I loved taking this tour with Nafees, he Went beyond what I expected. I love the hike , pictures and insight about those places and Vancouver in general. He made everything very co…
Lydia
November 2020
I had such a great time on a hike at Lighthouse Park with Nafees. He has a very friendly spirit and has a beautiful passion for the outdoors and photography. It was so great to learn photography tricks from him, and I was pleasantly surprised and appreciative for the bonus of him taking some beautiful photos of me and my friend. Would highly recommend!
I had such a great time on a hike at Lighthouse Park with Nafees. He has a very friendly spirit and has a beautiful passion for the outdoors and photography. It was so great to lea…
Tasha
November 2020
Nafees was so personable & was really attentive to us! He assessed our skill level & gave us a great experience. He seems to know so much about his craft. Genuinely nice tour guide. Would love to book with him again when we come back to Vancouver :)
Nafees was so personable & was really attentive to us! He assessed our skill level & gave us a great experience. He seems to know so much about his craft. Genuinely nice tour guide…
Melanie
November 2020
Nafees is a hiking expert and he made us feel hiking an easy thing to do. At first I was hesitant to do hiking but with his encouragement I was able to do it. The hike was relaxing and comfortable. He communicates well and knows how to handle different situations. We had photoshoots as well. Thanks Nafees for your encouragement to do hiking and for taking us to a paradise park.
Nafees is a hiking expert and he made us feel hiking an easy thing to do. At first I was hesitant to do hiking but with his encouragement I was able to do it. The hike was relaxing…
Jessica
July 2020
I've been hiking with Nafees many times over the last 3-4 years. Each hike or trip is a wonderful experience full of special and fun moments. I'm following his page continuously, as I don't want to miss the next event. :)
Rajesh
February 2020
Was a wonderful trekking experience! Nafees knew the entire territory well, he cared deeply and did a fantastic job sharing lots of personal stories and experiences in Vancouver, all over Canada and the world as he's also an avid traveller.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Water (at least 2L)

Snacks