What you'll do
We'll spend a few hours snowshoeing through old-growth forests, frozen lakes and amazing viewpoints in this beginners to intermediate hike. Your tour is a picture-perfect way to experience Canada’s outdoors, while learning the basics of landscape photography. All levels of hikers and types of cameras are welcome. We'll leave Vancouver for Mt. Seymour where the trail starts. The 6 hour tour includes return transportation to the mountain resort, a 3 hour, 6km return, minimal elevation hike reaching 1,054 meters (3,460 feet). You take a break at the top for a spectacular view while enjoying snacks/lunch and an opportunity to work on your photography. As an outdoors guide with 20+ years of experience leading hikes, I will show you how to snowshoe safely, following your own pace if needed. As a photographer I'll not only take beautiful photos of your memories, but also teach you landscape photography regardless of whether you carry a smartphone or DSLR. Details on what to wear and bring along for the tour will be provided.
I've been leading hikes for the past 20 years and founded Nature PhotoHikes where I share my love of outdoor photography with travelers and locals. My tours include guided hikes/walks, photo shoots and lessons on your DSLR or smartphone (composition as well as settings like depth of field, shutter speed, exposure, video, etc). You'll receive complimentary photos after the tour. I also host 5 other experiences: airbnb.ca/experiences/131977 airbnb.ca/experiences/540676 airbnb.ca/experiences/27129 airbnb.ca/experiences/652032 airbnb.ca/experiences/1155351
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Where you'll be
We'll be visiting Mt. Seymour resort, an hour ride from Vancouver. We'll check out frozen lakes and rugged forests and hike up the popular beginner's snowshoeing trail called Dog Mountain. We'll break at the top to enjoy viewpoints of surrounding mountains, ocean and city, grab lunch and taking plenty of photos.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 11 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
Bring your own camera, water, snacks, and lunch and good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Option to grab lunch at the mountain resort cafe.
Mount Seymour Snowshoeing & Photography