Through out this 1 day "Carmanah - The Land of the Giants Forest Experience", we will photograph and explore the hard to reach Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park located on the southern western remote edge of Vancouver Island (accessible by logging road only). Note, this "Experience" is most suitable for late spring through to early fall (not winter due to nasty storms). Our visit to Carmanah will include exploring and photographing Canada's largest tree, The Cheewat Giant (western red cedar), Heaven Tree (big spruce tree) and the world famous Randy Stolzman Grove in the heart of Carmanah (big spruce trees). The transit time from Victoria to Carmanah parking lot is approx. 4.5 hours. Time spent in the park is approx. 4 hours. Return time to Victoria is approximately the same. This is a long 12-14 hour day but also some of the most rarest trees found anywhere on the west coast. In addition to still photography, I also offer video and drone demonstrations for those that are interested. Drone photography is a beautiful and unique way to see Carmanah from up above (not many people see it that way).
I am a full time professional nature photographer based on beautiful southern Vancouver Island. I have spend over the last 10 years photographing and exploring Vancouver Island and know it well. I am very personable and often teach private photography classes, as well as, offer workshops on Vancouver Island and The Arctic this coming Sept 2020. I am also an accredited nature, landscape, and wildlife photographer with the Professional Photographer of Canada (PPOC). I have consistently ranked high in both the provincial and national annual image competitions hosted by PPOC. I addition to my photography services, I offer guiding on Vancouver Island for small private groups with a fully licensed and insured vehicle to reach all the hard to get to locations. Amenities include on board fridge in vehicle, water, camping gear, and much more
Lunch is provided in my SUV which includes a fully functional fridge.
Water only on this trip unless we stop for a few minutes along the way to grab a coffee.
Any applicable entrance or park fees included.
Transportation from either Sidney or Victoria (return) is included in my vehicle.
This Experience also includes photography instruction.
During the 1 day "Carmanah - The Land of the Giants Forest Experience" we will visit the following attractions in the BC Provincial Park. First - Cheewat Gaint (Canada's largest tree) Second - Heaven Tree (large spruce tree) Third - Randy Stoltzman Grove (6+ large spruce trees in a grove) I have bee to Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park four times (and the surrounding area over 10 times) in my photography career and know the locations well.
最多可有3位年满19周岁的参与者参加。 The "Carmanah - The Land of the Giants" is ideal for Beginner levels. If you are and Intermediate to Advanced photographer / adventurer I can also accommodate your needs too.
I am able to pick up up at various locations around southern Vancouver Island to meet your needs. I also offer drop off service to efficiently combine other trips you may have planned along with your stay on Vancouver Island.
Carmanah - The Land of the Giants