Northwest Wonders – Jet Boat Photography Tour

Northwest Wonders – Jet Boat Photography Tour
June 12-16, 2018
Terrace, BC

$1650 Includes all accommodations ( 4 nights) , meals and transportation

$500 deposit required to hold a seat!

Online Registration or call   250-960-5980

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Riding in style as we cruise up a remote Northwest BC River in search of another photo worthy location

This three day photographic journey will take you to some of Northwest B.C.’s most beautiful and remote and scenic locations. Our expert guides will transport you to rugged rivers with cascading waterfalls, coastal estuaries, feeding grizzly bears, valleys home to soaring eagles, First Nations cultural sites plus much more. Using powerful jet boats that allow you to reach otherwise inaccessible locations, this educational tour will provide photography tips and techniques to ensure that you take the best possible photos. There will also be educational evening presentations highlighting local photography and history. Our professional biologist and guide has over thirty years of experience photographing in remote Northwest B.C. locations. He will reveal some of his favorite locations during this photographic adventure. There will also be shore excursions and hikes to see some of the regions amazing bio-diversity.

Photography from a Jet Boat
Photography from a Jet Boat

 The first evening will be spent meeting the guide and other program guests in the beautiful Yellow Cedar Lodge followed by a slideshow introducing the participants to the highlights of the week ahead and the photographic assignment for the next day. The subsequent evenings will consist of a social where we have local historians and photographers enlighten the group with their knowledge and photos of the area.

DAY ONE
The first day begins with a jet boat ride up a Skeena River tributary that is noted as one the most picturesque rivers in the northwest. The river winds its way up through a Coastal Sitka spruce rainforest that towers over the flowing water below.  The river is surrounded by a massive 4000 foot rock gorge on each side that provides the perfect backdrop for every photo. At every turn of the river a new photographic opportunity awaits, as we lose track of the hundreds of waterfalls cascading down in all directions. We will be on the lookout for Mtn Goats on the cliffs above and Moose roaming the gravel bars.

Jet Boat cruising by a snow field on the edge of the river
One of the many waterfalls encountered during the day
One of the many waterfalls encountered during the day

DAY TWO
Day two focuses on the “River of Mist” and British Columbia’s second longest river, the Skeena. You will travel along one of the most beautiful stretches of highway that follows the banks of the Skeena while threading through the Coast Mountains enroute to Prince Rupert. After launching in the tidal portion of the river we will jet our way past the historic Skeena River salmon cannery sites towards the ghost town of Port Essington where we will explore and photograph this unique location. We will continue to visit other cannery sites and abandoned places of the past as we look for that perfect photo opportunity.  We have an opportunity to end the day with soak in remote hot spring and reminisce about the days photos.

Port Essington Pilings by guest Andrew Pugh
The Remnants of the Port Essington Boardwalk
Photographing Grizzly Bears from the safety of a boat

DAY THREE
June is prime feeding time for the coastal Grizzly Bears because they have recently emerged from hibernation and are hungry for the succulent sedge grasses that grow along the coastal estuaries. These lush green fields of grasses provide an amazing backdrop for the photographer to capture that perfect snapshot. You will also have an opportunity to see Grizzly Bears and remote coastal estuaries as the jet boats allow you to safely photograph the bears, without disturbing them.

Young Grizzly posing for the camera
Young Grizzly posing for the camera

 

Accommodations

All four nights of the tour will be spend at the beautiful Yellow Cedar Lodge on the banks of the Skeena River. This B&B style lodge will provide us with some of the best meals in the northwest and provide us with all the amenities to enjoy our visit to the region.  Enjoy a beverage on one of the many decks, soak in the hot tub, or just kick back and relax  and enjoy the view of the Skeena River.

For more information contact:
Rob Bryce (250) 960-5982 or Rob.bryce@unbc.ca