Photography Excursions and Tours 2020

About Me and the Outdoor/Adventure Travel & Tour Industry

I founded the Outdoor/Environmental Education Department in the Surrey School District in British Columbia and wrote their original Field Trips Guide and Policy. I owned/operated Adventures in Store Tours Ltd for 16 years which included but not limited to the West Coast Trail, Escalante Trail Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park and Johnstone Strait ocean kayaking, heli-hiking base camp in Stein Provincial Park, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Cathedral Provincial Park, Mt Edziza Provincial Park, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Arctic river trips and backpacking on Baffin Island. Also, I instructed outdoor pursuits which included courses, such as, flat and white water paddling, rock climbing, mountaineering, avalanche and snow ecology training, winter survival courses, nordic skiing, telemarking, and nature photography.

I was head of Organization Development for Whistler/Blackcomb Mountains Resort and travelled across North America on behalf of its parent company Intrawest, * at the time the world's leading Destination Resort Development company, to its many golf and ski resort properties leading Corporate Strategic Planning, Role Clarity assessment/definition, Supply Chain Strategy, Leadership Development, and a $400,000,000 Corporate Merger acquisition with Abercrombie and Kent * world's most luxurious 5 Star Adventure Tour and Travel company.

I want to give a shout out to Mountain Equipment Coop who have supported me all these years. When I was Environmental/Outdoor Education Coordinator for the Surrey School District on the West Coast they supplied us with a huge amount of gear as did Carleton Rescue Equipment previously called Carleton Cycle and Outdoor Recreation in Burnaby. Both to this day outstanding organizations!

* Coppermine River Nunavut photo circa 1991

Winter Photography Field Trips 2019/2020

* source A Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies by Andrew Nugara

* all trips avoid avalanche terrain

Highway 93 South to Radium Hot Springs Excursions:

Boom Lake Trail-Round Trip 8 km & 3-5 hrs * Intermediate

Marble Canyon Trail-1.6 km & 2-3 hrs * Easy

Highway 742 Excursions:

Burstall Lakes Trail-Round Trip 10 km 4e-6 hrs * easy

Chester Lake Trail-Round trip 8 km & 4-6 hrs * Advanced

Kananaskis Lakes Excursions:

Lower Kananaskis Lake-Round Trip 5.6 km & 2-3 hrs * Easy (we're staying on the lake)

Upper Kananaskis Lake Trail-Round Trip 5 km & 2-3 hrs * Easy (we're staying on the lake)

To express interest: see Contact Page

All trips cancelled due to the threat of Covid-19 to our health and safety.

Bowron Lakes Photography Tour June 2020

This tour will include a one day refresher flat water stroke mechanics course and a one day moving water refresher. As we paddle the circuit both flat and basic moving water skill and stroke mechanics instruction will prevail. * the Chute and Cariboo River sections require basic moving water knowledge and skill.

Group size: two canoes and four people including the tour leader 3:1 ratio

Accommodation: Motels/Hotels along the way at cost.

Transportation: Cost of rental vehicle and gas shared equally between the registrants.

Equipment: You can either rent canoe equipment at Becker's Lodge at the Bowron or bring your own canoe, paddles, and PFDs. * reservations must be made in advance.

Trip Food & Cooking Equipment: Responsibility of the participant. * ask me for suggestions.

Tent and Camping Gear: Responsibility of the participant. * ask me for a gear & clothing lists

Tour Leader: Brian Luckock

Instruction and Tour Leader: $930/person * includes all BC Parks permits

To express interest no later than February 15/2020: see Contact Page

The Bowron Lakes trip is cancelled fort this year due to the on-going threat of Covid-19.

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