Majestic Lakes and Mountain Landscapes

Update: As of July 11, 2018 this workshop is sold out. We have openings on our 2019 workshop

Join Michael Strickland and Noel Rogers as they guide, lead, and instruct you in one of the planet’s most beautiful places—Mount Assiniboine and The Canadian Rockies. We’ll photograph majestic mountain peaks in the sweet light, the brilliant colors of the larch trees and capture their reflections in the crystal clear lakes. We’ll shoot sunrise, sunset, and all day long. And after dinner, with clear skies, we’re out again capturing the beauty of the night sky over this incredible backdrop. Take a breathtaking helicopter ride up to Mount Assiniboine Lodge, and we have four days and nights here to explore and photograph. Then another helicopter ride down, and we'll base at Engadine Lodge in the Spray Valley for two nights, where we have some beautiful photography locations well scouted. 

Everything's all inclusive: meals, transportation, double occupancy lodging (single available), and photographic instruction and guiding from two pros. We'll even get you from the airport to our hotel and back.

The Rockies are a Muench Passion!

We have a life-long love affair with the Rockies. In his book, co-written with his father David Muench, “The Rockies”, Marc and David Muench put it best: “Enter into the wild and energetic landscape that is the Rocky Mountains, the most emphatic geology in North America. It is the center image of our continent—elevated to its full height. One is brought to a keen sense of the original and pristine earth, and nothing is as exhilarating as standing on or in front of its peaks at dawn or evening and witnessing the world’s slow, but persistent spinning in the universe.”

We would like to guide you to this kind of experience on this workshop.


Canadian Rockies,
Alberta Canada




September 18–25, 2018

Fitness Level:

Moderate: some hikes of 3-4 km,
some with elevation gain and
uneven ground to walk on

Your Pros:

Sold Out

All the “above and beyond” effort that Muench puts into making sure every detail is covered and everyone feels special, as well as putting us in the right place at the right time for photography, makes every adventure worth every penny. You guys always put your heart and soul into these trips, and it shows–I can’t wait for more adventures!
— Chellie Hyre, CA Horses '12, Iceland '15, Muench Madness '15, Svalbard '16

Itinerary and General Information

NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change based on accommodations availability, weather and other local conditions.

September 18, 2018: Fly to Calgary. You will then take a shuttle service (90 min) from Calgary Airport to Canmore, arriving at our hotel, Blackstone Lodge this afternoon. We will send information about the shuttle service. Workshop commences with a group dinner this evening.

September 19, 2018: After breakfast, we’ll take the beautiful drive to the helicopter pad outside of Canmore. We have a flight at approximately 12:30 pm, a very short helicopter ride (15 min) up to Assiniboine Lodge. You can read the history of this amazing lodge in British Columbia here.

September 19–23, 2018: We have four nights at Assiniboine Lodge. We’ll shoot every day sunrise and sunset, with other shooting opportunities during the day. There will be options for day hikes if you like. At night, with clear skies, we’ll shoot the night sky over Mt. Assiniboine. We will have image review sessions as time allows and we’ll also be teaching some of our post-processing tips and techniques.

September 23–25, 2018: We’ll fly down from Assiniboine Lodge after breakfast on the 24th, and then we’ll begin shooting in other areas in the Canadian Rockies. We have numerous spots planned but we’ll keep the itinerary flexible so we can do the right thing based on local conditions. We’ll be based at Engadine Lodge in the heart of Spray Valley. Again, we’ll make sure we’re in the right spots for sunrise and sunset light! We will feature more image reviews, critique, and post-processing.

September 25, 2018: After morning shoot and breakfast, we will drive you to Calgary airport. Flights home can be for anytime after 1:00 pm. 

Note on Assiniboine Lodge: All lodging here is on a shared basis, with two to a cabin. All of the accommodations have shared shower and bathroom facilities that are not in the cabins.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (possible singles available)
  • All meals and transportation during the workshop
  • Tips for lodge staff
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
  • Image reviews, critiques, post-processing instruction
  • Inspiration, fun, and a great time

Whats Not Included?

Transportation to and from Calgary, Alberta. Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Mandatory Travel Medical Insurance and Medical Evacuation InsuranceOptional Trip Cancellation Insurance. Anything not specifically mentioned as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $3,000 will hold your space in this workshop. The balance of $3,995 will be due not later than June 1, 2018. All of our standard terms and conditions apply.

Additional Information

This workshop is a perennial sell-out. If you want to photograph and experience some of the most beautiful mountain scenery on the planet, click the "Sign Me Up!" button and we'll see you in Canada!