Mountain Landscape at the Canadian Rockies’ Lake O’Hara

Lake O’Hara is a photographic jewel nestled in the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Experience one of the world’s most beautiful locations on this very exclusive workshop.

During the early summer, the wildflowers are just beginning to bloom, snow is still clinging to the high peaks, and the days are long. This is an unusual opportunity to experience a secluded mountain alpine environment with a small group of only six guests.

You’ll be up early and working in the low light of the northern dusk and dawn when the light is soft and colorful. You’ll learn new methods of improving the images you capture and how to better express your personal vision. No matter your expertise in photography, this workshop will take your photography to the next level. Connect with nature and have a great time with leaders that are dedicated to giving you an outstanding experience. We’ve also reserved plenty of time for our signature image reviews and post-processing instruction.

The Lake O’Hara lodge has a fantastic dining room where we’ll be treated to excellent meals. Your accommodations are log cabins along the edge of the lake and include a private bathroom. Bring your hiking boots and poles, as we’ll be venturing out on the beautiful trails that surround this valley that make it so unique. We’re also sure there will be times you’ll just want to sit on your porch and take in the beauty.

Location:

British Columbia, Canada

Tuition:

$7,495

Dates:

June 17–22, 2021
*dates subject to slight change based
on lodge availability. Firm dates will
will be known by December 2020.

Fitness Level:

Challenging
Daily hikes up to 5 miles
Elevation gains of 1,000 feet
Elevation at lake 7,000 feet

Availability:

Open for Registration
Limited to 6 Guests

I expected amazing vistas, but the hiking was beyond expectations, and the food and service at Lake O’Hara Lodge were splendid. I felt really pampered there.
— Joseph Wu, Lake O'Hara '18 and 9 other Muench Workshops

Itinerary and General Information

NOTE: The Lake O’Hara Lodge will not confirm our precise dates until December of 2020. Do not book flights until you have confirmation of the exact dates.

June 17, 2021: Meet at Calgary airport at 1:00 PM for a ride to Baker Creek Lodge, near Lake Louise. Check-in, dinner, and sunset shoot near the lodge.

June 18, 2021: Early sunrise shoot at Moraine Lake followed by breakfast and a drive up the Icefields Parkway. Photography throughout the day with early dinner and sunset shoot on the parkway. 

June 19–22, 2021: Early breakfast, then drive to Lake O’Hara trailhead to catch the private bus to the lodge. We’ll spend the following days exploring this fantastic alpine wonderland, where we’ll photograph the spectacular mountains and lakes in the early morning through late at night. We’ll spend days hiking some of the surrounding trails, photographing ponds, waterfalls, lakes, and steep, rugged mountains. 

June 22, 2021: Early sunrise shoot followed by breakfast. Sack lunches for our last hike into the alpine country before leaving on the last bus out at 4:00 PM. Once back at our van, we’ll depart for the Calgary airport for flights out. We can arrange a room at the Calgary airport hotel if you need to fly out on June 23, 2020. 

What to Bring and How to Prepare for Your Workshop

Please see our How To Prepare For Your Workshop page now for guidelines on workshop prep, gear, and packing. Approximately 90 days before your workshop, you will be sent a PDF with more specific instructions.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging

  • All lodging and meals during the workshop

  • Transportation throughout the workshop beginning at Calgary International Airport

  • Photographic instruction and guiding from two pros

  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction

  • Fun, Inspiration, and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Travel to and from Calgary International Airport from your home. Medical Evacuation Insurance (required). Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended). Additional hotel nights before or after the workshop, items of a personal nature, walking poles, alcoholic beverages, and anything not specifically mentioned as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $3,495 USD will secure your place in this workshop. The balance of $4,000 USD is due by March 1, 2021. All of our standard terms and conditions apply.

Additional Information

This is a rare opportunity to photograph Lake O'Hara with a small group and two professional landscape photographers. Click the register button, get in shape, and we'll see you up in Canada!