Spirit Bear Photography Tour

Our special Spirit Bear photography tour takes place in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada. This forest is the largest ancient temperate rainforest left on the planet. The towering trees give way to lush carpets of green moss drenched in moisture. Streams teeming with wild salmon feed the elusive Kemode Bear,known here as the Spirit Bear. The First Nations people gave the bears this name due to their belief that they were a symbol of great wisdom, strength and healing. The area we will be traveling in is only accessible by boat or float plane and lies within the Gitga'at First Nation Territory. Our guide will be the renowned Marven Robinson, who has been following many of the animals in the area his whole life. Marven has been featured in multiple documentaries on the area including one by National Geographic and the new IMAX film entitled Great Bear Rainforest. He will take us to locations that are only open to people of First Nations and their guests. The timing of these trips will coincide with the peak of the salmon runs. This will greatly improve your chances of success.

Quality not Quantity

The small group of 8 photographers will provide a more intimate experience, and is easily mobile so we can move to each location quickly. We feel that this trip will provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Its has been described as profound on more than one occasion.


Equipment Recommendations
Your most used focal length will be in the range of 100 to 500mm. Wide angle lens for up close encounters as well as landscapes. If possible bring 2 camera bodies, sturdy tripod or monopod.

Other Considerations

Medium level of fitness is required. Walks up to 45 mins possible.

Bathroom breaks are available throughout the day.

5 Day Trip Middle of September 2020. Exact dates to be confirmed.

Total Cost $4600.00 + 13% HST cdn funds. Double occupancy.
$1,600.00 cdn + 13% hst non-refundable deposit required at time of booking. Remaining amount of $3,000.00 cdn + 13% hst payment due 90 days prior to departure date.

Payment, Registration and Refund Policy
A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. Once the deposit is received your spot on the trip will be confirmed and you will receive an email that includes a detailed itinerary. Balance in full is due 3 months before the tour start date. A reminder will be sent to you via email, but it is the sole responsibility of the participant to remember this due date. If the balance is not received in time, we will attempt to fill your spot from the waiting list. If the spot is filled, you will lose only the deposit.
Fees are based upon double occupancy. Single rooms can be arranged at an additional cost if they are available. We do our best to pair participants up with a roommate, but if a roommate cannot be found, the single occupant will be charged for a single supplement.
Wild Outdoors prefers payment by check, e-transfer or wire transfer (banking information available upon request)
Checks payable to: Wild Outdoors Limited PO Box 5335 Huntsville ON Canada P1H 2K7
Travel Insurance
Whenever traveling with Wild Outdoors Photography travel insurance and health insurance is highly recommended.
Liability
Wild Outdoors Photography does not accept responsibility for any losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike or other causes. The tour participants shall bear all such losses and expenses. Wild Outdoors Photography will take all reasonable steps to ensure that services provided are of high standard. Wild Outdoors Photography will not accept liability for physical injury, loss, damage or expense resulting from
circumstances beyond our control. By agreeing to participate in a Wild Outdoors Photography workshop, each participant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Wild Outdoors Photography, its agents, employees, shareholders, directors, attorneys, and contractors as more completely set forth in the liability waiver that will be provided. The waiver must be signed and received by Wild Outdoors Photography prior to participation.
Contact Michael if you have further questions or to check availability and to request a booking.

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