Bowen Island Hike & Photography

Enjoy nature and a beautiful ferry ride, while learning to take breathtaking photos! Your 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off from downtown Vancouver, return ferry ride to Bowen Island, an easy guided hike around Killarney Lake, and walk around the village shops, cafes and restaurants.

Led by an experienced photographer and tour guide, you’ll learn to take amazing photos of nature, landscape, wildlife and architecture. We'll cover techniques like long exposure, aperture, white balance and ISO for DSLR cameras, as well as camera phone tips. Alternatively, we can do photo shoots instead of learning photography if that's your interest. The best camera to bring are DSLRs but you’re also free to use your camera phone. Photography lessons/shoots, guided hike and transportation including ferry are included in the cost.

Comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing, camera (any kind) and a sense of adventure required!

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6 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional photographer guide
    • Guided small-group hiking tour
    • Transportation and ferry ride
    • DSLR camera can be borrowed
    • Photoshoot
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities

  • We'll take a breathtaking ocean ferry ride to an island and spend a few hours exploring old-growth forests, waterfalls, and wildlife. The highlight is of course the fall colors and fallen leaves at this time of year. Your tour is a picture-perfect way to experience Canada’s nature, while learning the basics of landscape photography. With plenty of one-on-one instruction, you will learn to take amazing photos whether you’re packing the latest DSLR or a camera phone. All levels of hikers and types of cameras are welcome.

    Bowen Island, a 20 min ferry ride from Vancouver - is home to a variety of wildlife, galleries and shops. The ferry ride alone is breathtaking, with gorgeous views of Howe Sound and islands. Details on what to wear and bring along for the tour will be provided, but comfortable shoes and clothing, water and snacks are recommended.

    As a photographer I'll capture your memories, and send you complimentary photos at the end of our tour.

    Stop At:

    • BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2T5, Canada
    • BC Ferries Bowen Island Snug Cove Terminal, Bowen Island Trunk Rd, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada
    • Bowen Island Visitor Centre, 432 Cardena Road, British Columbia V0N 1G1 Canada
    • Killarney Lake Parking, 1151 Mt Gardner Rd, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2, Canada
    • Bowen Island Visitor Centre, 432 Cardena Road, British Columbia V0N 1G1 Canada
  • Departure Point :
    Westbound W Georgia St @ Granville St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 0A1, Canada
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you up from your downtown hotel or rental accommodation,the Hyatt hotel or the starting point.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Nature PhotoHikes

Activity ID: V-17847P27

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