2020 YUKON Heli-Hiking Under Northern Lights PHOTO TOUR
Tombstone Territory Park | September 6-12, 2020
“The Yukon - Heli-Hiking under
the Northern Lights Photo Tour"
in Tombstone Territorial Park
Join us on Chase and Jake to one of Canada's most breathtaking and remote mountain ranges, the Tombstones in Yukon, Canada. During the month of September we will experience the gorgeous autumn colours, potential for auroras, and of course interesting weather systems with our mountainous subjects.
This week-long photo workshop in Tombstone Territorial Park, known as being The Patagonia of Canada, is designed to take you to some of the parks most beautiful locations, including Talus, Divide and Grizzly Lakes. During the trip, you will stay in top-rated local hotels have the opportunity to fall asleep under the stars (and fingers crossed, northern lights) while camping and hiking throughout the park’s rugged, mountainous backcountry.
The small group size of each tour (6 participants) will allow for a more intimate experience than some other larger & more expensive group tours. This trip is suitable for various levels of photography experience, from beginners looking to learn their cameras to professionals looking for unique portfolio photographs. Throughout the trip there will be opportunities to focus on specific aspects of photography you are most interested in developing further (night sky, long exposures, portfolio development, pre-shoot scouting & more). This trip will be a great opportunity to learn techniques required for unique outdoor photography, while learning from some of Canada’s top upcoming outdoor photographers,
This tour involves carrying your own gear which is your food for the duration, your camera gear and your tent gear. Please note this is moderate to higher level of physical activity that involves a fair amount of walking and hiking to get the shots.
Photography Instruction by:
Photography instruction before we head out in the field and post editing instruction using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
This 7 day photo tour in Tombstone Territorial Park, known as being The Patagonia of Canada, is designed to take you to some of the parks most beautiful locations, including Talus, Divide and Grizzly Lakes.
We will stay in the hotel for the 5th of September organized and included in the tour, then after we are dropped off via helicopter in the parks we have camp set ups. The last day of the tour we have a hotel that is included.
During the tour, you will stay in local accommodations as well as have the opportunity to fall asleep under the stars (and potentially the Northern Lights) while camping and hiking throughout the park’s rugged, mountainous backcountry.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be arranged by Chase and Jake - with a survey
The small group size of each tour (6 including 2 guides) will allow for a more intimate experience than larger, more expensive group tours. This trip is suitable for various levels of photography experience, from beginners to well-experienced photographers looking for that new technique or trick to help elevate their body of work.
Throughout the trip there will be opportunities to focus on specific areas of photography you are most interested in developing further (night sky, long exposures, portfolio development & more). This tour will be a great opportunity to devote time to learning added photographic techniques from the initial idea to the final print, and all required steps in between.
Drone are not permitted
What to Bring:
Recommended Photo Gear
DSLR Camera (full frame, crop, mirrorless)
Wide Angle Lens e.g. 14-24 mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/2.8 or 17-40 mm f/2.8 (recommend for Auroras)
Mid-Zoom Lens e.g. 24-70 mm, 24-105mm or 18-135 mm
Telephoto Zoom Lens e.g. 70-200 mm, 100-400 (recommended for wildlife). *** We highly recommend 600mm options using a converter or long lens as we keep our distance from wildlife unless they approach us.
ND Filters e.g. Small Stopper ND64 (6 Stops of Light) and Big Stopper ND1000 (10 Stops of Light) recommended for long exposure during day around the shores
What to Wear & Gear to Bring:
Temperatures for a Yukon summer average 5 Degrees to 25 Celsius through the day and night so please bring a variety of clothing options and layer to easily adjust to the changing climate. Here is a list of recommended clothing and gear to bring:
1-2 Person Lightweight Tent - we can help arrange
20-35L Dry Bag to put in the kayak during transit
Waterproof and Windproof Jacket
Warm Mid layer: Sweater/Fleece
Thick Warm Pants
Thermal Leggings/Long Johns
Good Hiking Boots
Anything else for your comfort
Frequently Asked Questions: Yukon Photo Expedition
What is the activity level required for this tour?
This hiking trip will be physically demanding, a 9/10 activity level. Be prepared to hike up to 15km daily with up to a 50 pound pack while going uphill, across uneven surfaces and sometimes through snow.
What will the weather be like?
In Yukon in the fall, no day of weather is ever guaranteed. Things can, and will change quickly from a mild sunny day to a rainy or snowy one in the span of minutes. Please be prepared for temperatures between -15°C and +15°C as well as rain, fog and even snow in the Tombstones.
Will there be wildlife?
While wildlife is never guaranteed... I have seen moose, lynx, bears
and bald eagles in the areas we will be visiting on this tour.
Are you tours just for photographers?
No, not at all! Our trips are approximately 50/50% split of photographers and non-photographers. These trips are called photo tours as Jenni and I are instructing photography lessons hands on while we explore and sail. We have non-photographers (with iPhones, etc), beginners to expert photographers on our trips. It's the perfect learning grounds where you get to immerse yourself in nature and be surrounded by great people.
Why Artica Studios Adventure Photo Tours vs. Other Tours?
Jenni and I are so passionate about our tours we take small groups that are more intimate where we can connect with each one of our guests. We also pride ourselves on taking you to these remote locations that are extremely difficult to get to and otherwise unaffordable. Our tours are never over-priced as we want you to have a life changing experience and for you to share your experience (and photos) with family and friends and for them to be able to afford to have their own Artica Adventure experience.
Our tours are not just photography workshops, they are life changing experiences that will shape you as a person. Whatever your current understanding is of photography, our workshops will help you improve in a variety of areas, including composition, editing, business acumen, personal style development, work flow and more!
We are looking for positive, like-minded people to join our trips as it is most often the people who make the experience and everything else is just a bonus. We love animals and the environment and we care deeply about creating inspiration and action to help make the world a better place.
Let's fall in love with The Yukon together!