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2024 Grizzly Bears of CHILKO LAKE
wildlife Photo Tour

JOIN US IN GRIZZLY TERRITORY 
SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2024

2024 Grizzly Bears OF CHILKO LAKE WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS

GRIZZLY BEARS FISHING FOR SALMON IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST SALMON RUNS ON EARTH.

TOUR DATES
& PRICE PER PERSON

SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2024

$6,900 USD + 5% GST per person

PHYSICAL
DIFFICULTY

easy 
Participants should be in good physical health and able to hike 2 miles while carrying YOUR OWN photograpHY gear.

GROUP
SIZE

8
(7 SPOTS REMAINING)

TOUR
LEADER

Chase Teron

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS

GRIZZLY BEARS FROM THE BOAT AT EYE LEVEL DURING ONE OF THE LARGEST SALMON RUNS IN THE WORLD.

AVERAGE 20 GRIZZLIES PER DAY

TOUR
DATES & PRICE

SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2024

$6,900 USD + 5% GST per person

PHYSICAL
DIFFICULTY

easy 

Participants should be in good physical health and ABLE TO CARRY THEIR OWN GEAR.

GROUP
SIZE


(7 SPOTS REMAIN)

TOUR
LEADER

Chase Teron

PARTNERED  WITH

Roam
Adventures



CHILKO LAKE,
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Visiting Chilko Lake, British Columbia, Canada is a dream experience for many world travelers who are looking for unrivaled perspectives on Grizzly bears. This tour is unlike any other due to the remote location, intimate viewing area and consistent bear sightings.

Stay in luxury safari-style tents, just above the lake where grizzlies are regular visitors. Our tour averages 20 grizzlies per day - with a 3.5 hour photo session each morning and again each evening, this is truly the tour for those who want to amplify your grizzly bear portfolio.

Your professional photography guides will help you capture the best photographs of grizzly bears by instructing you before each excursion, while in the field (techniques, settings, composition) and helping you with editing while enjoying our luxury resort stay.

Price includes a float plane from Vancouver, a Red Seal Chef and all meals and alcohol as well as luxury safari tent accommodations. Flights to Vancouver, visas and camera gear/rentals are not included.

Each day we'll wake up with a healthy breakfast then head out to the water right after for world-class photography opportunities.

Imagine, getting at eye level with grizzlies as they feast on salmon. We have chosen these dates as they are the best possible dates for the best bear quantities and the best bear behaviour.

Chase Teron will be your main photography guide during this incredible experience.

This tour is different than any other tour we offer in that you get to experience the largest salmon run in the world during the best time of year to view grizzlies. What could be better?

If you want to learn photography as a hobbyist, improve your portfolio and skills as an intermediate or amp up your professional portfolio, this grizzly photo tour at Chilko Lake is a must.


Grizzly Bear Photo Tour at Chilko Lake
Logistics & General Itinerary

ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Fly into Vancouver International Airport, airport code: YVR. 

HOTEL IN VANCOUVER BEFORE & AFTER: We recommend you arrive in Vancouver at least one day before your departure and stay one day after you fly out of Chilko Lake. We have discounted hotel rates, during your meeting with an Artica team member we will provide you with Vancouver hotel options.

FLIGHT TO CHILKO LAKE (INCLUDED): To get to Chilko Lake, you'll have a chartered float plane included in your photo tour price from Vancouver, BC.

DAY TO DAY GENERAL ITINERARY

Day 1 September 15th:
We fly into Chilko Lake, we'll check-in to your tent rooms, have lunch and then go out to photograph the grizzly bears.

Days 2, 3, 4, Sept 16, 17, 18th:
Breakfast, then head out to photograph the grizzlies for 3.5 hours, come back for lunch, then head out again for 3.5 hours. We'll come back for dinner and drinks and then we'll have some editing sessions and relaxation. We have an amazing Red Seal Chef preparing our meals and all alcohol is included in the price.

Day 5 September 19th: 
We fly out of Chilko Lake, we'll check-out and have breakfast and then fly back to Vancouver on the float plane.


What's Included

  • Lake-side safari style accommodation 4 Nights
  • All meals & beverages including alcohol
  • Round-trip float plane from Vancouver to Chilko Lake
  • ​Wildlife Guiding / Licenses & Boat Access
  • ​Photography Instruction In-Field & Editing

What's Extra (Not Included)

  • ​International Flights to Vancouver YVR
  • Any visas required if applicable
  • ​Any accommodations before or after tour dates
  • ​Any transportation before or after tour dates
  • ​Tips & gratuities. 10% of total price depending on service
  • ​Camera gear rentals or equipment


Why Artica Wildlife Photo Tours Are Different...

"WE GO TO THE best wildlife locationS at the best time of year FOR VIEWINGS, WILDLIFE BEHAVIOUR AND PHOTOGRAPHY OPPORTUNITIES."
 

Be part of the difference - Artica tours are a unique experience, from the exclusive small group size, ethical approach to wildlife photography,  award winning photographers as your guides, and always supporting the local population.

We go above and beyond to ensure you get your BEST photos possible by positioning you correctly for lighting, angles and also to teach you effective post processing techniques to make your photos print worthy and award worthy.

Chase, Jenni and the rest of the Artica team are passionate about working with locals who share the same ethical values. Brian and the team at Roam Adventures have put together a world-class experience and Artica has put the magic touches to make it a wildlife photography tour of a lifetime.

Once you join an Artica tour, you won't want to travel any other way. Our tours are special in that we meet with our potential guests before to ensure we manage expectations and that we only have nice people join our trips. We take this very seriously, so in order to book you'll need to book a 15-30 minute call with Chase before securing your spot. Trust us when we say this, we pride ourselves on the ultimate photography experience each and every trip we do and a big part of this is bringing the right people on the adventures.

Recommended Camera Gear & Clothing

Camera Gear

  • Mirrorless or full-frame camera (2 bodies for professionals)
  • Desired max focal length reach is 600mm to 800mm
  • Sample lenses: 100-400mm, 200-600mm, 100-500mm
  • ​Sample setup: Camera Body 1 with 600mm and Camera Body 2 with a 70-200mm or 100-500mm. 
  • Extenders: 1.4x recommended
  • ​Tripods not recommended
  • ​Monopods are recommended 
  • ​No drones with bears but can be used for general lake shots
  • ​Waterproof / drybag for gear on boat
  • ​Rain-cover
  • ​3-5 Batteries
  • ​Extra Memory Cards
  • ​Camera traps and or GoPro setups for around our tents on the lake shoreline

Clothing Recommendations

  • ​Waterproof Shell Jacket 
  • ​Mid-layer or puffer jacket
  • ​Merino Wool base layer and long underwear​
  • ​Wool sweater
  • ​Shoes: ​Hiking Boots 
  • ​Socks and underwear​
  • ​T-shirts and or long-sleeved shirts
  • ​Light gloves that you can use while doing photography
  • ​Hand warmers if you get cold easily
  • ​Buff to cover neck during colder mornings
  • ​Beanie or toque in case of poor fall weather 
  • ​Soft case luggage no solid shell luggage
  • ​Camera bag that is water-resistant 

Happy, Nature Loving Clients




I Came Home with A New Portfolio

"I Came Home with A New Portfolio,
From One Trip!"

If you love bears, if you love nature, or if you love photography, this trip is for you! Unreal experience, with the best of everything - I will be back every year. 

BROOKE F.








One of a Kind Experience

"One of a Kind Wildlife Experience"

"Chilko Lake is something out of a dream. At least 20 bears every day in the best setting ever. Highly recommend you join this trip if you want to photograph grizzlies from eye level."

KENNETH
- USA

MEET YOUR ARTICA PHOTOGRAPHY

INSTRUCTORS & ETHICAL WILDLIFE GUIDES

Chase Teron
Co-Founder Artica Studios
Photographic Instructor

"I'm beyond thrilled to invite you to join me on an adrenaline-pumping adventure at Chilko Lake. Picture this – the world's largest salmon run, a haven for grizzlies.

Our photo tour is your ticket to getting up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. We'll be cruising at eye level from boats, ensuring you capture your most breathtaking grizzly shots ever. Get ready to dive into the heart of nature's spectacle and create memories that'll last a lifetime. See you on the boat, camera in hand!"

-Chase

INTERESTED IN MAKING MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME?
HERE ARE THE Next steps to secure your spot.

FYI: This trip is not for everyone. We only travel with nice people. so if this is you, then GREAT!

1. Our small groups mean we interview every applicant before accepting your booking, to be sure we will all have a great time together and make the most of the voyage.

2. Request a call below to chat with an Artica Team Member to move forward.

3. We can discuss pricing, itinerary, answer your questions and you'll get a strong understanding of what to expect

4. Because of this, we also have a high rate of LOYAL return-guests, so don't hesitate to book your call below!

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