Just Announced - Semi Private Northern Lights Tour in Canada

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Join Kevin Pepper for this his many photography workshops in Canada's north… here we will focus on the night skies.

It is here in Yellowknife where Canada boasts the best location in the world for viewing the aurora borealis. As the nights grow longer, the green, red and mauve lights of aurora borealis, or northern lights, are absolutely brilliant in their dance across the sky.

Dates: Workshop is for five days from October 19, 2015 to October 23, 2015

Cost: $2375 Canadian ($1830USD)

Deposit: $750 Canadian ($580USD)

Day 1 - Monday

You will be picked up by our van from Yellowknife and taken to our hotel where we will check in and go for a group dinner to discuss the weeks itinerary.

If the northern lights are out, we will head out for our first night of aurora photography around the country lakes outside of Yellowknife.

Overnight at Capitol Suites where you will have suites with separate bedrooms and common area shared with one other person. (D)

Day 2 - Tuesday

Cameron Falls Trail - This 2 km round trip pathway to Cameron Falls on the Cameron River is accessible from the Ingraham Trail, 46 kilometers east of Yellowknife. The falls is a prime day trip destination with many beautiful views of the taiga landscape.

If the northern lights are out, we will head out for our night of aurora photography around the country lakes outside of Yellowknife.

Overnight at Capitol Suites where you will have suites with separate bedrooms and common area shared with one other person.


Day 3 - Wednesday

The Prospector's Trail - This is a scenic (4 km) trek across a colourful patchwork of ancient rock. With a pocket guide from the Northern Frontier Visitor’s Centre, a good pair of rubber soled shoes (and some bug dope) you can interpret the forces that formed the geological region surrounding the city. A government Geological Survey team identified gold near here in 1935. Prospectors and miners soon arrived from the south by boat, raft and aircraft and set the scene for development of Yellowknife, a gold mining community for some 70 years

If the northern lights are out, we will head out for our night of aurora photography around the country lakes outside of Yellowknife.

Overnight at Capitol Suites where you will have suites with separate bedrooms and common area shared with one other person.

Day 4 – Thursday

Yellowknife’s Old Town is a must-see for all visitors. It’s a rocky point of land, part of the City’s Great Slave Lake waterfront, with a colourful past. It was an ideal location to begin a community in the 1930s. The waterfront was once the commercial hub of the region, where float planes and barges would pull up to their moorage, and several pioneer business got their start to service the miners and trappers. Old Town is now an upscale residential and commercial area with many gift shops, restaurants, cafes, and accommodations.

Walk the historic streets of Old Town with a heritage guidebook available for free from the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre. Buildings from the 1930s rub shoulders with unique homes designed by local architects. Bush planes still tie up to the docks and land on the historic waterdomes of Back Bay. In summer, eat at the Wildcat Café, the city’s oldest restaurant, dating back to 1937. Year round, try the fish and chips cooked to order at Bullock's Bistro. Shop for your clothing needs at Weaver & Devore Trading, Yellowknife's oldest trading post in business since 1936.

Don’t miss the panoramic view from the Bush Pilots Monument. In summer, Great Slave Lake stretches to the horizon, in fall and winter, the aurora dances overhead. The monument commemorates the men and women who flew the tiny bush planes which opened the North. Hike up the stairs, the view of water, rock and the city is truly breathtaking.

If the northern lights are out, we will head out for our night of aurora photography around the country lakes outside of Yellowknife.

Overnight at Capitol Suites where you will have suites with separate bedrooms and common area shared with one other person. (D)

Day 5 – Friday

With that all things must come to an end…. We will drive you to the airport to make your flights home. Last year, some were driven right to the airport after a 6 hour northern lights show that ended right before sunrise. ;-)

Please note: We do our best to stay on schedule; however there is the possibility of delays due to factors beyond our control. We do our best to ensure you see all advertised tours within the time frame of the trip.

Included... airport pick up and drop off, transportation, Meals as detailed in the itinerary, entrance fees, guides, photography guidance

Not Included... anything not listed as included, trip insurance, alcohol, laundry, items of personal nature.

For more details, contact me at kevinapepper@outlook.com or visit our CONTACT US page

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Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: www.kevinpepperphotography.com