2015 Yukon Tour and Photo Workshop by Neil Zeller Photography
Tours are presented by Canada Rail Vacations
SOLD OUT! Please contact me for info on future local and destination workshops!
Tour 1- Feb 27- Mar 2
Tour 2- Mar 2- Mar 6
Calgary and Edmonton Departures available
To be able to see the Northern Lights with your own eyes is a dream for many. To be able to capture the Northern Lights in such a way that you can share your experience with your loved ones is pure Magic! Neil Zeller, in conjunction with local tour operator Canada Rail Vacations, is offering this one of a kind tour and workshop that will have you shooting the night skies in Northern Canada in a way that will leave anyone who sees them speechless.
Two tours are offered for four to six people each for the opportunity to go to Yukon, Canada . Spend your nights looking out at the unfiltered night sky from the incredible Sundog Retreat located thirty minutes’ drive Northeast of Whitehorse, Yukon. These amazing tour packages includes airfare, airport transfers and excellent accommodations designed specifically for Northern Lights viewing. A Whitehorse city tour, a visit to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and most meals are included. Lots of optional activities are available such as dog sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, Takhini Hot Springs and more.
Choose tour one for three nights starting on February 27, 2015. You will fly with Air North on an evening flight from Calgary or Edmonton up to Whitehorse where Sundog Retreat will be waiting to take us to their cabins for our first night of aurora viewing. Viewing is available directly from the Sundog Retreat property. Sundog has an amazing exclusive on-site aurora viewing centre, with north-facing windows, warm beverages and snacks, telescope and outdoor campfire so you won’t miss a moment, when the moment comes! Neil will take the time to help with your camera settings and give his best tips and tricks for capturing the Northern Lights. This entire tour is an experiential photography workshop that will allow you to make images that are far beyond your expectations. Neil will provide timely lessons in the places we are shooting. From sharp-as-a-tack night photography to long exposures to framing and composition when shooting wildlife.
On day two, February 28th, you will wake up to an amazing breakfast at Sundog Retreat. Then Neil will host you for an intimate photography class and editing session. With only 4-6 tour mates, you are assured of a personal learning experience tailored to your style and experience, this classroom setting will focus on editing images on your laptops in Adobe Lightroom.
In the early afternoon Sundog’s private shuttle will take you to town where you will enjoy a three hour guided city tour of Whitehorse. You are welcome to pick up some snacks and drinks for your cabin, then you can explore the city’s dining options on your own. After supper you will head back to Sundog Retreat for another night of aurora watching and photographing. Neil will spend time with each of you to help capture the lights in the best possible ways.
Day three, March 1st (starts with another wonderful breakfast followed by an incredible field trip to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where on the 5km loop you are likely to see and photograph woodland caribou, Canada lynx, Rocky Mountain elk, mountain goats, Alaska Yukon moose, mule deer, muskoxen, wood bison, two varieties of thinhorn sheep (Dall's sheep and Stone sheep) and arctic foxes in habitats suited to each species.
Once you have filled your camera cards with the amazing animals and scenery, it is time for a visit to the world famous Takhini Hot Springs. The hot springs located on a 300 acre natural property just outside of Whitehorse have pools that are a relaxing 36° and 42° Celsius, with water entering the pool at 47 degrees. The water is natural and rich in minerals for an incredibly relaxing experience.
We will return to Sundog Retreat for an amazing dinner at Sundog Retreat before we spend another evening viewing and capturing the Northern Lights from Sundog Retreat’s idyllic setting.
On day four, March 2nd, you will be shuttled back to Whitehorse for free time in the city before your flight back south on Air North in the afternoon.
Tour Two starts on March 2, 2015 and is a four night experience returning south on March 6, 2015. With all the amazing sights and adventure of the first tour, this four day adventure will include an extra day to experience the area on your own, such as dog sledding, cross country skiing or simply relaxing. Dinner on the 4th night will be included at Sundog Retreat.
Included In the tours:
Tour 1 - Feb 27-Mar 2, 3 nights - $2,375.00 per person +gst
Tour 2 - Mar 2- Mar 6, 4 night - $2,650.00 per person +gst
To inquire about or book this trip please contact
1-888-589-3777 Ext 4