- MARCH TO MAY
wildflowers of the foothills and Front Ranges are at their
best at this time of the year, including beautiful glacier
lilies, globe flowers, western anemones, prairie crocus and
& golden mantled ground squirrels have emerged from hibernation,
and grizzly and black bears are foraging in the valley bottoms
for succulent vegetation.
east of the Rockies, through the foothills and prairies, birds
abound during the spring migration, including tundra swans,
black-necked stilts, American avocets, willets, marbled godwits,
Wilson's phalaropes, Franklin's gulls and a great variety
of prairie ducks and shorebirds.
and June we can arrange for bird photography from blinds.
These tours are limited to a maximum of 3 people. Bird blinds
- JUNE TO AUGUST
in the Rockies provides access to high alpine meadows with
a dazzling display of wildflowers such as Indian paintbrush,
purple saxifrage, moss campion, mountain fireweed, bracted
louseworth, Parry's townsendia, alpine harebell and many others.
subjects include hoary marmots, pikas, white-tailed ptarmigan,
bighorn sheep, and mountain goat. Sometimes we have the opportunity
to safely photograph grizzly and black bears. And, of course,
there are unlimited opportunities to photograph spectacular
waterfalls, striking glaciers, and azure lakes.
- SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER
One of the best times of the year to discover the Canadian Rockies,
foothills and prairies is in autumn when visitors to the National
and Provincial Parks are few. The elk, moose and mule deer rutting
season is at its peak. Golden aspen and alpine larch carpet
the valleys and mountain slopes. The first snowfall of the season
covers the highest peaks. Mountain landscape and wildlife photography
Kananaskis Valley we can experience the annual golden eagle
migration between Alaska and the southern United States. Over
3000 golden eagles migrate south soaring from peak to peak
along the Rocky Mountain chain.
- DECEMBER TO FEBRUARY
large mammals and birds are active in the Canadian Rockies
during the winter. Spruce and pine forests rise to spectacular
snow-covered mountain slopes and ice-shrouded peaks. It is
one of the finest mountain ranges for winter photography in
deer and coyote are the most commonly seen mammals in winter,
although others, such as moose, white-tailed deer, and snowshoe
hare, can also be sighted, along with tracks of cougar, wolves
In high subalpine meadows, white-tailed ptarmigan tracks crisscross
through willow thickets, and Clark's nutcracker, Canada jay,
raven, and several species of chickadee are commonly seen.