2019 Winter Photography Workshop in Canada's Winter Wonderland

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Introduction

I couldn't have a year go by without at least one trip up to Canada's winter playground in the Yukon Territory. :-)

So, we are calling all photographers who have always wanted to photograph the northern lights! The Yukon is one of the best locations in the world to capture the Aurora.  It is here you will close your eyes and breathe in crisp Yukon air, smell spruce sap and the earthy scent of tundra, and listen for the excited howls of husky sled dogs. But the real magic happens when you open your eyes and drink in Yukon landscapes under dancing aurora borealis.

Come join Muench Workshops pros Kevin Pepper and photograph in Canada's Yukon—a larger than life experience!

Details

Dates of Workshop: 8 days from January 27, 2019 to February 4, 2019

Instructor: Kevin Pepper

Price: $5495USD

Your deposit of $2,000 USD will hold your space. Balance of $3,495 USD is due not later than October 15, 2018. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Number of Attendees: Maximum 8 attendees

Moon Phase during workshop: The new moon is February 4. This means we are there during the darkest skies of the month.

Sun Times during workshop: Sunrise is 8:30am, sunset is 6:30pm. This means we will be out as early as 8:30pm photographing northern lights.

Included: Dog sledding as listed in itinerary, shared accommodation, snowmobile rides as explained in itinerary, transportation, wildlife photography sessions, park permits, commercial photography permits, private rooms, All meals

Not Included: Air transportation from your home to  and from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Alcoholic beverages. Items of a personal nature. Travel medical, medical evacuation and trip cancellation insurance. Anything not listed as included.

Itinerary

Day Zero - January 27, 2019 – Arrive Whitehorse (YXY) anytime today. There are two flights that arrive into Whitehorse. One comes in at 3pm and one comes in at 11pm. 

For those that arrive on the 3pm flight, we will meet you at the airport and the group will go for dinner at a local area restaurant. If the northern light forecast is favourable, and the cloud forecast is good, you will have the opportunity to join us on a night of aurora hunting. 

We will be staying at the Westmark in Whitehorse. 

Day One – January 28, 2019 –  We will be meeting in the lobby today at 11am. Today the group will be departing the Westmark at noon and driving from Whitehorse to Dawson. There will be frequent stops along the way for photography, an early dinner and hopefully, a great sunset, and if lucky, northern lights as we drive through the remote areas of Yukon on our way to Dawson City!

We will be staying in Dawson City

Day Two and day three – January 29th and January 30th, 2019 – More winter landscapes and Aurora up near the Arctic circle in Tombstone Territorial Park and around Dawson City.

At night we will return to the winter dreamland under the cover of stars, waiting for the skies to come alive with what the Eskimos who lived here believed to be the dance of animal spirits, especially those of deer, seals, salmon, and beluga. 

There is a separate area where we will gather and edit images and have an image critique of aurora and landscape images from the area we are in.

Available each night will be a heated wall tent with coffee and hot chocolate and snacks down by the river for aurora.

We will be staying in Dawson City

Day Four – January 31, 2019 – Today we wake depending on how late we were out the night before and wander the century old town, many of the buildings remaining as they were at the time gold miners called Dawson home. 

In and around Dawson we will photograph the architecture before we depart back to Whitehorse in the afternoon. 

Our drive back to Whitehorse will include some stops for photography into the blue hour. As our drive continues we will be perfectly positioned to watch the night skies for aurora on the way down into Whitehorse.

You will arrive in Whitehorse in the evening and check into our local area hotel. 

We will be staying in Whitehorse tonight

Day Five – February 1, 2019 – This morning we will have a leisurely breakfast and conduct a scheduled image critique and editing session after breakfast for a few hours.

In the morning we will head out to the back roads and streams just north west of Whitehorse and photograph the landscape scenes on our way up to introduce you to our snowmobile guides for an afternoon of carving the powder and taking photos. You will be taken on a guided snowmobile photo tour of the Ibex Mountain area to photograph some of the mountain and alpine winter landscapes. 

When you return from your afternoon snowmobile ride through the fir tree forest and mountain vistas over Fish Lake, a warm yurt and blazing fire will await you as our chefs will cook you a home cooked meal. 

If the skies cooperate, we will once again be out to photograph the northern lights in Southern Yukon.

We will be staying at the Westmark Inn in Whitehorse

Day Six – February 2, 2019 – Today we want to introduce you to the many mammals that call Yukon home. Today is a photo session with some of the most exotic wildlife in North America. We will spend two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon photographing these amazing creatures in an intimate and safe setting.

We will arrive at our location at 10 am and photograph till noon, then break for lunch, and go back and photograph more animals from 1pm till 3pm before the sun descends behind the mountains.

If the skies cooperate, we will once again be out to photograph the northern lights in Southern Yukon.

We will be staying at the Westmark Inn in Whitehorse

Day Seven - February 3, 2019 – If we got a good nights sleep we will be heading north today to photograph the sunrise around the frozen marshes and lakes in the Fox lake area.

From here we will head back to Sky High Ranch for a warm lunch. After lunch we will spend the rest of the day with the dogs…

You will each get the opportunity to drive your own sled team out around Fish lake for an hour. After that we have set up a special photo session with the professional sled dog mushers.

The mushers will push their dog teams on a track that we have created on the snow on Fish Lake. We will be able to photograph the dog teams in front of mountains and cedar forests. They will even run right past us so you can photograph them up close and personal in full stride.

After our day with the dogs we will be treated to a final home cooked group dinner in our remote mountain setting so we are positioned in a great area to photograph northern lights in the mountains around Whitehorse.

We will be staying at the Westmark Inn in Whitehorse

Day Eight - February 4, 2019 - Today you can fly home as your schedule dictates. A shuttle bus will be available to take you to the airport to meet your flight home. 

Additional Information

Our 2016 and 2017 Yukon workshops were a huge success, and sold well in advance. Spaces are limited, so if this photo workshop adventure has your name on it, click the "Contact ME!" button and we’ll get you registered for our adventure in The Yukon!