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Fall Photography Canoe Trip in Killarney - 4 Days


Enjoy our traditional Killarney canoe trip with the added benefit of photography instruction. We’ll spend all three nights base camping in order to spend time taking photos. Hikes for views and day trips into other lakes are always an option!

As we embark on the most classic of wilderness adventures—the quintessential canoe trip—we do so with a Quiet twist.

Every inch of this adventure invites you into the present moment. Waking up to a symphony of birdsong as the morning light shines through your tent. The warmth of the fire by your feet as you take your first sip of coffee. The soft swish of your paddle moving through water as you take the day’s first strokes.

Of course we can’t control the wind, the waves or the weather.

If a headwind blows waves at our bows or if the sky clouds over and rain starts to fall, we treat these moments as an obstacle course to mindfulness—we practice the presence that grounds us as the world around us whirls. In challenge, too, we find ourselves centered. We treat the portage trails as our training grounds. We enjoy the satisfaction of being present and prepared for any obstacle.

When the sun breaks back through the clouds we take an extra long breath and enjoy the warmth of its glow.

Our days on these trips will vary. Sometimes we’ll get an early start and make miles from campsite to campsite. Other times we’ll find an island and set up camp for multiple nights so we can choose how we’d like to spend our days: resting, writing and watching the clouds, or exploring our surroundings.

There will be time to be solo and time to connect—time to find your quiet together and apart.

Note: The route for this Killarney canoe trip will be Bell Lake to Grey Lake (subject to change) + side trips. Beginner photographers and canoeists welcome!

Price Includes:

  • Canoe guide (ratio of 1:5)
  • All group equipment – canoes, tents, camping gear
  • All meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 4
  • Park permits (three nights) in Killarney Provincial Park
  • Daily photography instruction
  • 1 expedition-sized canoe pack per person (105-125L) to use during the trip

Not Included or Optional:

  • Travel costs to and from the trip destination
  • Accommodations before or after the trip dates
  • Meals other than what is outlined above
  • Personal clothing, gear and equipment (packing list will be provided)
  • Sleeping bag and mat
  • Personal Medical and Trip Cancellation Travel Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature (souvenirs etc.)
  • Tips (for your guides)
  • Harmonized Sales Tax (13%)


Day 1
Meet Up:

We will meet you at the access point on the morning of Day One. After collecting our camping permits, we’ll meet for a brief trip orientation to wilderness camping and canoe tripping. Get to know who you’ll be paddling with, ask your questions, and we’ll double check that your gear is waterproofed, if you require. Then we will load the canoes and launch into our canoe adventure.

After a brief paddling lesson on the water, we will set off from the put-in and head out to find the first campsite.

Once we find our campsite, you’ll set up your tents, gather firewood and explore the area before dinner. Then enjoy quiet time around the fire listening to the loons or the occasional barred owl, before bed.

Distance paddled: 8-10 kilometers
Portage: ~945 meters (over 2 portages)

Meals: L, D
Overnight: Tent camping

Day 2
Base Camp Day (or We Can Hike for Photos):

Today we base camp. The day is yours. We can start and end the day taking sunrise, sunset, and starry photos. We can go for a leisurely paddle to shoot a new angle of David Lake. You can sit and read a book. Or we can go for a challenging hike to Silver Peak in the La Cloche mountain range and take photos from the highest spot in the park.

Distance paddled: 0-8 kilometers round trip (possibly)
Distance hiked: 6-7 kilometers round trip (moderate to difficult)

Meals: B, L, D
Overnight: Tent camping

Day 3
Base Camp Day (or We Can Hike for Photos):

We’ll repeat Day 2 with the option of paddling into any of the surrounding lakes or doing the hike today if the weather Day 2 wasn’t conducive to great views from the peak.

Distance paddled: 9-12 kilometers (possibly)
Portage: 665 meters X 2 (possibly; portage is of moderate difficulty)

Meals: B, L, D
Overnight: Tent camping

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Fall Photography Canoe Trip in Killarney