We mentioned the Kitselas historic site in a previous blog entry but it deserves another post as the canyon ans site is an amazing place. Not many people have the opportunity to visit the canyon by jet boat and visit Ringbolt island. By viewing the canyon by boat it provides a unique perspective when we are toured around by Kitselas … Read More
The recently released British Columbia Magazine features the “Super 7” Top BC Tours. The UNBC Photography Tour made the list. The Spring 2015 issue is on newstands now! Here area few photos of the magazine and the article.
Northern Rice-Root or Fritillaria camschatcensis is a small lily that grows in the coastal estuaries of northwest BC. The plant is nutritionally similar to the potato, which displaced traditional root vegetables in Aboriginal diets after being introduced by European settlers. Grizzly bears find them tasty and will dig them where possible. The small rice kernels that make up the bulb … Read More
The Skeena River is a photographers dream as it can be sunny and beautiful out or misty with cloud draped mountains. One of the days on the tour we explore the Skeena River above Terrace and the mighty Kitselas Canyon and home of the Kitselas First Nation. The canyon was has one of the most difficult parts of the river … Read More
With the Jet Boat Photography Tour we try to bring new and unique photo opportunities to the participants that they would not otherwise have. Unless you have a jet boat and you are very familiar with the rivers and ocean of Northwest BC then these locations would be inaccessible. We utilize two jet boats for the tour with up to … Read More
One of the nights we have the local first nations community provide a Salmon BBQ for the group. We host this on an island in the middle of the Skeena River where the only thing that bothers us are the Moose.
Coastal wolves are abundant but elusive as we did not have an opportunity to photograph any but we did do some wolf foot print casting on some fresh tracks up one of the remote rivers we visit. Everyone in the group gets an opportunity to make their own cast of a foot print and take home this unique keepsake.
One day of our Jet Boat tour is specifically targeting the photographing of Coastal Estuary Grizzly Bears. We jet out to a remote estuary in search of feeding grizzly bears. The bears come out late May and June to feed on the sedge grasses of the estuary. We will also be on the lookout for other marine mammals and wildlife … Read More
All five nights of our Jet Boat Photography Tour and three nights of our Ghost Towns of Northwest BC will be spent at the magnificent Yellow Cedar Lodge. The lodge is just a few minutes outside of Terrace BC on the banks of the Skeena River. All of our dinners and breakfasts will be served here as well. Red Seal … Read More
Port Essington is another stop on our Jet Boat Photography and Ghost Towns of Northwest BC programs. It is a remote historic that is difficult to access and coordinate. It is located on the lower Skeena River which is impacted by 16ft tides which makes the launching of boats and planning of activities very important. The jet boat ride on … Read More