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Nature Photo Hikes

Vancouver, Canada
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About Nature Photo Hikes
Discover nature, not the resort - Nature PhotoHikes takes you off the beaten path through hiking and photography lessons. We guarantee a fun and safe experience while connecting you with other nature and photography enthusiasts. As our guest, you believe in buying experiences (not things) and taking pictures (not souvenirs)! Our hikes are based on physical ability, from half day easy walks to multiple day camping trips in Vancouver, BC and the Rockies, AB. Everyone of varying skills is welcome to attend, whether you carry a DSLR or iPhone. Our small groups allow for one-on-one, customized, instructions as well as keen attention to your hiking experience. Our photographer and guide is an avid traveler, photographer and hiker. Spending over a decade each in British Columbia and Alberta, he has organized hikes for 15+ years for locals and visitors. He has also traveled to 56 countries in 6 continents. He loves to share his passion for travel, the outdoors and photography with everyone!
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7 reviews
Learn the inside secrets to capturing forests, rivers, and more on a small-group nature photography tour. Your professional guide provides personalized advice at each location, based on your experience level. Whether you want to capture the perfect picture of yourself for social media or are looking to expand your professional portfolio, there's something for everyone to learn. All types of cameras (including cell phones) are welcome and DSLR cameras are available to borrow.
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from $84.45
1 review
We'll spend three hours exploring Stanley Park and English Bay and Sunset beaches. Your tour is a picture-perfect way to experience Canada’s nature, while learning the basics of landscape photography. With plenty of one-on-one instruction, you will learn to take amazing photos whether you’re packing the latest DSLR or a camera phone. The scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park's famous Seawall look even more stunning during the golden and blue hours. You'll learn to capture your memories yourself, but I will also take and send you complimentary photos after our tour.
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from $45.71
6 reviews
Perfect for travelers who relish a challenging hike, this tour takes you to the top of the The Chief, the second-largest granite monolith in the world. Alongside an experienced guide, you’ll hike through Stawamus Chief Provincial Park and marvel at Howe Sound. Improve your photography skills with handy camera tips. After a hike to the summit, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views from a 2,300-foot (700-meter) vantage point and visit Shannon Falls.
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from $146.43
3 reviews
If you have a short time in Vancouver and want to come home with amazing photographs, this comprehensive tour is the way to go. Drive to Vancouver’s top sightseeing locations; get guidance on photography basics and find the best spots to photograph the views. From Lynn Canyon Park and the Suspension Bridge to the night lights of Granville Island and cobblestone streets of Gastown, you will come home with   beautiful mementos of the city.
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from $192.91
1 review
Explore Bowen Island off the coast of Vancouver while learning how to make your photography even better. Bring your DSLR or smartphone camera and enjoy personalized instruction on getting the most out of your camera and taking the best pictures. You will have to opportunity to use your new knowledge on the ferry to the island, in the charming town, and on the hike around Killarney Lake.
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from $99.94
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Nafees led us to the suspension bridge, and then on to several paths with gorgeous natural environments. Although I "only" had my iPhone, he showed me some new features that I now continue to use. Our group of 5 ranged in age from young adults...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank moosegrille
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing hike with Nafees, really was one of the most beautiful hikes I've been on, everyone on the day was so friendly and we got some amazing photos would highly recommend it

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank shatkins2224
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nafees had great tips for photography, both on the camera phone and DSLR. I was actually amazed at how much the iphone camera could do. He brought us to great places for photos and we saw a lot in addition to being outdoors with great...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Miazmo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I purchased the Garibaldi Lake Hike and Photography Tour for September 28 and the night before Nafees asked if I would consider changing without any additional information, or travel time, which added over 3 hours driving time. Too many disappointments to include so I’ll keep...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CanadianEcoTourist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall It was a very fun day out and I enjoyed it immensely, but I was expecting some training on how to use my camera. There was no instruction on this and it was instead just a guided hike. Nafees is also a little disorganised....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MZD12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was by the far the best money we spent in Vancouver. It was the highlight of our short trip to the city. Nash took us to all the main places to see in Vancouver, which was great since we didn’t want to rent...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Katy R
NafeesShams, Owner at Nature Photo Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Katy! I'm glad you enjoyed Vancouver and our little tour and learned a few things along the way :) Hope you're enjoying your travels and what this beautiful earth has to offer. Happy memories :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a solo trip to BC in mid-September, when I stumbled upon this photography tour of English Bay. I meant to go to English Bay and Stanley Park, but figured a tour might be better. Since it was raining, I ended up being...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank The_Real_Nabeel
NafeesShams, Owner at Nature Photo Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for amazing review!! It was a pleasure hosting you and showing you around our popular spots. Hope you get to enjoy Vancouver again and what it's nature has to offer :)

Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

I can’t rave enough about our tour guide, Nafees! I’m a 33 year old female and I came to Canada on a solo travel trip. I felt very safe and looked out for! I didn’t know what to expect and didn’t want to hike alone...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Deirdre B
NafeesShams, Owner at Nature Photo Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Wow, thanks so much for the amazing review, Deirdre! I'm glad you enjoyed our day together with the group and captured some memorable shots :) It was a pleasure hosting you and really appreciate the positive feedback and generous tip :) All the best in...More

Reviewed August 27, 2019

If you love nature, hiking and would have always liked to take better pictures, this is your tour! Skip Capilano Bridge park and its hordes of tourists and join Nafees in a calmed, beautiful, easy hike. Grab your camera or mobile and put on your...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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NafeesShams, Owner at Nature Photo Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2019

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure hosting you both and hiking and learning at the same time. Wish you the best if your future travels!

Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

The hiking is very nice, with a nice forest and wonderful views at the top, but what makes the difference is Nafees (guide and teacher of photography in this tour). We’ve learned a lot of tips from him. And the group is small.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ana M
NafeesShams, Owner at Nature Photo Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

Thanks so much for your review Ana! It was a pleasure meeting you and learning and teaching photography. Keep shooting and you'll do amazing :)

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Guttila
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Hi Guttila, the website and email are posted on the top right corner - you can book a tour on the website or send us an email if you have any questions. Thanks!
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