Gordon, thanks for the offer of the advice. The next time, we are heading to Wells Gray National Park, then onto Jasper, Revelstoke and ending up in the Okanagan valley around KelownaHi riu,
I do guided trips to British Columbia and have done somewhere around 40 odd trips, if I can help just give me a shout, I see you where in Tofino, I stay at Marine West to photography the Black Bears on the shore, if you ever get a chance to float the Nitinat river you will see lots of Black Bears with Cubs on tree limbs ect.
Anyway if I can help give me a shout, I have travelled from the Okanagan to Vancouver and onto the Island many, many times.
Gordon, We should be in the valley last week in May.Hi Riu,
Just heading out the door but I know Kelowna and Vernon in the Okanagan very well, depending on what time of year you can get species of birds found nowhere else in Canada, as well as pygmy Owls, Humming birds, Avocets, Red Tailed Hawks Ospreys and much much more just in the Okanagan valley, these are all at their best in the early summer, I will be in the Okanagan at the end of May early June with a small group of photographers, later in the year I do Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
Let me know what time of year you are going and I will try and help you better.
P.S I stayed with the Okanagan first nations people for a few years.
Hi Gordon, thanks, and will checkout your link. Planning a trip up your way !Hi Steve,
I will send you a PM for different species in the Okanagan and send you a guide contact in Kelowna who can get you close up to lots of different birds the list is just to long to post right now, but its the perfect time for Mountain Blue Birds, Humming birds, Ospreys, Red tailed Hawks Avocets ect ect. the Okanagan is my favourite place in BC, just stunning lake country.
Will get some detail to you ASAP.
My partner and I have had a couple of really good holidays traveling in Canada and its quickly become our favorite destination. We're hopefully going again next year so any info you have about places to visit would be great, Gordon! I'm usually shooting landscapes, but just been getting into wildlife over the last six months. (PS. This might be a better conversation to have else where as I know I'm on somebody's thread!Hope you have a great trip in 2016 riu, if you are flying into Calgary I have a friend who has Wolves and you are allowed into the forest enclosure to interact and photograph, part of my planned trip for 2016.
Paul, the Okanagan valley is the last part of our 25 day trip. We fly into Vancouver then move on towards Prince George/Prince Rupert then back towards Wells Gray , Jasper , Revelstoke then to the Valley. We did a trip last year starting in Vancouver onto Tofino,.Uculcelot, Telegraph cove, then across to Alberta, so we expect some long days driving.Hi. Just had a quick speed read through your post (op) and responses from others. On the face of it, on your next trip to Canada it looks to me like you won't be anywhere near Spirit bear territory. As far as I know (having lived ten years in Prince Rupert, BC, they are only found in the Great Bear Rainforest in northwest BC. If you look at a map of BC look for Terrace, BC. That would be your starting point in your quest for them. The Okanagan valley is a FULL day's drive away-think 7-8 hours.
Hey Gordon, I've followed you on Facebook, so will continue the questions about wildlife in Canada over there as to not highjack this thread. I might also be interested in coming up to your hides!Hi All,
I will be posting the details of my wildlife photography trips for later this year and 2017, now I am a sponsor of Talk Photography, very small groups to get the best and travelling to cover as much wildlife as is possible, the trips are designed for Photographers and non photographers who just want to see all the wildlife.
Will post the details in the workshop section on Sunday, and riu i have a friend who gets lots of Hummingbirds at feeders in her garden, she has sent me some images taken with her phone, brilliant images of the birds hovering, i am sure if i ask her she will let you go photograph them if you like while in the Okanagan, May should be perfect timing for those and the Big Male Grizzlies fighting.