Join Celes Davar, an award-winning photographer to visit a few of his special places that other travelers do not know about (we travel by car, by hiking on trails, and by hiking off-trail on animal trails into locations where we have had luck viewing wildlife in the past). This outdoor adventure is meant to provide you with the opportunity to practice with your camera in outdoor, wildlife, and nature settings with instruction from your guide. You will take away a number of images of scenery, wildlife habitat and whatever wildlife we see during the outing. There is nothing like being out first thing in the morning in the Riding Mountain highlands, regardless of which season it is.

SEASON: All year (departure times vary based on length of day)
PROGRAM DATES: All year (each season brings special light and special photo opportunities).
MINIMUM: 2 person, 3 – 6 person rates
LENGTH: 3.0 – 4.0 hours

2 persons: $135.00pp + GST
3 – 6 persons: $115.00pp + GST

Single person (customized program): Please call for rates.
What is included?
Your personal photographic guide with over 27 years of photographing in the area, personal stories and insights into the history and nature of Riding Mountain National Park.
Identification of wildlife, tracks, scats, and other signs
Your 10 tips booklet to nature compositions
Check out some off-trail views, learn to “read the landscape” and bring your camera with you (digital, point & shoot, or your 35mm telephoto).

Instruction and assistance with your camera, technique, and finding unique locations to photograph
Your 10 tips booklet to seeing and composing strong images Identification of animals, birds, plants,We’ll try a couple of exercises to improve your nature and travel photos. This is really about seeing in new ways and in new places.

Guiding to some of Celes’s favorite spots, and unique photo locations (depends on time of year);
We provide field guides, booklets, and spotting scopes during the outing.
For 2 – 3 persons, we provide our vehicle. Above, 3 persons, we recommend that our client bring a second vehicle.

Hot beverages
This custom experience features mouth-watering, traditional Ukrainian fare. Come prepared to learn from the pros! Start your experience with a lesson from Baba – learn to make your own braided Easter bread that will be baked to perfection while you eat your meal. Menus include a full meal of borscht, cabbage rolls, perogies, beet leaf rolls, sausages and more while you listen to the live music of a traditional band. After dinner, burn off the extra calories with an interactive performance by local Ukrainian dance instructors, clad in traditional garb. Sit on the sidelines and enjoy the show or step up to the stage and learn the basics! Eat, sing, cook, dance and take home your traditional bread along with a memory to last a lifetime!

Create custom packages by opting into the following:

Live Ukrainian Band
Dance Performance and Instruction
Easter Bread Making
Traditional Bread and Salt Welcome
Honorary Ukrainian Certificate
Historic Church Tour