On Vancouver Island we have dreamed up an ideal five-day vacation that combines photography, surf and outdoor adventure – shaped by a live-local travel itinerary and with planet conservation at the heart of the experience. We will surf pristine fall waves, photograph, hike, practice yoga and unwind in eco luxe lodges and yurts deep in the lush coastal rainforest on Vancouver Island’s west coast.
A wealth of wildlife awaits, including eagles, and the possibility of black bears, wolves and whales. The fall weather also brings great (yet accessible) surf. Based on your desired level of comfort, and how close you choose to get to nature each night, you can choose to stay in a yurt or luxury lodge, all moments outside Pacific Rim National Park. We will shoot alongside photographer and local legend, Jeremy Koreski, and the founders of Earth Missions and Allswell.
Tiny Atlas’ founder and pro photographer, Emily Nathan will lead a daily workshop for photographers of all levels on how to plan, shoot, edit and share a photographic feature story. Laura Rubin, creator of AllSwell notebooks, will be on hand to provide tips and techniques to encourage creative expression in all forms, including the analog way – putting pen to paper.
Not a surfer or experienced photographer yet? No worries! All you need is a love for the ocean and the arts, and an open mind.
Daily programming will include surf, yoga, creativity and photography training with full freedom to explore the coast on your own timeline if you prefer.