into the Beautiful Canadian Rockies
Unfortunately due to the circumstances affecting every aspect of life, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Tour schedule. Please stay safe!
David Thompson Country Tours
We are offering a unique and exciting photography tour spanning 3 days 2 nights for amateur weekend photography warriors. We will be touring one of the most scenic locations in the Rockies, David Thompson Country.
Let the adventure begin!

June 19 – 21, 2020

Only $950 CAD (GST applicable)

September 11 – 13, 2020

Only $950 CAD (GST applicable)

September 25 – 27, 2020

Only $950 CAD (GST applicable)

Photo Tour Details

  • Location Guides: David Papp & Greg Scratchley
  • Fee: Only $950 CAD (GST applicable)
  • Deposit: $300
  • Fee Includes: Motel Accommodation 2 nights in Nordegg – SINGLE OCCUPANCY, Tour beverages and snacks during onsite shooting, Location Guide, and Transportation from Nordegg accommodation to photography viewpoints
  • Group Size: 9 Max (We like to keep groups small)
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
Flights or transportation to Nordegg, AB are NOT included. Nordegg is a 3-hour drive from either Edmonton (YEG) or Calgary (YYC), Alberta. 
To REGISTER for a tour date please click HERE and fill out the registration form.  By registering you are committing yourself to your deposit. An invoice will be sent to you shortly after your email for your non-refundable deposit payment.


David Thompson Country

Not all locations in video will be visited during photo tour due to weather and time of year

Scenic Highway 11 follows the fur trading trails of David Thompson, the fearless explorer who mapped Canada from the Great Lakes to the Pacific.

We will be based out of Nordegg, a mining ghost town located East of Rocky Mountain House.  A town – lost to time – in a region where forests are threaded with rivers and jeweled with lakes. Minutes by car from the town-site, majestic mountains rise up from rugged and untouched wilderness areas along the province’s deepest and bluest man-made reservoir, Abraham Lake.  The lake is located in the Kootenay Plains area of the Canadian Rockies’ front range. Fed by the Saskatchewan Glacier, Abraham is the source of the North Saskatchewan River.

  • There are spectacular viewpoints throughout.
  • Also no light pollution! Star gazing and astrophotography opportunities are amazing to soak up nature’s beauty.
  • This area is undiscovered by Banff and Jasper tourists as it resides just outside the national park which makes for peaceful and some isolated opportunities to see unspoiled nature, fascinating sights and raw beauty.
  • We will bring you to locations where you can enjoy shooting amazing canyons, lakes, waterfalls, mountain ranges, bridges, wildlife, and more.


Tour Logistics & Itinerary
Upon arrival to Nordegg, we will meet you at the accommodations.

Friday (arrival day)

Once you get to Nordegg you check in to the motel for the 2 nights. Both nights are included in the tour price for single occupancy. We’ll meet everyone at 7:00pm to get to know each other and go over our plans for the weekend.

The tour dates have been set to be out of high travel season which means there will be fewer tourists around and we are more likely to have the locations to ourselves.

We will choose our shooting locations daily depending on the weather and conditions.


You are on your own for breakfast.  Also, we will be out all day shooting so pack your own lunch. There are a few options for basic groceries in town.

Plan on having a late dinner by the time we get back to Nordegg.


You are on your own for breakfast and you will need to check-out of your room. We will be out shooting until late-afternoon at which point everyone will be free to head back home.

Fitness Level

This tour will include some minor walking (up to 20 minutes from parking), uneven rocky ground, with minimal elevation changes. Most locations are easy and only minutes from parking. There does exist a chance the terrain can be slippery or muddy (maybe even snow!) depending on weather.  We also encourage hiking a little out of the way as it provides unique perspectives and photo ops.

You will carry your own camera gear, water, and layered clothing at any locations. Though the worst would be 20 minutes from parking with uneven terrain.

The pace is normally relaxed – weather pending – to ensure it is pleasant for everyone.


FLIGHTS and transportation to Nordegg are not included. Nearest international airports are Edmonton (YEG) and Calgary (YYC), both are a 3 hour drive from Nordegg.

It is not advised to book flights until we confirm we have adequate numbers for this workshop to go ahead. In the event of the tour not going ahead, we will refund deposits in full. However, we will not compensate travel costs.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

We reserve the right to refuse participation in our tours. Placing a deposit is not a guarantee of participation. Visit our terms and conditions for more info.