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Weekend with the Wolves Photo Tour - February 4th to 6th, 2022

Weekend with the Wolves  - "Chill of the Howl"

Weekend with the Wolves Photo Tour - Wolves are legendary because of their spine-tingling howl, and daunting stare. A lone wolf will howl to attract the attention of his pack, while communal howls may send territorial messages from one pack to another. In addition to their fine senses, swift movements, and beautiful fur coats, they make great subjects for photography.

I’m very excited to share the wolf experience with you and even more the beautiful surrounds of Parc Omega and the region of Montebello, Quebec. Parc Omega is also home to Buffalo, Wapitis, Black Bears, Red Deer, Alpine Ibex, Wild Boar and many species of Birds, including Birds of Prey.

We will be staying that the Chateau Montebello during our weekend with the wolves tour. I look forward to you joining us on wolves trek.

 

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Weekend with the Wolves Photo Tour Itinerary - February 4th to 6th, 2022

Friday, February 4th, 2022: Our three-day trek will begin Friday morning as we depart from the Staybridge Suites on Exeter Road in London, we will also offer pick-ups in Woodstock and Toronto (other locations availabe upon request). Our journey to Montebello, Quebec will be via motor coach by Cherrey Coach Lines. We will stop for lunch and photography in Ottawa en route. Our travel time will be approximately eight hours and we will arrive at the Chateau Montebello around 5:00 p.m. There will be ample time to settle in have dinner, and enjoy the Chateau during our first evening. This is a beautiful winter retreat resort in Montebello, Quebec. The hotel itself offer us may photo opportunities.

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Saturday, February 5th, 2022: Breakfast buffet at the Cheatuea, then meet in the lobby where we will board our motorcoach and take the short drive to Parc Omega.

Once at Park Omega we will transfer from our coach to a park coach that is equipped with windows that open. Each photographer will have their own window. For the next few hours, we will spend time exploring the park and with the aid of our park driver locate and photograph the wolves and other animals set in a beautiful winter backdrop.

We will return to Park Omega main lodge for lunch. While at lunch there is opportunities to photopgraph small birds and other small animals usually found around the lodge.

After lunch we will head back into the park and photograph the wolves up-close at a wolf compound located deep in the park. This is a great location to spend time photographing the wolves with beautiful forest and hills for our backdrop.

Late aftenoon we will return to the lodage for time to relax and dinner. This we will host a night photography shoot out by the lake at the Chateau. Time exposures, pin wheels, light trails, etc. so don't forget to pack your tripod. If time permits ore we can not get outside because of weather we will hold a Photoshop session with time to review your work and pick up a few new Photoshop techniques with James. (B)

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We will also have time to spend exploring the various walking trails the park has to offer. Each trail is located strategically with boardwalks and the best opportunities to view and photograph the natural surroundings, animals, and birds.

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Sunday, February 6th, 2022: Morning breakfast, check-out and begin our journey back home. We will visit Plaisance Falls which is located about five kilometers north of the village of Plaisance. The 188-foot cascading waterfalls was once the site of a thriving mill town know as North Nation Mills. Today little remains of the village’s bustling past, except the spectacular waterfalls and the surrounding parklands, it has become a place of great photographic opportunity. We plan to make photos stops in Ottawa and Hull on both ways of our journey.

Enroute home we will stop for comfort breaks and lunch. Reaching Toronto by 6:00 p.m. and London by 8:00 p.m. Please note times are approximage due to traffic and weather. (B)

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Montebello, Park Omega and Pleasance Water Falls is a great region for a weekend of photography. We look forward to you joining us as we experience and photograph the wolves of Park Omega.

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Night photography images from guest photograhers Rob Johnson (left) Ann Alimi (right) with a little photoshop magic.

Camera gear and items to pack for our weekend:
We will have pleant of wildlife opportunities during our weekend trek. A telephoto lens will be needed and we recomend a focal lenth of 300mm or greater. Ideally a 400mm or 500mm lens as wildlife can sometimes be a distance. We shorter range lenes 28-300mm or in between for animals that are closer and landscapes. You will also want to pack a wide angle lens 24-135mm for example for images aound the chateau and our night photography shoot. A tripod, cable release, and a flash unit if you have one. Your laptop computer for image review also a good idea.
 
Pack a warm jacket, hat, gloves and winter boots as we will be spending time outside over the weekend.
 

Our accommodations Chateau Montebello, double room and hotel lobby

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Queen room and pool,

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Wolves Weekend Registration  Contact Us  Terms & Conditions  Privacy Policy

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The cost of our Weekend with the Wolves Photo Tour  $659.00 per person CAD based on double occupancy plus HST. Single supplement is available for an additional $270.00 CAD plus HST. This tour departs from London, Woodstock and Toronto, additional locations available upon request.

We are also pleased to offer a triple share rate on our February 2022 tour of $590.00 per person based on 3 guests per room plus HST. This choice may be selected during registration please list room mates wishing to share with you.

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking and balance on January 3rd, 2022. We recommend the purchase of travel and health insurance at the time of booking as this tour is out of the province.

You may also choose to pay over 12 monthy payments through our Uplift finance program estimate -  $66 per month. You select 12 month payment option under the payment section during registration.

Your tour includes:

  • Round trip motor coach via Cherrey Coach Lines to Montebello, Quebec

  • Departures from London, and Woodstock, Toronto, other locations available upon request

  • All coach transportation during the tour

  • Two-night accommodations at Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

  • Breakfast buffet each morning at Le Chateau Montebello

  • Admission, Driver Guide, and Transportation within Park Omega

  • Night photo shoot and Photoshop workshop

  • Workshops and visit to Plaisance Water Falls

  • Tour hosted and escorted by photographer James Cowie

  • Excludes:

  •  Alcoholic beverages

  • Lunches and Dinners

  • Tips for drivers we will provide suggested amounts

**Tour itinery times may vary due to traffic and weather conditions.

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