Graham Osborne-Chilliwack Valley Photographing Nature - Hope Mountain Centre Graham Osborne-Chilliwack Valley Photographing Nature - Hope Mountain Centre Graham Osborne-Chilliwack Valley Photographing Nature - Hope Mountain Centre Graham Osborne-Chilliwack Valley Photographing Nature - Hope Mountain Centre

British Columbia’s most accomplished nature photographer leads a one-day workshop in the Fraser Canyon.


$195.00 per person (taxes included)

Price includes:

  • Instruction by Graham Osborne
  • Bus transportation
  • Lunch (Owl Street Cafe bagged lunch)
  • Dinner in Yale
  • First aid trained staff and satellite phone for emergencies


Saturday, August 16th

8:00 AM – Arrive at Owl Street Café in Hope (park vehicles here). Come sooner (7:30 AM) if you want to order a delicious breakfast.

8:30 AM – Bus departs Hope.

We’ll spend the day exploring and photographing various landscapes near Hope and farther up the canyon, enjoying lunch in the field.

6:00 PM – Dinner in Yale. We’ll have a delicious meal at Fraser River Raft Expedition’s basecamp and stay in Yale until early evening, allowing Graham to demonstrate methods for shooting in low light.

9:00 PM – Arrive back at the Owl Street Café in Hope.


  • Camera — Ideally, a camera with interchangeable lenses is best, but there are now some excellent point and shoot cameras available with fixed, high quality lenses that are perfectly acceptable. But even someone with a basic point and shoot camera will learn important things from this workshop in terms of composition, techniques, and creating striking images of nature, so don’t be deterred by this if that’s all you have.
  • Instruction manual for your camera
  • Tripod
  • Telephoto lenses if you have them
  • Hoodman-style detached magnifying loupe on lanyard
  • Microfiber lens cleaning cloths
  • Sensor cleaning kit if applicable/needed
  • Small umbrella with camera bag clip
  • Soft, absorbent cotton cloth
  • Several paper towels for drying cameras in inclement weather
  • 3 or 4 small plastic grocery bags [work as light, disposable camera covers when working in rain
  • Large plastic garbage bag for emergency camera bag coverage in bad weather

We’ll send you additional suggestions for specific gear that Graham recommends such as filters, after you register for the program.


  • Sturdy walking/hiking shoes
  • Clothes for changing weather
  • Hat and sunblock
  • Water
  • Snack food


Walking and light hiking will be required, but terrain is very moderate, so average physical fitness is adequate.


To find a map of Owl Street Café, click here.


Participants will need their own vehicles to drive to the Owl Street Café in Hope.  We’ll travel by bus from the Owl Street Café.


If you’d like to stay the night in Hope, visit for a list of motels and B&B’s. Participants must arrange their own accommodation.


Graham Osborne Biography

Called one of British Columbia’s and Canada’s best photographers by CBC National Television and BCTV, Graham Osborne has been hailed as a “Landscape Master” by Outdoor Photographer Magazine (August ’99 issue). His nature images have earned him several awards including the Gold Medal in Photojournalism at the 2005 International Regional Magazine Awards (IRMA), a Summit Award (1997, Best Ad Agency Design, North America), the SPJ Excellence In Journalism Award (1993, Magazine Feature Photography), and two National Magazine Award nominations (1994, 1997).

Graduating with a degree in wildlife biology from the University of British Columbia, Osborne specializes in large format 4×5 landscape, wildlife, and outdoor/lifestyle photography. He has completed six coffee table books to date, showcasing his images from western Canada and the United States: VANCOUVER WILD, RAINFOREST, WILDFLOWERS, BRITISH COLUMBIA A Wild and Fragile Beauty, THE NATURE TRUST OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, and his latest book, HAWAII’S HIDDEN PARADISE. His annual calendars include CANADIAN ROCKIES.

Osborne’s photographs have also appeared in numerous publications including National Geographic Traveler, GEO, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Sierra Club Calendars, Audubon Magazine, Natural History Magazine, PhotoLife, Beautiful British Columbia, China Geographic, Snow Country, and over 40 coffee table books. He was a field correspondent with Equinox Magazine and has worked on assignment with the likes of Nike, Jeep, Sunset Magazine, Air Canada, Canadian Geographic, British Columbia Magazine, corporate ad agencies and many others. His corporate sponsors include Kodak, Fuji, and Lens & Shutter. He has lectured and given workshops to audiences worldwide, and his fine art prints are exhibited in galleries internationally. He makes his home in Chilliwack, British Columbia near Vancouver, with his wife and three children.

Liability Release Form

Map to Meeting Place


If a registration is cancelled 14 days or more before a program starts, HMCOL will refund the program fee and equipment rental fees (as applicable) minus an administrative cost of $20 per person. Program and equipment rental fees will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 14 days before the start of a program. A program may be cancelled at the discretion of HMCOL. If a program is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund of program and equipment fees.


Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program.

Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants.

While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave Fido at home.


Register online to reserve your spot. Call 604-869-1274 or  email us at for more information.