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Capturing Winter Magic: Photography Tours and Workshops in Kelowna

Imagine a world transformed by a blanket of snow, where landscapes turn into pristine winter wonderlands. This is Kelowna during winter, an oasis for photographers seeking to capture the ethereal beauty of the season.

Overview of Winter Photography in Kelowna

Kelowna's winter landscapes are a marvel, characterized by powdery snowscapes and crystalline formations. The interplay of light and snow creates a unique tapestry, offering endless opportunities for photographers to capture stunning winter scenes.

Recommended Photography Tours and Workshops

Learn Photography Canada

These workshops offer a blend of practical and artistic skills, perfect for capturing Kelowna's winter beauty. The classes upcoming dates at key locations like Dolphin's Statue offer a structured approach to learning for all levels, catering to both group and private sessions.

Hodder Photography Classes & Workshops

Intro to Digital Photography

Ideal for beginners, this class combines classroom learning with hands-on experience. It explores manual mode photography, focusing on composition and exposure, essential for winter landscapes.

One-on-One Tutoring

For a more personalized approach, one-on-one tutoring sessions offer bespoke guidance, perfect for honing specific photography skills in Kelowna's winter settings.

Intro to Film Photography

This course is perfect for film photography enthusiasts, looking into the intricacies of film, from choosing the right stock to understanding exposure.

Editing with Lightroom & Photoshop

After capturing the winter beauty, this class teaches you how to perfect your photos, highlighting editing techniques that enhance the winter aesthetic.

Prime Locations for Winter Photography in Kelowna

Kelowna boasts numerous locations that become photographic masterpieces in winter:

  • Knox Mountain Park: A collection of trails, perfect for capturing diverse winter landscapes.
  • Waterfront Park: Its broad boardwalk offers stunning views of Okanagan Lake against the winter skyline.
  • Quails’ Gate: Not just a winery, but a viewpoint offering panoramic shots of the snow-laden Okanagan Valley.
  • Cedar Creek Park: A mix of waterfront and mountain views, ideal for diverse compositions.
  • Dilworth Mountain Park: Known for some of the best city vantage points, especially enchanting in winter.

Essential Winter Photography Tips

  • Gear: Equip yourself with photography-friendly gloves, spare batteries, and a dry towel – essentials for the cold.
  • Planning: Timing is critical. Capture fresh snow before it’s touched by sunlight or wind.
  • Technique: Be mindful of your path to avoid disturbing the pristine snow. Adjust exposure and white balance to counteract the overpowering whiteness.
  • Post-Production: Once the shooting is done, editing can elevate your photos, enhancing contrasts and fine-tuning colours for that perfect winter feel.


Kelowna, in its winter cloak, offers a magical escape for photographers. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned shutterbug, the city's stunning landscapes and dedicated photography workshops provide the perfect setting to capture and craft your winter story.

Ready to explore and immortalize Kelowna's winter splendour through your lens? Secure your spot in one of the upcoming photography workshops and embark on a journey of capturing the beauty of winter in one of Canada's most scenic cities.