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Focus Point Portrait Photography Workshops

ONE LOCATION • MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS

Our Why

We recognize that there are ambitious portrait photographers who want to attend multiple in-person workshops but are limited to attending one or two per year. Thinking about this dilemma sparked an “AHA” moment for us. We thought we should bring some of the industry’s most passionate, inspirational, and successful portrait photography artists together at one location in beautiful Victoria, Canada for in-depth workshops to help motivated photographers strengthen their skills and improve their business.

Is this for you?

Do you want to connect with like-minded individuals, build lasting friendships and uncover privileged secrets into the industry’s leading tools that will help you close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be on your portrait photography journey? How about in an area surrounded by amazing scenery in the Pacific Northwest? If yes, then these workshops are for YOU!

What We do

We provide the ultimate educational photography experience by carefully crafting all of the details from choosing amazing locations, selecting the best instructors, booking exquisite accommodations and providing locally sourced meals. Come to Vancouver Island in British Columbia and see for yourself how unforgettable this photography workshop experience will be.

Book your transportation and pack your bags! Everything else is taken care of!

BE INSPIRED.

FEEL EMPOWERED.

LEAVE FOCUSED.

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2019 Instructors

I am excited and honored to announce our 2019 instructors!

Focus Point Workshops Instructor Sujata

Sujata Setia

April 28th, 2019

Focus point workshops Instructor Tracy Sweeney thumb

Tracy Sweeney

April 28th to April 30th 2019

Focus Point Workshop Instructor Anne Kerr

Anne Kerr

May 2nd to May 4th 2019

Focus Point Workshops Instructor Leah Robinson

Leah Robinson

May 2nd to May 4th 2019

Focus point workshops instructor stephanie lemmens

Stéphanie Lemmens

May 2nd to May 4th 2019

Lindsay walden focus point workshops instructor

Lindsay Walden

May 5th to May 6th 2019

Elena Shumilova focus point workshops instructor

Elena Shumilova

May 5th to May 6th 2019

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Focus Point Workshops Instructor Sujata

Sujata Setia

But Natural Photography

MEET SUJATA

“SUJATA SETIA, owner/photographer of But Natural photography in London, England, is a multi-award winning newborn, maternity and family photographer. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Vanity Fair, and Good Housekeeping Magazine- just to name a few. Sujata is not only one of the top photographers in the world but she is also an exceptional instructor.

This intensive workshop will bring your imagination to life and simplify your sessions. We can’t wait for you to be inspired and learn from this amazing artist.

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: 04/28/2019 Focus point: Outdoor Natural light portraiture

Workshop Overview

  • A pre-workshop webinar with Sujata will prepare you for this magical workshop.
  • Learn what to look for while location scouting.
  • Discover how to work in all kinds of natural light and weather conditions.
  • Photograph alongside Sujata for an educational/portfolio building session.
  • Receive detailed constructive criticism that will encourage you to develop your skills further.
  • Learn Sujata’s sought after editing techniques.
  • Join our exclusive online community for more support and a continued learning experience.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am Welcome to an extraordinary workshop!
  • Enjoy light snacks and soak up Sujata’s informative presentations.
  • 1:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced lunch while enjoying breath taking ocean views from our meeting room.
  • Get excited! Sujata will personally guide you through an on location session.
  • Return to our meeting space for more yummy snacks and presentations.
  • Follow along or take notes as Sujata shows you her step by step editing techniques.
  • 7:00pm Now that your creative world has been rocked, you may hit the sack or hit the town as it is time to say good-bye

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation at a luxury beach front resort.
  • Snacks and lunch.
  • Use your stunning images from the workshop to expand your portrait portfolio.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • So many more surprises we can't wait to share with you!

April 28th
$1150 USD – $1350 USD

Payment plans available upon checkout

Use the code ‘FOCUS’ & save $250 when booking 2 or more workshops

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Tracy Sweeney

Elan Studio

MEET TRACY

“TRACY SWEENEY owner/photographer of Elan Studio in Bristol, Rhode Island, is an international award winning child, family, and commercial photographer. Her work has been featured on the Hallmark Channel, The UK Daily News, People.com, Today.com (Today Show). She’s also been highlighted in numerous professional photography magazines, and signage and packaging for major
department stores. Tracy is a mentor to hundreds around the world.”

Join Tracy as she personally takes you on a magical journey. She will share with you from her vast experience and knowledge how to push yourself to create extraordinary children’s portraits that will get you noticed.

We really look forward to seeing where your creative vision takes you after this truly unique experience.

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: 04/28-04/30/2019 Focus point:  Outdoor styled children’s portraiture

Workshop Overview

  • Begin your journey at an online webinar with Tracy as she prepares you for this one of a kind workshop.
  • Learn how to location scout and turn ordinary locations and light into extraordinary photographs.
  • Discover what it takes to bring your vision to reality as you photograph alongside Tracy at highly styled sessions that explore the enchanting elements to create magical children's portraits.
  • Discover how Tracy achieves dreamy images that are filled with radiant light as she shows you her step by step post processing techniques.
  • Receive detailed constructive criticism that will encourage you to develop your skills further.
  • Acquire Tracy's insider tips on social media sharing.
  • Join our exclusive online community for more support and a continued learning experience.

Itinerary

  • 1:00pm Welcome to the workshop of your dreams!
  • Enjoy light snacks as we dive into Tracy's influential and informative presentations.
  • 4:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced dinner while enjoying breathtaking views from our meeting room.
  • Get prepared to create magic with Tracy as she guides you through specifically styled children's sessions.
  • After the educational shooting session, we will meet with Tracy for another presentation, load our images and begin post-processing.
  • 8:00am The following day we will meet for breakfast and continue with Tracy's instructional post-processing workflow in action.
  • We will finish around 11:30am and check-out for noon, unless you are joining us for another incredible workshop!

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation at a luxury beach front resort.
  • Snacks and refreshments.
  • Breakfast and dinner.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • Use your captivating images from the workshop to expand your child portraiture portfolio.
  • So many more surprises we can't wait to share with you!

April 28th – 29th, 2019
$1150 USD – $1,350 USD

April 29th – 30th, 2019 $1,350 USD

Payment plans available upon checkout

Use the code ‘FOCUS’ & save $250 when booking 2 or more workshops

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Focus Point Workshop Instructor Anne Kerr

Anne Kerr

anja Photography

MEET ANNE & LEAH

ANNE KERR, owner/photographer of anja Photography in Chicago, Illinois and LEAH ROBINSON, owner/photographer of Leah Robinson Photography in Melbourne, Australia, are award winning Family Photographers, known for beautifully rich, elegant, and timeless imagery that is instantly recognizable worldwide.

They run fully booked, extremely successful photography businesses that has them capturing stunning artwork for families all over the world. While their main focus is their client based photography business, they also LOVE to teach other photographers how to have the same success in their own photography business. Be inspired and learn from these amazing women.

Having two instructors will ensure that you receive personalized, high quality learning. This in-depth workshop will be incredibly valuable to your art and business and will leave you feeling calm and confident for your next family or child portrait session! We can’t wait for you to absorb all the generous information Anne and Leah will have to share!”

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: 05/02-05/04/2019 Focus point:  Outdoor family/children’s portraiture
  • Insider info: Anne and Leah shoot with Nikon and Canon and edit in ACR, PS and LR.
Focus Point Workshops Instructor Leah Robinson

Leah Robinson

Leah Robinson Photography

Focus Point Workshop Instructor Anne Kerr

Anne Kerr

anja Photography

Focus Point Workshops Instructor Leah Robinson

Leah Robinson

Leah Robinson Photography

MEET ANNE & LEAH

ANNE KERR, owner/photographer of anja Photography in Chicago, Illinois and LEAH ROBINSON, owner/photographer of Leah Robinson Photography in Melbourne, Australia, are award winning Family Photographers, known for beautifully rich, elegant, and timeless imagery that is instantly recognizable worldwide.

They run fully booked, extremely successful photography businesses that has them capturing stunning artwork for families all over the world. While their main focus is their client based photography business, they also LOVE to teach other photographers how to have the same success in their own photography business. Be inspired and learn from these amazing women.

Having two instructors will ensure that you receive personalized, high quality learning. This in-depth workshop will be incredibly valuable to your art and business and will leave you feeling calm and confident for your next family or child portrait session! We can’t wait for you to absorb all the generous information Anne and Leah will have to share!”

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: 05/02-05/04/2019 Focus point:  Outdoor family/children’s portraiture
  • Insider info: Anne and Leah shoot with Nikon and Canon and edit in ACR, PS and LR.

Anne Kerr

Leah Robinson

Workshop Overview

  • Pre-workshop webinar to prepare you for the ultimate workshop experience!
  • Learn 3D lighting secrets, as well as how to find light & beauty in any location.
  • Participate in a hands-on, educational shooting session with real families & children as you learn how to create emotional portraits that will have your clients crying tears of joy.
  • Dive into instructional editing & gain the knowledge needed to achieve razor sharp images that are full of life with rich tones & colors.
  • Receive detailed constructive criticism that will encourage you to grow and enchance your skills.
  • Join our exclusive online community for more support & a continued learning experience.

Itinerary

  • 1:00pm Welcome to an extraordinary workshop!
  • Immerse yourself in Anne & Leah's presentations, while enjoying light snacks.
  • 4:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced dinner while enjoying breathtaking ocean views from our meeting room.
  • Anne & Leah will guide you through educational shooting sessions with local families and children.
  • 8:00am The following day we will meet for breakfast & learn privileged editing secrets.
  • We finish at 11:30am. Check-out is noon, unless you are joining us for another amazing workshop!

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation at a luxury beach front resort.
  • Snacks and refreshments.
  • Breakfast and dinner.
  • Use the stunning images you created at the workshop to extend your family portraiture portfolio.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • So many more surprises that we can't wait to share with you!

May 2nd to May 3rd, 2019
$1250 USD – $1,450 USD

May 3rd to May 4th, 2019 – $1,450 USD

Payment plans available upon checkout

Use the code ‘FOCUS’ & save $250 when booking 2 or more workshops

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stephanieLemmens
Focus point workshops instructor stephanie lemmens

Stéphanie Lemmens

Il était une fois photographie

MEET STÉPHANIE

STÉPHANIE LEMMENS, owner/photographer of Il était une fois photographie in Haneffe, Belgium is a world-renowned maternity and newborn photographer and educator. She has graduated from Science and Arts and it shows in her stunning masterpieces. Her talent has recently lead her to present at the 2018 Baby Summit in Brisbane Australia.

Join this incredibly talented woman in action as she personally walks you through everything you need to know to create jaw-dropping, fine art maternity portraits.

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Dates: 05/02-05/04/2019 Focus point:  Outdoor fine art maternity portraiture

Workshop Overview

  • Stephanie will prepare you for the workshop with an online webinar.
  • Learn how to find light and what to look for when location scouting
  • Capture stunning maternity portraits as Stéphanie personally guides you through educational shooting sessions.
  • Unlock Stéphanie's post-processing and retouching secrets as she shows you her fine art editing techniques.
  • Receive detailed constructive criticism that will encourage you to push your art to new limits.
  • Join our exclusive online community for more support and a continued learning experience.

Itinerary

  • 1:00pm Welcome to the ultimate maternity workshop!
  • Enjoy light snacks and dive into Stéphanie's meaningful approach and methods to photographing maternity clients.
  • 4:30pm Indulge in locally sourced dinner while enjoying breath taking ocean views from our meeting room.
  • The time has come! Stéphanie will guide you through an educational shooting experience with styled maternity models.
  • 8:00am The following day we will meet for breakfast and learn Stéphanie's post-processing and retouching secrets.
  • We will finish around 11:30am and check-out for noon, unless you are joining us for another incredible workshop!

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation at a luxury beach front resort.
  • Snacks and refreshments.
  • Breakfast and dinner.
  • Use your captivating images from the workshop to expand your fine art maternity portfolio.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • So many more surprises that we can't wait to share with you!

May 2nd to May 3rd, 2019
$1150 USD – $1,350 USD

May 3rd to May 4th, 2019 – $1,350 USD

Payment plans available upon checkout

Use the code ‘FOCUS’ & save $250 when booking 2 or more workshops

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lindsayWalden
Lindsay walden focus point workshops instructor

Lindsay Walden

Lindsay Walden Photography

MEET LINDSAY

LINDSAY WALDEN, owner/photographer of Lindsay Walden photography in Hurst, Texas is an internationally featured and award winning fine art newborn and maternity photographer. Her work is distinct and immediately recognizable. Lindsay officially began her photography career eight years ago.

Several years ago Lindsay noticed that the trend in newborn photography was towards sameness. Everyone’s work was beginning to look identical. She pushed the boundaries of color, backdrops and styling to create a unique brand that clients love and are willing to travel for. Lindsay has had client inquiries from around the world.

Lindsay has fallen in love with studio lighting and enjoys teaching others how to shape light, whether using strobes or available light.

During this hands-on workshop, Lindsay will nurture your creative spirit and teach vital tools to develop technical precision and confidence in your newborn photography sessions.

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Date: 05/05/2019 Focus Point: Fine art newborn portraiture.

Fine Art Newborn Workshop Overview

  • A pre-workshop webinar with Lindsay will prepare you for this incredible workshop.
  • Learn how to soothe fussy babies, newborn safety and what to do with awake babies.
  • Discover how to nail exposure and white balance in camera.
  • Perfect newborn posing.
  • Learn how to use strobes and natural light.
  • Discover how to work your angles to show a variety of images.
  • Learn Lindsay’s workflow, post-production and retouching techniques.
  • Receive detailed constructive criticism that will encourage you to push your art to new limits.
  • Join our exclusive online community for more support & a continued learning experience.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am Welcome to an extraordinary workshop!
  • Enjoy light snacks and soak up Lindsay’s informative presentations.
  • Get excited! Lindsay will personally guide you through a hands-on newborn studio session.
  • 1:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced lunch while connecting with Lindsay and your peers.
  • Return to more informative presentations.
  • Follow along or take notes as Lindsay shows you step by step editing workflow and techniques.
  • 3:00pm Now that you have gained an incredible amount of knowledge, inspiration and confidence, it is time say good-bye and thank Lindsay for a transformative workshop.

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation at a luxury beach front resort.
  • Snacks and lunch.
  • Use your breath-taking images from the workshop to expand your portrait portfolio.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • So many more surprises that we can't wait to share with you!

May 5th, 2019 – Fine Art Newborn Workshop
$1150 USD – $1,350 USD

Payment plans available upon checkout

Use the code ‘FOCUS’ & save $250 when booking 2 or more workshops

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lindsayWalden

Business Workshop Overview

  • A pre-workshop webinar with Lindsay will prepare you for this essential workshop.
  • Homework will be given prior to the workshop to help all students gather the information they will need to make the most of their workshop experience. Discover how to nail exposure and white balance in camera.
  • You will receive example paperwork including contracts, intake forms, workflow checklists, installment payment contracts and print order forms.
  • Learn how to set up your business properly and make sure you are doing it right.
  • Discover how to position yourself in the right market.
  • Determine your pricing, costs and minimum sales goals.
  • Learn how to create a luxury brand and attract clients willing to invest thousands for your artwork.
  • Lindsay will teach you about marketing and how to make selling easy.
  • You will uncover tips for creating work/life balance.
  • Join our exclusive online community for more support & a continued learning experience.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am Welcome to a transformative workshop!
  • Enjoy light snacks and consume yourself in Lindsay’s powerhouse presentations.
  • 12:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced lunch while connecting with Lindsay and your peers.
  • Laugh and cry as Lindsay gets REAL about pricing, profitability, and how to sustain a business while serving the luxury client.
  • 3:00pm Now that you are highly motivated, inspired and ready to make positive changes, it is time to say good-bye and thank Lindsay for a life altering workshop.

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation at a luxury beach front resort.
  • Snacks and lunch.
  • Example paperwork including contracts, intake forms, workflow checklists, installment payment contracts and print order forms.
  • Lindsay’s cost of doing business worksheet.
  • Lindsay’s calculating cost of your time worksheet.
  • Lindsay’s calculating cost of goods and pricing worksheet.
  • List of print labs.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • So many more surprises that we can't wait to share with you!

May 6th, 2019 – Business Workshop – $1,050 USD

Payment plans available upon checkout

Use the code ‘FOCUS’ & save $250 when booking 2 or more workshops

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elena
Elena Shumilova focus point workshops instructor

Elena Shumilova

Elena Shumilova Photography

MEET ELENA

ELENA SHUMILOVA, owner/photographer of Elena Shumilova Photography in Tver region, Russia, is an internationally published artist. She is famously known for her one of a kind, fine art children and animal portraits. Elena’s photographs have been featured in dozens of publications around the world including Digital SLR magazine, Digital Photo magazine, SLR Lounge, and My Modern Met. Elena’s photographs and videos have been used by Vodafone and Petcurean advertising campaigns, various book covers, as well as postcards in the UK, Germany, and USA.

During this intensive workshop, Elena will evoke your creative spirit and teach vital tools to develop technical precision and emotionally captivating images.

  • Destination: Victoria, BC Date: 05/05/2019 & 05/06/2019 Focus Point: Outdoor children’s portraiture.

Workshop Overview

  • Begin your journey at an online webinar with Elena as she prepares you for a magical workshop.
  • Learn what to look for when location scouting.
  • Unlock Elena’s secrets to find the perfect light and utilize it to set mood.
  • Discover how to engage children and capture authentic emotions.
  • Elena will teach you how she edits to create magical images.
  • Receive detailed constructive criticism that will encourage you to push your art to new limits.
  • Join our exclusive online community for more support & a continued learning experience.

Itinerary

  • 9:00am Welcome to an extraordinary workshop!
  • Enjoy light snacks and soak up Elena’s eye opeing presentations.
  • Get excited! Elena will personally guide you through children’s styled photography sessions.
  • 1:30pm Indulge in a locally sourced lunch while connecting with Elena and your peers.
  • Return to more informative presentations.
  • Learn step-by-step post-production and retouching techniques to create enchanting images that will stand out from the crowd.
  • 3:00pm Now that your creative world has been rocked it’s time to say goodbye. Don’t worry, we will all reconnect in our online community.

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation at a luxury beach front resort.
  • Snacks and lunch.
  • Use your breath-taking images from the workshop to expand your portrait portfolio.
  • A web-sized accreditation badge.
  • So many more surprises that we can't wait to share with you!

May 5th, 2019
$1150 USD – $1,350 USD

May 6th, 2019 – $1,350 USD

Payment plans available upon checkout

Use the code ‘FOCUS’ & save $250 when booking 2 or more workshops

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FALL 2019 WORKSHOPS COMING SOON!

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Elite Experience

  • Participate in an all-inclusive workshop crafted with great detail & love from one ambitious portrait photographer to another 
  • Enjoy accomodations at the most exquisite ocean front beach resort, nestled on the shores of the pacific ocean
  • Indulge in chef-prepared meals (refreshments, breakfast, snacks and dinner all included)
  • Connect with like minded artists that will support and empower each other.

Exclusive Opportunities

  • Take advantage of the convenient opportunity to attend multiple workshops at one location.
  • A rare opportunity to learn privileged secrets from up to 6 of the industry's most passionate, knowledgeable and successful portrait artists and presenters
  • By limiting workshops to small groups of participants we ensure that you will have the opportunity to nurture your creative soul 
  • Take photographs you dream of with equal shooting opportunities and leave with skills required to take your art and business to the next level
  • Receive a web sized workshop accreditation badge in recognition that you have received training from world elite instructors

Beyond Education

  • Join our pre-workshop webinar to cover gear, expectations, chat with your peers and connect with the instructors
  • Receive detailed constructive criticism that will encourage you to further develop your skills
  • Hands on shooting sessions guided by your instructors
  • Watch and participate as your instructors edit images taken during the workshop
  • An exclusive invitation to join our interactive Facebook community for more support and a continued learning experience
  • Be inspired, feel empowered and leave focused

YES! I WANT TO LEARN FROM THE BEST!

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FAQs

How many participants will be attending?

Between 12 and 14.

What makes this the ultimate workshop?

It is a rare opportunity to attend multiple portrait photography workshops at one location. We have taken care off all the small details so you don’t have to. We have hand selected some of the world’s best portrait artists that are excited to share essential information needed to advance your skills. We provide copious opportunities to photograph at our educational shooting sessions and will help
you grow your portfolio. We offer pre-workshop webinars to cover general camera settings and gear so you are ready to jump into the workshops once you arrive. You will receive detailed CC from each
instructor, and will also have the opportunity to join exclusive facebook group for a continued learning experience in a community of like-minded individuals.

What makes Victoria, British Columbia so special?

Victoria is one of the world’s favorite year-round tourist destinations for a good reason. Victoria can be described as a city with old world charm and an ocean view. It has something to offer everyone from fields of wild flowers, to forests, white sand beaches, the wild beauty of the pacific coast, outdoor adventures, incredible wildlife, brightly painted bohemian shops, coffee bars and innovative restaurants. If you have time we recommend searching for the resident pods of Orcas or walking the charismatic inner harbour and picking up a sweet treat at Rogers Chocolates, Bon Macaron Patisserie or an ice cream from Chocolats Favoris .

Are accommodations provided?

Yes! It is most convenient that we all stay at the same location because there will potentially be early mornings and late nights. You will be sharing the room with a friend or peer that is also participating in a workshop on the same date. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Where are we staying and how do we get there?

Please follow this link: https://www.oakbaybeachhotel.com/contact-location/

What time do we check-in and check-out?

Check in time is 4:00pm and check-out is noon. Because workshops start before the check-in time you will be able to check your luggage with the front desk. Don’t worry, we will meet you in the lobby prior to the workshop.

Are meals included?

Yes.

Will there be portfolio building shooting sessions?

Yes. Instructors will share their location scouting secrets, how to find the perfect light, composure techniques, and camera settings with you. You will go to some mundane locations and learn how to make them appear to be extraordinary. Victoria offers a vast variety of locations from mountain tops (we can drive up) to white sand beaches, mossy green forests covered in ferns, beautiful parks and fields of wild flowers. You won’t be disappointed in the wild beauty that will surround you.

Something came up and I can’t make it. What can I do?

While your ticket is a final sale, we understand that life happens. Refunds are not available for any reason. Registration may be transferred to another party if the tuition has been paid in full. Transfer of funds must be handled independently. It is not the responsibility of Focus Point to handle the transaction. Please contact us as the new participant information.

How will I know what to bring?

We will cover this in the pre-workshop webinar with your instructors.

Do you offer payment plans?

In order to make payment more convenient we offer a plan that splits payments among three dates. Please follow the check out ques for further information.

I want to take advantage of this rare opportunity and attend multiple workshops. Will I get a discount?

Absolutely! We want you to get the most out of your experience. Use discount code ‘FOCUS’ for $250 USD off of 2 or more workshops.

What are some of the most popular sites and activities to enjoy in Victoria?

-Stroll along the harbour and head to the Fisherman’s Wharf.
-Ride the harbour ferry.
-Eat at Canoe Brewpub, a microbrewy in a 100-year-old electric power-plant with a huge water side patio.
-Check out Beacon Hill Park. It has 200 acres of gardens, ponds and trails along with a petting zoo.
-Tour the parliament building.
-Head over to the Royal BC Museum.
-Enjoy a whale watching tour.
-Visit the Fairmont Empress for their Royal Afternoon Tea.
-Tour Butchart Gardens.
-Stroll Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown.
-Get close and personal at the bug zoo.
-Explore Miniature World.
-Take a horse and carriage ride.
-Enjoy a little oasis at the Butterfly Gardens.
-Run, walk or hike along a scenic trail or head to the top of a mountain.
The possibilities are endless.

I have extra time to travel. Where should I go?

KELOWNA (Okanagan Valley) is 480km and roughly 6.5 hours away. The Okanagan has award winning wineries, sparkling lakes, sandy beaches, championship golf courses and an endless array of outdoor activities.

WHISTLER is 244km and roughly 4.5 hours away from Victoria. We recommend reserving your spot on the ferry in advance. Whistler is arguably the planet’s top all-season resort. In the spring and summer, the pedestrian village is alive with hikers, mountain bikers, golfers and people watchers. In the fall and winter, Whistler is a snowsport lover’s paradise. Access from Vancouver is the Sea-to-Sky HWY, which follows a lovely coastline for much of its length.

VANCOUVER is 115km and roughly 3.5 hours away when taking the stylish VtoV ferry. The ferry departs from Victoria’s harbour and takes you on a scenic cruise through BC’s beautiful Inside Passage. You can also opt to take a 30 minute scenic flight with Harbour Air*. Vancouver is described as an urban playground in the heart of nature. Stroll along the seawall in Vancouver’s spectacular Stanley Park, shop on Robson, or explore historic Gastown. You will catch a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean or the rainforest-covered Coast Mountains from almost anywhere in the city. It almost feels as if you can reach out and touch them! The list of activities that Vancouver has to offer seems endless and is worth researching.

PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK is 200km and roughly a 3.5 hour drive away. The majestic park on the West Coast of Vancouver Island consists of multiple sections. There’s famous Long Beach, Tofino – home to flawless beaches and a thriving surf culture, The West Coast Trail – an epic multi-day hike along what was once a rescue trail for shipwrecked sailors, and the broken group of islands- a kayakers paradise made up of more than 100 islands and islets. You will find families, thrill seekers and everyone in between enjoying the beach, Tacofino (a must!) and magnificent hiking through the old growth rainforest.