Experiential Photo Education

Customized To Suit You

From beautiful beaches, fabulous food, ancient forests and special gardens, picture-perfect moments await you. Join Frances for an inspiring and engaging local look at the best of Victoria and Vancouver Island.
All tours are rain or shine and can be customized to suit your schedule and interests.
If you have a desire to see something that isn’t included here, just ask!

All tours are custom designed to suit your time, interests and budget…starting at $150.


1) Outdoor Inspiration (2-4 hours)

Enjoy Victoria like you lived here. This picturesque and relaxed tour features some of the most favourite areas of the locals, including a visit to the gallery of one of the world’s most celebrated wildlife artist and conservationist.


2) Neighbourhoods of Victoria (2-4 hours)

Visit the villages that make up this city and experience the local flavour of each.
Includes Fernwood, Oak Bay, Fairfield and James Bay.


3) Local Food, Markets and Festivals (3-4 hours)

Capture the sights, sounds, colours and flavour of Victoria’s exciting farmer’s markets and festivals. Live like the locals and experience food, music and homegrown shopping.


4) Art & Awesome Abhkazi Gardens (2-4 hours)

Enjoy lunch or high tea in a quaint garden oasis once owned by a Prince and Princess that is filled with photographic delights before departing on an art inspired tour of a variety of local artists galleries.


5) Castle and Lake Beauty (2-4 hours)

Stunning woodland, Italian and Japanese gardens offer a spectacular backdrop for Hatley Castle where every turn is a photo possibility. After enjoying acres of loveliness we depart for a spectacular hike around one of the region’s most picturesque parks with freshwater lakes and trails that wind through beautiful forests.


6) East Sooke Park (4 hours)

This wild and wonderful park offers an energetic hike and photo opportunities that will leave you in awe.
During the two+ hour loop you will experience the majesty of a towering ocean-side trails, westcoast forests and jagged coastlines and be rewarded with a sandy beach at the end and, of course, tons of photos. This is an experience not to be missed if you truly want to enjoy a hike loved by locals and see more of what makes this region so unique.


7) Luscious Lunch, Winery Tour, Garden/Beach visit (4 hours)

This leisurely tour winds through farm land, past vineyards and ends up at one of the most picturesque and gastronomically delightful dining establishments on southern Vancouver Island. After enjoying a tantillizing lunch with beautiful ocean views, there will be time to visit the garden and beach before visiting a local vineyard for a sampling of Victoria wine.


8) Tofino/Ucluelet (customized to your schedule)

Stunning mountain views await you on your journey to the wild west coast where the open Pacific ocean meets sweeping sandy beaches in the most majestic of ways. Can you say picture perfect? Even locals never tire of this incredible experience that leaves everyone touched by it’s natural beauty. Enjoy fantastic scenery, accommodation, food, art and culture. This tour includes visits to a number of amazing beaches and the opportunity to breathe in some of the freshest ocean air in the world, feast on local cuisine and enjoy some of the finest aboriginal art in the world. This is the ultimate island get-away and photo/nature lovers paradise.
An optional half-day bike rental is encouraged for an unforgettable beach ride experience.
(Price by quotation)

International Photography Tours

Looking to explore international destinations? Frances leads tours annually to a variety of countries. Her next tour is October 2014 to exotic northern India!


India Tour 2014

Are you ready for a life-changing trip that stimulates all your senses? Niche Travel has invited me to host a one-of-a-kind trip to India, October 20 to November 3, 2014.

Please see attached PDF for details

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Need help customizing your travel arrangements so you can enjoy the best of the best?
Frances & her team is here to assist you!*
For more information, please contact Frances at 250.383.0206 or email info@inspiredphototours.com
*Please note: Tours do not include lodging, transportation and meals.
If required, Frances works with a highly qualified tour company to assist you with your needs.
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