2019 Photo-walks

Register for a Mother’s Day Macro Photography Photo Walk at Minette Bay Lodge.

All levels of skill, and cameras, are welcome.

When: May 12, 2019
Where: Minette Bay Lodge
Time: 1:00 pm
Pre-registration required.

Sign up at the Kitimat Museum & Archives by  noon, May 10, 2019

Register for:

Option 1:

Photo Walk only, FREE, must pre-register

Option 2:

Photo Walk and Afternoon Tea, $25.00/person, to be paid at the time of registration

Enjoy a photography walk around the Lodge and Minette Bay Area, with Ruth Mills; followed with practice close-up (macro) photography of spring flowers or wildflowers, led by local photographers Robin Rowland and Jim Thorne.

For more information, call the Kitimat Museum at 250-632-8950

Sponsored by the District of Kitimat and Minette Bay Lodge.


2019 Mothers Day Macro Photography Photo Walk at Minette Bay Lodge

2018 Photo-walks

BC Day Holiday Weekend

Later in August

BC Day Holiday Weekend Photo-Walks

Minette Bay Lodge trails

Sunday, August 5:  2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

A leisurely stroll with instructor Ruth Mills on the Minette Bay Lodge trails; could include tidal flats.   You will focus on landscape, portraits, flowers, birds and so much more.



$12.00 Register at Eventbrite

Pine Lake

Monday August 6  9:30 a.m start (Kitimat)  10:30 a.m. start  (Terrace)

Enjoy the beautiful Pine Lakes Outdoor Trail and Recreation site  for landscape, wildlife, wetland and macro photography with Kitimat photographer Jim Thorne.

An easy 6.1 km loop trail around Pine Lake with a modest elevation gain/loss. The trail offers scenic views of the surrounding mountains, wetlands and lakes. Caution is required during wet periods as trail has extensive board walks and bridges which can be slippery.

Carpooling available. Please use the contact form to reserve 

From Kitimat. Meet at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 9:30 am to meet and coordinate
From Terrace. Meet at the Kalum “Tempo” gas bar & store turnoff located at the foot of the West Kalum Forestry Road just west of the Kalum River Highway 16 bridge to meet and coordinate.

Driving directions From Terrace, drive west (as if heading to Prince Rupert) along Highway 16 about 200 meters past the Kalum River and turn north onto the first road (West Kalum Forest Service Road). This turnoff is where the Kalum “Tempo” gas bar is located. At 11.3 km, turn left and follow along road for approx. 800 meters where a short road leads to the right to the site and the trail.

Your camera & what ever lenses that you might own/ want to have along (suggestions: a tele lens, wide angle, macro).
A light lunch
Bug spray
Raincoat and sun screen depending upon weather on August 6th.


Free: Register required at Eventbrite

Alpine trek

August 18 (subject to change)

This trek with Jim Thorne is for photographers who wish to capture dramatic landscapes.  It will also interest those into birds (bring a telephoto lens with good ‘reach’), wildflowers & other plants (a macro lens can be useful if you own one).  The terrain near the summit is cloaked in heather and  dwarf alpine forest & is generally easy to walk over, and there is a road to follow if you wish.

Sturdy footwear is recommended (though you don’t need to have heavy-duty boots), as is a water and windproof Gore-Tex type jacket.  Bring a lunch and bug spray.  This location is worthwhile even if the weather is less than perfect.


$15.00 Register at Eventbrite