Nature Photo Tours & Forest Therapy on Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island Nature Photo Tours with Professional Nature & Wildlife Photographer, Dave Hutchison & ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Kelly Kiss.
Nature PhotoTours & Forest Therapy on Vancouver Island
Experience Forest Therapy in wild and remote locations on Vancouver Island with experienced nature and wildlife photographer Dave Hutchison, and ANFT Certified Forest Therapy guide, Kelly Kiss.
Guided Forest & Nature Therapy walks with Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Experience Vancouver Island’s natural beauty while deepening your connection with yourself and nature. The practice of Forest Therapy is an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest and is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku. Research shows that if practiced regularly, forest bathing can decrease stress, boost immunity, heighten mood, enhance creativity, improve sleep, and promote overall peace and calmness in your daily life. Each walk includes a series of unique invitations that help you to connect with your senses and become deeply immersed in your surroundings.
Kelly offers private and group guided forest bathing experiences. Perfect for wellness and work retreats, quality time with a partner, friends, or family! Walks move slowly over a gentle landscape and are usually 1 km or less in length and between two and half and three hours - thus making the practice of forest therapy accessible to people of all fitness levels, ages, and abilities.
Dave Hutchison has been a professional photographer based on Vancouver Island for over 17 years. He offers private customized tours for photographers and tourists alike that want to explore & create in the difficult to find locations on Vancouver Island. The service includes Dave, his Acura MDX SUV, and bottled water (meals are included with full day trips). He also has a built-in fridge in the SUV to make your experience more enjoyable (cold water on hot days!). Pick up and drop off at the Victoria International Airport or BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay (Sidney / North Saanich) is also available on request.
Adventure Photo Tours are offered on a full day and half basis with multiple days being accepted now. Note, mileage is additional and billed separately and varies depending on where we travel on the Island and current price of fuel. Vancouver Island can take around 8 hours to drive from top to bottom ... and that is one way! Additionally, Dave is ICBC insured and licensed to transport people for adventure tours. His vehicle is also ICBC safety inspected every 6 months. Any questions, please send a message directly to Dave, or visit Dave Hutchison Images.
Custom Nature PhotoTours & Forest Therapy on Vancouver Island
Custom half day, full day and multi-day options. The following are locations on Vancouver Island that have beautiful photography and forest therapy experiences.
Jurassic Grove. A hidden old-growth forest on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island with ancient Western Red Cedars.
Keep up-to-date on upcoming forest bathing walks on Salt Spring Island & Vancouver Island!
"The experience was unbelievably rich and deep. I easily dropped deeply into presence and maintained that state throughout. So life affirming. The guide Kelly was so kind and steady and fully embodied the love and appreciation of nature and our connectedness."
"Find the time! It is worth the investment to understand how you can benefit from listening and smelling the forest!"
"Necessary for love and interconnection with Gaia. Thank you. Was held with great respect. Really glad to be here."
"An exploration and insight into, nature but also of myself. Gratitude." "I think everyone would benefit to experience the calming effect of a therapy forest walk."