Landscape Photography Tour Equipment List


This is the camera equipment that I was carrying in my camera bag in 2017. © www.BrianMerry.ca


     Below is a suggested equipment list for an overnight hut based landscape photography tour.  A suggested equipment list for a day landscape photography excursion follows below it.  Only use backpacks or duffle bags for hut and hostel based trips.  You have to carry your gear 800m up a trial from where the bus drops us off, to the Elizabeth Parker Hut.  If you have to carry a suitcases on the rustic trial it would be uncomfortable.  You can find nice backpacks to purchase at reasonable prices for your personal gear at Mountain Equipment Co-op if you need to buy one.  There is a store on the corner of 10th ave. and 8th st. SW in Calgary.

Overnight Hut or Hostel based photography tours:

Personal Items for overnight tours:

indoor shoes/slippers

sleeping bag (rated for 0 degrees or colder)

hiking shoes/boots

2 pairs of socks

long underwear

wind pants for hiking

rain pants (gore-tex is best)

light hiking shirt

heavy hiking shirt/fleece

soft shell jacket for wind

rain jacket (gore-tex is best)

light gloves

warm hat

light down jacket

personal bathroom items

water bottle

sunglasses and sunscreen

EARPLUGS! (if the sleeping area is a dorm you should be prepared for someone to be snoring)


Pack cloths accordingly, especially if expecting below 0ºC temperatures.


Day tour suggested Equipment list:

Suggested camera equipment for a vehicle based day tour:

Camera gear backpack

ultra-wide zoom 14mm-35mm (full frame equivalent)

mid range zoom, 24mm-70mm (full frame equivalent)

moderate telephoto zoom, 70mm-200mm (full frame equivalent)

macro lens

extra batteries (there is no power at the hut to recharge batteries)

lots of extra memory cards

camera mount flash and sync cord


circular polarizing filter


remote shutter release cord for long exposures at night

camera body(s)

pen and notepad

dress for the weather and expect it to be cooler than the forecast is predicting.