Heli-hiking in the Cariboos with Scott Forsyth — July 22

Photo: CMH Cariboos | Photo by Rubin O'Neill
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Departing July 22, 2024

Perfectly placed within Canada’s ‘high country’, CMH Cariboos offers all the comforts of a well-appointed lodge in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Enjoy plush beds at night, and incredible adventure by day.

Hike among the mighty Cariboo mountains with esteemed Canadian Geographic Ambassador, Scott Forsyth. Receive invaluable photography instruction during these 3-day, small-group travel experiences. Learn how to capture the grandeur of nature through a lens. This is a one-of-a-kind classroom.


Arrivals day:

  • Arrive at CMH heli-pad, heli-transfer to CMH Cariboos Lodge
  • Meet RCGS Ambassador before CMH Cariboos gourmet family-style dinner

Exploration days:

  • Hearty breakfast
  • Fly into the mountains in the morning, venture out to remote viewpoints with your Can Geo Ambassador
  • Return in the late afternoon, relax, refresh and enjoy dinner

Departure day:

  • Breakfast in the morning before heading out to hike in the mountains
  • Lunch, then transfer from helipad to Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, and Calgary International Airport 


Meet your RCGS Travel Ambassador

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Scott Forsyth

Devoted to exploring Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Arctic Ocean coastlines, Scott has embarked on a lifelong photographic journey to depict the vastness and beauty of the Canadian landscape. On the basis of this photographic quest, he is a Fellow of both the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (Ottawa), and The Explorer’s Club (NYC). In 2019 Canadian Geographic designated Scott to be their newest Photographer-In-Residence.

Winner of the Banff International Film and Book Festival, his book The Wild Coasts of Canada depicts Canada’s epic scenery across the longest coastline in the world. Interested in story telling, natural history, and photographic beauty, Scott enjoys presenting to audiences of all sizes and demographics, sharing the sights and facts relating to the subjects of his camera lens. His next book for Rocky Mountain Books focuses on the mystical beauty of the Canadian Rockies back country of Lake O’Hara, in Yoho National Park, not far from his home in Calgary Alberta.

As an Ambassador for Canadian Geographic Scott enjoys experiencing the wonder of Canada’s natural landscapes, in addition to international destinations ranging from Kenyan Safaris to the Amalfi Coastline of Italy. Always interested in discussing the role and mission of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Scott also enjoys sharing everything photographic, from the art of seeing with a smartphone to the settings of a professional camera with advanced digital editing.

When not on a photographic assignment Scott works as an aviation medical examiner, for Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration, in his medical clinic located within an aircraft hanger at Springbank Airport overlooking the foothills. He is currently working toward his Private Pilot Licence, with the hope of another photographic vantage point in the future.


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