photo tours on Vancouver Island


photo tours ON vancouver island with Dave hutchison

Welcome to my Photo Tours on Vancouver Island.  I have been a professional photographer based on Vancouver Island for over 15 years.  I offer Photo Tours / guiding to other photographers and tourists alike that want to explore & create in the difficult to find locations.  The service includes myself, Acura MDX SUV, meals, and bottled water.  I also have a built in fridge in the back of the Acura to make your experience more enjoyable.  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.

Guiding is offered on a full day and half basis.  Second person travelling on the same trip is half price.  Note, mileage is additional and billed separately (varies depending on where we travel on the Island).  Vancouver Island can take around 8 hours to drive top to bottom!

Click HERE for the options, rates, and instructions.  Any questions, please send a message anytime. 


  • Ministry of Transportation approved
  • ICBC (Insurance Corp of BC) Safety Inspected
  • Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C
  • Insured
  • customized to meet your specific needs
  • award winning photographer as your guide
  • luxury vehicle included
  • on board fridge included
  • meals and bottled water included (depending on length of trip)
  • if overnight trip is planned, tent and sleeping pad included
  • lots of smiles all around


  • your own personal items such as jacket, clothing, hiking boots, etc.
  • photography gear including tripod
  • sleeping bag and pillow (required on overnight trip)
  • small backpack, water bottle, etc.
  • waterproof rain jacket, rain pants (required for fall through spring)
  • waterproof hat & gloves, especially if winter time
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • insect repellant

What People are Saying


Delighted with my pictures. Excellent service with great communication. Only 1 week to receive pictures from overseas. Much quicker service than shopping in my own country! Highly recommend pictures and service to all.

Dave Hutchison Photography, Fairy Lake, Bonsai tree, Port Renfrew, famous tree, award winner, PPOC
Liz B, Highlands, Scotland

"I have known Dave since early 2021 when I was first interested in joining some photography workshops and Meetups. From the start, he has been so helpful, communicative and always eager to share his knowledge and passion for photography. On a recent wildlife photography workshop of his in the Great Bear Rainforest, I learned a lot from him and greatly improved my wildlife photography with his help!"

grizzly bear, bears, british columbia, wildlife photography, dave hutchison photography, wlidlife
Laura L, Nanaimo, BC

"I came to Dave as an amateur photographer (still am) wanting to get into it a little bit deeper. Dave has gone above and beyond that and has given me that little boost of confidence that I needed to get out there. Once he had figured out what kind of photography I wanted to do he helped me with equipment to achieve my goals . Because there’s so much out there it can be very confusing for an amateur photographer but he made it very clear and understandable . Dave has put up with my many questions and has happily answered them. I am definitely going to go back to him for private lessons so I can hone what skills that I have. I would recommend Dave whether you’re a seasoned photographer or amateur."

Aileen W, Campbell River, BC

"Wow, just when you think a photo cannot capture the beauty of the moment you lived through, Dave is able to bring it back to life!  Thank you, not only for sharing your amazing talent, but how you handled the experience from my first inquiring phone call, through to the careful shipping process and the genuine follow up and excitement for my 20th Anniversary gift to my wife. Thank you Dave!"

Brad B, Windsor, Ontario

"Thank you Dave for wonderful photos and sending so quickly and checking if I received them. They are fabulous and people always say how gorgeous they are in my home."

Shelley N, Gold River, BC
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