Snowy Owls in Canadian Winter

  • January 26th, 2026 - January 30th, 2026
  • Spaces Left: 5 (Maximum 6 Photographers)
Snowy Owl Photograph by Joshua Holko


This bespoke, custom-tailored workshop in the Casselman area in Eastern Ontario, Canada, is for keen and passionate wildlife photographers who want to capture stunning and powerful photographs of snowy owls in winter. The farmland surrounding Casselman is one of the best places in the world to photograph migrating Snowy Owls. We have a small group size and personal, one-on-one tuition for the duration of the workshop.

  • Dates: 26th January 2026 until 30th January 2026 (Duration 4 Nights / 5 Days)
  • Investment: $8,850 USD (Deposit to secure place $3,000 USD)
  • Participants: Maximum 6 Photographers plus leader
  • Start and Finish: Casselman, Eastern Ontario, Canada
  • Trip Leaders: Joshua Holko Master Photog II
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
  • Temperature: Freezing
  • Experience Level: Beginner to Professional


In January 2026, I will be offering a winter workshop for Snowy Owls in Canada. For the duration of this workshop, we have EXCLUSIVE LAND ACCESS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, which means it's only us and the owls. No other photographers are permitted. We will photograph in various winter conditions: It is common to be out in blizzard-like conditions, heavy and light snow, and cloudy, foggy, or sunny days. This variety of weather, landscape, and lighting conditions, in addition to our local guides' in-depth knowledge of the owls, will provide you with the opportunity to create a diverse, creative and professional portfolio of this species. Mother nature will dictate the weather, including the amount of snow.

Migration is full of surprises. Great Grey owls, Northern Hawk owls, Boreal owls, and other northern species have been known to winter in this area. Every year, the adventure is different. We will adapt to optimize photographic opportunities.

The workshop is for photographers who want to capture intimate photographs of the majestic Snowy Owl in a winter setting. A typical day in the field starts at first light; we break for lunch and photograph until the last light. During this workshop, you can expect to learn fieldcraft techniques for photographing birds in flight and how to compose your images for maximum emotional impact and drama.

This workshop is for a limited number of just 6 participants plus a leader and is dedicated to photographing the Snowy Owl in Winter.

If you have special dietary requirements, you will be accommodated – please just be sure to let us know when you make your booking.

If you are excited about photographing the majestic Snowy Owl with a small group of dedicated photographers, now is the time to secure your place. Places are very limited, and once they are spoken for, that’s it.

Snowy Owl Photograph by Joshua Holko
Snowy Owl Photograph by Joshua Holko
Snowy Owl Photograph by Joshua Holko
Snowy Owl Photograph by Joshua Holko
Snowy Owl Photograph by Joshua Holko
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl in Flight Joshua Holko
Snowy Owl Photograph by Joshua Holko