The Mad Musher is pleased to announce its very first Women’s Weekend in Algonquin Photography Workshop lead by professional photographer, Helen E. Grose.


This three-day, two-night workshop is designed exclusively for women of all ages and skill levels who are interested in nature and wildlife photography. It’s a chance to spend some time together in nature in a fun and relaxed environment, learning tips and techniques to improve your photography.

 We’ve reserved the entire lower level of riverside rooms, as well as the back room upstairs to give workshop participants the space and privacy needed to feel comfortable asking questions, sharing information and being immersed in learning.

 The weekend will consist of some classroom learning, image sharing and, of course, lots of time exploring Algonquin Park with your cameras.

Helen, who lives on a farm in Muskoka an hour away from the west gate, has been coming to Algonquin Park for years and experienced some incredible moments with the park’s famous residents – moose, foxes, wolves, bears and beavers. She will take you to some of her favourite places and provide you with information that will help increase your chances of finding and photographing wildlife, safely and ethically. 

Helen’s images have been published around the globe and she’s often been described as an animal whisperer. Currently, she teaches nature and landscape photography at Georgian College and prides herself on using simple, easy to understand language.
During this weekend, Helen will also touch on ethics in wildlife photography, as it’s an important part of any authentic encounter. While every effort is made to find wildlife to photograph, there are many factors outside our control and, therefore, no guarantees are made.
Early May is the perfect time to brush off the winter cobwebs and get outside before the black flies and mosquitoes emerge. It’s also a great time to see moose before the cows set off to their calving spots.


Dates:  3 p.m. Friday, May 4 – 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018 

What’s covered?
Friday, May 4 – dinner and accommodations
Saturday, May 5 – breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodations
Sunday, May 6 – breakfast and lunch
May 4 – May 6 – guiding & photography instruction

Park permits will be provided. You are responsible for your own transportation (carpooling is recommended for our outings in the park), photography gear, appropriate clothing, snacks and anything required for your personal comfort. A full list of suggested gear and personal items will be provided with an itinerary after your deposit has been received. All participants will be required to sign a waiver.
Cost:  $800 + HST


Double Occupancy Discount:
Coming with a friend & want to bunk together? We’re offering a $50 discount for each participant when two or more friends wish to share a room.
Payment Policy:  50% deposit required at time of booking to reserve your spot.  Balance due 30 days prior to workshop.
Cancellation Policy:  60 days or more prior to workshop, cancellation fee is $250+HST  31-59 days prior to workshop, cancellation fee is $350+HST

30 days or less prior to workshop, cancellation fee is $800+HST
Space is limited to 8 participants, so reserve your spot today for this amazing girls’ getaway!