Women's Weekend - Helen E. Grose

Women + Algonquin + Photography = One Amazing Weekend!

I'm so pleased to announce that I'll be leading The Mad Musher's very first Women’s Weekend in Algonquin Photography Workshop!

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.

The Mad Musher has 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.

About Helen E. Grose - Your Guide & Instructor!

Helen is a professional photographer who lives on a farm in Muskoka an hour away from the west gate. She has been going to Algonquin Park for years and has experienced some incredible moments with many of 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, Helen 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. 

Copyright Steve Dunsford

Workshop Dates:

Starts 3 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018
Ends 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018

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.

What’s covered?

Friday, May 4 – dinner and accommodations at The Mad Musher
Saturday, May 5 – breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodations at The Mad Musher
Sunday, May 6 – breakfast and lunch at The Mad Musher
May 4 – May 6 – guiding & photography instruction ~ nature, landscapes & wildlife* at The Mad Musher & in and around Algonquin Provincial Park

Park permits will be provided for use while on the workshop.

What's not included:

You are responsible for your own transportation (carpooling is recommended for our outings in the park), photography gear, appropriate clothing, snacks, drinks 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.


$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 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!

Book Now through The Mad Musher :

Use the drop-down menu above the "Buy Now" button to choose to pay in full or pay the deposit.

About Algonquin Provincial Park

Originally established as "Algonquin National Park of Ontario" in 1893, Algonquin Park is the oldest provincial park in Canada. Due to a movement to create a true national parks system in 1913, its name was changed to what it's known as today, Algonquin Provincial Park. The park covers approximately 7,653 square kilometres of land between northern and southern Ontario. Roughly a 3.5 hour drive north of Toronto, a 3 hour drive west of Ottawa, and a 3 hour drive south-east of Sudbury, Algonquin Park is easily accessible to a large population, making it a favourite playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The mix of coniferous and deciduous forests found within the park's boundaries make it home to a diverse number of flora and fauna. As a result, Algonquin is one of the most well-researched parks in the country. Algonquin Park has a rich history, which includes logging, railway and, of course, the arts as a favourite subject - and place of death - of the famed Tom Thompson.

Copyright Helen E. Grose

About The Mad Musher

The Mad Musher Restaurant & Riverside Rooms is located in Whitney, Ontario - a few minutes east of Algonquin Park's east gate. Situated next to the rushing Madawaska River, its close proximity to the park and its down-home charm make it a favourite place for park visitors & artists of all types to meet, stay and eat. Its accommodations consist of four bedrooms that share two washrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a TV room - all below the restaurant, accessible through a separate entrance steps away from the river. The restaurant's varied menu offers a mix of traditional North American favourites and dishes for those with more adventurous tastebuds, as well as vegetarian and gluten free options. The restaurant's back room is perfect for private functions requiring a bit of space and privacy. Free WiFi is available for those who wish to post and tweet about their amazing Algonquin adventures. 

*Note: While every effort is made to find and photograph wildlife, there are many factors outside our control; therefore, no guarantees are made.

For bookings and information about The Mad Musher Restaurant & Riverside Rooms, please contact The Mad Musher at infomadmusher@gmail.com

For information about the workshop, please contact Helen at info@helengrose.ca

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