Glacier National Park

Sept 8th – Sept 12th, 2024

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Glacier National Park – Photography Tour!


Part of the MPA- “Photograph America the Beautiful” Tours! 

Join MPA once again back to Glacier Natl Park!
VERY LIMITED Opportunity that we have to book EARLY!

Sept 8th – 12th, 2024

The famous “Going To The Sun” road is only open on average 3 months a year…we are going at that time and therefore, HAVE to book NOW. Otherwise, it is impossible to get accommodations. In fact, currently, hotels are SOLD OUT completely through the summer months.

We have purposely offered this tour for the first time in early September to capture some of the fall skies, cooler temps, and color that come along with the higher elevations!  

See all details below! 

Now is your chance to photograph one of the most iconic locations in the
U.S AND the World! 

This is a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE on reservations by clicking the registration link below

Glacier National Park has long been considered the crown jewel of the national park system. With incredible scenery and locations that rival anywhere in the world.
Virtually an unlimited scenic palate to photograph! 
Our tour is set for early September which is PRIME photography time, and the opportunities to see and photograph wildlife including Mountain Goats, Big Horn Sheep, Bears, Moose and more!  It also allows the high probability we will be able to drive and photograph along the “Go To Sun” road through the park. 

A Photographic excursion for ALL LEVELS including
Beginner through Advanced!

VERY LIMITED SPACE available on this tour! 
As always, we expect this tour to sell out! Don’t miss it!
Registration and more details below.

Additional information

Registration Type

Non-Photographer, Photographer – Pay in Full, Photographer – Payment Plan



  • Attendee to Instructor Ratio: SMALL GROUP tour – 10 photographers and 2 Instructors! 
  • Price: $2295 (Early Bird Rate SPECIAL $1995 if paid in full by September 30th 2023. 
    • 10 Month Payment Plans Available at Full Rate
    • Non-Photographer spouse or friend rate $1195 (Limited to 2 people!) 
  • Price includes:
    • The MPA team personally educating and photographing with you!* 
    • Full days of shooting with instruction. 
    • Permits and entry fees
    • Nighttime Star Session ( Weather permitting) 
    • Transportation during set activities and shooting times
  • Price DOES NOT include:
    • Transportation to Kalispell, MT
      • Glacier International Airport
      • A complimentary hotel shuttle is available
    • Recommended Trip Insurance
    • Personal Expenses
      • Such as meals, room service, alcohol, or beverages
    • Accommodations 
      • We can help facilitate a roommate if you would like

Base itinerary

Base itinerary
Sept 8th – Arrive in Kalispell and Evening Group Meeting
Sept 9th – Photography Sessions – Full Day
Sept 10th – Photography Sessions – Full Day
Sept 11th – Photography Sessions  – Full Day
Sept 12th –  Depart at your leisure. 

*Each day will present various photographic opportunities. Based on a number of factors, each day will be flexible to where we go and exactly what we photograph. This keeps everything fresh and exciting!

Plan to experience VERY full days of photography.  Weather dependent, we will also pan an evening of star photography out at the lake!  Depending on time, light, weather etc, we also try to work in an editing and image review session! 



We have been able to secure the Grouse Mountain resort hotel in Whitefish at the base of Glacier National Park. This is a PRIME location for us to be able to get in and out of the park each day and the location itself is a stunning area.


The room rate will be $239 a night for McKay attendees as opposed to regular rates in the $279 -$359 range. Remember, this is prime season and there is only a small window of time where the Go To Sun road is usually open. We are working to hit that window just right. We can also help you to facilitate a roommate if you like to share expense.
This is also a great place for us to station to be able to get to early morning sunrise shoots! In the evenings, or at dedicated break times, we will have optional time doing image critiques and working on downloading and helping you with your images.


  • Toby Gelston
  • Steve Scurich

Instructors are scheduled, however, they are subject to change as needed. 

Tour Pack

Please download the updated Tour Packet from the link below when it becomes available.  This is usually 3-4 months prior to the tour. 

The information contained in this packet is also available under the Tour Prep page here on the web site. However, this packet will also include some gear specifics for this tour.

Glacier 2024 Tour Pack


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