UPDATE: This trip was in 2018. Click here to see our latest Fall Color Week trip!
PleinAir Magazine Proudly Announces
Fall Color Week
Artist's Retreat with Eric Rhoads

Canadian Rockies
Kananaskis Lodge, Banff & Lake Louise
Alberta, Canada
October 5 - 12, 2018

It's All About Painting.
No Competition. No Show. No Drama.
Fall Color Week in the Canadian Rockies will be seven days of painting amazing scenery. 

We’ll come in after the majority of the tourists are gone, and live inside the isolated Kananakis Provincial Park at the Kananaskis Lodge, with the neighboring Banff National Park very close by. 

Scenery so spectacular, it makes America’s incredible parks like Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Park seem small and insignificant … Banff National Park is filled with majestic scenes you can paint morning and night.

As at all Publisher’s Invitationals, we gather to make new friends and connect with old. Plus, like other Fall Color Week events, we’ll go during the peak of fall color season, the most beautiful time of the year, when the aspen trees are glowing gold. 

You can fly or drive (passport required either way) … and you’ll need a car to get around to various painting locations.

We’ll spend most of our time painting in the park, but on two different days we will drive to paint in Banff (one-hour drive) and in Lake Louise (1 1/2-hour drive). These are two iconic scenery locations.

Like all Fall Color Week events, we will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day.

Highlights From Fall Color Week 2017
Acadia National Park, Maine
One All Inclusive Price
One price includes your room, your meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and the event. The cost is $2,297 per person for a shared hotel room or $2,997 per person for a private room. Payment plans available depending on sign up date. The event is open to 100 people (and more if we can obtain more rooms).

How It Works
Each day we drive (or car pool) to specific painting locations (car required). We often paint as a group, though smaller groups and individuals often go off and paint on their own. We typically have one day where all people paint the same location and shoot a group photo. (Note magazine article may be written about event.) You may paint the park or anywhere in the area.

Attendees Should Be Mobile
To attend you should have the ability to be mobile. Some may wish to paint out of the backs of their cars, others will need ability to climb rocks or steep hills to hike to find painting locations. Your safety is our main concern, but we also want you to have fun and ability to participate.

Weather is Unpredictable
October in Alberta can be cold — you should come prepared for any weather, heat or cold, wind, rain or even snow.

Painters Must Provide Their Own Supplies
Art stores are a rarity. You will need to bring your own solvent, and painting materials. 

No pets please.

Important Notes:
  •   Gluten Free, Vegetarian or Vegan Meals can be made available with 30 days advance written notice of your need.
  •   This is NOT a workshop or teaching event. 
  •  Accommodations are SHARED hotel rooms. Advance request for roommates should be made and cannot be guaranteed, though we will try.
  •   Spouses or non painters can attend, however they count as one of our 100 total, therefore each guest will be charged. 
  •  See terms at bottom of page.
Questions: Contact Streamline Publishing, Inc. 
Accommodations:  Kananaskis Lodge Resort
See 100% refund guarantee terms and conditions upon registration. Payment plans available. Includes lodging based on shared hotel room.  We will attempt to have you room with someone you request. Limited private rooms available at a different price. Includes event, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. By signing up you agree to be photographed and possibly included in a story in PleinAir magazine and Plein Air Today as well as social media posts. *Fees to Attend: Other than your room/meals fee there is no additional fee to attend. You will have to pay entry into the national park for your vehicle. Streamline is contributing significant resources in time, people, and preparation and as a result we have asked each painter to consider a contribution of a small 9×12 framed painting (sent prior to the event) as your gift for putting the event together. This is suggested, though not required to attend. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis. Streamline reserves the right to reject any potential attendee for any reason it deems necessary to assure the comfort of other guests.

shared hotel room accomodations


private hotel room accomodations

(limited amount available)

Includes all meals and lodging.

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