The Pincher Creek Area

Locations of Interest

Pincher Creek is a picturesque area with plenty of national parks, locations of interest and scenic shooting opportunities. View the map below to plan out your shooting days during the conference.

Shooting Location Distances

Waterton National Park
30 mins

Cameron Falls
40 mins

Castle Provincial Park
25 mins

Castle Falls
35 mins

Lundbreck Falls
20 mins

The Burmis Tree
25 mins

Frank Slide
30 mins

Frank Lake
1.5 hours

Glacier National Park (USA)
2 hours

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park
2.5 hours

Dinosaur Provincial Park
3 hours

Kananaskis
3 hours

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Food and Drink

The General’s Quarters (or GQ) is the official after-hours venue for the Lightchasers Nature Photography Conference.

Located at the Stardust Motel, just a short walk away from the Heritage Inn, the GQ is Pincher Creek’s premiere dining establishment. Featuring an incredible menu for both breakfast and dinner as well as an outdoor patio and wood-fired pizza oven, the GQ is the perfect place to get together with friends when you’re not out in the field shooting.

Portfolio reviews and our gallery of winning images from our photo contest will also be held in the basement of the GQ in their spacious rec room. Conference attendees will enjoy a 10% discount on food and beverages at the GQ. 

General's Quarters at the Stardust Motel