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Cascadia

4 Days

Start:
Vancouver
Ends:
Vancouver
Runs:
April–September
Price:
From $319 CAD

Overview

Our Cascadia Tour departs Vancouver into the US Pacific Northwest, taking in beautiful beaches, forests and volcanoes. We take in the big three cities of the region, starting in Vancouver and overnighting in both Seattle and Portland. Along the way you will get to sample everything that makes this region popular, including food trucks, local beers and markets.

Visit the heart of Cascadia between the three unique cities: Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. While the cities have many similar social characteristics, they each have their own styles. Vancouver blends city and nature, Seattle mixes the cosmopolitan with funky neighbourhoods, and Portland just likes to keep things weird.

Cascadia is a bioregion encompassing the mountains, forests, rivers and ocean along the coastal area from Alaska to Northern California, with the heart of it being British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. It is home to the largest temperate rainforest region in the world, and hosts giant trees and a variety of wildlife. The area is steeped in the rich history of many First Nation groups, and was among the last frontiers to be settled in North America by colonists. The stories of the wild west are fresh in this area and can be observed through the cobble-stone streets of Vancouver & Seattle.

 

DEPARTURE DAYS – from Vancouver

June 4 to September 24, Mondays

What’s included

  • Moose Bus Transportation
  • Services of professional & fun tour guide

 

*Please note that accommodation is not included in the tour price. Accommodation in hostels is pre-booked for those that want it, or you can purchase our accommodation package.

 

Itinerary

Visit Washington and Oregon with overnights in Seattle and Portland, this is Cascadia!

We depart Vancouver, and Canada, and head to the Peace Arch Border Crossing. After clearing customs we continue to Tulalip, where we stop for lunch and shopping at the factory outlet mall. We then continue on to Seattle and check in at the City Hostel Seattle. Afterwards we head out for our Underground Tour of Seattle before enjoying a free evening in the city.

This is your free day in Seattle! Enjoy breakfast at the hostel, then head out on the town. There is plenty to do here, including going up the world famous Space Needle, or visiting the equally popular Pike St. Markets (see if you can find the original Starbucks location here, and the Gum Wall). You can visit the original Seattle in the Pioneer Square area, take ferries across Pudget Sound, get interactive at the Music Experience, or take in a baseball game.

Back on the road today, and we leave Washington state for Oregon, driving along the Washington coast before crossing the Columbia River along the 6.5km long Astoria-Megler Bridge. We stop for lunch in Astoria and take in some viewpoints and see the original house from The Goonies. We then continue our drive to beautiful Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast, before heading east towards Portland. After checking in at the HI Portland Northwest hostel, we take in a beer tour before enjoying the rest of the night at your own pace.

It’s time to explore everything that is weird and wonderful about Portland. Get started with breakfast at the hostel before partaking in an optional free walking tour of the city. Portland is renowned for its food and drink, so be sure to sample the local restaurants, food trucks, donuts and breweries while you are here. Or go for a walk or bike along the Willamette River and marvel at the bridges. Portland is always a pleasure and a surprise.

It’s time to head back to the Great White North. We start driving north, passing the volcanoes of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker along the way. We stop in Bellingham for lunch before heading back to the Canadian border and back into downtown Vancouver.

Dates & Prices

Tours run from April to September each year.
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Details

FREE DAY in SEATTLE


BILL SPEIDEL'S UNDERGROUND TOUR is Seattle’s most unusual attraction, a humorous stroll through intriguing subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889.

The 75-minute guided walking tour begins beneath Doc Maynard’s Public House, then spills into historic Pioneer Square, Seattle’s birthplace, before plunging underground for an exclusive, time-capsule view of the buried city. All the while, tour guides regale you with sidesplitting stories our pioneers didn’t want you to hear. It’s history with punch lines!

It’s the only way to tour the interconnecting tunnels of the world-famous Seattle Underground.


PIKE PLACE MARKET  is a public market overlooking the waterfront in Seattle. The Market opened in 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States and enticed more than 10 million visitors each year. 

It is a bustling place of business for many small farmers, craftspeople and merchants with a variety of unique shops such as antique dealers, comic book and collectible shops, and small family-owned restaurants. The upper street level contains fishmongers, fresh produce stands and stalls operating in the covered arcades. 

www.undergroundtour.com


 

Seattle:

The Hello

2327 2nd Ave

Seattle

206-706-3255

 

Portland:  HI 

Address: 479 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

Phone: +1 503-241-2783

 

Pick Up Time Pick Up Location
VANCOUVER > SEATTLE    
Hi Jericho 7:45am 1515 Discovery St, Vancouver
HI Downtown 8:05am 1114 Burnaby St, Vancouver
Cambie - Seymour 8:20am 515 Seymour St, Vancouver
HI Central 8:30am 1025 Granville St, Vancouver
SameSun Vancouver 8:30am 1018 Granville St, Vancouver
SEATTLE > PORTLAND    
The Hello  8:30am 2327 2nd Ave, Seattle
PORTLAND > VANCOUVER    
HI Portland 8:00am 479 NW 18th Avenue, Portland

  1. Bring proper clothing for the tour. The weather in the Pacific Northwest is predictable, but changes in temperature can occur throughout the day depending on location (this is especially true in the mountains or during the spring and fall months elsewhere). Find out what else to bring on our FAQ page.
  2. If possible bring a credit card with you while traveling. Credit cards can be used as identification and for making deposits on rentals if needed.
  3. Don't forget your camera - we will guarantee that you will want to take photos of new friends, beautiful scenery and wild animals!
  4. Book your pre-departure accommodation in advance. Moose tours pick up at major hostels in Vancouver. Not sure where to stay? Contact our office for recommendations.
  5. If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office.

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