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Chinook

2 Days

Start:
Banff
Ends:
Vancouver
Runs:
April–October
Price:
From $259 CAD
West coast, Rocky Mountains, adventure travel, Canada

Overview

Heading West? The Chinnook Pass travels from Banff to Vancouver through the diverse and stunning landscapes of British Columbia. Explore Western Canada from the tall peaks of the Canadian Rockies, through the vast desert lowlands in the Okanagan and finish by the lush coastal rainforests in Vancouver. The bus stops between overnight destinations for sightseeing and activities such as hiking, swimming and vista points.

DEPARTURE DATES – from Banff

May 2 to May 30: Sunday, Wednesday

June 1 to September 28: Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

September 30 to October 17: Sunday, Wednesday

What’s included

  • Moose Bus Transportation
  • Services of a professional and fun tour guide/driver
  • 1 group dinner
  • Paddleboarding on a lake in Penticton

 

*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.

Moose bus pass holders receive discounts on activities, attractions and accommodation.

Get more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Itinerary

2 days | Departing Banff

Highlights

  • Relax at the beach on Lake Okanagan in Kelowna
  • Visit Takakkaw Falls, at 384 m, it's one of the highest in Canada (seasonal)
  • Stop along the way for hiking, swimming and exploring
  • Fresh and local ice cream at the D. Dutchman Dairy Farm
  • Walk through the lush forests in Manning Park

We leave the Rockies today and head back into the Okanagan, a summer recreational area. Today we'll be making our way back to Kelowna where you'll stop at the Giant Cedar forest and the quirky Log Barn. For the last night of your tour you'll have another barbeque dinner with your group at the Samesun Kelowna. Take a walk along the waterfront, go parasailing (optional), or sing and dance the night away! Breakfast included at the Samesun Banff, dinner included at the Samesun Kelowna.

  • Reservations for tonights accommodation are made at the Samesun Kelowna
  • We start our morning with stand up paddle boarding on the Skaha Lake in Penticton. On our way back to Vancouver we cruise past beautiful lakes and climb over high mountain passes through Manning Park before returning to the coast. Catch your last glimpses of the wildlife the interior of British Columbia before returning to the coastal city of Vancouver.

  • Tonight you will need to make your own reservations for accommodation
  • Dates & Prices

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    Details

    The Chinnook Pass has some fun activities while on tour from Banff to Vancouver! Go hiking and swimming along the way or try paddleboarding in Kelowna on Lake Okanagan. There are various activities available in Banff or Vancouver - check our full activity list for details.

    ACTIVITY

    $CAD

    Location

    Parasailing

    $50

    Kelowna

    Paddleboarding

    Included

    Penticton (Kelowna)

    Free

    Various Locations

    Wildlife Spotting

    Free

    Various Locations

    Moose books your accommodation for each night of the tour so all you need to worry about is having fun! We always choose top rated hostels with high quality accommodation and a fun atmosphere. Moose reserves a single bed per passenger in shared hostel dorm rooms. You simply pay for your bed when you arrive at the hostel or you can purchase the optional Accommodation Package.

    You must make your own reservation if a) you would like to upgrade to a private room, b) you choose to stay in a different hostel/hotel, and always c) for the final night of the tour.

    Listed here are our preferred hostels in Western Canada. Prices range from CAD$25 to $75 plus tax per person per night. Pre-paid accommodation package is available. Find out more on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    TOUR

    DESTINATION

    HOSTEL

    WEBSITE

    DAY 1

    Banff Kelowna

    Samesun Kelowna

    www.samesun.com

    DAY 2

    Kelowna > Vancouver

    N/A

    *Bed not reserved

      Pick Up Time Pick Up Location
    BANFF > KELOWNA    
    HI Banff 8:00am 801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff
    Y  Mountain Lodge 8:10am 102 Spray Ave, Banff
    SameSun Banff 8:15am 433 Banff Ave, Banff
    KELOWNA > VANCOUVER    
    SameSun Kelowna 9:00am 245 Harvey Ave, Kelowna

    1. Bring proper clothing for the tour. The weather in Canada 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. Join our Facebook travel community and hook up with you future bus mates. If you have any questions we can surely answer them there. Possibly peruse some of the pics of passengers past! 
    6. If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office.

    Reviews

    10 reviews of “Chinook

    Reviews

    1. Chinook
      Bridget Pearson

      female, 31, Australia
      The guide Krista was brilliant! Knowledgeable and considerate to everyone needs.


      Rating: 5/5

    2. Chinook
      Isabelle Thomas

      female, 25, England
      The included activity stand up paddle-boarding was one of my highlights! Wished we could have stayed all day.


      Rating: 4/5

    3. Chinook
      Peta Townsend

      female, 30-39, Australia
      Our guides were always happy and willing to accommodate requests and go the extra mile!


      Rating: 5/5

    4. Chinook
      Daniel Jacobs

      Male, 21-25, Australia
      Dave our guide was AWESOME! He gets involved and loves it! A real Legend!


      Rating: 5/5

    5. Chinook
      Scott Phillips

      Male, 25-29, Australia
      Dave – Another legendary Moose Tour guide!


      Rating: 4/5

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