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Caribou

8 Days

Start:
Vancouver
Ends:
Vancouver
Runs:
April–October
Price:
From $799 CAD
Canada West, Vancouver to Banff, Jasper National Park, Rocky Mountains, adventure travel, group tours,

Overview

The Caribou Tour is the best option to see the Canadian Rocky Mountains and experience the highlights of southern British Columbia. On this 8 day trip starting in Vancouver you will visit the top destinations around Kelowna, Banff, and beautiful Jasper with many adventure activities along the way! Travel along the world famous Icefield Parkway and visit five of Canadas National Parks.

DEPARTURE DATES – from Vancouver

Apr 24 to May 4:    Monday, Thursday

May 8 to Sep 23:    Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Sep 25 to Oct 12:    Monday and Thursday

What’s included

  • Moose Bus Transportation
  • Services of professional and fun tour guide/driver
  • 3 group dinners
  • Jet boating on Lake Okanagan
  • Paddleboarding on a lake in Penticton

 

Find out about our Hop on/Hop Flexibility.

Get more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

 

*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.

 

Itinerary

8 days | Flexi-Trip | Departing Vancouver

Highlights

  • The cascading water at Bridal Veil Falls
  • The Natural Bridge and the aqua blue waters of Emerald Lake
  • The hotsprings, shopping and nightlife in Banff
  • The beauty of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake (seasonal) and Peyto Lake
  • The amazing vistas along the Icefields Parkway
  • Hiking down Maligne Canyon
  • Exploring the biggest icefield south of the Arctic Circle at the Columbia Icefield
  • Jet boating and paddle boarding on a lake in the Okanagan valley (included)

Leaving the city behind, we travel east through the agricultural Fraser Valley and into the mountains. We stop for a short walk in a west coast rainforest to check out Bridal Veil Falls and for a picnic lunch at an idyllic lake in the town of Hope. We’ll then pass through the Coastal Mountains and into the much drier interior of British Columbia. The night is spent in Kelowna, where we will hit Okanagan Lake for a jet boat ride and enjoy a salmon and chicken barbeque at the hostel. Dinner and jet boat ride included.

  • Reservations for tonights accommodation are made at the Samesun Kelowna
  • Today we cross into the province of Alberta, hitting up four National Parks on our way into Banff. We make a stop in Revelstoke to enjoy the lake and have the option to take a kayaking trip. The Rocky Mountains await us, as do many aqua blue glacier lakes. We’ll settle in for the night in the historic town of Banff, in the heart of the Rockies. Breakfast included at Samesun Kelowna

  • Reservations for tonights accommodation are made at the HI Banff
  • Soak up the awe inspiring Banff National Park Area, including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake (seasonal), Emerald Lake, Johnston Canyon, various wildlife, the massive Takkakaw Falls (seasonal) and more. Enjoy a real Canadian campfire tonight and look for the Milky Way!

  • Reservations for tonights accommodation are made at the HI Lake Louise
  • Take in the jagged mountain peaks, raging rivers and explore the Icefields Parkway. Today we see the Columbia Icefields, Mistaya Canyon and Athabasca Falls. Look out for wildlife as we explore the back roads around Jasper before heading back to the rustic Athabasca Falls hostel. It’s another great night by the campfire in a remote location with a star-filled sky, if you're lucky you may be able to see the Northern Lights!

  • Reservations for tonights accommodation are made at the HI Athabasca Falls
  • It’s another day of jaw dropping vistas and scenic hikes as we make our way along the Icefields Parkway. Stops today include Parker Ridge (seasonal) and Peyto Lake. The tour today finishes in Banff, where you get a chance to explore the great nightlife, or relax at the Banff hot springs. (Dinner included).

  • Reservations for tonights accommodation are made at the Samesun Banff
  • Today is a free day and is yours to enjoy as you like in the heart of the Rocky Mountains! Enjoy the sites in the Banff area, hike a local mountain, or for an optional extra cost, go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. Breakfast included at Samesun Banff

  • Reservations for tonights accommodation are made at the Samesun Banff
  • 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
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    Details

    The Caribou Flexi-Pass through Western Canada offers many adventure activity so you can make the most of your trip. Go jet boating, mountain biking, glacier hiking, whitewater rafting and more. Moose offers dozens of options to soak in the scenery in a more relaxed way like enjoying the hot springs or riding the Banff gondola for incredble mountain vistas.

    ACTIVITY

    $CAD

    Location

    Okanagan Jetboat

    Included

    Kelowna

    Parasailing

    $50

    Kelowna

    Paddleboarding

    Included

    Penticton (Kelowna)

     

    Lake Kayaking (2 hrs)

    $55

    Revelstoke

    Banff Gondola

    $45

    Banff

    White Water Rafting

    From $145

    Kicking Horse (near Banff)

    Hot Springs

    $8

    Banff

    Horseback Riding (1-3 hrs)

    $72 - 174

    Banff

    Helicopter Ride (12-30mins)

    $121 - 291

    Banff

    Banff Mountain Bike Rental

    From $36

    Banff

    Icefield Snowcoach

    $55

    Icefields (near Jasper)

    Glacier SkyWalk

    $25

    Icefields (near Jasper)

    Hiking/Swimming

    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 in Vancouver.

    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.

    TOUR

    DESTINATION

    HOSTEL

    WEBSITE

    DAY 1

    Vancouver > Kelowna

    Samesun Kelowna

    www.samesun.com

    DAY 2

    Kelowna > Banff

    HI Banff

    www.hihostels.ca

    DAY 3

    Banff > Lake Louise

    HI Lake Louise

    www.hihostels.ca

    DAY 4

    Lake Louise > Jasper

    HI Athabasca Falls

    www.hihostels.ca

    DAY 5

    Jasper > Banff

    Samesun Banff

    www.samesun.com

    DAY 6

    Banff Free Day

    Samesun Banff

    www.samesun.com

    DAY 7

    Banff > Kelowna

    Samesun Kelowna

    www.samesun.com

    DAY 8

    Kelowna > Vancouver

    N/A

    *Bed not reserved

      Pick Up Time Pick Up Location
    VANCOUVER > KELOWNA    
    HI Jericho 7:30am 1515 Discovery St, Vancouver
    HI Downtown 7:50am 1114 Burnaby St, Vancouver
    Cambie - Seymour St 8:00am 515 Seymour St, Vancouver
    HI Central 8:10am 1025 Granville St, Vancouver
    SameSun Vancouver 8:10am 1018 Granville St, Vancouver
    KELOWNA > BANFF    
    SameSun Kelowna 8:00am 245 Harvey Ave, Kelowna
    BANFF > LAKE LOUISE    
    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
    LAKE LOUISE > JASPER    
    HI Lake Louise 8:30am 203 Village Rd, Lake Louise
    JASPER > BANFF    
    Jasper Train Station 8:15am 607 Connaught Dr, Jasper
    HI Jasper 8:30am 1 Skytram Rd, Jasper
    HI Athabasca Falls 9:00am Hwy 93, Jasper National Park
    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. All passengers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Please contact the office if you are travelling with a passenger under the age of 18. 
    7. If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office.

    Reviews

    16 reviews of “Caribou

    Reviews

    1. Caribou
      Josh Wright

      Male, 29, Australia
      Wonderful experience. Tour provides the perfect snapshot of the Rockies. Will definitely recommend to others.


      Rating: 5/5

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