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Tomahawk

7 Days

Start:
Vancouver
Ends:
Banff
Runs:
May–September
Price:
From $679 CAD
British Columbia, trip to Banff, Canadian Rockies, tour, group tour, backpacking trip

Overview

This amazing 7 day adventure trip along Canada’s west coast and into the Rocky Mountains will leave you breathless! We travel from the alpine playground of Whistler to the glacial peaks in Banff and Jasper National Park seeing the incredible sights along the way. The bus tours from Vancouver to Banff with a whole load of amazing sites along the way. By the time you’ve finished in Banff, you’ll have experienced the major highlights of British Columbia & Alberta.

The Flexi-Pass allows you to create the length of trip you want! You can choose to extend your stay in our hub destinations: Vancouver & Banff. You can choose to spend longer in these locations or stick to the minimum schedule. Simply select your desired dates when you book online.

DEPARTURE DATES – from Vancouver

May 6 to Sep 23:   Tue, Sat

 

What’s included

  • Moose Bus Transportation
  • Services of professional and fun tour guide/driver
  • 3 group dinners
  • Jet boat ride on Lake Okanagan

 

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.

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

Itinerary

7 Days | Flexi-pass | Departing Vancouver

Highlights

  • Ride the stunning Sea to Sky highway on the way to Whistler
  • Try Whistler's extreme activities like bungee jumping, zip-lining and mountain biking
  • Stop along the way at waterfalls and look-out points to experience the best tour of British Columbia
  • See the best spots in The Rockies such as Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Johnson's Canyon
  • Jump into an alpine lake, go kayaking or hiking along the way to experience the best of the region
  • Stop along the Icefield Parkway between Banff and Jasper for Peyto Lake, Athabasca Glacier and various waterfalls
  • Find the best scenic stops along the way for picnics, photos & hiking opportunities
  • Visit Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks
  • Time for exploring the bustling city of Vancouver and the mountain town of Banff

Head north along the Sea to Sky highway, stopping to check out the impressive 335m high Shannon Falls, jagged mountain peaks, sparkling glaciers, and peaceful lakes. We’ll arrive in Whistler in the afternoon with time for relaxing, activities, or to explore the village. Enjoy dinner and then rip it up in the bars and nightclubs! (Dinner included)

  • Reservations for tonights accommodation are made at the HI Whistler
  • We don’t leave until the afternoon today, so you will have plenty of time to get your thrill on by ziplining, bungee jumping, downhill mountain biking, hiking up Whistler Mountain. If you’re looking to relax, find a spot in one of the beautiful parks, the day is yours to enjoy as you please! We stop along the scenic Sea to Sky highway for more picturesque waterfalls and historic sights before finishing the day in Vancouver.

  • Reservations for tonights accommodation are made at the HI Jericho Beach
  • 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
  • Dates & Prices

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    Details

    The Tomahawk Flexi-Pass through Western Canada offers amazing adventure activities like: bungee jumping and zip-lining in Whistler, mountain biking and whitewater rafting in the Rockies and much more. There are also dozens of options to take in the scenery in a relaxed way, like kayaking on a pristine turquoise lake or soaking in some hot springs. You choose which activities suit your time, budget and level of adventure.

    ACTIVITY

    $CAD

    Location

    Whistler Bungee

    $105

    Whistler

    Whistler Zip-line

    $112 - $189

    Whistler

    Whistler Mountain Bike Park 101

    (Lesson, rental & sampler ticket, 2hrs)

    $130

    Whistler

    Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola

    $50

    Whistler

    Sea to Sky Sightseeing Flight

    (14 min flight over Squamish)

    $49

    Squamish (near Whistler)

    Okanagan Jetboat

    Included

    Kelowna

    Parasailing

    $50

    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.

    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 Banff. Check out our FAQ page for more info.

    Listed here are our preferred hostels in Western Canada. Prices range from CAD$25 to $75 plus tax per person per night.

    TOUR

    DESTINATION

    HOSTEL

    WEBSITE

    DAY 1

    Vancouver > Whistler

    HI Whistler

    www.hihostels.ca

    DAY 2

    Whistler > Vancouver

    HI Jericho Beach

    www.hihostels.ca

    DAY 3

    Vancouver > Kelowna

    Samesun Kelowna

    www.samesun.com

    DAY 4

    Kelowna > Banff

    HI Banff

    www.hihostels.ca

    DAY 5

    Banff > Lake Louise

    HI Lake Louise

    www.hihostels.ca

    DAY 6

    Lake Louise > Jasper

    HI Athabasca Falls

    www.hihostels.ca

    DAY 7

    Jasper > Banff

    *Bed reserved at Samesun Banff but not included in accommodation package

    www.samesun.com

      Pick Up Time Pick Up Location
    VANCOUVER > WHISTLER    
    HI Jericho 8:15am 1515 Discovery St, Vancouver
    HI Downtown 8:35am

    1114 Burnaby St, Vancouver

    Cambie - Seymour 8:50am 515 Seymour St, Vancouver
    HI Central 9:00am 1025 Granville St, Vancouver
    SameSun Vancouver 9:00am 1018 Granville St, Vancouver
    WHISTLER > VANCOUVER    
    Whistler Bus/Taxi Loop 3:50pm Whistler Village (near visitors center)
    HI Whistler 4:00pm 1035 Legacy Way, Whistler
    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

    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

    13 reviews of “Tomahawk

    Reviews

    1. Tomahawk
      Moose Office

      female, 29, Irealnd
      Moose are very lucky to have both Jolene and Krista working for them. Great informative guides!


      Rating: 5/5

    2. Tomahawk
      Sinead O'shea

      female, 38, Ireland
      Cody was an excellent guide who really gelled with the group. Great to have a local on this leg of the trip!


      Rating: 4/5

    3. Tomahawk
      Leah Wilkinson

      female, 28, United Kingdom
      Cody our guide was amazing in ALL aspects of the trip!


      Rating: 5/5

    4. Tomahawk
      Mark Franklin

      Male, 31, Australia
      All activities offered on tour were super fun. Lake Louise itself was exceptional.


      Rating: 4/5

    5. Tomahawk
      Carly Westaway

      female, 29, Germany
      Our guide Dave was fantastic. Real credit to the Moose team!!!


      Rating: 5/5

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