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.
2018 DEPARTURE DAYS – from Vancouver
June 4 to August 20: Mondays
2019 DEPARTURE DAYS – from Vancouver
Travelling in 2019? Check back here soon for departure dates and the 2019 itinerary!
- Moose Bus transportation
- Services of a professional & fun tour guide/driver
- Underground walking tour in Seattle
- Walking tour and beer tasting in Portland
- 4 breakfasts
Have you checked if you need a visa to travel to the USA?
Some travellers may require a visa to enter the USA. Please note that if you qualify for the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP), you do not currently need an ESTA to enter via a land border, which we do on this tour. However, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol strongly recommends obtaining an ESTA even if crossing via land border, as this will significantly reduce the time required to process your entry into the USA. This information is correct as of June 22, 2018.
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*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.
We depart Vancouver, and Canada, and head to the Pacific Border Crossing. After checking in at the City Hostel, we head out for our Underground Tour of Seattle. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore as you please!
This is your free day in Seattle! You can go up the world famous Space Needle, or visit the Pike St. Market, and see if you can find the original Starbucks. Other areas and activities to explore for the day include the Pioneer Square area, the Gum Wall, ferries across Pudget Sound, and the Music Experience museum, or take in a baseball game. Breakfast included at the City Hostel Seattle
Back on the road today, we move down to Oregon state. Driving along the Washington coast, we cross the Columbia River over the 6.5km long Astoria-Megler Bridge. We break for lunch in Astoria, to see filming sites from The Goonies and other movies. Next stop is to Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast, and finishing the day in Portland. After checking in at the hostel, we get to enjoy a sample of local beers at a tap tasting session. Take in the rest of the night at your own pace. Breakfast and Tap tasting included
It’s time to explore everything that is weird and wonderful about Portland! A free walking tour of the city is offered. Portland is renowned for its food and drink, so be sure to sample the local restaurants, food trucks, donuts and breweries while you're here. Go for a walk or bike along the Willamette River and marvel at the bridges. Breakfast included
It’s time to head back to the Great White North. We pass the volcanoes of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker along the way. Stopping in Tulalip for lunch before heading back to the Canadian border, and downtown Vancouver. Breakfast included
Dates & PricesTours run from June to September each year.
Seat availability shown here is for the first leg of trip only. Please continue to the booking page for accurate seat availability.
FREE DAY in SEATTLE
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.
Address: 2327 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
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|
|CIty Hostel Seattle||9:00am||2327 2nd Ave, Seattle|
|PORTLAND > VANCOUVER|
|HI Portland Northwest||8:00am||479 NW 18th Avenue, Portland|
- Bring proper clothing for the tour. The weather in the Pacific Northwest is unpredictable, and 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.
- 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.
- Don't forget your camera - we will guarantee that you will want to take photos of new friends, beautiful scenery and wild animals!
- 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.
- If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office.