Chinook 2020 Non-Accommodated

2 Days

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

Overview

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
This tour option DOES NOT include accommodation. You must book all of your own accommodation for EVERY night of the tour!

Click HERE for the accommodated version of this tour.

Heading West? The 2 day Chinook Tour travels one-way 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. We stop at scenic viewpoints en route, and for activities such as hiking and swimming.

Note: the Chinook is the final 2 days of the 8 day Caribou tour. Some of your fellow travellers will have been travelling together before you join them.

2020 DEPARTURE DAYS & PRICING
April 29 to May 31 Sundays, Wednesdays Low Season from $259
June 01 to 30 Sundays, Wednesdays Mid Season from $269
July 01 to August 31 Sundays, Wednesdays Peak Season from $299
September 01 to September 30 Sundays, Wednesdays Mid Season from $269
October 01 to October 18 Sundays, Wednesdays Low Season from $259

What’s included

  • Moose Bus transportation
  • Services of a professional & fun tour guide/driver
  • National Park fees
  • Moose travellers also receive discounts on optional activities!

Itinerary

2 days/1 night | Departing Banff

Highlights

  • Explore Western Canada's wilderness stopping at stunning viewpoints along the way, and for hiking and swimming
  • Tour through Yoho National Park
  • See majestic waterfalls and turquoise lakes including 381m Takakkaw Falls (seasonal) and Emerald Lake
  • Travel through Canada's desert region and party on Lake Okanagan

We leave the Rockies today, but not before stopping at the towering Takakkaw Falls (seasonal), the pristine Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge. We’ll also stop for a photo at the stunning Kalamalka Lake viewpoint after reaching the Okanagan Valley. This area is known for sandy beaches on crystal clear lakes, and lots of fun in the sun. Relax at the lake, or rock out in Kelowna tonight - it’s a university city with plenty of bars and nightclubs!

Recommended Accommodation: Samesun Kelowna

Today we cross the beautiful Okanagan Lake and climb over high mountain passes as we make our way to the west coast. We’ll explore the Othello Tunnels, before entering the Fraser Valley, and making a stop for lunch in the town of Hope. Then it’s onto Vancouver and time to say goodbye to your new friends.

Accommodation: None. You will need to make your own reservations for tonight.

Dates & Prices

Tours run from April to October each year.
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Departs
Banff
Price Best Price No of Seats seats remaining Make a booking

Details

There are various activities available in Banff before your tour - check our full activity list for details.

ACTIVITY PRICE
(CAD $)
LOCATION
Hiking/Swimming Free Various Locations
Wildlife Spotting Free Various Locations

Non-Accommodated Tours

If you book a non-accommodated tour, you MUST book all nights of accommodation yourself. Moose will NOT include nor hold any accommodation reservations on your behalf in the overnight locations. You should book a non-accommodated tour if you wish to stay in private rooms or in alternative properties on your tour.

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation is NEVER Included

Regardless of whether or not you purchase an accommodated tour, you must ALWAYS book your pre and post tour nights in Banff and Vancouver yourself. For your convenience, we recommend staying at one of our hostel pick up locations, noting that we also drop off at these same locations.

Moose Accommodation Listings

Here is a list of the hostels we stay at on accommodated tours. If you book a non-accommodated tour and wish to stay in hostel private rooms, we recommend booking at these same properties since that is where the majority of the other Moose travellers and your Moose driver/guide will be staying.

START > DESTINATION HOSTEL WEBSITE
Banff > Kelowna Samesun Kelowna www.samesun.com
Kelowna > Vancouver N/A *Bed not included

ITINERARY DAY 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 8:00am 245 Harvey Ave, Kelowna

  1. Bring proper clothing for the tour. The weather in Canada can be 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.
  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 and post departure accommodation in advance. Moose tours pick up and drop off at major hostels in Vancouver and Banff. 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.

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