Chinook

2 Days

Start:
Banff
Ends:
Vancouver
Runs:
May–October
Price:
From $249 CAD
West coast, Rocky Mountains, adventure travel, Canada

Overview

Heading West? The 2 day Chinook Pass 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.

2019 DEPARTURE DAYS – from Banff

May 01 to June 12:    Sundays, Wednesdays

June 14 to September 13:    Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays

September 15 to October 16:    Sundays, Wednesdays

What’s included

  • Moose Bus transportation
  • Services of a professional & fun tour guide/driver
  • 1 breakfast
  • National Park fees

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

2 days | 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’ll 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 make a fun stop at the quirky Log Barn 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!

Moose Accommodation Reservations: 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.

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast at Samesun Kelowna
Moose Accommodation Reservations: None. You will need to make your own reservations for tonight.

Dates & Prices

Tours run from May to October each year.
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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

Swimming/ Hiking  Free  Various Locations

Wildlife Spotting

Free

Various Locations

We know that a good night’s sleep is important, especially after a busy day of travelling with lots of fun activities. We choose hostels and backpacker properties that offer budget value, as well as great facilities, and a welcoming atmosphere.

As part of our included service, we pre-book your accommodation so all you need to worry about is having fun! We reserve single beds in mixed gender hostel dorm rooms for every passenger, on every night of the tour. By staying in shared rooms you get a chance to meet more people, hang out with other Moose travellers, and pay less than you would booking a private room or hotel.

How To Pay For Your Accommodation

You simply pay for your pre-reserved Moose bed when you arrive at the hostel. Dorm bed prices range from CAD$29 to $75 plus tax. Alternatively, you can purchase our optional Pre-Paid Accommodation Package.

Pre-Paid Accommodation Package

To make life on your Moose tour as simple as possible, we recommend purchasing our Pre-Paid Accommodation Package. The package covers your accommodation costs for the standard nights of the trip, in mixed gender dorm beds, so you’re already paid up when you check in. This means you’ll be in your room faster, and therefore have more time to enjoy your epic adventure! Important Note: do not purchase the Accommodation Package if you wish to stay in private rooms or alternative accommodation on any night (or multiple nights) of the tour. We do not offer an accommodation upgrade service, nor we do we offer partial refunds of any unused dorm bed nights.

Do I Ever Need To Book My Own Accommodation?

If you’ve booked our Pre-Paid Accommodation Package, you ONLY need to make your own reservation:

  • for your pre tour nights in Banff, and
  • for your post tour nights in Vancouver

If you haven’t booked our Pre-Paid Accommodation Package, you ONLY need to make your own reservation:

  • for your pre tour nights in Banff,
  • for your post tour nights in Vancouver,
  • if you would like to upgrade to a private room, and/or
  • if you choose to stay in a different hostel/hotel
BOOKING YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION ANYWHERE?
Please advise us if you book your own accommodation on any standard night of the tour, so that we can cancel the pre-reserved bed we are holding for you.
Send us an email (include your Moose Confirmation Number): info@moosebus.travel

 

Here are the hostel locations where we reserve beds on this tour:

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

  6. Chinook
    Katie Barclay

    female, 30-35, Australia
    Our guide Remy was such fun and made it a great trip! Thanks Moose 😀


    Rating: 5/5

  7. Chinook
    Claire Bryant

    female, 26-29, New Zealand
    Lovely ladies at the Granville street office who assisted me with smiles. Colin our Driver was energetic, fun and really made the trip more enjoyable.


    Rating: 5/5

  8. Chinook
    James McCombe

    Male, 40, New Zealand
    Krista was a fantastic lovely person. Made our holiday better!


    Rating: 4/5

  9. Chinook
    Kristoffer Andersson

    Male, 21-25, Sweden
    Website & using email – Rob was very helpful. Cody our driver was awesome.


    Rating: 4/5

  10. Chinook
    Joshua Van Der Groen

    Male, 20-25, Netherlands
    Emailing the office staff was really helpful. Cody was awesome, he really knows his stuff. Best tour guide!


    Rating: 5/5

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