Tomahawk

7 Days

Start:
Vancouver
Ends:
Banff
Runs:
May–September
Price:
From $729 CAD

Overview

This amazing 7 day adventure trip from Canada’s west coast rainforest to the Rocky Mountains will leave you breathless! We travel from Vancouver to the alpine playground of Whistler, and on to the glacial peaks in Banff and Jasper National Park, stopping at incredible sights, and for hiking and swimming along the way. By the time you’ve finished in Banff, you’ll have experienced the major highlights of British Columbia and Alberta.

Note: the Tomahawk is a combination of our Sea to Sky and Coho Passes. Some of your fellow travellers will be continuing back to Vancouver after you finish.

This Flexi-Pass allows you to extend your stay at our hub destinations, Vancouver & Banff, so you can explore at your own pace! You can choose to spend longer in Vancouver or Banff, or stick to the minimum schedule. Simply select your desired dates when you book online.

2019 DEPARTURE DAYS – from Vancouver

May 04 to September 21:    Tuesdays, Saturdays

What’s included

  • Moose Bus transportation
  • Services of a professional & fun tour guide/driver
  • Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake
  • 3 group dinners
  • 1 breakfast
  • National Park fees

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

7 Days | Flexi-pass | Departing Vancouver

Highlights

  • Travel two of the world's most scenic drives: the Icefields Parkway and the Sea to Sky Highway
  • Explore Western Canada's wilderness stopping at stunning viewpoints along the way, and for hiking and swimming
  • Tour through Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Visit Rocky Mountain landmarks such as Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, and Moraine Lake (seasonal)
  • See majestic waterfalls including 335m Shannon Falls and Athabasca Falls
  • Go mountain biking, bungee jumping, zip lining, whitewater rafting & more (optional extras)
  • Check out the Olympic sites in Whistler village
  • Enjoy the cafes, shopping and nightlife in the exciting party towns of Whistler & Banff

Our trip begins at the Cypress Mountain lookout, where we’ll get a unique view of Vancouver from above. Heading north on the Sea to Sky Highway, enjoy the views of jagged mountain peaks, sparkling glaciers, and peaceful lakes. We’ll make stops en route at not one, but two waterfalls: Shannon Falls (one of the highest in BC!) and Brandywine Falls. Then, arriving in Whistler in the afternoon, there’s time for relaxing, activities, or exploring the village. Enjoy dinner and then rip it up in the bars and nightclubs!

  • Meal Inclusions: Dinner at HI Whistler
  • Moose Accommodation Reservations: HI Whistler
  • We don’t leave until the afternoon today, so you’ll have plenty of time to get your thrill on by ziplining, bungee jumping, downhill mountain biking, or hiking on either Whistler or Blackcomb Mountains. If you’re looking to relax, find a spot in one of the beautiful parks. The day is yours to enjoy as you please! After departing Whistler, we’ll make a few more picturesque stops en route before finishing the day back in Vancouver.

  • Moose Accommodation Reservations: HI Vancouver - Jericho Beach
  • Leaving the city behind, we’ll head east through the Fraser Valley. At our first stop, we’ll take a short walk in a west coast rainforest to check out Bridal Veil Falls before stopping for lunch in the quaint town of Hope. After crossing through the Coastal Mountains, we arrive in the semi-arid grasslands of the Okanagan where we’ll go for a paddleboard on Skaha Lake in Penticton. Then it’s onto Kelowna on Lake Okanagan, our destination for the night.

  • Activity & Meal Inclusions: Paddleboarding, Dinner
  • Moose Accommodation Reservations: Samesun Kelowna
  • We’ll be in two provinces, completely cross three mountain ranges, and travel through four National Parks today as we continue east to Banff. Leaving the Okanagan, we’ll stop en route in Revelstoke, where you’ll have the option to go lake kayaking in beautiful, hand crafted wooden boats. Continuing onwards, we’ll finally enter the Rocky Mountains and cross over the Kicking Horse Pass into Alberta and Banff National Park. Tonight, we’ll settle in the historic town of Banff, in the heart of the mountains.

  • Meal Inclusions: Breakfast at Samesun Kelowna
  • Moose Accommodation Reservations: HI Banff
  • Our day begins with visits to the stunning Moraine Lake (seasonal), and one of the world’s most famous lakes, Lake Louise! Then it’s onto the Icefields Parkway, to take in the jagged mountain peaks, glaciers, raging rivers, and more turquoise lakes, all the while keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. We’ll make stops to see the Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, our favourite Peyto Lake, and the impressive Mistaya Canyon, before arriving at our rustic, wilderness hostel alongside Rampart Creek. Why not take a dip in the creek, then relax in the wood-burning sauna, before enjoying a campfire under the stars tonight?

  • Moose Accommodation Reservations: HI Rampart Creek. This is a rustic, wilderness hostel and there are no alternative accommodation options nearby, but we think you’re going to love this truly Canadian experience!
  • Our journey continues north along the Icefields Parkway, named one of the most scenic drives in the world by National Geographic. Tick another National Park off your list today because we’re entering Jasper NP! Our first stop in the park is at the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometres. You’ll have the chance to get up close to the Athabasca Glacier, or just enjoy the views from the Discovery Centre. Then it’s on to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper, for a scenic hike that crosses several bridges with amazing views into the canyon. Afterwards, we’ll roll into the Jasper townsite where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore on your own.

  • Moose Accommodation Reservations: New HI Jasper
  • It’s another day of jaw dropping vistas and scenic hikes as we make our way back south. Our first stop is at Athabasca Falls, one of the most powerful and picturesque waterfalls in the Rockies. We’ll also stop for a photo opportunity at Tangle Falls, and for an energizing hike at Johnston Canyon, before arriving back in Banff where our tour ends.

  • Meal Inclusions: Dinner at Samesun Banff
  • Moose Accommodation Reservations: None. You will need to make your own reservations for tonight. We recommend booking at the Samesun Banff where your fellow travellers doing a longer pass will be staying.
  • 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

    $115

    Whistler

    Whistler Zip-line

    From $135

    Whistler

    Whistler Mountain Bike Park 101

    (Lesson, rental & sampler ticket, 2hrs)

    $167

    Whistler

    Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola

    $61

    Whistler

    Sea to Sky Sightseeing Flight

    (15 min flight over Squamish)

    $50

    Squamish (near Whistler)

    Paddleboarding  Included Pentiction
    Parasailing $50 Kelowna

    Lake Kayaking (2 hrs)

    $60

    Revelstoke

    Icefield Snowcoach

    From $90

    Icefields (near Jasper)

    Glacier SkyWalk

    From $31

    Icefields (near Jasper)

    Hiking/Swimming

    Free

    Various Locations

    Wildlife Spotting

    Free

    Various Locations

     

    Activities that are available after your tour finishes in Banff *

    $CAD

    Location

    Banff Gandola

    $67

    Banff

    White Water Rafting

    From $130

    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

    *All activities must be booked while on tour with your Moose guide in order to receive the discounted Moose rate

     

    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 Vancouver,
    • for your post tour nights in Banff, and
    • if you choose to “hop off” the bus and spend extra nights in Vancouver or Banff.

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

    • for your pre tour nights in Vancouver,
    • for your post tour nights in Banff,
    • if you would like to upgrade to a private room,
    • if you choose to stay in a different hostel/hotel, and/or
    • if you choose to “hop off” the bus and spend extra nights in Vancouver or Banff.

    NOTE: there is no alternative accommodation anywhere near HI Rampart Creek, therefore please DO NOT make your own reservation for this night (or it’ll be a long walk to rejoin the group!)

    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

    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 > Rampart Creek

    HI Rampart Creek*

    www.hihostels.ca

    DAY 6

    Rampart Creek > Jasper

    New HI Jasper

    www.hihostels.ca

    DAY 7

    Jasper > Banff

    N/A

    *Bed not reserved

    NOTES:

    * Rampart Creek is a rustic, wilderness hostel with no running water, and solar & propane generated power. It features a cozy fireplace, outdoor fire pit, and a wood-burning sauna! Please note there are no alternative accommodation options nearby, but we think you’re going to love this truly Canadian experience!
    * Moose groups will stay at HI Athabasca Falls (also a rustic, wilderness hostel), instead of HI Rampart Creek, on the following dates: 04-May-2019, 18-May-2019, 01-Jun-2019

      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 > RAMPART CREEK    
    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
    RAMPART CREEK > JASPER    
    HI Rampart Creek 9:00am Highway 93 N, Banff National Park
    JASPER > BANFF    
    Jasper Train Station 8:15am 607 Connaught Dr, Jasper
    New HI Jasper 8:30am 708 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Jasper

    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
      Kaitlyn Fortier

      female, 24, USA
      I am so glad we decided to book through Moosebus! Each stop was breathtaking, we met so many beautiful people and had the most amazing tour guide! If you’re lucky enough to snag Mike for your tour you will have the time of your life. Thank you Moose for an unforgettable adventure!


      Rating: 5/5

    2. Tomahawk
      Livia Marotti

      Male, 42, Itlay
      A good driver/guide makes the world of a difference!


      Rating: 4/5

    3. Tomahawk
      Jackson Pullos

      Male, 18, Australia
      All hostels were very fun. Lots of great people and some awesome hospitality. Thanks Moose.


      Rating: 4/5

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. Tomahawk
      Leah Wilkinson

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


      Rating: 5/5

    7. Tomahawk
      Mark Franklin

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


      Rating: 4/5

    8. Tomahawk
      Carly Westaway

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


      Rating: 5/5

    9. Tomahawk
      Corrine Scharmer

      female, 30-35, Switzerland
      Krista was a great guide and really go involved with the group which definitely made the trip more enjoyable.


      Rating: 4/5

    10. Tomahawk
      Alice Johnston

      female, 26-29, United Kingdom
      Jolene was a great guide! She really brought the group together. Cody was a great local guide. Both knowledgable and fun.


      Rating: 4/5

    11. Tomahawk
      Natalie Lane

      female, 30-35, United Kingdom
      Hayley is totally amazing. Haley made the whole trip awesome! Kayaking was a fantastic start to our tour. HI Athabasca falls was an excellent experience.


      Rating: 5/5

    12. Tomahawk
      Jamie Lee-Furlong

      Male, 18-20, Taiwan
      Bryan has been an awesome driver, ensuring everyone had a great time. Bryan was always prepared and clear on what the days plans were. He ensured we were prepared with our meals and drinks and what to buy for.


      Rating: 5/5

    13. Tomahawk
      Chris Miles

      Male, 26-29, United Kingdom
      It was an amazing experience, our guide Hayley was very knowledgable and friendly. Fiona in the office was extremely helpful with bookings. Hayley was an impressive character and helped bring the group together.


      Rating: 5/5

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