Roadrunner

2 Days

Start:
Vancouver
Ends:
Banff
Runs:
April–October
Price:
From $329 CAD
Adventure trip, Vancouver to Banff, British Columbia, Travel, Canada

Overview

Jump on this fun one-way trip from Vancouver to Banff, for a quick tour into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The 2 day Roadrunner Pass takes you through Kelowna and along Okanagan Lake with exciting water sports, beach fun and great nightlife. As we continue eastward you’ll see the incredibly varied landscapes of beautiful British Columbia, before we cross into Alberta and finish in the heart of the Canadian Rockies – Banff!

Note: the Roadrunner is the first 2 days of the 8 day Caribou tour. Some of your fellow travellers will be continuing onwards to Jasper after you finish.

2019 DEPARTURE DAYS – from Vancouver

April 25 to June 06:    Mondays, Thursdays

June 08 to September 07:    Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays

September 09 to October 10:    Mondays, Thursdays

What’s included

  • Moose Bus transportation
  • Services of a professional & fun tour guide/driver
  • Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake
  • 1 group dinner
  • 1 breakfast (at the Samesun hostel)
  • 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/1 night | Departing Vancouver

Highlights

  • Explore Western Canada's wilderness stopping at stunning viewpoints along the way
  • See the majestic Bridal Veil Falls
  • Paddleboard on a lake in the Okanagan Valley (included)
  • Go kayaking in hand crafted wooden boats (optional extra)
  • Enjoy the wicked nightlife and adventure activities in Banff
  • Travel through Canada's desert region and party on Lake Okanagan

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, our tour finishes in the historic town of Banff, in the heart of the mountains.

  • Meal Inclusions: Breakfast at Samesun Kelowna
  • Moose Accommodation Reservations: None. You will need to make your own reservations for tonight. We recommend booking at the HI Banff Alpine Centre where your fellow travellers doing a longer pass will be staying.
  • Dates & Prices

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    Details

     

    The 2 day Roadrunner tour offers fun outdoor activities en route from Vancouver to Banff. Experience the best of summer in Briitsh Columbia with paddleboarding on Skaha Lake in the Okanagan (included) and go hiking through incredible scenery on your way into the Rockies. Take in the breathtaking mountain vistas while kayaking on a pristine blue lake or choose to add on adventure activities like horseback riding and whitewater rafting after finishing the tour in Banff. (Note: some of the activities below are only available after finishing the tour in Banff).

    ACTIVITY

    Approx.  Price (CAD)

    Location

    Stand Up Paddleboarding

    Included

    Penticton (en route to Kelowna)

    Lake Kayaking (2 hrs) $60 Revelstoke (en route to Banff)

    Hiking/Swimming

    Free

    Various Locations

    Wildlife Spotting

    Free

    Various Locations

     

    Activities that are available after your tour finishes in Banff *

    $CAD

    Location

    Banff Gondola

    from $64

    Banff

    White Water Rafting (3 hrs, includes BBQ lunch)

    $135

    Banff

    Banff Upper Hot Springs

    $8

    Banff

    Horseback Riding (from 1-3 hrs)

    from $61

    Banff

    Helicopter Flight over the Rockies (from 12-30mins)

    from $143

    Banff

    Banff Bike Rental

    From $28

    Banff

    Big Canoe Tour (1.5 hrs) $46 Banff
    Via Ferrata (from 2.5 - 6 hrs) from $161 Banff

    * Prices shown may not include applicable taxes

    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, and
    • for your post tour nights in 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, 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

    Vancouver > Kelowna

    Samesun Kelowna

    www.samesun.com

    DAY 2

    Kelowna > Banff

    N/A

    *Bed not reserved

      Pick Up Time Pick Up Location
    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

    Sector Name Sector Departs From Overnight Destinations En Route Sector Finishes At Sector Length 2019 Departure Date Range Sector Departure Days Sector Finish Days
    Roadrunner Vancouver Kelowna Banff 2 days Apr 25 to Jun 06 Mon Tue
    Thu Fri
    Jun 08 to Sep 07 Mon Tue
    Thu Fri
    Sat Sun
    Sep 09 to Oct 10 Mon Tue
    Thu Fri

     

    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.

    Reviews

    10 reviews of “Roadrunner

    Reviews

    1. Roadrunner
      Skye Pederson

      female, 20, England
      The extra activity of Kayaking which included a lesson was my favourite – the team were amazing! Highly recommend participating in that!!!


      Rating: 4/5

    2. Roadrunner
      Craig Cunningham

      Male, Australia
      Remy was fun, knowledgeable and contributed to the enjoyment of the trip – amazing guide!


      Rating: 5/5

    3. Roadrunner
      Leanne Shaw

      female, 35, England
      Remy was exactly what a tour guide should be. Listens to passengers and friendly at all times. Awesome job and nice guy.


      Rating: 4/5

    4. Roadrunner
      Steven Wright

      Male, 21, Australia
      Just one word – AWESOME!
      Oh and the jetboat ride rocks!!


      Rating: 5/5

    5. Roadrunner
      Jess Gorman

      female, 30-39, Australia
      Frank made the tour an awesome experience. Terry from kayaking was awesome too. Thanks for a brilliant tour, thoroughly enjoyed it.


      Rating: 5/5

    6. Roadrunner
      Eline Kraak

      female, 30-35, Netherlands
      Great way to get to/through the mountains. Great road trip and music!


      Rating: 4/5

    7. Roadrunner
      Véronique Posthumus

      female, 36-45, Netherlands
      Alana was excellent and funny and friendly. I will definitely join Moose travel again.


      Rating: 5/5

    8. Roadrunner
      mkgd.admin

      Such great times!


      Rating: 5/5

    9. Roadrunner
      mkgd.admin

      Everything was fantastic. The star rating should only appear on Tours.


      Rating: 4/5

    10. Roadrunner
      mkgd.admin

      Because Moose are awesome!


      Rating: 5/5

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