At Moose Bus Adventures, we like to offer our travellers flexibility, as well as convenience. As such, we offer you a choice when it comes to tour accommodation. You can either take advantage of the convenience (and value) of booking the accommodated tour option, or choose to make your own accommodation arrangements by booking the non-accommodated tour option.
Accommodated Tour Option
If you book the accommodated tour option, your accommodation is included for all nights of the tour, in mixed gender, hostel dormitory rooms. The majority of our travellers book an accommodated tour because it provides the best value for your money since we receive discounts from our accommodation providers that aren’t available to the general public. Please note that you can request female only dorm rooms, and this is usually possible to accommodate, but we CANNOT guarantee it.
We choose hostels and backpacker properties for their budget value, as well as properties that offer great facilities while always providing a warm, friendly atmosphere. By staying in shared dorm rooms you get a chance to meet more people, hang out with other tour guests, and keep the price as low as possible. The hostel staff are often travellers too, and they’re great for helping plan your time in each destination, and for giving great local recommendations on where to eat, play and party!
Note: DO NOT purchase an accommodated tour if you want to stay in hostel private rooms on any or multiple nights of the tour. We DO NOT offer an upgrade package from dorm rooms to private rooms. If you want private rooms, you MUST book the non-accommodated option, and then book ALL nights of accommodation yourself.
Non-Accommodated Tour Option
If you book the non-accommodated tour option, you MUST book all nights of accommodation yourself (except at Rampart Creek – see below). 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.
Note: The only exception is at Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel (on any itinerary that travels from Banff to Jasper) where one (1) night of accommodation in a mixed gender, hostel dormitory bed is included on non-accommodated tours. There are no alternative accommodation properties nearby and no private rooms available at Rampart Creek, hence why this hostel overnight is included.
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 Vancouver and/or Banff 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/packages. 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|
|Vancouver > Tofino||HI Tofino – Whalers on the Point||www.hihostels.ca|
|Tofino Free Day||HI Tofino – Whalers on the Point||www.hihostels.ca|
|Tofino > Victoria||Ocean Island* (Tue departures from Vancouver)
HI Victoria* (Fri departures from Vancouver)
|Victoria > Vancouver||No bed reserved if finishing your tour in Vancouver.
Beds are reserved at HI Jericho Beach for clients travelling on a Pacific pass.
|Vancouver > Whistler||HI Whistler||www.hihostels.ca|
|Whistler > Vancouver||No bed reserved if finishing your tour in Vancouver.
Beds are reserved at HI Jericho Beach for clients travelling on Pacific, Big West and Tomahawk passes.
|Vancouver > Kelowna||Samesun Kelowna||www.samesun.com|
|Kelowna > Banff||HI Banff||www.hihostels.ca|
|Banff > Rampart Creek||HI Rampart Creek**||www.hihostels.ca|
|Rampart Creek > Jasper||HI Jasper||www.hihostels.ca|
|Jasper > Banff||Samesun Banff||www.samesun.com|
|Banff Free Day||Samesun Banff||www.samesun.com|
|Banff > Kelowna||Samesun Kelowna||www.samesun.com|
|Kelowna > Vancouver||N/A||*Bed not reserved|
*Island Explorer tours departing Vancouver on Tuesdays stay at the Ocean Island Backpackers. Friday departures from Vancouver stay at the HI Victoria.
**HI 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: 16-May-2020, 23-May-2020