Accommodation

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)

www.oceanisland.com

www.hihostels.ca

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.

www.hihostels.ca
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.

www.hihostels.ca
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

NOTES:

*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

Moose Tours stay in shared hostel dorm rooms for the best budget accommodation option

Hostel dorm rooms range from 4 – 8 beds (with the exception of HI Rampart Creek, HI Victoria and HI Jericho Beach).

Backpacker hostels have guest kitchens so you can prepare you own food (which will save you money as well!)

Backpacker hostels have guest kitchens so you can prepare you own food (which will save you money as well!).

Both Samesun Banff and Hosteling International Banff have hostels with great mountain views in the heart of the Rocky Mountains

Both SameSun Banff and Hostelling International Banff – Alpine Centre have hostels with great mountain views in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

HI Rampart Creek is a wilderness lodge meaning there is limited electricity and no running water (but purified water is available)!  The best part is that you are in a rustic setting with a sauna, hiking right from the property, and nightly campfires where you can watch the stars come out above the dense forest.

HI Rampart Creek is a wilderness lodge meaning there is limited electricity and no running water (but purified water is available)!  The best part is that you are in a rustic setting with a sauna, hiking right from the property, and nightly campfires where you can watch the stars come out above the dense forest.