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Day: 1 | Location: VANCOUVER TO WHISTLER
Leaving Vancouver, we head north along the Sea to Sky highway, stopping to check out an impressive waterfall, jagged mountain peaks, sparkling glaciers, and for lunch at a peaceful lake. We’ll arrive in Whistler in the afternoon with time for relaxing, swimming in the nearby lake, or exploring the village. Enjoy an included dinner and then rip it up in the bars and nightclubs! (Dinner included)
Day: 2 | Location: WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER
We don’t leave until the afternoon today, so get your thrill on by zip lining, bungee jumping or downhill mountain biking, go for a hike up Whistler Mountain, or relax in one of the beautiful parks. The day is yours to enjoy as you please! When we do leave, we'll stop to check out another picturesque waterfall and the old mining centre at Britannia Beach before returning to Vancouver in the evening.
Day: 3 | Location: VANCOUVER TO KELOWNA
Leaving the city behind, we travel east through the Fraser Valley, stopping for a short walk in a west coast rainforest to check out Bridal Veil Falls, and for lunch at an idyllic lake. We’ll then pass through the Coastal Mountains and into the much drier interior of British Columbia. The night is spent in the Kelowna, where we will go on a houseboat and jet boat tour of Okanagan Lake and have a barbeque at the hostel. (Dinner, jet boat, and houseboat tour included)
Day: 4 | Location: KELOWNA TO BANFF
We cross into the province of Alberta and will be in four National Parks today, including Canada’s oldest and most famous – Banff! We make a stop in Revelstoke to enjoy the lake and maybe take a kayaking lesson/tour. The Rocky Mountains await us, as does Emerald Lake, the first of many aqua blue glacier lakes we’ll see. We’ll settle for the night in the historic town of Banff, in the heart of the Rockies.
Day: 5 | Location: BANFF TO LAKE LOUISE
Today, we’ll soak up the awe inspiring in the Banff National Park Area– Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, jagged mountain peaks, raging rivers, Johnston Canyon, wildlife, the massive Takkakaw Falls ( seasonal, but 2nd highest in Canada) and more. Enjoy a campfire and look for the Milky Way!
Day: 6 | Location: LAKE LOUISE TO JASPER
Explore the Icefields Parkway, including Columbia Icefields, Maligne Canyon, and Maligne Lake. Look for wildlife as we explore the backroads around Jasper.
Day: 7 | Location: JASPER TO BANFF
It’s another day of jaw dropping vistas, and scenic hikes as we make our way along the Icefields Park Way Highlights include Parker Ridge (seasonal), and Peyto Lake. Tonight we explore the great nightlife in the pubs, bar and clubs of Banff! (Dinner included)
Day: 8 | Location: FREE DAY IN BANFF
Take an included tour of the sites in the Banff area, hike a local mountain, or for an optional extra cost, go whitewater rafting, horse riding or mountain biking.
Day: 9 | Location: BANFF TO KELOWNA
We leave the Rockies today, but not without first stopping to visit Takakkaw Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in Canada (seasonal). Then it’s on to the Okanagan, a Summer recreational area. (Dinner included)
Day: 10 | Location: KELOWNA TO VANCOUVER
Today we cruise past lakes, climb over high mountain passes and through the beautiful Manning Park before returning to the coast. Then it’s back to Vancouver and time to say goodbye to your new friends.
|Departure Period||Departure Days|
|May 8, 2014 - September 27, 2014||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday|
|HI Jericho||08:15 AM|
|HI Downtown||08:35 AM|
|Cambie - Seymour||08:50 AM|
|HI Central||09:00 AM|
|SameSun Vancouver||09:00 AM|
Please note there is a mandatory local payment of $90 for this tour. This covers taxes, fuel surcharges, some meals and activities. Local payment must be made in person at the Moose Travel Network office in Vancouver (1022 Granville Street) on any date prior to departing. Please call or contact the Moose office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions if you will not have time to visit our office prior to starting this trip.