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The Caribou Pass: Banff-Lake Louise-Jasper-Kelowna

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Tour Operator: Moose Travel Network
Trip Type: Jump on/off
Tour Cost: $539Cn
Departs from: Vancouver
Duration: minimum 8 days

NEW IN 2014! The Caribou is the ideal tour if you want to explore the major highlights of the Canadian Rockies and the highly variable interior of British Columbia in a minimum 8 days. With the Caribou pass, you get the opportunity to stay overnight in sunny Kelowna, picturesque Lake Louise, bustling Banff, and beautiful Jasper with many adventure stops along the way!

This trip is a jump on, jump off adventure bus transportation pass. En route between overnight destinations the bus stops for sightseeing, activities, and other adventures. Pass holders receive discounts on activities, attractions and accommodation. Accommodation in hostels is pre-booked for those that want it.


Day: 1 | 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/jetboat tour of Okanagan Lake and have a barbeque at the hostel. (Dinner, houseboat, jet boat and tour included)

Day: 2 | 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: 3 | 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: 4 | 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: 5 | 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: 6 | Location: FREE DAY IN BANFF

Enjoy 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: 7 | 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: 8 | Location: KELOWNA TO VANCOUVER

Today we cruise past beautiful lakes, climb over high mountain passes and through the beautiful Manning Park before returning to the coast. It’s then back to Vancouver and time to say goodbye to your new friends.

Departure Period Departure Days
March 27, 2014 - May 8, 2014 Monday, Thursday
May 10, 2014 - July 21, 2014 Monday, Thursday, Saturday
July 23, 2014 - August 20, 2014 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
August 21, 2014 - September 27, 2014 Monday, Thursday, Saturday
September 29, 2014 - November 10, 2014 Monday, Thursday

 

Pick Up Times

Vancouver
Hostel Time
HI Jericho 07:30 AM
HI Downtown 07:50 AM
Cambie - Seymour 08:00 AM
HI Central 08:10 AM
SameSun Vancouver 08:10 AM
Banff
Hostel Time
HI Banff Alpine Centre 08:00 AM
Y Mountain Lodge Banff 08:10 AM
SameSun Banff 08:15 AM
HI Lake Louise (westbound) 09:15 AM
HI Lake Louise (northbound) 11:00 AM

What's Included

  • transportation
  • services of the tour guide/driver
  • 3 dinners
  • all park entrance fees
  • houseboat and jet boat tour

Please note there is a mandatory $25 local payment for this tour. This covers taxes, fuel surcharges, some meals and activities. Local payment must be made prior to departing. Please call or contact the Moose office by email at vancouver@moosenetwork.com for further instructions.

Trip Options

  • whitewater rafting (seasonal) near Banff
  • relaxing in the Banff hot springs
  • mountain biking in Banff
  • horseback riding in Banff
Moose Travel Network provides adventure travel for backpackers and independent travellers. Our trips are 2-19 days and offer jump-on jump-off flexibility allowing you the chance to create your own itinerary and explore Canada at your own pace, while taking advantage of amazing scenery, great nightlife, and awesome adventure activities! Moose Travel Network also offers tours to Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Algonquin Park and more. Tours start at $55 CAD per day.

10% off all Moose West Passes with discount code "Bakpak"

Book online, by phone 1-604-297-0255 OR by email info@moosebus.travel


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Tour Highlights

  • The cascading water at Bridal Veil Falls
  • The Natural Bridge and the aqua blue waters of Emerald Lake
  • The hotsprings, shopping and nightlife in Banff
  • The beauty of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake (seasonal) and Peyto Lake
  • The amazing vistas along the Icefields Parkway
  • Hiking down Maligne Canyon
  • Exploring the biggest icefield south of the Arctic Circle at the Columbia Icefield
  • Houseboating and Jet boating on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna (included)

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