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The Mega Moose Pass: Vancouver-Banff-Jasper-Toronto-Montreal-Ottawa

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Trip Type: Jump on/off
Tour Cost: $1168Cn
Departs from: Vancouver or Toronto
Duration: minimum 18 days

The Mega Moose is a combination of the Big West pass departing from Vancouver and the Big East pass departing from Toronto or Montreal. This trip can be started in any of the cities shown here and requires 18-20 days minimum to complete. This is an excellent way to see more of Canada! 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. The service is door to door, and pass holders receive discounts on activities, attractions and accommodation. Accommodation in hostels is pre-booked for those that want it.

The Mega Moose Pass is longer available but it is basically a combination of the Big East Tour and the Big West Pass.  Travelers can start the tour with either the Big East or Big West portions.  The following is a possible example of a tour starting with the Big East portion. Note: These tours/passes do not include transport between Toronto and Vancouver or vice versa. We suggest you fly to connect between cities.

Day: 1 | Location: Toronto - Montreal

Our adventure begins at 8:00 am and after a warm welcome from your Moose driver, we travel east to the Thousand Islands resort area which has been known as a smugglers paradise since the days of prohibition when liquor was smuggled from Canada into the USA. Next we travel on to Montreal, the City of festivals and home to the largest french speaking population outside of Europe. Tonight you can practise your french in the cafes, bars and restaurants!

Day: 2 | Location: Montreal

This is a free day in Montreal and we suggest you take in the local boutique shops or just sit in a cafe.

Day: 3 | Location: Montreal - Quebec City

Today we travel to Quebec City--the only walled city in all of North America. Along the route we visit Mauricie Park and Montmorency Falls—a spectacular waterfall that is actually higher than Niagara Falls! Once in Quebec City you will have free time to stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy outdoor cafes, street musicians, local art and best of all—the fine food!

Day: 4 | Location: Quebec City

Today is a free day in Quebec City! We suggest you explore the old city on foot--don't forget your camera!

Day: 5 | Location: Quebec City - Ottawa

This morning we begin our tour through spectacular Laurentian hills towards Ottawa—the capital of Canada. We arrive around 3:00 pm and after check-in at the local hostel (a former jail), we take a walking tour of the city and historic Parliment Hill. Afterwards we head out for a few drinks and dinner in the Byward Market!

Day: 6 | Location: Ottawa

Today is a free day in Ottawa when you can stroll the streets or join the guide for a drive to Camp Fortue and try your hand at the Zipline adventure!

Day: 7 | Location: Ottawa - Toronto

The leg of our journey takes us from Ottawa through the spectacular cottage country areas to Toronto. We arrive around 6:00 pm and drop you off at your accommodation. Remember we have a wrap up party on the patio of Global Village Backpackers right after we return—so don’t miss out!

Day: 8 | Location: Toronto - Niagara Falls (return)

After doing our pick-ups at hostels in the city, we depart Toronto and head towards Niagara Falls. We will stop along the way for a tour of an award winning winery where you can have a free sample of their product. From here we continue to the quaint village of Niagara on the Lake and then on to the falls. We return to Toronto around 6:00 pm.

MAKE WAY TO VANCOUVER ON YOUR OWN

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 SHUSWAP LAKE

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 at Scotch Creek in the Shuswap, a summer recreational region. (Dinner included)

Day: 4 | Location: SHUSWAP LAKE 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! 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. (Dinner included)

Day: 5 | Location: BANFF TO JASPER

Today, we’ll soak up the awe inspiring scenery along the Icefields Parkway – Lake Louise, jagged mountain peaks, raging rivers, the Columbia Icefields, waterfalls, wildlife and more. The Jasper townsite is Banff’s little cousin, but Jasper National Park is the definition of great Canadian wilderness! Enjoy a campfire and look for the Northern Lights.

Day: 6 | Location: JASPER TO BANFF

It’s another day of jaw dropping vistas, and scenic hikes as we make our way back to Banff. Highlights include Parker Ridge (seasonal), Peyto Lake and Moraine Lake (seasonal). Tonight we explore the great nightlife in the pubs, bar and clubs of Banff! (Dinner included)

Day: 7 | 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: 8 | 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 Valley for wine tasting, sandy beaches on crystal clear lakes, and lots of fun in the sun. Rock out in Kelowna tonight - it’s a university city with plenty of bars and nightclubs!

Day: 9 | Location: KELOWNA TO VANCOUVER

Today we climb over high mountain passes and through the beautiful grasslands of the Nicola Valley before returning to the coast. Pump yourself up because once we hit Abbotsford, it’s time for tandem skydiving from up to 14,000 feet (optional extra cost)! Then it’s back to Vancouver and time to say goodbye to your new friends.

See the Big East Tour and Big West Pass tour pages for departure dates/times.

What's Included

  • transportation and services of the tour guide/driver
  • 9 dinners and 3 breakfasts
  • Thousand Island boat cruise and tour of Fort Henry
  • canoe and kayak rentals (Mont Tremblant, Fort Coulonge, Madawaska)
  • winery tasting fees and all park entrance fees
  • 2 Moose t-shirts
  • taxes

The Mega Moose pass does not include transport between Toronto and Vancouver or vice versa. We suggest you fly to connect between cities. Please note there is a mandatory local payment of $90 in Vancouver and $105 in Toronto. These payments covers taxes, fuel surcharges, some meals and activities. The west local payment must be made in person at the Moose Travel Network office in Vancouver (1022 Granville Street) on any date prior to departing on the west portion. The east local payment must be made in person at the Moose office in Toronto (460 King Street West) on any date prior to departing on the east portion. Please call or contact the appropriate Moose office by email at vancouver@moosenetwork.com or toronto@moosenetwork.com for further instructions.

Trip Options

  • Rafting the Ottawa river with Esprit
  • Camping in Algonquin Park
  • Visit the top of the CN Tower in Toronto
  • Zip line or bungee jumping in Whistler
  • Wild cave exploring in Banff
  • Tandem skydiving in Abbotsford
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

  • A magnificent boat cruise through the Thousand Islands
  • Visit Montreal--the festival capital of North America
  • Raft the Ottawa river with the best guides in the world
  • Canoing and hiking in Algonquin Park
  • See wildlife up close in Omega Park
  • Visit Banff townsite with hotsprings, shopping and nightlife
  • See Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake--3 Moose favourites!
  • Tour the Icefields Parkway with glaciers, mountain peaks and waterfalls
  • Visit Whistler with hiking, zip lines, bunjee jumping and more!

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