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The Mustang Pass: Vancouver-Vancouver Island-Whistler-Banff-Jasper-Kelowna

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Tour Operator: Moose Travel Network
Trip Type: Jump on/off
Tour Cost: $769 Cn
Departs From: Vancouver
Duration: minimum 13 days

The Mustang Pass is one of our most popular passes and offers an excellent opportunity to see the major highlights of Vancouver Island, Whistler, and the Canadian Rockies. This 3200 km route takes you to the major highlights of the Canadian West! You get to experience the natural "wild" west coast of Vancouver Island, the alpine playground of Whistler, and the majesty of the Canadian Rockies - all in one great trip! 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.

Day: 1 | Location: VANCOUVER TO TOFINO
Our journey begins with a scenic ferry ride to Vancouver Island. We’ll then head across the island to Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast, for our first glimpse of the beaches, battered coastline, and hundreds of islands. Tonight is the first of two in Tofino, a quaint little fishing village.

Day: 2 | Location: FREE DAY IN TOFINO
Today is your chance to enjoy all the activities that Tofino has to offer, like the full day whale watching/hot springs combination trip, sea kayaking or surfing (optional extra cost). Alternatively, you can just chill on one of the many beaches, relax at the guesthouse, or check out the shops in the village. (Dinner included)

Day: 3 | Location: TOFINO TO VICTORIA
We’ll head back across the island today, and then down the east coast, passing through Ladysmith, birthplace of “Pammie” Anderson, and Chemainus with its giant murals. We’ll spend the night in the lovely provincial capital of Victoria. Enjoy a night out on the town!

Day: 4 | Location: VICTORIA TO VANCOUVER
Spend the day checking out the inner harbour and city sights, including the Empress Hotel, Parliament Buildings, Royal BC Museum and the waterfront before cruising back to Vancouver and the mainland on another scenic ferry ride in the evening.

Day: 5 | Location: VANCOUVER TO WHISTLER
Today 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: 6 | 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: 7 | 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: 8 | 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: 9 | 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: 10 | 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: 11 | 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: 12 | 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: 13 | 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.

Departure Period Departure Days
May 5, 2013 - September 20, 2013 Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

 

Pick Up Times

Vancouver
Hostel Time
HI Jericho 07:30 AM
HI Downtown 07:50 AM
HI Central 08:00 AM
SameSun Vancouver 08:00 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 and ferry fees
  • services of the tour guide/driver
  • 5 dinners
  • winery tasting fee
  • park entrance fees
  • Moose t-shirt
  • taxes

Please note there is a mandatory local payment of $180 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 vancouver@moosenetwork.com for further instructions if you will not have time to visit our office prior to starting this trip.

Trip Options

  • whalewatching, hot springs, bear watching, surfing, or sea kayaking in Tofino
  • bungee jumping, zip lining, or mountain biking in Whistler
  • whitewater rafting near Banff (seasonal)
  • horseback riding in Banff
  • go-karting near Shuswap Lake
  • tandem skydiving near Vancouver
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 beaches, storm battered coastline, and the islands of Pacific Rim National Park
  • The beautiful inner harbour of Victoria, BC's provincial capital
  • The snowcapped mountains, thundering waterfalls and green valleys along the Sea to Sky highway
  • Mountain biking, zip lining, bungee jumping, or hiking in the Whistler Valley (optional extra cost)
  • The National Park townsites of Banff and Jasper in the heart of the Rocky Mountains
  • The beauty of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake (seasonal) and Peyto Lake
  • Checking out a glacier at the Columbia Icefield, the largest icecap south of the Arctic Circle
  • The wonder that is Takakkaw Falls at 384 m high
  • Winery tasting in the Okanagan Valley near Kelowna

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