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

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Tour Operator: Moose Travel Network
Trip Type: Jump on/off
Tour Cost: $1,229-1,339 Cn
Departs From: Vancouver
Duration: minimum 14 days

Moose Network's most extensive pass of Western Canada. The 3300 km packed route takes you from Vancouver to the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, and then over to the alpine playground of Whistler. You then get to explore the Canadian Rocky Mountains, packed with plenty of hiking opportunities and amazing viewpoints. Finally, head back to Vancouver through the rugged interior of British Columbia. This trip is a jump on, jump off adventure bus transportation pass meaning you can get off the bus between overnight destinations for sightseeing, activities, and other adventures and then catch the next bus coming through when you are ready to move on. While on the tour route, service is door to door, and pass holders receive discounts on activities, attractions and accommodation. Hostel accomodation 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. (Dinner included)

*Accommodation. If you are booking alternative accommodation, ensure you are booking in a location that is a Moose designated pick-up/drop-off, or one that you are comfortable reaching independently.

Day: 2 | Location: FREE DAY IN TOFINO

Today is your chance to enjoy all the activities that Tofino have 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.

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 before returning to Vancouver in the evening.

Day: 7 | 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/jet boat tour of Okanagan Lake and have a barbeque at the hostel. (Dinner and houseboat tour included)

Day: 8 | 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: 9 | 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: 10 | 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: 11 | 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: 12 | 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: 13 | 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: 14 | 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. Then it’s back to Vancouver and time to say goodbye to your new friends.

Departure Period Departure Days
May 4, 2014 - September 23, 2014 Sunday, Tuesday, Friday

 

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 and ferry fees
  • services of the tour guide/driver
  • 5 dinners
  • houseboat and jetboat tour
  • all park entrance fees
  • Moose t-shirt
  • taxes

Please note there is a local payment of $135 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
  • canoeing, kayaking, or a scenic interpretive boat cruise in Jasper
  • whitewater rafting (seasonal), canoeing, horseback riding or hiking near 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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  • 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
  • Houseboating and Jet Boating on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna

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