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Tomahawk Pass: Vancouver-Whistler-Banff-Jasper

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Tour Operator: Moose Travel Network
Trip Type: Jump on/off
Tour Cost: $429Cn
Departs from: Vancouver (ends in Banff)
Duration: minimum 7 days

This 7 day minimum one-way pass takes you from Vancouver to Banff, with some great stops in between! Travel to Whistler, which is even better in the summer for outdoor recreation, and through the rugged BC interior to Banff. You'll also get to see the highlights of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff and Jasper National Parks along one of the most scenic roads in the world. 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. Accommodation in hostels is pre-booked for those that want it.

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/jetboat 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)

Departure Period Departure Days
May 1, 2014 - September 27, 2014 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

 

Pick Up Times

Vancouver
Hostel Time
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

What's Included

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

Please note there is a mandatory $70 local payment 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

  • bungee jumping in Whistler
  • zip lining in Whistler
  • mountain biking in Whistler
  • whitewater rafting (seasonal) near Banff
  • wild cave exploring near 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

  • Snowcapped mountains, glaciers, and green valleys along the Sea to Sky highway
  • Hiking Whistler Mountain or swimming in one of 5 lakes in the Whistler valley
  • The cascading waters of Bridal Veil Falls
  • The amazing wonder that is the Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park
  • The hotsprings, shopping and wicked nightlife in Banff!
  • The beauty of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake (seasonal) and Peyto Lake
  • The amazing vistas along the Icefields Parkway
  • Checking out the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield
  • Hiking down Maligne Canyon, the deepest limestone canyon in the Rockies

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