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8-day Rocky Mountains Caribou Tour from Vancouver

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Highlights

The 8 day Caribou tour is a great way to see the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the highlights of southern British Columbia. Travel the world famous Icefields Parkway and visit Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks on our most popular tour. Hiking in the mountains, swimming in stunning lakes, chasing waterfalls, spotting wildlife, and exploring Indigenous cultures await. And get your thrill (or chill) on by trying some of the optional activities!

Note: some of your fellow travellers will have already travelled together on one of our longer combination tours.

Moose tours are designed for 18 to 39 year olds, but we welcome all adventurous travellers that are 18+.

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DEAL FEATURED AND CHARGED IN US CURRENCY.

Itinerary

Day 1: Vancouver - Kelowna

Stop At: Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, British Columbia
At our first stop, we’ll take a short walk in a west coast rainforest to check out Bridal Veil Falls.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hope, Hope, British Columbia
We'll stop to pickup lunch supplies in the self-proclaimed "Chainsaw Carving Capital of Canada", the town of Hope, BC.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sudbury Beach, Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6G8 Canada
After crossing through the Coastal Mountains, we arrive in the semi-arid grasslands of the Okanagan where we’ll go for a paddleboard on Skaha Lake in Penticton.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kelowna, Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Then it’s onto Kelowna on Lake Okanagan, our destination for the night.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Samesun Kelowna - mixed gender, dormitory-style rooms

Day 2: Kelowna - Banff

Stop At: Last Spike, Trans-Canadian Highway 1, Craigellachie, British Columbia V0E 2J0 Canada
See this historic site where the last railroad spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven in November 1885, connecting Canada from West to East.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Revelstoke, Revelstoke, Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia
In Revelstoke, you'll have the option to go kayaking on a lake, in beautiful, hand crafted wooden kayaks, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery!
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
Continuing onwards, we’ll finally enter the Rocky Mountains and cross over the Kicking Horse Pass into Alberta and Banff National Park. Our day finishes in the historic town of Banff, in the heart of the mountains.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: HI Banff Alpine Centre - mixed gender, dormitory style rooms

Day 3: Banff - Rampart Creek

Stop At: Moraine Lake Rd off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Our day begins at the stunning Moraine Lake, in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Please note that this is a seasonal stop.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta
We'll see one of the most famous and photographed lakes in the world, Lake Louise!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Crowfoot Glacier, Improvement District No. 9, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
See for yourself (sort of!) why it's called the Crowfoot Glacier.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mistaya Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
We'll take an easy walk down to the impressive Mistaya Canyon.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: HI Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel, Banff National Park Of Canada, AB-93, Banff, AB T1L 1B3, Canada
Tonight we stay in a rustic, wilderness hostel alongside Rampart Creek. Why not take a dip in the creek, then relax in the wood-burning sauna, before enjoying a campfire under the stars tonight?
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: HI Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel - mixed gender, dormitory style rooms

Day 4: Rampart Creek - Jasper

Stop At: Athabasca Falls, Hwy 93, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
We'll stop at Athabasca Falls, one of the most powerful and picturesque waterfalls in the Rockies.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake Road, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
Then it’s on to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper, for a scenic hike that crosses several bridges with amazing views into the canyon.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jasper, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta
Afterwards, we’ll roll into the Jasper townsite where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore on your own.
Duration: 10 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: HI Jasper - mixed gender, dormitory-style rooms

Day 5: Jasper - Banff

Stop At: Columbia Ice Field Highway Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada
Our main attraction today is the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometres.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Samesun Banff - mixed gender, dormitory style rooms

Day 6: Banff free day

Stop At: Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
Spend the day as you wish in the heart of the Rocky Mountains! Hiking, exploring the town, or for an additional cost rafting the Bow River, taking the Sulphur Mountain gondola, relaxing in the Upper Hot Springs...you decide!
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Samesun Banff - mixed gender, dormitory-style rooms

Day 7: Banff - Kelowna

Stop At: Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia Canada
These magnificent falls in Yoho National Park are some of the highest in Canada at 381m! Note: this is a seasonal stop.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia Canada
We'll stop for photos at the pristine Emerald Lake, also in Yoho NP.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Natural Bridge, Yoho National Park, British Columbia Canada
Not far from Emerald Lake, we'll check out this natural wonder, which spans the Kicking Horse River.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kalamalka Lake Lookout, Vernon, British Columbia Canada
We’ll also stop for a photo at the stunning Kalamalka Lake viewpoint after reaching the Okanagan Valley.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Samesun Kelowna - mixed gender, dormitory-style rooms

Day 8: Kelowna - Vancouver

Pass By: Lake Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia Canada
Today we cross the beautiful Okanagan Lake and climb over high mountain passes as we make our way to the west coast.

Stop At: Othello Tunnels, Othello Road Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, Hope, British Columbia V0X 1L1 Canada
We'll explore the Othello Tunnels, named after the Shakespearean character, and part of the now defunct Kettle Valley Railway system.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hope, Hope, British Columbia
We'll stop in Hope, BC for lunch (not included) before making our way back to Vancouver, where this trip ends.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Luggage Restrictions: Each passenger is restricted to one reasonably sized main backpack, bag, or suitcase to be stored in the bus luggage compartment, with a maximum allowable weight of 23kg (50lbs) and maximum linear dimensions (Height + Width + Depth) of 158cm (62in). In addition, each passenger may bring one small daypack that will be carried in the passenger compartment of the bus. Moose reserves the right to refuse to accept luggage that exceeds our weight and/or size restrictions. Moose will not cover any storage costs incurred by the client as a result. If Moose chooses to accept overweight or oversize luggage, we will charge a fee of $50 per bag for overweight/oversize pieces. Note that the decision to accept an overweight/oversize piece can only be made at departure.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 7 nights accommodation in mixed gender, hostel dorm-style rooms
  • Moose Bus transportation
  • Services of a professional & fun tour guide/driver
  • Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake
  • National Park fees
  • Guided tour of Tuckkwiowhum Village Indigenous heritage site


Exclusions
  • Meals except as indicated under Inclusions
  • Optional activities


Departure Point
1: Samesun Vancouver, 1018 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L5, Canada
2: HI Vancouver Jericho Beach, 1515 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC V6R 4K5, Canada
3: HI Vancouver Downtown Hostel, 1114 Burnaby St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1P1, Canada
4: Cambie Seymour Hostel, 515 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6, Canada
5: HI Vancouver Central, 1025 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4, Canada


Departure Time
7:30 AM

Duration
8 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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