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10-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Big West Tour from Vancouver

Hold onto your toques for the Big West tour, a 10 day journey into some of the most beautiful scenery in Western Canada! We’ll explore the stunning Canadian Rockies and the alpine beauty of Whistler, hiking and swimming at lakes, rivers, and waterfalls and much more! Of course, there’s plenty of wildlife around for animal lovers, some great activities for thrill seekers, and Indigenous cultures to learn about! Experience Banff and Jasper National Parks as we travel the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in the world.

Note: The Big West is a combination of our Sea to Sky and Caribou tours. 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+.

per adult from

$1,481

AUD

Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • 9 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 tours of Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and Tuckkwiowhum Village Indigenous heritage site
    What's excluded :
    • Meals except as indicated under Inclusions
    • Optional activities

  • Day 1: Vancouver - Whistler

    Stop At: Cypress Mountain, 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 3N9 Canada
    Get a unique view of Vancouver from above (weather permitting).
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Squamish, British Columbia V0N 1H0 Canada
    See the third highest waterfalls in BC, the 335 m Shannon Falls!
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Alice Lake Provincial Park, Highway 99 (13 kilometers north of Squamish), Squamish, British Columbia V0N 3G0 Canada
    We'll stop for a picnic lunch (not included) in this Provincial Park, where you can also go for a swim or walk the loop trail.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, Highway 99, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1H0 Canada
    Take a short walk through west coast rainforest to these picturesque falls and hear the story of how they were named.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia
    We'll arrive in Whistler in the afternoon, with time for relaxing, activities, or exploring the village. Enjoy an included dinner and then rip it up in the bars and nightclubs tonight!
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: HI Whistler - mixed gender, dormitory-style rooms (usually 4 beds per room)

    Day 2: Whistler - Vancouver

    Stop At: Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia
    We don’t leave until the afternoon today, so you’ll have plenty of time to get your thrill on by ziplining, bungee jumping, downhill mountain biking, or hiking on either Whistler or Blackcomb Mountains. If you’re looking to relax, find a spot in one of the beautiful parks. The day is yours to enjoy as you please!
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Tantalus Lookout, B.C., Sea To Sky Highway,, BC-99, Squamish, BC V0N 1H0, Canada
    Enjoy views of the glacier-capped Tantalus Range of the Coast Mountains!
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: HI Vancouver Jericho Beach Hostel - mixed gender, dormitory-style rooms

    Day 3: Vancouver - Kelowna

    Stop At: Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, South side of the Fraser River, 16 km east of Chilliwack, Chilliwack, British Columbia V0X 1X1 Canada
    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 4: 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 5: 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 at a semi-rustic wilderness property

    Day 6: 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, 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: New HI Jasper - mixed gender, dormitory-style rooms

    Day 7: Jasper - Banff

    Stop At: Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, Highway 93 Icefields Pkwy, Improvement District No. 12, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3 Canada
    Our main attraction today is the Columbia Ice-field, the largest ice-field in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometres.
    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 8: Banff Free Day

    Stop At: Banff National Park, 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 9: 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 10: 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.
  • 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 Hostel Group, 525 Seymour St #400, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6, Canada
    5: HI Vancouver Central, 1025 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4, Canada
    Departure Time :
    7:45 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Moose Travel Network

Activity ID: V-8160P5

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