CHINOOK ACCOMMODATED CHINOOK
ACCOMMODATED

About your Trip

Heading west? Take in some amazing experiences along the way with our 2 day Chinook Tour, which travels one-way from Banff to Vancouver through the diverse and stunning landscapes of British Columbia. Explore Western Canada from the tall peaks of the Canadian Rockies, through the vast desert lowlands in the Okanagan, and finish by the lush coastal rainforests in Vancouver. We stop at scenic viewpoints en route for some great photo opportunities, and for activities such as hiking and swimming. Now that’s how you head west!

What's Included

Dates & Prices

2021 DEPARTURE DAYS

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April 28 to May 31

LOW SEASON

WEDNESDAYS, SUNDAYS

FROM CAD $339

June 01 to 30

MID SEASON

WEDNESDAYS, SUNDAYS

FROM CAD $349

July 01 to August 31

PEAK SEASON

WEDNESDAYS, SUNDAYS

FROM CAD $359

September 01 to 30

MID SEASON

WEDNESDAYS, SUNDAYS

FROM CAD $349

October 01 to 17

LOW SEASON

WEDNESDAYS, SUNDAYS

FROM CAD $339

TRIP OVERVIEW

FROM CAD $339

2 days/1 night

Season: April – October

Start: 08:00 Banff

End: ~18:30 Vancouver

Max Group Size: 24

ITINERARY SUMMARY

  • Day 1 Banff to Kelowna
    Yoho National Park/Emerald Lake
  • Day 2 Kelowna to Vancouver
    Othello Tunnels

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

We’re also wondering why it’s called Emerald Lake 😉

At 380 m, Takakkaw Falls are Canada’s second highest waterfall (seasonal)

Kalamalka Lake was named one of National Geographic’s 10 most beautiful lakes in the world

Hang out in Kelowna, along Lake Okanagan. Watch out for the Ogopogo lake monster!

Walk through the Othello Tunnels that were blasted into the cliffs of the Coquihalla Canyon

See the town of Hope where First Blood (Rambo) was filmed

YOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Banff to Kelowna

Rockies today, but not before stopping at the towering Takakkaw Falls (seasonal), the pristine Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge. We’ll also pause for a photo at the stunning Kalamalka Lake viewpoint after reaching the Okanagan Valley. This area is known for sandy beaches on crystal clear lakes, and lots of fun in the sun. Relax at the lake, or rock out in Kelowna tonight – it’s a university city with plenty of bars and nightclubs!

 

Moose Accommodation: Samesun Kelowna

DAY 2

Kelowna to Vancouver

Day 2 has lots of highs and lows – and all of them great ones! We cross the beautiful Okanagan Lake and climb over high mountain passes as we make our way to the west coast. Then we’ll explore the Othello Tunnels which pass over the wild Coquihalla River, before venturing down into the Fraser Valley and making a stop for lunch in the town of Hope. Finally, it’s onto Vancouver and time to say goodbye to your new friends, heading home with a whirlwind adventure to remember!

 

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast at Samesun Kelowna

Moose Accommodation: None. You will need to make your own reservations for tonight.

ACTIVITIES

There are various activities available in Banff before your tour – check our full activity list for details.

Optional activities are booked and paid through your Moose tour guide while on the tour. No need to pre-book! The following optional activities are available on this tour:

ACCOMMODATION

On the accommodated tour option, accommodation is included for all nights of the tour, in mixed gender, hostel dormitory rooms. Please note that you can request female only dorm rooms, and this is usually possible to accommodate, but we cannot guarantee it.

Most travellers book the accommodated tour option because it provides the best value for your money since we receive discounts from our accommodation providers that aren’t available to the general public. We choose hostels for their budget value, as well as offering great facilities and a warm, friendly atmosphere. By staying in shared dorm rooms you get a chance to meet more people, hang out with other tour guests, and keep the price as low as possible.

Not Interested in Staying in Shared Hostel Dorm Accommodation?

If you’d prefer to book your own accommodation, to stay in private rooms or in alternative properties, check out the non-accommodated version of this tour by clicking here.

IMPORTANT NOTES

The Chinook is the final 2 days of the 8 day Caribou tour, and is part of numerous combination tours we offer. Some of your fellow travellers will have started together in Vancouver and/or Banff before you join them.

All tour finish times are approximate. We strongly recommend that you DO NOT book onward travel on the final day of the tour, since traffic or other unexpected circumstances may cause delays.

Please note that our itineraries can change and/or activities can be cancelled without notice as a result of circumstances beyond our control, such as weather, traffic and unforeseen events. If this does occur, there may be alternatives available, or you may get to enjoy more free time to explore on your own!

Some sites on this tour are only available seasonally. The road to Takakkaw Falls is open from mid-June until mid-October. If you want to visit this site, please choose a departure within the appropriate date range.

This tour starts in Banff. The closest airport is in Calgary (YYC). Moose travellers receive a discount on the Banff Airporter shuttle, which offers door-to-door service between Banff and Calgary airport. You will receive details after booking your Moose tour.

If you’re flexible about when you can travel, consider the pros and cons of our travel seasons. In Low Season, you’ll get the BEST VALUE on our tours, there’s less traffic, and far fewer people at the most popular sites. The trade off is that the weather is typically more variable, cooler and wetter. Plus, a few sites may be closed, and the glacial lakes may still be frozen in the spring, although that’s also beautiful! In Peak Season, everything is open, the weather is more consistent, warmer and generally drier, and the glacial lakes are in their full glory. However, our tours cost more, traffic is busier, and the most popular locations on our itineraries can be very busy. Mid Season is somewhere in between.

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