About your Trip

Our Coho Moose tour really packs a punch! This 5 day one-way trip from Vancouver to Banff takes you through the breathtaking Canadian Rocky Mountains, and along Lake Okanagan, before climbing into the glacial valleys of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Take in some amazing sights of crashing waterfalls, turquoise lakes, and stunning mountain ranges on this unforgettable Rocky Mountain tour. The perfect short trip if you want to get a feel for the real Canada!

What's Included

Dates & Prices


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April 22 to May 31




June 01 to 30




July 01 to August 31




September 01 to 30




October 01 to 11






5 days/4 nights

Season: April – October

Start: 07:30 Vancouver

End: ~17 :00 Banff

Max Group Size: 24


  • Day 1 Vancouver to Kelowna
    Paddleboard on Skaha Lake
  • Day 2 Kelowna to Banff
    Rogers Pass National Historic Site
  • Day 3 Banff to Rampart Creek
    Banff National Park/Lake Louise
  • Day 4 Rampart Creek to Jasper
    Jasper National Park/Athabasca Falls
  • Day 5 Jasper to Banff
    Columbia Icefield/Athabasca Glacier


Will you marry me at Bridal Veil Falls?

Marvel at the aqua blue Moraine Lake (seasonal)

Peyto Lake is our hands down favourite!

Enjoy the stunning vistas from Mistaya Canyon

See the powerful Athabasca Falls!

Visit the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Canadian Rockies



Vancouver to Kelowna

We escape the city today and head East through the Fraser Valley. At our first stop, we’ll take a short  in a west coast rainforest to check out Bridal Veil Falls. Crossing through the Coastal Mountains, we’ll stop in Manning Park for lunch at Lightning Lake. Afterwards, we arrive in the semi-arid grasslands of the Okanagan where we’ll go for a paddleboard on Skaha Lake in Penticton. Then it’s onto Kelowna on Lake Okanagan, our destination for the night.


Activity & Meal Inclusions: Paddleboarding, Dinner

Moose Accommodation: Samesun Kelowna


Kelowna to Banff

Heading for Banff, we travel through two provinces, across three mountain ranges and four National Parks today!  As we leave the Okanagan, we’ll stop en route in Revelstoke, where you’ll have the option to go lake kayaking surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Finally, we enter the Rocky Mountains and cross over the Kicking Horse Pass into Alberta and Banff National Park. Rest and relax tonight, as we settle in the historic town of Banff, deep in the heart of the mountains.


Meal Inclusions: Breakfast at Samesun Kelowna

Moose Accommodation: HI Banff


Banff to Rampart Creek Via Lake Louise

Day 3 sees a trip to two stunning Lakes; Moraine Lake and the world famous Lake Louise! (seasonal) Then it’s onto the Icefields Parkway, to take in the jagged mountain peaks, glaciers, raging rivers, and more turquoise lakes, all the while keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. We’ll make stops to see the Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, and the impressive Mistaya Canyon, before arriving at our rustic, wilderness hostel alongside Rampart Creek where you can take a dip, enjoy the wood-burning sauna and relax by the campfire under the stars.


Moose Accommodation: HI Rampart Creek. This is a rustic, wilderness hostel and there are no alternative accommodation options nearby, but we think you’re going to love this truly Canadian experience!


Rampart Creek to Jasper

We got ALL the parks! Today we visit Jasper National Park, stopping to look for mountain goats at the Goats and Glaciers Viewpoint. Then we’re on to Athabasca Falls, one of the most powerful and picturesque waterfalls in the Rockies. Maligne Canyon is next, the deepest canyon in Jasper, for a scenic hike that crosses several bridges with amazing views into the canyon. Finally, we’ll settle in Jasper townsite, where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore and relax!


Moose Accommodation: HI Jasper


Jasper to Banff

Last day, so let’s cool things down with a trip along the Icefields Parkway, as we head back South. Our main attraction on Day 5 is the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometres. You’ll have the chance to get up close to the Athabasca Glacier, either on a hike to the toe of the glacier, or on board a massive Ice Explorer vehicle if you’d prefer to travel in style! (additional cost). Our tour ends after a group dinner back in Banff, where you can say goodbye to your Moose mates and enjoy the rest of the evening in this vibrant town.


Meal Inclusions: Dinner at Samesun Banff

Moose Accommodation: None. You will need to make your own reservations for tonight. We recommend booking at the Samesun Banff where your fellow travellers doing a longer pass will be staying.


The Coho tour through The Canadian Rocky Mountains offers incredible experiences for nature lovers and adrenaline seekers. Go kayaking on a brilliant blue lake, mountain biking through the alpine forests, or whitewater rafting through the gushing valleys. There are plenty of options to experience the incredible mountain vistas no matter what your activity level and budget – from hiking and hot springs to rafting. (Note: some of the activities below are only available after finishing the tour in Banff).

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:


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.


The Coho is the first 5 days of the 8 day Caribou tour, and is part of numerous combination tours we offer: the Sasquatch and Tomahawk. Some of your fellow travellers will have already explored Vancouver Island and/or Whistler together. There will also be travellers joining and leaving your tour in Banff between Days 2 and 3. After you finish in Banff, many travellers will continue towards Vancouver the following day.

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. In 2021, Moraine Lake is accessible from May 25th until October 12th. If you want to visit this site, please choose a departure within the appropriate date range.

This tour finishes 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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11 day Sasquatch
start Vancouver, end Banff

7 day Tomahawk
start Vancouver, end Banff

8 day Caribou
start/end Vancouver