PACIFIC ACCOMMODATED PACIFIC
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About your Trip

The Pacific is an incredible 14 day adventure across Western Canada, covering all of our destinations including the Rocky Mountains, Whistler and Vancouver Island! Discover and explore our beautiful country, taking in the breathtaking scenery of mountain ranges, waterfalls, glacial lakes and more in National and Provincial Parks. Experience our Indigenous cultures, go wildlife spotting, and get your thrill on by trying an adventure activity. If you’re coming all this way, why not do and see it all?

What's Included

Dates & Prices

2021 DEPARTURE DAYS

 

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May 04 to 31

LOW SEASON

TUESDAYS, FRIDAYS

FROM CAD $1899

June 01 to 30

MID SEASON

TUESDAYS, FRIDAYS

FROM CAD $2039

July 01 to August 31

PEAK SEASON

TUESDAYS, FRIDAYS

FROM CAD $2119

September 01 to 14

MID SEASON

TUESDAYS, FRIDAYS

FROM CAD $2039

TRIP OVERVIEW

FROM CAD $1899

14 days/13 nights

Season: May – September

Start: 07:45 Vancouver

End: ~18:30 Vancouver

Max Group Size: 24

ITINERARY SUMMARY

  • Day 1 Vancouver to Tofino
    Sproat Lake petroglyphs
  • Day 2 Tofino Free Day
    Free time/activities
  • Day 3 Tofino to Victoria
    Victoria Inner Harbour at Night
  • Day 4 Victoria to Vancouver
    Scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands
  • Day 5 Vancouver to Whistler
    Shannon Falls
  • Day 6 Whistler to Vancouver
    Free time/hiking/activities
  • Day 7 Vancouver to Kelowna
    Paddleboard on Skaha Lake
  • Day 8 Kelowna to Banff
    Rogers Pass National Historic Site
  • Day 9 Banff to Rampart Creek
    Banff National Park/Lake Louise
  • Day 10 Rampart Creek to Jasper
    Jasper National Park/Athabasca Falls
  • Day 11 Jasper to Banff
    Columbia Icefield/Athabasca Glacier
  • Day 12 Banff Free Day
    Free time/hiking/activities
  • Day 13 Banff to Kelowna
    Yoho National Park/Emerald Lake
  • Day 14 Kelowna to Vancouver
    Othello Tunnels

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Watch the sunset over the Pacific from a beach near Tofino

See the sparkling glaciers on the Tantalus Range of the Coast Mountains

Marvel at the aqua blue Moraine Lake (seasonal)

We dare you to take a dip in Bow Lake!

Feel (and see) the power of Athabasca Falls!

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

YOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Vancouver to Tofino

Seen an Orca lately? Let’s begin our adventure with a little marine life spotting as we take a scenic ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.  From there we will explore the lush rainforests, gushing waterfalls and 800 year-old giant Douglas fir trees of Vancouver Island.  Then we’re off to Pacific Rim National Park to take some of the most magnificent coastlines and island scenery before settling down in the quaint little fishing village of Tofino for the next 2 nights.  And relax…

 

Meal Inclusions: Dinner

Moose Accommodation: HI Tofino – Whalers on the Point

DAY 2

Tofino Free Day

Whether you choose to kick back with a soak in Tofino’s natural hot springs, or jump right into the kayaking or surfing, today is yours to do as you please!  Explore on foot, by bike or go hiking – Tofino has lots on offer for your free day!

 

Moose Accommodation: HI Tofino – Whalers on the Point

DAY 3

Tofino to Victoria

Today we’ll stop off in the village of Coombs for a chance to spot the famous goats on the roof of the Old Country Market.  Then, it’s the East Coast for us as we head down to Chemainus with its 39 giant outdoor murals for a little Al Fresco art appreciation.  Nice! And who would miss the world’s largest (ice) hockey stick?  Not us! This evening we’ll be staying in the BC provincial capital, Victoria, where you can enjoy the buzzing Inner Harbour night scene.  No early-to-bed tonight!

 

Moose Accommodation (Tue departures from Vancouver) Ocean Island Inn

Moose Accommodation (Fri Departures from Vancouver) HI Victoria

DAY 4

Victoria to Vancouver

You will have some free time to go exploring today, and there’s plenty to see in Victoria! Check out the Royal BC Museum, Parliament Buildings and the impressive Empress Hotel, or take in the sights of Canada’s oldest Chinatown, remembering to put Fan Tan Alley on your list.  We recommend a little wander along the waterfront boardwalk to Fisherman’s Wharf before joining us again for another scenic ferry back to the mainland and Vancouver.

 

Moose Accommodation: HI Vancouver – Jericho Beach

DAY 5

Vancouver to Whistler

Have your camera ready for an amazing journey today! We start at the Cypress Mountain Lookout with its stunning views of Vancouver as you’d never seen it before, and then onward past mountain peaks, glaciers and stunning lakes before taking in a bite to eat at Alice Lake Provincial Park. We just have to stop at Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls before heading toward Whistler where you can let your hair down and enjoy its trendy night scene!

 

Meal Inclusions: Dinner

Moose Accommodation: HI Whistler

DAY 6

Whistler to Vancouver

Ziplining, bungee jumping, mountain biking and hiking; these are just some of the things you could be doing today!  We don’t leave until the afternoon, giving you plenty of time to explore Whistler village or the mountains.  Alternatively, find a quiet spot in one of the beautiful parks and take in some raw unadulterated nature, before we head back to Vancouver, stopping en route for another photo opportunity!

 

Moose Accommodation; HI Vancouver – Jericho Beach

DAY 7

Vancouver to Kelowna

No city for us today! We’re going East through the Fraser Valley, taking in a short walk through a west coast rainforest to Bridal Veil Falls.  After that, we’ll traverse (by bus, naturally:) the Coastal Mountains, rewarding our hard sight-seeing work with lunch at Lightning Lake in Manning Park.  The semi-arid grasslands of the Okanagan are next on our itinerary, where we’ll go paddle boarding on Skaha Lake, before settling in Kelowna on Lake Okanagan for the night.

 

Activity & Meal inclusions: Paddle boarding, Dinner

Moose Accommodation: Samesun Kelowna

DAY 8

Kelowna to Banff

Being a little greedy with mountain ranges today, crossing not one, not two – but three of them, as we travel through four National Parks towards Banff!  We’ll stop in Revelstoke where you can go lake kayaking or simply enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.  Finally we’ll enter the Rocky Mountains and cross over the Kicking Horse Pass into Alberta and Banff National Park, spending the night in the historic town of Banff itself, right in the heart of the mountains.

 

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast at Samesun Kelowna

Moose Accommodation: HI Banff

DAY 9

Banff to Rampart Creek

Lake Louise is calling on Day 9 as is Moraine Lake (seasonal) before heading onto the Icefields Parkway for breath-taking views of jagged mountain peaks, glaciers, raging rivers and more turquoise lakes.  Keep your eyes peeled for large furry animals as we make stops at the Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake and Mistaya Canyon before arriving at our rustic wilderness hostel alongside Rampart Creek. We invite you to really take in your surroundings with a dip and a sauna, and perhaps a sing-song under the stars.

 

Moose Accommodation : HI Rampart Creek.

Rampart Creek offers a truly rustic wilderness experience and is the only accommodation available – we’re sure you’ll love it!

DAY 10

Rampart Creek to Jasper

Jasper today! We’ll start with a little mountain goat spotting at the Goats and Glaciers Viewpoint, before stepping it up to waterfalls (not difficult to spot!) at Athabasca Falls – one of the most powerful and picturesque in the Rockies!  Then we’ll head on to Maligne Canyon, the deepest in Jasper, crossing several bridges on a scenic hike with views into the canyon.  We think you’ll need a rest after this, so will stop at Jasper townsite to explore and relax on your own.

 

Moose Accommodation: HI Jasper

DAY 11

Jasper to Banff

We continue our journey along the Icefields Parkway today, as we head back south.  Stopping at the Columbia Icefield – which is the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometres, you’ll get up close and personal with the Athabasca Glacier. How will you get there? We’re glad you asked! You can choose either to hike there or to take in the scenery aboard a massive Ice Explorer vehicle! Once we arrive back in Banff, it’s a  group dinner and a great evening out, enjoying the buzz of Banff nightlife or the relaxing Banff Upper Hot Springs.

 

Meal inclusions: Dinner at Samesun Banff

Moose Accommodation: Samesun Banff

DAY 12

Banff Free Day

Today is yours to do as you please! And where better to have a free day than in the heart of the Rocky Mountains! Go hiking, enjoy the sites of Banff or for an optional extra cost, go whitewater rafting, canoeing or mountain biking.  Enjoy!

 

Meal inclusions: Breakfast at Samesun Banff

Moose Accommodation: Samesun Banff

DAY 13

Banff to Kelowna

Sadly, we leave the Rockies today, but we’ll go out with a bang, stopping at some of the most breathtaking scenic points in Western Canada.  We will visit the Takakkaw Falls (seasonal), the pristine Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge, as well as stopping for a photo at the stunning Kalamalka Lake viewpoint once we reach Okanagan Valley.  Here you will find beautiful sandy beaches on crystal clear lakes and plenty of sun-filled activities! Night time it’s downtown Kelowna for a plethora of bars and nightclubs in this university city!

 

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast at Samesun Banff

Moose Accommodation: Samesun Kelowna

DAY 14

Kelowna to Vancouver

Today we’ll climb over high mountain passes and continue on back to the West Coast.  On the way, we’ll explore the Othello Tunnels before entering the Fraser Valley and stopping for lunch in the town of Hope.  …then it’s all hugs and Insta handle swapping as you say goodbye to your Moose mates and head home – but armed with a whole bunch of amazing adventures to talk about!

 

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast at Samesun Kelowna

Moose Accommodation: There is no accommodation included tonight. You will need to make your own arrangements. We also recommend that you do not book onward travel on your last night in case of traffic or weather delays.

ACTIVITIES

The Pacific tour through Western Canada offers adrenaline seekers every adventure activity you could imagine: bungee jumping, ziplining, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and more. Moose offers dozens of options to soak in the scenery in a more relaxed way, like whale watching, hot springs or riding the Peak to Peak gondola for incredible mountain vistas.

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 Pacific is a combination of our Island Explorer, Sea to Sky and Caribou tours. There will be travellers joining and leaving your tour in Vancouver and Banff at various times.

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. The road to Takakkaw Falls is open from mid-June until mid-October. If you want to visit these sites, please choose a departure within the appropriate date range.

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.

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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