ROADRUNNER ACCOMMODATED ROADRUNNER
ACCOMMODATED

About your Trip

Short on time but want to get your Canada in? Then take our one-way trip from Vancouver to Banff, for a quick tour into the Rocky Mountains. The 2 day Roadrunner tour takes you through the Coast Mountains, into the Okanagan Desert and along Okanagan Lake where we’ll try Indigenous cuisine! As we continue eastward you’ll experience the stunning and diverse landscapes of beautiful British Columbia, before we cross into Alberta and finish right in the heart of the Canadian Rockies – Banff!

What's Included

Dates & Prices

2021 DEPARTURE DAYS

April 22 to May 31

LOW SEASON

MONDAYS, THURSDAYS

FROM CAD $459 $451

June 01 to 30

MID SEASON

MONDAYS, THURSDAYS

FROM CAD $479 $461

July 01 to August 31

PEAK SEASON

MONDAYS, THURSDAYS

FROM CAD $499 $482

September 01 to 30

MID SEASON

MONDAYS, THURSDAYS

FROM CAD $479 $461

October 01 to 11

LOW SEASON

MONDAYS, THURSDAYS

FROM CAD $459 $451

TRIP OVERVIEW

FROM CAD $459 $451

2 days/1 night

Season: April – October

Start: 07:30 Vancouver

End: ~21:00 Banff

Max Group Size: 24

ITINERARY SUMMARY

  • Day 1 Vancouver to Kelowna
    Paddleboard on Skaha Lake
  • Day 2 Kelowna to Banff
    Rogers Pass National Historic Site

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Will you marry me at Bridal Veil Falls?

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

Go for a paddle on Skaha Lake in the Okanagan Valley

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

A wee bit of Scotland in BC (sort of!)

Finish your tour in Banff, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains

YOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Vancouver to Kelowna

The desert is calling! To begin our adventure, we’re going east through the Fraser Valley, where we’ll take a short walk through a West Coast rainforest to Bridal Veil Falls. Then, we’ll traverse the Coastal Mountains, stopping at Lightning Lake in Manning Park at lunchtime. The semi-arid desert grasslands of the Okanagan are next on our itinerary, where we’ll go paddle boarding on the beautiful Skaha Lake. We’ll be replenishing ourselves with a special dinner at Kekuli Café in Westbank, where you’ll get to try Indigenous cuisine, before settling in for the night on Lake Okanagan in Kelowna.

 

Activity Inclusions: Paddle boarding on Skaha Lake

Meal inclusions: Indigenous cuisine dinner

Moose Accommodation: Samesun Kelowna

DAY 2

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

ACTIVITIES

The Roadrunner tour offers fun outdoor activities en route from Vancouver to Banff. Experience the best of summer in Briitsh Columbia with paddleboarding on Skaha Lake in the Okanagan (included) and go hiking through incredible scenery on your way into the Rockies. Take in the breathtaking mountain vistas while kayaking on a pristine blue lake or choose to add on adventure activities like horseback riding and whitewater rafting after finishing the tour in Banff. (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:

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 Roadrunner is the first 2 days of the 8 day Caribou tour, and is part of numerous combination tours we offer. Some of your fellow travellers will have already explored Vancouver Island and/or Whistler together. After you finish in Banff, many travellers will continue towards Jasper 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!

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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