About your Trip

If exploring the Canadian Rocky Mountains is on your must-see list then our 6 day Wapiti tour is for you! Starting in Banff, you will travel the world famous Icefields Parkway through Banff and Jasper National Parks, stopping at stunning lakes and raging waterfalls, while hiking, swimming and spotting wildlife as you go. You’ll also visit the Okanagan desert region, travel through wine country and paddleboard on the stunning Skaha Lake before finishing in Vancouver. Come ride the Moose!

What's Included

Dates & Prices


May 10 to May 31



CAD $1389

Jun 1 to Sep 30



CAD $1499

Oct 1 to Oct 11



CAD $1389


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FROM CAD $1389

6 days/5 nights

Season: May – October

Start: 08:00 Banff

End: ~18:30 Vancouver

Max Group Size: 24


  • Day 1 Banff to Wilderness
Banff National Park/Lake Louise
  • Day 2 Wilderness Stay to Jasper
    Jasper National Park/Athabasca Glacier
  • Day 3 Jasper to Banff
    Athabasca Falls/Bow Lake
  • Day 4 Banff Free Day
    Free time/hiking/activities
  • Day 5 Banff to Kelowna
    Yoho National Park/Emerald Lake
  • Day 6 Kelowna to Vancouver
    Paddleboard on Skaha Lake


Visit the famous Lake Louise, reportedly the most photographed lake in the world!

Marvel at the aqua blue Moraine Lake (seasonal)

Enjoy the stunning vistas from Mistaya Canyon

Feel the power of Athabasca Falls!

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

Experience the true Canadian outdoors at our wilderness stays

Experience the true Canadian outdoors at our  wilderness stays




It’s time to visit those famous blue lakes that you’ve seen in postcards! Lake Louise is calling, as is Moraine Lake (seasonal) before heading along the Icefields Parkway for breathtaking views of jagged mountain peaks, glaciers, raging rivers and more turquoise lakes. Keep your eyes peeled for iconic Canadian wildlife such as bears, moose and elk as we make stops at the Crowfoot Glacier, Peyto Lake (our favourite) and Mistaya Canyon before arriving at our rustic wilderness hostel. We invite you to immerse yourself in your beautiful surroundings with a dip and a sauna, and a campfire under the stars with your fellow travelers and a home cooked pot luck dinner. 

 Moose Accommodation: HI Mosquito Creek, HI Rampart Creek or HI Athabasca Falls

Optional Meal Inclusion: Home style group meal 

 Please note: there are no alternative accommodation options at this location, but we know you’ll love having a true taste of Canada at one of our wilderness hostel stays



Jasper National Park today! First, we’ll stop at Big Bend lookout for a stunning view of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Get your legs ready because next up is the Columbia Icefield, the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometres, where we’ll hike to the toe of the Athabasca Glacier (conditions permitting). We will then head on to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park, for a short hike that crosses several bridges over the canyon with jaw-dropping views. Jasper townsite is our destination, and if you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, there is an option to take a guided mountain bike tour on arrival. 


Optional Afternoon Activity: Mountain Biking in Jasper

Moose Accommodation: HI Jasper 


Jasper to Banff

Our first stop: Athabasca Falls, one of the most powerful and picturesque in the Rockies! This is followed by a bit of mountain goat spotting (we’re still amazed at how they hold on) at the Goats and Glaciers viewpoint. Next, we head to Waterfowl Lakes to soak in the backdrop of Mount Chephren, which was named after the 4th Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh. After this, we’ll return to Banff for a group dinner, and once our bellies are full, the night is yours! See what Banff nightlife has to offer or take a relaxing dip in the Banff Upper Hot Springs. 


Morning Meal Inclusion: Breakfast at HI Jasper (bolding) 

Evening Meal Inclusion: Dinner at Cougar Pete’s Restaurant & Lookout (bolding) 

Moose Accommodation: HI Banff Alpine Centre (bolding) 


Banff Free Day

Today is yours to do as you please! Where better to have a free day than in the heart of the Rocky Mountains! Go hiking, enjoy the sights of Banff, spend the day sampling some of Banff’s great breweries and restaurants, or for an optional extra cost, go whitewater rafting, canoeing or mountain biking. Enjoy! 


Meal Inclusions: Breakfast at HI Banff Alpine Centre

Moose Accommodation: HI Banff Alpine Centre


Banff to Kelowna

Sadly, we leave the Rockies today (the desert is calling!), 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 the Okanagan Valley. Here you will find beautiful sandy beaches on crystal clear lakes and plenty of sun-filled activities! For the evening it’s downtown Kelowna for an abundance of bars and nightclubs in this university city! 

Please Note: during May and from mid-September onwards, we will visit Kootenay National Park instead of seeing Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge.

Moose Accommodation: Samesun Kelowna 


Kelowna to Vancouver

On our final day, we’ll traverse West Kelowna and the Peachland’s in the Okanagan, known for being British Columbia’s primary wine and fruit growing region. You’ll stop at fruit markets, bakeries, and pass by numerous vineyards. Keep an eye on the vast Okanagan Lake and maybe you’ll see the Ogopogo monster!!! Our next destination is Penticton where we will go paddleboarding on the beautiful Skaha Lake. In the afternoon, we’ll climb over a high mountain pass, travel along the Nicola Valley and enter the Fraser Canyon. 

 We’ll then continue down the canyon through Hope, before stopping for a last group gathering on the shores of Harrison Lake by Harrison Hot Springs. The finale is near – we’ll finish in Vancouver where 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: Morning coffee and pastry at Frind Estate Winery (bolding) 

Morning Activity Inclusion: Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake (bolding) 


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. (Bold “Moose accommodation”) 


The Wapiti tour through Western Canada offers many adventure activities so that you can make the most of your trip. Go mountain biking, kayaking, whitewater rafting and more. Moose offers dozens of options to soak in the scenery in a more relaxed way like enjoying the hot springs or riding the Banff 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:


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 Wapiti is the final 6 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 before you join them.

The Caribou is part of numerous combination tours that we offer. There will also be travellers joining and leaving your tour in Banff at various times. 

Some sites on this tour are only available seasonally. Moraine Lake is only accessible from late May until mid-October. 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.  

This tour starts in Banff. The closest airport is in Calgary (YYC).

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. In addition, 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. 

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8 day Caribou
start/end Vancouver

3 day Athabasca
start/end Banff

2 day Chinook
start Banff, end Vancouver