Tour details

Big West (10 Day Tour)

Hold onto your toques for the Big West tour, a 10 day journey into some of the most beautiful scenery in Western Canada! We’ll explore the stunning Canadian Rockies and the alpine beauty of Whistler, hiking and swimming at lakes, rivers, and waterfalls and much more! Of course, there’s plenty of wildlife around for animal lovers, some great activities for thrill seekers, and Indigenous cultures to learn about! Experience Banff and Jasper National Parks as we travel the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in the world.

Note: The Big West is a combination of our Sea to Sky and Caribou tours. Some of your fellow travellers will have already travelled together on one of our longer combination tours.

Basics

Start/End Vancouver (10 days/9 nights minimum)

Vancouver - Whistler - Vancouver - Kelowna - Banff - Rampart Creek via Lake Louise - Jasper - Banff - Kelowna - Vancouver

Highlights

? Hear the story of Brandywine Falls
? Explore the pedestrian-friendly, Disney-esque Whistler Village
? Go for a paddle on Skaha Lake in the Okanagan Valley
? See the majestic Peyto Lake (our hands down favourite)!
? Hike to the toe of the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield
? Experience Indigenous history and culture at the Tuckkwiowhum Village heritage site

ITINERARY

What's Included

? 9 nights mixed gender, hostel dormitory style accommodation (Accommodated Option only)
? 1 night mixed gender, hostel dormitory style accommodation at Rampart Creek Wilderness
Hostel (Non-Accommodated Option only)
? Moose Bus transportation
? Services of a professional & fun tour guide/driver
? Guided tours of Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and Tuckkwiowhum Village Indigenous
heritage site
? Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake
? 3 dinners, including an Indigenous cuisine meal
? 4 breakfasts (at the Samesun hostels - Accommodated Option only)
? National Park fees

NB: If you prefer to stay in private rooms or in alternative accommodation, there is a non-accommodated version of this tour

Departures 2020

May 04 to 31 Tuesdays, Saturdays Low Season
June 01 to 30 Tuesdays, Saturdays Mid Season
July 01 to September 18 Tuesdays, Saturdays Peak Season

Pick Up Times

ITINERARY DAY PICK-UP TIME PICK-UP LOCATION
VANCOUVER > WHISTLER    
HI Jericho 8:15am 1515 Discovery St, Vancouver
HI Downtown 8:35am 1114 Burnaby St, Vancouver
Cambie - Seymour 8:50am 515 Seymour St, Vancouver
HI Central 9:00am 1025 Granville St, Vancouver
SameSun Vancouver 9:00am 1018 Granville St, Vancouver
WHISTLER > VANCOUVER    
Whistler Gateway Bus/Taxi Loop 3:30pm Whistler Village (near visitors center)
HI Whistler 4:00pm 1035 Legacy Way, Whistler
VANCOUVER > KELOWNA    
HI Jericho 7:30am 1515 Discovery St, Vancouver
HI Downtown 7:50am 1114 Burnaby St, Vancouver
Cambie - Seymour St 8:00am 515 Seymour St, Vancouver
HI Central 8:10am 1025 Granville St, Vancouver
SameSun Vancouver 8:10am 1018 Granville St, Vancouver
KELOWNA > BANFF    
SameSun Kelowna 8:00am 245 Harvey Ave, Kelowna
BANFF > RAMPART CREEK    
HI Banff 8:00am 801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff
Y Mountain Lodge 8:10am 102 Spray Ave, Banff
SameSun Banff 8:15am 433 Banff Ave, Banff
RAMPART CREEK > JASPER    
HI Rampart Creek 9:00am Highway 93 N, Banff National Park
JASPER > BANFF    
Jasper Train Station 8:15am 607 Connaught Dr, Jasper
New HI Jasper 8:30am 708 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Jasper
BANFF > KELOWNA    
HI Banff 8:00am 801 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff
Y  Mountain Lodge 8:10am 102 Spray Ave, Banff
SameSun Banff 8:15am 433 Banff Ave, Banff
KELOWNA > VANCOUVER    
SameSun Kelowna 8:00am 245 Harvey Ave, Kelowna

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