Chinook (2 Day Tour)
Heading west? Take in some amazing experiences along the way with our 2 day Chinook tour, which travels one-way from Banff to Vancouver through the diverse and stunning landscapes of British Columbia. Explore Western Canada from the tall peaks of the Canadian Rockies, through the vast desert lowlands in the Okanagan, and finish by the lush coastal rainforests in Vancouver. We stop at scenic viewpoints en route for great photo opportunities, hiking and swimming, and we take a guided tour of an Indigenous heritage site. Now that’s how you head west!
Note: the Chinook is the final 2 days of the 8 day Caribou tour. Some of your fellow travellers will have been travelling together before you join them.
? See why it's called Emerald Lake (take a guess!)
? Feel the power of Canada's second highest waterfall (380 m), Takakkaw Falls (seasonal)
? Enjoy the view from the Kalamalka Lake lookout
? Hang out in Kelowna, along Lake Okanagan. Watch out for the Ogopogo lake monster!
? Experience Indigenous history and culture at the Tuckkwiowhum Village heritage site
? Walk through the Othello Tunnels that were blasted into the cliffs of the Coquihalla Canyon
2 days | Departing Banff
DAY 1: BANFF TO KELOWNA
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 the 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!
Moose Accommodation: Samesun Kelowna
DAY 2: KELOWNA TO VANCOUVER
On our final day, we’ll climb over a high mountain pass, travel along the Nicola Valley and enter the Fraser Canyon. Our main destination of the day is Tuckkwiowhum Village, an Indigenous heritage site, where we’ll enjoy a guided tour and interact with a Traditional Knowledge Keeper. We’ll then continue down the canyon to Hope, where we’ll explore the Othello Tunnels on a magical walk across bridges and through old train tunnels that cut through solid granite walls! 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!
Activity Inclusions: Guided tour of Tuckkwiowhum Village
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast at Samesun Kelowna (Accommodated Option only)
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.
? 1 night mixed gender, hostel dormitory style accommodation (Accommodated Option only)
? Moose Bus transportation
? Services of a professional & fun tour guide/driver
? Guided tour of Tuckkwiowhum Village Indigenous heritage site
? 1 breakfast (at the Samesun hostel - 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
DEPARTURE DATES 2020
|April 28 to May 31||Sundays, Wednesdays||Low Season|
|June 01 to 30||Sundays, Wednesdays||Mid Season|
|July 01 to September 30||Sundays, Wednesdays||Peak Season|
|October 01 to October 17||Sundays, Wednesdays||Low Season|