RoadRunner (2 Day Tour)
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!
Note: the Roadrunner is the first 2 days of the 8 day Caribou tour. Some of your fellow travellers will have already travelled together before you join them, and some will be continuing on towards Jasper after you finish.
? Get married at Bridal Veil Falls (marriage optional)
? 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!
? Try out your Scottish accent at Craigellachie
? Finish your tour in Banff, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains
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 (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
? Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake
? 1 dinner, an Indigenous cuisine meal
? 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 22 to May 31||Mondays, Thursdays||Low Season|
|June 01 to 30||Mondays, Thursdays||Mid Season|
|July 01 to September 30||Mondays, Thursdays||Peak Season|
|October 01 to October 11||Mondays, Thursdays||Low Season|
Pick Up Times
|ITINERARY DAY||PICK-UP TIME||PICK-UP LOCATION|
|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|