This trip is a jump on, jump off adventure bus transportation pass. En route between overnight destinations the bus stops for sightseeing, activities, and other adventures. The service is door to door, and pass holders receive discounts on activities, attractions and accommodation.
This trip does not return to Vancouver.
Length: 2 days
Please note - time on availability calendar is for booking purposes only. Hotel pickups occur between 8:00 am and 8:45 am
-late March through late November
-See availability calendar for specific days
Summary: 72 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour offers pick ups from specific Vancouver locations only. Cost of nightly accommodations is NOT included in tour price, but nightly hostel accommodations are available for each guest and can be arranged after you receive your e-ticket. Rates are per person and in US dollars. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 800-985-7375.
There is a $5.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.
Tour does not include:
*Trip options are not included in the rates and must be pre-arranged. Information on making those arrangements will be provided on your E-Ticket.
Day 1: Vancouver to Shuswap Lake
Leaving the city behind, you will travel east through the Fraser Valley, stopping for a short walk in a west coast rain forest to check out Bridal Veil Falls and for lunch at an idyllic lake. You'll then pass through the Coastal Mountains and into the much drier interior of British Columbia. The night is spent at Scotch Creek in the Shuswap, a summer recreational region. (Dinner included)
Day 2: Shuswap Lake to Banff
You will cross into the province of Alberta and will be in four National Parks today, including Canada's oldest and most famous - Banff! The Rocky Mountains await you, as does Emerald Lake, the first of many aqua blue glacier lakes you'll see. You'll finish this tour in the historic town of Banff, in the heart of the Rockies. (Dinner included)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there an age limit?
NO - most of the travelers are between 18-35 but anyone is welcome. Travelers should be adventurous, independent, and familiar with hostels and/or campgrounds.
Can I do my own cooking?
Yes! Most youth hostels have cooking facilities and you will make grocery stops along the way. Often meals will be organized for those interested - it makes cooking easy and cheap!
What should I bring?
Bring clothes for a variety of weather. Summer temperatures can range from a high of 35c to a cool 0C in the mountains in the evening. Good trainers or light hiking boots are also recommended. Sleeping bags are not essential. Bring your camera and a fun attitude!
How much money should I budget for my trip?
Most of your money will be spent in the following three areas:
~ Accommodations - budget approximately $14-$29 per night.
~ Food - budget approximately $12 - $27 per day depending on how much/where you eat.
~ Activities - anywhere from $40-$174.
What happens if I do not want to participate in an activity?
All activities are optional. You are guaranteed more than one option for paid activities and a free option every day.
What are the buses like?
The vehicles are safe, comfortable mini-coaches which seat 11-24 people. They are not wheelchair accessible, but assistance will be provided for people with special physical needs if arranged in advance.
Is it okay if I travel alone?
Yes! Most of the passengers travel alone, but you'll find couples and small groups on the trip as well.
72 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour offers pick ups from specific Vancouver locations only. Cost of nightly accommodations is NOT included in tour price, but nightly hostel accommodations are available for each guest and can be arranged after you receive your e-ticket. Rates are per person and in US dollars. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 800-985-7375.