1. Canada
  2. Alberta
  3. Banff
  4. Banff National Park

Vancouver: 2-Day Rocky Mountains Tour to Banff

Product ID: 345871
Enjoy a fun one-way trip into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. You’ll see the incredibly varied landscapes of beautiful British Columbia and paddle board on Skaha Lake, before crossing into Alberta and finishing in the heart of the Rockies.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

You can be picked up from any of the listed locations. Pickup time is as shown below. Please let us know at least 7 days prior to departure of the location you want to be picked up from. • HI Vancouver Jericho: 7:30AM • HI Vancouver Downtown: 7:50AM • Cambie Seymour Hostel: 8:00AM • HI Vancouver Central: 8:10AM • Samesun Vancouver: 8:10AM
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Western Canada's wilderness whilst stopping at stunning viewpoints along the way
  • Paddleboard on a lake in the Okanagan Valley
  • Go kayaking in hand-crafted wooden boats (optional)
  • Travel through Canada's desert region and party on Lake Okanagan
  • Enjoy the wicked nightlife and adventure activities in Banff
  • See the majestic Bridal Veil Falls
Full description
Day 1: Vancouver to Kelowna

Leaving the city behind, you’ll head east through the Fraser Valley. At your first stop you will take a short walk through a rainforest to check out Bridal Veil Falls. Crossing through the Coastal Mountains, the next stop will be to Manning Park for lunch at Lightning Lake. Afterwards, you'll arrive in the semi-arid grasslands of the Okanagan where you will go for a paddleboard on Skaha Lake in Penticton. From there, it will be onward to Kelowna on Lake Okanagan, your destination for the evening.

Day 2: Kelowna to Banff

On your second day you will travel through two provinces, cross three mountain ranges, and travel through four national parks, all whilst traveling east to Banff. Leaving the Okanagan, you will stop en route in Revelstoke where you’ll have the option to go lake kayaking surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Continuing onward, you’ll finally enter the Rocky Mountains and cross over the Kicking Horse Pass into Alberta and the Banff National Park. That evening your tour will finish in the historic town of Banff, in the heart of the mountains.
  • 1 night in mixed-gender dormitory-style accommodation
  • Bus transportation
  • Services of a professional and fun tour guide/driver
  • Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake
  • 1 group dinner
  • 1 breakfast (at the Samesun Hostel)
  • National park fees
  • Discounts on optional activities
What’s Not Included
  • Meals outside of those indicated under inclusions
  • Optional activities (booked by your guide for an extra cost whilst out on tour)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please be at your pickup location at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time
• Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (in the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund)
• This tour is designed for 18 to 39 year olds but welcomes all adventurous travelers that are a minimum of 18 years old
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• this tour is not recommended for participants with limited mobility