My moose posts are getting out of control. But now I’ve met Elizabeth and she rode the moose. We’ve got to hear about this.
Elizabeth is from Rugby and she Rode the Moose!
In September 2010, she took a turn with the Moose Travel Network. The Hoodapus tour specifically (you do remember the Hoodapus pass don’t you?), which is from Vancouver to Banff and Jasper through the Columbia ice fields.
Elizabeth, who rode the moose, was kind enough to do an interview with me about her experience
Who did you travel with?
I travelled by myself—I knew that Moose provided a good way to meet other people travelling alone. The group on my tour were mostly people travelling alone, from all over the world.
What was the most memorable part of your trip?
The most memorable part of the trip was when we reached Peyto Lake. The tour guide was awesome throughout the entire trip. However, the best part was when she took us off the beaten track on a smaller lesser known short hike which took us to an area overlooking Peyto Lake, where no other tourists were going, or seemed to know about, unless you had someone like a Moose guide to tell you!
It was absolutely beautiful, a huge bright turquoise lake with snow capped mountains around it, it was one of the most amazing places I saw on the trip.
Would you do it again and (if the answer is yes) where would you go?
Yes definitely! I would probably head over to the east coast, just simply because I feel I have seen a fair amount of the west coast, and the Rockies at least—the trip took me to all the places I wanted to see and more. Even though I have been to Vancouver Island before, I’d also consider going on the Vancouver Island trip as well, as I think you get to see way more with Moose than going by yourself.
What would you tell someone thinking about doing a tour like this?
I’d tell them to go for it! It’s a great way to see the country, and you definitely get to see far more with Moose than if you were to go by yourself.
Moose are clearly super experienced and knowledgeable about Canada, the guide on my trip was ace, really enthusiastic and keen to get everyone in the group involved, as well as being able to answer any Canadian based question ever! The places I saw were amazing, and I wouldn’t have known where to go or what was even out there if I’d tried to go either by myself or via public transport. Plus you get to meet people too, so for people travelling by themselves, it’s perfect, as you have a ready made group to socialize with and get to know, which is also a lot of fun.
The tours are also really flexible, so you get to choose how much involvement you have in the optional activities. Also, you can try so many new things, like kayaking or sky diving, while seeing some absolutely amazing places.
Anything else you want to say about your trip? Are you glad you rode the moose?
It was brilliant and I’d highly recommend Moose to anyone who wants to see a lot of Canada and have fun too!
I love it! I’m in! Besides, isn’t it cool and green to travel within your own country?
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