By Kaitie Worobec
The Icefields Parkway is one of the most stunning mountain roadways on the planet. Stretching 230 km between Jasper and Lake Louise, this dramatically scenic highway passes by massive glaciers and turquoise lakes. It crosses two mountain passes to take you up to elevations in excess of 7,000 feet (2,100 metres) for breathtaking views of the Columbia Icefields. Cycling the Icefields Parkway really enhances the experience by giving you the opportunity to see everything right up close and in "slower motion ". Read more »
This is the first part of our 12 Months of Hostelling promotion.
By Ben Phipps
Waking up in the morning is usually a drag for me. Today however, I was dressed and out the door with the same boundless excitement that eight year old kids have on Christmas morning. I was heading to Whistler Bike Park for the first time this season and to top it off, the sun was shining and two of my best mates were coming along for the ride. What more could you ask for? Read more »
Hostelling International - Canada - Pacific Mountain Region and the Board of Directors would like to advise all members that the 2011 AGM will be held on Thursday September 15, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta. Read more »
June 25, 2011 marked the 25th anniversary of Hostelling International’s Kananaskis 100 Mile Relay Race, with 156 teams participating. This year’s fastest team was the Centaur Subaru Bow Valley Harriers with a time of 9:25:48. Read more »
If you’re an artist, an art lover or just someone who appreciates beautiful surroundings, fashion and style, then Paris is the city for you. This city is overflowing with sights, tastes and sounds that will fill you with inspiration for your next project, whatever that may be! Read more »
Sixteen days, 38 events, 22 sports, 1,000 athletes, over 30 nations and an audience of millions – welcome to 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games. The world’s top snow and ice sports athletes from all corners of the globe will descend upon New Zealand’s Southern Alps and take on the best in ski racing to curling, snowboarding to skating as well as adaptive snow sports. Read more »
Nah, you don’t get to keep the castle. But you will save about 30% on entrance fees to over 100 fantastic castles and chateaux in the Czech Republic.
Did you know that there are over 2000 castles and chateaux in the Czech Republic? This is more per square mile than in any other country in the world. In cooperation with the National Heritage Institute, the Czech YHA is happy to offer members a chance to visit over 100 of them and save big. Read more »
The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park is an authentic Aboriginal tourism experience. There, you can take the Spirit Catcher Train ride, watch Aboriginal dancers and artisans at work, and try some Aboriginal crafts yourself in their 40-foot teepee. If you're feeling peckish, there is Aboriginal cuisine on offer. This unique and family-friendly experience is only running until September 11, so don't miss out. Here's the best part: flash your HI membership card and receive 20% off admission at the gate. Read more »