Celebrate the culture and heritage of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples this summer. Some of the unique activities planned across Alberta include guided hikes, powwow dances, and a speaker series. Read on for more information about events at both our partner sites and our hostels. Read more »
We are still in need of a few volunteers for our upcoming casino in Calgary on June 3 and 4 at the Stampede Casino. Funds from the casino go toward improvements of our Southern Alberta hostels. Our last casino raised over $75,000 and we hope to achieve the same or greater this time around. Read more »
By guest blogger and HI employee: Cara Kauhane
The Dragon Boat festival is one of Vancouver’s most anticipated multicultural events. Dragon Boating originated out of Southern China more than 20,000 years ago. It is traditionally done at the annual festival of Duanwu Jie. Now, Dragon Boating is an extremely popular international sport. Read more »
June is a great time to come to Jericho! Our neighborhood has awesome events happening throughout the month. The great Nights and Bike accommodation package gives you access to some of Vancouver’s best outdoor highlights so if you’re bored, you only have yourself to blame! Read more »
Your HI-C-PM Region volunteer board is holding its last Member Dialogue Session this coming Sunday May 27 from 3:00 – 5:00pm in Edmonton. However, if you can't attend this session or live outside of the Edmonton area you will be able to attend the session via video conference. The feedback from our meetings to date has been invaluable and this will be your last chance to provide your input this year. Read more »
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, but still it is pretty small compared to other cities around the world. However, it does offer the visitor plenty to see and do and a few days in the city should be included on any trip to NZ. Read more »
You’ve heard it a million times- pack half the clothes and twice the money you think you need. And that’s sound advice. But if you’ve never gone backpacking before, you might not know what else to bring. Here we leave out the obvious, like sunscreen or a swimsuit, and include the things you might not have thought of. Read more »
This is the next in our series on the history of our region’s hostels. The goal of this series is to help people better comprehend Hostelling International’s mission, to see beyond the cheap sleeps and to understand the greater ideals behind hostelling.
Excerpted from HI’s book History of HI-Canada-Pacific Mountain Region- Celebrating 75 Years of Hostelling in Canada, by Jon Azpiri.
If there's one organization that can rival HI-C-PM Region's commitment to showcasing the Canadian Rockies, it is the Alpine Club of Canada. Formed in 1908, the club has consistently promoted the value of mountain travel. Therefore, it can be no surprise that the ACC and HI joined forces to build the HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre. Read more »
Photographer and world traveler William Jans has been doing his live shows since 1990. These popular events are a fun mix of costumes, video, storytelling, and the unexpected, and have gotten rave reviews from both the public and the media. His current shows are about his adventures in Tanzania and China. Read more »