Ask people who live in Canmore what their favourite month of the year is and more often than not you’ll hear them say September. Why do the locals love September? Well, kids are back in school so the place is less crowded for starters. The mosquitos have largely gone away, restaurants are starting to offer deals and you can still find wild raspberries on the bushes when you’re out hiking. Read more »
The new NSCS Discovery Café at HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach has been enjoying a successful first summer at the hostel. Business has been good with plenty of hostel guests enjoying the new addition to the hostel; the café has also been a hit with the locals who have been visiting the beach during Vancouver’s sunny August. Read more »
Hostelling International – Canada (HI-Canada) is pleased to announce the latest addition to its network of 29 hostels in Western Canada. Situated just a block from the waterfront, HI-Prince Rupert, Pioneer Backpackers Inn, provides an important budget option to travellers visiting this popular tourist destination. Read more »
Okay, so we all know that hostels are a cheaper than hotels, which is the main draw for most people, but there are a whole load of other reasons why you should choose a hostel over a hotel. Here’s my list of top reasons, if you have any add, go ahead and leave your comments below: Read more »
In the early morning of Friday, August 10, 2012, a large portion of ice fell from the Ghost Glacier on Mount Edith Cavell into the lake situated below the Ghost and Angel Glaciers. The ice fall displaced a large volume of water from the lake, sending water, ice and rock downhill. This has resulted in the road leading to Mount Edith Cavell being closed. Read more »
By Guest Blogger: Louise Brittain Boisvert Photo details: Virgle Stephens talking to the group
Last night, I had the chance to partake in a presentation by members of the Stoney Elder Traditional Knowledge group at the HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre. After having missed the first session earlier this month, I was excited to be able to participate this time around. Read more »
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.
Victoria has always been an important part of hostelling history in BC. Back in the 1930s, Victoria, along with the nearby town of Sidney, housed the first two hostels in the province. Read more »
How about a taking a trip to the emerald isle? An Oige – The Irish Youth Hostel Association has an excellent choice of tours available, and currently they are offering some super discounts on their tours for the fall and spring. Read more »
Ever fancied a trip to Germany? There is so much to see and do, from bustling cities to small villages in the beautiful German countryside, and then of course there is the history. A must see state is Bavaria, located in the southeast of Germany it borders Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland. The state has an extensive network of hostels making it a breeze to travel around. Here are a couple of spots we really like: Read more »