This weekend, Sunday May 5th, HI-Canmore is hosting a fire-making workshop. Hostelling International members that sign up for the course and stay for 2 nights will get one night of accommodation free. For more details on learning to build fire Survivorman-style click here >>
Going on a road trip has to be one of the best things in life! A group of friends in a car, lots of laughter, too much coffee, good music, bad music, and unexpected twists, turns and detours that turn into unforgettable memories.
There are some legendary road trips to take, like crossing Canada from Halifax to Vancouver, or taking Route 66 to California. There are those with no particular destination, just hitting the road for the sake of hitting the road. Read more »
HI-Ottawa Jail– Ontario, Canada
Spend the night in a jail cell, without breaking the law. Read more »
You know those pretty mountains that sit in the background of those amazing photos of Vancouver's skyline? Did you know there are THREE ski resorts in them? Whistler's not even one of them (that's an hour and a half farther north). Vancouver's North Shore is home to Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour, and two of them are already open this season. While it's true that you can go from downtown Vancouver to the top of a ski run in about 45 minutes (with your own car), it takes a bit of planning to make a day of it if you're sans wheels. Here are some tips for those who want to stay out one of our Vancouver hostels at night but still rip up the slopes during the day without breaking the bank. 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. Read more »
I think any Canadian must visit Niagara Falls at some point in their life; it is after all an iconic Canadian location. The falls are an awesome sight any time of year, and in November you get to experience it without the large crowds that the summer months bring. Read more »
Being in the hostel business, it’s not Halloween for me until I read ghost stories from HI-Ottawa and get shivers up my spine. Here are some chilling tales of hostels I’d be too freaked out to stay at. Read more »
By HI Employee: Lisa. Picture: The River Valley
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and a city with a neighbourhood feel. We are a hardy bunch, who find pleasure in long white winters and hot dry summers. There is plenty to do in this great city and friendly people to do it with. Having spent most of my lifetime living and working in Edmonton, I thought I’d share some of my favourite places, events and things to do in my great city. Read more »
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 »
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 »