HI's Blog the Games winner, Dan HB, is currently skiing his days away in the French Alps but soon enough he'll be Canada-bound for the Vancouver Olympics as HI's Olympic video-blogger. Have a look at his gracious acceptance speech above.
For the first week of the Olympics, Dan will be in the streets of Vancouver, filming the fan action and all the stuff you won't see on T.V. Do you have ideas about how Dan should spend his time in Vancouver? Particular spots he should hit-up or people he should try to talk to? Have your say in the comments. Read more »
Lots of people are excited for the upcoming Winter Games in Vancouver, and rightly so. But if you're like some and you just want to steer clear of the hype, check out a few hostel deals outside of Vancouver that'll ensure you're well away from the face-painted, cheering crowds. Read more »
Ten finalists have been selected from the entries into HI's Blog the Games contest. Vote now for your favourite at www.hihostelspm.ca/blogthegames. The two with the highest number of votes will go before HI judges and the winner gets a return flight to Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics, five nights' accommodation in Vancouver, a new camera, $500 spending money and a ski trip to Banff at the end of it. Read more »
We're extending the deadline for our Blog the Games contest. There's one more week to go to get your video submissions in to be HI's video-blogger on the streets of Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Submit your videos at http://www.hihostelspm.ca/blogthegames. Read more »
There are only six days left to enter HI's Blog the Games contest. Show us why you think you'd be the best video-blogger to bring the stories from the streets of Vancouver during the 2010 Olympics and you could win return airfare, hostel accommodation, a new camera, $500 and a ski trip to Banff.
Western Canada's mountains are loading up with snow and some resorts are already open for the 09-10 season. Within the next month, the rest should be in full operation. Get the low down on open dates, snow reports and HI's ski pacakges right here. Read more »
Our Believe in Hostelling Engagement Continues.
Do you have ideas to share with your Board that extend beyond those of a user of hostels? Do you want to make a contribution to the organization at a governance level? Are you interested in providing face-to-face feedback to your Board on the issues we are dealing with today? Do you believe that HI is more than just a "cheap sleep"? Read more »
If you're living in Vancouver there's a noticable change in the air. Summer is taking a slow bow and the curtain is coming down after a couple of good heatwave acts. Instead of standing in the wings, waiting for winter to make a set change, enjoy Falls intermission. Catch the last weekend of the Comedy Fest this weekend, plan a ride of a ghost train or take a hike - there are plenty of activities to get out and appreciate vibrant leaves and cultural events this Fall.
I've been in Vancouver for 2 month for an internship offered through my university in South Korea. I love travelling around, and I've been trying to visit and see as much as I can while I stay here. With work and school, there was not enough time to see and experience Vancouver and B.C., though I've been to quite a few places. Read more »
Check out this Global News Story on staying with HI during next years Olympics: With just six months to go before the 2010 games two of the largest hostels in downtown Vancouver are nearly booked up. Read more »