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It's All About the CO

HI is a community of enlightened travellers. Curious, connected and conscious, we're all about sharing our adventures with each other. Here is a collection of stories, for all of the wanderers out there seeking to escape reality or plan their next trip.


49 articles

23 Free Things to do in Toronto, even in the Winter

There are the givens: walk this and that street, visit this landmark and that monument, check out this urban hike and go see the view from that point. You've got to see TO.

February 08, 2017

Winter Weekend at Trois-Rivières

Underestimated for too long, Trois-Rivières has now grown into a road-trip destination of its own. It offers exciting winter activities for all levels of winter lovin’, hip microbreweries, and stylish independent stores. Why not hit the road for Trois-Rivières this winter?

January 27, 2017

2016 in 12 shots by (the beautiful) people of hostels

It's this time of year again where we look back on the last 12 months and identify the highlights of our year - our achievements, our best trips and all the people who've joined us on those crazy adventures. 

January 11, 2017

A Week in the Shoes of a Hostel Manager from HI Montreal

Have you ever wondered what is it like to run a hostel? Or if you'd be able to do it yourself? We don't mean to burst your bubble, but hostels don’t happen with just the snap of a finger! 

December 09, 2016

7 Quick and Cheap Hostel Meals

We often run short on time and money when traveling, but that’s no reason to get out of habit and lose taste for good things.

November 17, 2016

How our Newest hostel HI Squamish Adventure Inn Came to be

For those who aren’t familiar with the destination, you might not yet know that Squamish is in fact an adventurer’s paradise. 

November 11, 2016

16 Awesome Cheeky Weekend Plans

Bring music and snacks for the road because this is going to be exciting. Obviously, where you are going will depend on where you are coming from.

September 27, 2016

How to French in Quebec

If ever you're planning on visiting the Quebec region soon (or if you're simply curious) here is our small all equipped guide on how to understand their french. Enjoy!

September 09, 2016

10 Basic Rules of Hostel Etiquette

Staying in hostels has so many advantages, starting by the savings and the chance to meet amazing people. But living with strangers 24/7 can also be a challenge. Here is a quick guide to how to hostels.

August 19, 2016

Five Canadian Parks for the Budget-Conscious Traveller

How will you experience Canadian parks without breaking the bank? 5 easy picks to get you started.

August 08, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Road Trips in Quebec

Perfect road trips ideas for a short getaway, or weekend off the hustle and bustle of Montréal.

June 22, 2016
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