September 21, 2018

Sleep for Peace

On September 21st, as part of the International Day of Peace, HI Canada and HI hostels around the world are joining together to show how our hostels create a more tolerant and peaceful world.

In support of the United Nations International Day of Peace, observed annually on September 21st, Hostelling International has launched the Sleep for Peace campaign. As part of this awareness program, participating hostels across the country will organize activities to promote the role that travelling plays in contributing to world peace and cultural understanding.

Sleep for Peace

Like previous years, HI Canada will be donating $1 from every overnight stay booked at participating hostels to the Youth Travel Foundation for the Sleep for Peace grant, which explores themes of peace and travel.

People drinking at the hostel bar

Organized activities

HI MontrealHI ReginaHI Edmonton and HI Calgary are all participating. HI Montreal is organizing a special peace quiz and welcoming a blogger, while HI Edmonton is hosting a Sleep for Peace BBQ and HI Calgary is planning a movie night (with free popcorn). You'll also be able to write peace messages on postcards sent to the United Nations.

To read in the magazine

5 ways hostels make the world a better place

When young people come together from all around the world under the same roof, you can’t help but start to appreciate our similarities and differences. Here’s how hostels do it.

September 18, 2017

Need travel funds? Apply for a travel grant

HI Canada helps support and fund conscious travel among Canadian youth.

April 23, 2018

Travel and Gender: thoughts from a non-heterosexual and non-cisgender traveller

"That gender is as pertinent in the world as it is infuriates me, but that doesn’t mean it can be ignored" 

March 22, 2017