September 21, 2019

Sleep for Peace

On September 21st, as part of the International Day of Peace, HI Canada and HI hostels around the world are joining forces to celebrate how hostels bring people together to create a more peaceful world every day.

In support of the United Nations' International Day of Peace, observed annually on September 21st, Hostelling International launched the Sleep for Peace campaign.

Sleep for Peace

As in previous years, HI Canada will be donating $1 from every stay booked at participating hostels on September 21st to the Youth Travel Foundation (YTF) whose mission is to promote the personal and professional development of young people through travel. 

Sleep for Peace and HI Canada

Empowering young people around the world

Youth Travel Foundation

The mission of the Youth Travel Foundation is to promote the education and personal development of young adults through travel. Each year, it awards grants to applicants who submit a travel project that is original, doable and that embodies its values. Since its beginning in 1993, the Youth Travel Foundation has enabled more than 600 young people to carry out their goals and embark on a new adventure.

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Latest projects

Last year, Sleep for Peace raised $2,118 at Canadian hostels. Some of these funds helped the Cardston Girls Choir, an all-female vocal ensemble of 16 teenagers from Alberta, head to Europe to partake in several artistic gatherings like the World Peace Choir Festival. A Solo Travel grant was also awarded to a young woman travelling to Mongolia to study and embark on a cycling adventure from Mongolia to Kazakhstan.

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Actions around the world

Since 2013, Hostelling International has celebrated the UN International Day of Peace, through the campaign Sleep For Peace. The campaign has steadily grown over the last 6 years and is now celebrated in HI hostels across the world! Last year was the most successful year yet with over 6 million contributions across 29 countries. From Culture Box exchange to youth panel, different activities are proposed each year to create meaningful connections. 

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Participating hostels

HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel

Jasper National Park, AB

  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Library
    Library

HI Banff Alpine Centre

Banff, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Cabin
    Cabin
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage

HI Beauty Creek Wilderness Hostel

Jasper National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info

HI Calgary

Calgary, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Luggage storage
    Luggage storage
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage

HI Edmonton

Edmonton, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • TV room
    TV room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge

HI Halifax, Heritage House

Halifax, NS

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free Coffee
    Free Coffee
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Linen included
    Linen included
  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen

HI Hilda Creek Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Campfire
    Campfire

HI Jasper

Jasper, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Cafe on site
    Cafe on site
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Ski storage
    Ski storage
  • Wheelchair accessible
    Wheelchair accessible

HI Kananaskis Wilderness Hostel

Kananaskis, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Free Coffee
    Free Coffee

HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre

Lake Louise, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Meeting room
    Meeting room
  • Patio
    Patio

HI Maligne Canyon Wilderness Hostel

Jasper National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
    Campfire

HI Montréal

Montréal, QC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Urban walks
    Urban walks
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals

HI Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Sauna
    Sauna
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage

HI Mount Edith Cavell Wilderness Hostel

Jasper National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge

HI Nordegg, Shunda Creek Hostel

Nordegg, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge

HI Ottawa Jail

Ottawa, ON

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Bike rental
    Bike rental
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Parking nearby
    Parking nearby

HI Penticton

Penticton, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals

HI Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge

HI Regina

Regina, SK

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Library
    Library
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • Lockers
    Lockers

HI Toronto

Toronto, ON

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Urban walks
    Urban walks
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Live music
    Live music

HI Vancouver Central

Vancouver, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Urban walks
    Urban walks
  • Luggage storage
    Luggage storage

HI Vancouver Downtown

Vancouver, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Patio
    Patio
  • Wheelchair accessible
    Wheelchair accessible
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen

HI Vancouver Jericho Beach

Vancouver, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • Cafe on site
    Cafe on site
  • BBQ
    BBQ

HI Victoria

Victoria, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
    Wheelchair accessible
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Luggage storage
    Luggage storage

HI Wentworth

Wentworth, NS

  • Library
    Library
  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • Lockers
    Lockers
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Free parking
    Free parking

HI Whistler

Whistler, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Cafe on site
    Cafe on site
  • Patio
    Patio
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Ski storage
    Ski storage

HI Yoho National Park, Whiskey Jack Wilderness Hostel

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, BC

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Campfire
    Campfire

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