Working at HI Banff
The mountains are calling.
Banff is one of the few places throughout the world where you will experience living in a community within a national park. We’re a team of avid travellers who’ve chosen to stop and enjoy Banff for a while, so by joining our team you'll have no shortage of great like-minded friends to live, work and explore the Rockies with. We strive for the perfect balance between chill workdays with a backpacker vibe and relaxed days off with the freedom to stay in all 13 of our national parks hostels for free, plus a mountain bike fleet and camping gear to use whenever you'd like. Not to mention, our steeply subsidized staff accommodation is one of the best housing offers in town, and you'll be able to access a ski pass through payroll deductions. Did you hear that? That's the sound of the mountains calling.
Meet your managers
Remi started with HI in Belgium in 2018 and moved to Canada shortly after to lead the HI Banff Alpine Centre team and to oversee the wilderness hostels in Banff National Park. When not at work, Remi enjoys climbing, biking, skiing and playing baseball.
Josh grew up on Australia's East Coast and first moved to Banff and started working with HI in 2015. He intended to stay in Banff for a 3-month ski trip but fell so in love with the mountains and the hostel that he has stayed ever since. When not working, you'll likely find him out ski-touring in the winter and mountain biking in the summer.
We offer the most affordable staff accommodation in Banff! Our staff accommodations are a shared living space, fully furnished and equipped with all the necessities you will need including free wifi. We have great views of the mountains and so many fun adventures are minutes from your doorstep, plus all kinds of communal perks like staff dinners, camping trips and more. Staff get to use our fleet of mountain bikes and camping gear, plus you'll get a free bus pass to head into town when you'd like. We bet this will be your shortest commute to a job you will ever have!
Cost: $6.50/day in a shared room
- Fully furnished
- The best staff accommodation in town—great quality and price!
- Free laundry
- Free wifi
- Free bus pass
- Regular fam tours
- Staff mountain bikes and camping gear
- Staff camping trips, excursions, wilderness trips and more
- Free stays at HI Canada hostels
There are tons of trails to explore all around Banff, from the iconic strolls around the Hoodoos (just out our door), Sulphur Mountain and Lake Minnewanka to the lesser-known routes that you'll only discover once you've been here for a bit (we'll be sure to share our favourites when you arrive).
Sunshine Village is just a 20-minute drive from the hostel and offers the longest non-glacial ski season in the whole country. You'll also find plenty of good skiing at Mount Norquay and Lake Louise Ski Resort, not too far away. Plus, staff can purchase a season's pass through payroll deductions.
The town of Banff is almost as famous as the park it calls home! While it's a small town, it's got major international appeal and offers everything you need to settle into life in the mountains including grocery stores, healthcare services, recreation programs, public transit and tons more.
Banff is just beyond the southern end of the world-famous Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic drives in the world. There's a ton to explore along the 3.5ish-hour drive to Jasper, including HI's wilderness hostels, which staff can stay at for free.