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The best hostel private rooms in Canada

May 28, 2021

Not feeling dorms? What about a caboose? A cabin? A yurt?

Calgary has just named a park after the founding sisters of HI Canada

The sisters who created North America's first hostel have been commemorated in a park overlooking the city they called home.

June 09, 2021
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The best international food markets in Canada for your global foodie fix

Find flavours from around the world in these international food markets, delis and shops in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax

June 01, 2021
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How to master the art of the picnic this summer

Up your al fresco dining game this picnic season with these pro tips. 

June 01, 2021
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8 things to do outside in Montreal this summer

Get the best of both worlds—a city escape with a dose of fresh air!  

May 20, 2021
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25 things you totally do when you’re travelling but would never do at home

Travel-you somehow always seems a lot more adventurous than home you.

May 05, 2021
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13 things to do outside in Vancouver this summer

All the best stuff in Vancouver happens outdoors 

May 04, 2021
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Raising adventurous kids through wilderness hostelling

One mom’s reflections on a decade of wilderness adventures with kids.

April 07, 2021
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One year later: the impact of the pandemic on our hostels and our people

Two hostel managers share their thoughts on the heart-breaking effects of the pandemic.

April 05, 2021
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Am I still a backpacker if I can’t carry a backpack?

A broken back shook up who she was and how she travelled. Or did it?

March 30, 2021
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The songs that take us places

Is there one song that always brings you back to your fondest travel memories? Here’s why that happens.

March 02, 2021
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With the rise of remote work, it’s time to embrace digital nomadism

Stop working to travel, and start working while you travel.

March 02, 2021
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