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A collection of our association's most recent news, story starters and media assets.

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Hostelling International Canada is part of the world's largest hostel network made up of 3,300 hostels in 64 countries. HI Canada represents 39 of these hostels across our big country, from the Pacific to the Atlantic.

We're a not-for-profit organization on a mission to keep travel accessible to youth.


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News and Story Starters

Are you looking for inspiration? Here's a selection of articles that touch on topics worth writing about.

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 12, 2022
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A backpacker's guide to carbon offsets

When your budget's already tight, are carbon offsets worth it?

October 01, 2021
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5 reasons digital nomads love hostels

Figured out how to take your work on the road? Your own Google Campus awaits.

January 02, 2018
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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
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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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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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10 ways to travel more sustainably

Environmentally friendly travel is possible.

October 19, 2018
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Hostelling in Canada is officially kind of a big deal

There’s a plaque. It’s official. We’ve made it.

June 27, 2018
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Exploring Canada’s East Coast without a car

You don’t need a car to get your fill of Atlantic Ocean views.

March 05, 2020
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How to keep travelling a ton when you have a full-time job

Joining the 9 to 5 grind doesn’t mean your travel days are done. Far from it.

January 22, 2020
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How to not be a jerk to wildlife in Canada

They sure look cute and cuddly but they definitely have their etiquette rules.

July 24, 2018
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A beginner's guide to hostelling: what to pack and what to do

Firsts are full of both kinds of surprises, good ones and less good ones. To help you experience fewer of these last ones, I whipped up the below pieces of wisdom.

April 06, 2017
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Here’s how 2020 changed how we’ll travel

Find out how the pandemic changed how HI contributors feel about how, where and why they’ll travel.

January 28, 2021
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HI Canada in the Media

Since 1933, HI Canada has been featured in countless media publications, including these in recent years.

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