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55 Hostels:

HI Vancouver Downtown

Vancouver, BC

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

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 Davidson, Esprit Rafting

Davidson, QC

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • Free canoe rentals
    Free canoe rentals
  • Private beach
    Private beach

HI Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, ON

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Bike rental
    Bike rental
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Patio
    Patio

HI Cumberland, Riding Fool Hostel

Cumberland, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Cafe on site
    Cafe on site
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals

HI Regina

Regina, SK

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

HI Vancouver Central

Vancouver, BC

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

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 Penticton

Penticton, BC

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

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 Vancouver Jericho Beach

Vancouver, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Restaurant on site
    Restaurant on site
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals

HI Fernie, Raging Elk Hostel

Fernie, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage

HI Nanaimo, Painted Turtle Guesthouse

Nanaimo, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen

HI Nelson, Dancing Bear Inn

Nelson, BC

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

HI Prince Rupert, Pioneer Backpackers Inn

Prince Rupert, BC

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

HI Shuswap Lake, Squilax General Store

Chase, BC

  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Cafe on site
    Cafe on site
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen

HI Squamish, Adventure Inn

Squamish, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • BBQ
    BBQ

HI Tofino, Whalers on the Point Guesthouse

Tofino, BC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Parking
    Parking

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

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
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Luggage storage
    Luggage storage
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen

HI Canmore, Alpine Club of Canada

Canmore, AB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Patio
    Patio
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen

HI Castle Mountain Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Campfire pit
    Campfire pit
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info

HI Edmonton

Edmonton, AB

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

HI Hilda Creek, Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Campfire
    Campfire

HI Jasper

Jasper, AB

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

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 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 Rampart Creek, Wilderness Hostel

Banff National Park, AB

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

HI Rossburn, 9 Finger Ranch

Rossburn, MB

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage

HI Ottawa Jail

Ottawa, ON

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

HI Maynooth, The Arlington

Maynooth, ON

  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Patio
    Patio
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking

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 L'Anse-au-Griffon, Griffon Aventure

L'Anse-au-Griffon, QC

  • Private cabins
    Private cabins
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • Free parking
    Free parking

HI La Malbaie, Auberge de jeunesse La Malbaie

La Malbaie, QC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Live music
    Live music
  • Craft beers
    Craft beers
  • Patio with view of the St. Lawrence river
    Patio with view of the St. Lawrence river
  • 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 Québec, Auberge internationale de Québec

Québec, QC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bar and food
    Bar and food
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Linen included
    Linen included
  • Meeting room
    Meeting room

HI Rivière-du-Loup, Auberge internationale de Rivière-du-Loup

Rivière-du-Loup, QC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Wheelchair accessible
    Wheelchair accessible

HI Ste-Anne-des-Monts, Sea Shack

Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC

  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Hammocks
    Hammocks
  • Campfire
    Campfire
  • Pet friendly
    Pet friendly
  • Cabins
    Cabins

HI Trois-Rivières, Auberge internationale de Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières, QC

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Cafe on site
    Cafe on site
  • Fully equipped kitchen
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • Linen included
    Linen included
  • Free parking
    Free parking

HI Cabot Trail

Pleasant Bay, NS

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free coffee & tea
    Free coffee & tea
  • Linen included
    Linen included
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • Wheelchair accessible
    Wheelchair accessible

HI Cape Breton Island, Bear on the Lake Guesthouse

Aberdeen, NS

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Free parking
    Free parking

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 Wentworth

Wentworth, NS

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

HI Charlottetown, Backpackers Inn

Charlottetown, PEI

  • Bike rental
    Bike rental
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Free wifi
    Free wifi

HI Bonavista

Bonavista, NL

  • Library
    Library
  • Lockers
    Lockers
  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • Computer kiosk
    Computer kiosk

HI St. John's

St. John's, NL

  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Bike rentals
    Bike rentals
  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Linen included
    Linen included
  • TV room
    TV room

HI Trinity, Skerwink Hostel

Trinity East, NL

  • Library
    Library
  • Laundry room
    Laundry room
  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free Breakfast
    Free Breakfast
  • Linen included
    Linen included

HI Jasper (New! Opening May 2019)

Jasper, AB

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

HI RED Mountain, Nowhere Special

Rossland, BC

  • Patio
    Patio
  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Ski storage
    Ski storage
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage

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Alexander Keith's Brewery

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Getting Ready for the Roadtrip of a Lifetime in Gaspésie

There are some legendary road trips to take, like crossing Canada from Halifax to Vancouver, or taking Route 66 to California. Then there are those road trips that turn out to be ‘the best,’ surpassing your expectations. And one of those, my road-tripping friends, is at the end of Highway 132—the Gaspé Peninsula.

March 20, 2017
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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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16 Awesome Cheeky Weekend Plans

Bring music and snacks for the road because this is going to be exciting. Obviously, where you are going will depend on where you are coming from.

September 27, 2016
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One Pint To Another: A Journey Of Beer Across Canada

It’s impossible to describe the taste of beer from microbreweries that bring the art of beer to new heights. You must go to meet these exceptional brewers, discover products that make traveling and the places and people that have inspired all their names fun and creative. Cheers!

March 27, 2017
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The best places to get coffee in Canada

Even if some Europeans insist on saying that there is no good coffee in Canada, there are actually many places to visit to get your fill of caffeine… good and tasty caffeine.

March 27, 2017
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Finding Love in a Land of Fire and Ice

This was it. I was in Iceland. This trip would make me the most carefree and happy I have ever been.

March 28, 2017
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Great Canadian Road Trip Tips

Nothing but the wide-open road and an entire country to explore. Get ready for your next road trip in Canada.

March 28, 2017
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The Ultimate Guide to Road Trips in Quebec

Perfect road trips ideas for a short getaway, or weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Montréal.

June 22, 2016
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7 Quick and Cheap Hostel Meals

We often run short on time and money when traveling, but that’s no reason to get out of habit and lose taste for good things.

November 17, 2016
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Banff on a Budget

You've all heard about it. If not, you've got to visit Banff and LIVE THE DREAM.

March 28, 2017
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Five Canadian Parks for the Budget-Conscious Traveller

How will you experience Canadian parks without breaking the bank? 5 easy picks to get you started.

August 08, 2016
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23 free things to do in Toronto, even in the winter

No more excuses. You've got to see the city.

February 08, 2017
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How to French in Quebec

If ever you're planning on visiting the Quebec region soon (or if you're simply curious) here is our small all equipped guide on how to understand their french. Enjoy!

September 09, 2016
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How our Newest hostel HI Squamish Adventure Inn Came to be

For those who aren’t familiar with the destination, you might not yet know that Squamish is in fact an adventurer’s paradise. 

November 11, 2016
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Winter Weekend at Trois-Rivières

Underestimated for too long, Trois-Rivières has now grown into a road-trip destination of its own. 

January 27, 2017
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The Australian Slang Guide

Australian slang you'll probably hear while travelling or if you take a trip to the Land Down Under.

March 29, 2017
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A Week in the Shoes of a Hostel Manager from HI Montreal

Have you ever wondered what is it like to run a hostel? Or if you'd be able to do it yourself? We don't mean to burst your bubble, but hostels don’t happen with just the snap of a finger! 

December 09, 2016
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12 podcasts for your next road trip

Planning a road trip this summer? These are the podcasts you'll want to download in advance and listen to while you drive.

March 13, 2017
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10 Basic Rules of Hostel Etiquette

Staying in hostels has so many advantages, starting with the savings and the chance to meet amazing people. But living with strangers 24/7 can also be a challenge. Here is a quick how-to guide to hostels.

August 19, 2016
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Five incredible Berlin neighborhoods

The German capital has a fascinating story and a unique vibe.

April 04, 2017
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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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Whistler on a budget - yes really!

It's possible to visit Whistler without breaking your piggy bank.

January 06, 2016
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4 Options to Work, Travel and Explore Western Canada!

Leaving home for a few months is stressful enough. Here are some tips to make your arrival in Canada nice and smooth. 

April 10, 2017
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2016 in 12 shots by (the beautiful) people of hostels

It's this time of year again where we look back on the last 12 months and identify the highlights of our year - our achievements, our best trips and all the people who've joined us on those crazy adventures. 

January 11, 2017
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Five unreal and unexpected surfing destinations around the world

As travelers, we’re always looking for new and exciting experiences, so try taking a chance and steer clear from the cliché spots. You might find something wonderful. 

April 10, 2017
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Today's Special: Mystery in Kyoto

An illustrated look at the hidden restaurants along Kyoto's Kamo River

April 13, 2017
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Far West: A guide to the best spots on Vancouver Island

Head west—far west—to visit some of the best BC has to offer and explore Vancouver Island.

April 18, 2017
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What NOT to pack when backpacking

 Follow our tips to avoid overpacking for your next trip!

April 18, 2017
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Five travel scams I always avoid, and the one that got me

A big part of travelling is keeping your eyes open and your wits about you. But even the smartest travellers get caught sometimes.

April 30, 2017
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Tinder on the road? Here's why I swipe right

While apps are great for meeting other travellers, they are just as great for meeting locals you never would’ve met otherwise. 

May 26, 2017
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We Are With Nature

If you love nature as much as we do, you'll want to learn more about World Environment Day, a perfect opportunity to get outside and make a difference. #WorldEnvironmentDay

May 26, 2017
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5 Canadian Beach Hostels You Should Visit This Summer

Summer is the perfect season to plan a trip across the country, so we’d like to ass a few spots to your bucket list and challenge you to go before the snow begins to fall again.

June 02, 2017
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Shimokitazawa (or hipster) Tokyo

Here are some discoveries made during a day wandering the winding streets of this trendy and charming 'hood in the heart Tokyo.

June 08, 2017
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The Best Spots to Go Snorkelling in Canada

Canada has some of the most incredible snorkelling experiences in the world. Really. I couldn't keep all this info to myself. So here it goes! Heads up, this is not your typical colourful, warm water, little fishies underwater promenade. But you will see, it’s just as unforgettable and unique.

June 16, 2017
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10 Truths You Should Know About Québec

Here are ten facts on Québec much more useful than Céline’s discography.

June 23, 2017
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The Best Rock Climbing Spots Around Our Hostels

Get your daily dose of adrenaline by hitting some of Canada's best rock walls and feel like Alex Honnold for a day. 

June 30, 2017
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A Canadian Biking Adventure: Our Top 5 Cycling Routes

Exceptional cycling routes that will show you way more than any highway ever could.

July 14, 2017
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Go veggie: 10 must-try vegetarian restaurants across the country

You don’t need to be vegetarian or vegan to enjoy an amazing meatless meal. Here are 10 spots that will definitely hit the right spot. 

July 20, 2017
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Animal-Lovers, Here's a Little Guide to Canada's Wildlife

Here are some of the cute little (and not so little) creatures you might spot during your trip across Canada. 

July 31, 2017
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24 hours in Osaka

Here’s a guide that is sure to keep your day and your belly full. 

August 11, 2017
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Cast off in Gaspésie : Mackerel Fishing at HI Anse-au-Griffon

Fishing has long been a huge part of Gaspésie, one of the most beautiful regions in the world. You can't get much more Gaspé than heading out into the St. Lawrence on your very own fishing adventure. 

August 21, 2017
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Bake Your Cake and Get Paid for it, too: Mastering the Working Holiday

With a bit of paperwork and a lot of perseverance, here’s how you can ace your Aussie working holiday

August 28, 2017
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Get to Know BC’s Hidden Mountain Bike Meccas

Whistler, shmistler. If you want some of the West Coast’s best mountain biking, here’s where you gotta go.
September 01, 2017
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The Best Grilled Cheeses in Montreal

Whether you’re a grilled cheese purist or prefer a more experimental approach, Montreal’s got the gooey good

September 12, 2017
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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
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5 Ways to Get all up in Canada’s Fall Colours

Ready to embrace fall in all its cozy and colourful glory? Here’s where to do it.

September 19, 2017
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9 reasons the Rockies are way better in the winter

Sorry, bears: you snooze you lose.

October 02, 2017
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Totally untrue myths about Canada (that are sometimes maybe a bit true)

Think Canada is all flannel and Celine Dion? It’s not! Well, not usually. But sometimes. Maybe.

November 15, 2017
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Canada: The epic vacation option you hadn't considered

Cheap, easy and… super close? Your big, beautiful backyard awaits!

November 20, 2017
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Why everyone should travel a ton in their 20s

Not sure if you should take the leap and go travel? Spoiler: yep, you really, really should.

November 22, 2017
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How to travel like a badass

Travel definitely leaves a mark on us… sometimes literally.

December 04, 2017
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Holidays in a hostel: best Christmas ever?

Hostels and holidays can (and should!) mix.

December 13, 2017
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Go beyond the gates: 10 free or almost free must-dos in Quebec City

There's no doubt that Old Québec is stunning, but there's so much more to the capital than what's inside the gates.

December 19, 2017
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7 bunkmates you hope to avoid when you open your hostel room door

Every night can’t be the best night ever, and these people are usually why.

December 18, 2017
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10 hostels you’re gonna want to check out in 2018

Need some inspo for your 2018 travel bucket list? We’ve got heaps of it.

December 22, 2017
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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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What to do when you’re the only person at your hostel

Sometimes it happens. And yes, it’s weird. And yes, it’s awesome.

January 08, 2018
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The ‘Gunya

Taken down by a mosquito in Nicaragua, Lena learns a thing or two about strength.

January 16, 2018
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8 things to do by moonlight in Jasper

You don’t want to miss the long winter nights up here.

January 22, 2018
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A global guide to public displays of affection

We don't all canoodle the same way.

February 05, 2018
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The snow-lover’s guide to doing winter right in Canmore

There’s a lot to love about Banff’s lesser-known next-door neighbour.

January 25, 2018
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An Aussie’s guide to surviving winter in Canada

If an Aussie can adapt, so can you.

January 24, 2018
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Love travels: What it’s like falling in love abroad and travelling as a couple

What happens when a Canadian and a Brit find love and hit the road?

February 12, 2018
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After a bad breakup, travel healed my broken heart

Sometimes the best thing you can do after a breakup involves going far, far away.

February 09, 2018
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Welcome to town: A new hostel for Jasper

There's a brand new hostel coming to Jasper, Alberta

February 28, 2018
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Cross-Canada by rail: All aboard The Canadian

There’s nothing quite like crossing Canada in a train.

February 20, 2018
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11 signs it’s your first time in a hostel

Not quite sure how the whole shared room thing works? Yeah, we can tell.

February 28, 2018
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5 things to do by moonlight in Mont Tremblant

Get out and enjoy evenings under the moon in Quebec’s favourite mountain town.

March 06, 2018
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An Aussie's guide to speaking Canadian

Loonies and toonies and toques, oh my.

March 19, 2018
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Travel taught me how to be alone

I was the most alone I had ever been. And thus, according to my own definition, I was a loser.

March 26, 2018
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7 things Canadians have in common with Canada geese

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Canada geese might just be our long lost best friends.

March 25, 2018
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Exploring the Rockies without a car

You don’t need a car to explore this chunk of Canadian paradise.

April 12, 2018
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20 struggles every traveller faces when they come home

Who knew coming home could be so hard?

April 13, 2018
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Shoulder deep in a Scottish sheep farm

When the pull of adventure and lamb season collide in rural Scotland.

April 20, 2018
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Need travel funds? Apply for a travel grant

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

April 23, 2018
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HI heads to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery

HI hostel managers from across North America recently descended on Puerto Rico with helping hands.

April 26, 2018
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An ode to the moms who let us travel

It means so much when mom says go when she wants you to stay.

May 10, 2018
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Why you should stick with hostels in your 30s

Backpacking isn’t just for 20-somethings anymore.

May 10, 2018
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19 signs you’ve been travelling too long

Forgot your home address but have your passport number memorized? It might be time to go home.

May 23, 2018
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Where to catch free festival performances across Canada this summer

Eleven amazing fests you don’t have to pay for.

May 28, 2018
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Canada’s summer-only hostels: check ‘em out while you can

Our summertime hostels are open again in some of Canada’s best hot spots.

May 28, 2018
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Travels with my dad

Hitting the road with your 63-year-old pops—what could go wrong?

June 13, 2018
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British Columbia is a wild swimmer’s paradise

Dip into some of BC’s most epic wilderness swimming spots.

June 20, 2018
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12 songs Canadians will always dance to in another country

At home they don't faze you. On the other side of the world? Let's dance.

June 22, 2018
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Newfoundland's land of perfect days

Get to know the Trinity region on the Bonavista Peninsula

June 27, 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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14 conversations you always hear in every hostel

Nope, ‘What’s your name?’ isn’t one of them.

July 20, 2018
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19 things to do for free in Vancouver

One of Canada’s most expensive cities has a TON of free stuff to do.

July 17, 2018
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10 reasons HI Griffon Aventure is the ultimate road trip destination

Still haven’t been to Gaspésie? Here are all the excuses you need to go now.

July 17, 2018
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After being ghosted in Colombia, my hostel mates saved my trip

Sometimes everything's perfect until it’s not.

July 23, 2018
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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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How to travel with only a carry-on backpack

Never overpack again.

August 15, 2018
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It starts with mint tea: learning to barter in Morocco

In Morocco, there are no set prices. Instead, goods are bartered over a hot cup of mint tea.

August 20, 2018
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A homebody's guide to travel

For someone who likes to stay at home, travelling can be scary.

August 24, 2018
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How to survive a very long commute

What’s two days on a train or bus when you’re prepared?

September 10, 2018
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Why backpacking was good for my career

I came back with more than just memories.

September 20, 2018
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Spending my birthday alone on a remote African island

Celebrating your birthday without anybody who cares is slightly bizarre.

September 25, 2018
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15 unique properties you won't believe are hostels

Koalas, steam baths and jumbo jets are just the start.

September 26, 2018
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Big tree hunting on Vancouver Island

Discover some of the world’s tallest trees on Canada’s west coast.

September 26, 2018
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