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Hostels are a backpackers friend. Not only are they easy on your budget, they provide a unique and fun way to travel and meet people from all over the world with similar interests. Find out about some of my favourite hostels here!

See Churchill on the Cheap with Tundra House Hostel

When a new hostel opens up in Canada, particularly those in unique or new settings, I can’t help but get excited. In the small town of Churchill, Manitoba, home of the polar bears, belugas, and all things arctic adventure related, the Tundra House Hostel opened its doors to eager backpackers and budget travellers from all […]

8 Reasons I Can’t Get Churchill Off My Mind

This summer I had the opportunity to travel to the mecca of arctic adventures. Churchill, Manitoba – home of the polar bears, the belugas, tundra buggy’s, zodiac adventures, and some of the friendliest Canadians you’ll come to meet. In this small town of less than 1000 people, travellers from all over the world board VIA […]

A Local Quebecois Experience at Le Massif’s Hôtel La Ferme

Travel has been evolving for generations, but one of the most profound changes in recent years within this massive industry is peoples desire to do no harm, to see the world in the most ecologically friendly way possible without sacrificing comfort and style. While companies strive to make less of an impact by decreasing their […]

The Haunted Jail Hostel of Ottawa

I walk gently down the creaking skinny corridors, grazing the smooth black iron bars of the jail cells that once housed the guilty, the innocent, the crazy, the murderous, and the drunk. Some of these cellars would have been the final form of accommodations as several of the detainees in these cells were put to their […]

A Weekend on New Brunswicks Grand Manan Island

Hopping onto the massive Grand Manan Ferry from Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick – it’s hard not to anticipate what lies on the the largest island in the Bay of Fundy. A light fog had settled over the water, limiting visibility. We overheard from some locals that it would open up by the time we got […]

Marian Gaborik Pumping Fist

Buy your HI Hostels Membership Online, Pump Fist, Save Money

The largest hostel network in Canada is that of HI Hostels. From the big cities, to the small towns, to the wild, off-the-beaten-path hostels that make you think “No way! There’s a hostel there?!”. Chances are if you find yourself doing any amount of backpacking in Canada, sooner or later you’ll end up with your […]

Planet Traveler

Get Eco-Friendly at The Planet Traveler – North America’s Greenest Hostel

Finding The Planet Traveler Hostel is incredibly easy, even for a small town chump such as myself. It’s located between two awesome and eclecticToronto neighbourhoods, Little Italy & Kensington Market. Rising slightly higher than the nearby buildings, a grid of solar panels points toward the sky, gathering light to feed the bowels of this building. […]