Number five Com Padres! I’m excited to still be working on this series of posts. Surprised it’s come this far. Once again, HI Canada pulled through with this interview. This time we’re taking a sneak peak at HI Penticton Hostel, which is located in the beautiful city of Penticton, British Columbia. Lisa Grey-Dreaper was kind [...]
Moose Jaw is a small city in south-central Saskatchewan. It’s 71 km west of Regina. Throughout Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw is known as a retirement and tourist city, and is more or less a central hub for farms and small rural communities surrounding the area. For as long as I can remember, Moose Jaw has been [...]
Learn about the Doukhobors in Veregin, Saskatchewan This national historic site has some great stories to tell. In 1899 over 7400 Russian Doukhobors immigrated to Canada to take their claim of the Canadian government promise of land and religious freedom. The Doukhobors were persecuted in Russia for their beliefs. They completely rejected the secular government, [...]
With the Olympics nearing closer and closer, many people are scratching their heads, wondering where they’ll be staying. The fear of not having a place to sleep has likely been causing many people to second guess checking out the Vancouver Olympics. HI Hostels recently announced that they still have rooms! A large block of beds [...]
Saskatchewan is probably one of the least visited provinces in Canada. Most people only know Saskatchewan for the #1 highway which get’s you from one end to the other in roughly 7 hours. It unfortunately gets a bad rap from other Canadians, whom occasionally define it as boring, flat, plain, and dull. All of which [...]
Number 4 and counting! The folks at HI Canada have been very cooperative in helping me get these interviews. I can’t thank them enough. Today we’ve got Ryan Chilibeck, the manager of HI-Jasper and he’s going to answer some questions about this wild and rugged hostel. Q: How long have you been operating your hostel? [...]
My older brother made a surprise visit from Regina a few days back, so I took him out to the Lawrencetown district and showed him some of the neat little beaches along the coast. Despite how cloudy it looks it was actually a really nice day out. Go warm winter days.
I love reading that the backpacking scene in Canada is continuing to grow. Particularly in British Columbia, where hostels seem to be popping up frequently. HI Hostels recently announced that the new HI-Whistler hostel will be opening its doors to travelers and backpackers on July 1, 2010. The new Whistler hostel boasts a humongous 180 [...]