Tag Archives: Backpackers

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. […]

Algonquin-Park in Autumn Ontario-Canoe Lake

Experience Algonquin Park At The Wolf Den Hostel & Bunkhouse

Algonquin Park is an Ontario mecca for outdoor adventure and activities. Whether you’re a plaid wearing canoe carrying portage master, or a first timer dipping your feet into the world of interior camping. Algonquin Park has a lake, a trail, and a campsite for everyones needs. The question is where do you start? Who do […]

HI South Algonquin – A Gateway to Algonquin Park

Located in the small town of Maynooth, Ontario (population 200), a once budding town with its own CN Railways Station on the outskirts of Algonquin Park, is one of the many children of HI Canada. HI Maynooth Hostel is a fantastic little gateway for exploring the area. People from all over the world spend a […]

HI Toronto Backpackers

5 Reasons You Should Start Your Canadian Journey at HI Toronto Hostel

HI Hostels Canada is the king of the hill when it comes to budget accommodations across Canada. While there are dozens upon dozens of amazing local mom & pop hostels across Canada, most travellers seem to lean on the “Big Kid” when they first arrive in Canada. Whether its for their comfy beds, warm smiles, […]

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Luxury Hostels Exist In Banff – HI Banff Alpine Centre

Pop culture hasn’t been kind to budget accommodation. Movies featuring grimey, dingy, cockroach infested rooms have been prevalent for years. While that may be the case in some impoverished nations, or just poorly managed facilities, my experience in Canadian hostels hasn’t seen much of that. Sure, you’ll get an un-comfy bed every once in a while; maybe a […]

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An Australian Backpacker Caught In The Vancouver Riots

As everyone knows by now, chaos engulfed the downtown streets of Vancouver after the Game 7 loss between the Canucks and the Bruins. The story has been killed 8 shades of dead by now. We all know windows were smashed, people were injured, cars were lit up, and stores were looted. What many people don’t […]