I love coming across locations in Canada that break my preconceived ideas of what Canada “looks like”. It’s all too easy to sum up Canada as a big giant nation with mountains, lakes, some arctic regions, a few prairies and a whole bunch of trees. However, there’s many places across Canada that defy that notion. [...]
I recently had the opportunity to sit down for a couple Red Beers (Clamato + Beer, wuddup!) with Rachel Huber, one of Moose Networks Canadian Travel Guides. She agreed to answer a few questions about what she does and offer up some tips for backpackers interested in traveling Canada. I should also mention that I’ve [...]
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 [...]
A white shuttle bus pulled in front of the doors of the SameSun Hostel in Banff. The doors clunked open. “Hello mate, ready for some rafting?” – Banff has got to be one of the only places in Canada where it’s totally normal to be greeted by an Aussie. We laughed and replied with a [...]
The Moose Bus pulled up at a small campground on the edge of Williamson Lake, travellers from all over the world climbed out and took in the fresh air. Mount Revelstoke loomed over us like a protective parent. We approached the small lake and were greeted by an SUV and trailer full of wooden kayaks. [...]
There are two things everyone discovers upon checking out Whistler. First thing is how awesome the mountain is, winter or summer. The second thing they discover, is how awesome Whistlers nightlife is. See for yourself.
Hidden deep within the chilly waters of Lake Okanagan, something lurks. Something big, something nasty, something…Jurassic. Or at least that’s what many in the area believe. Despite the lack of scientific evidence to back up these unique stories and sightings, people continue to gather around Lake Okanagan hoping to catch a glimpse of this ancient [...]
Chalk one up for the backpacking scene in British Columbia, Hostelling International has unveiled yet another hostel in Canada, this time boasting a 188 bed hostel in Whistler, B.C. This four storey hostel is found in the new Cheakamus Crossing subdivision, that was originally set out for athletes housing during the Winter Games. The 188 [...]