Edmonton is often overlooked when backpacking through Alberta. Calgary has a tendency to be the safer choice, being much closer to Banff, and being right along the Trans Canada Highway. In the past, Edmonton has been the little brother trying to achieve what Calgary has. However, in recent years Edmonton is gradually shedding it’s title [...]
Canada Tourism produced a video showcasing the differences and beauty found throughout Canada. Take a minute out of your day and explore through a great video giving you every reason to backpack across Canada.
Nestled just outside of Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island is one of the coolest hotels you could possibly stay in. I understand that being a backpacker, coughing up more than 25$ dollars for a bed makes you grind your teeth in betrayal and agony. But sometimes there are moments when spending a little more than [...]
The hostel scene in Canada is still in it’s youngest stages. They are spread out few and far between. However, despite lacking a decent hostel in every city, there are a good handful that I would personally recommend as the best hostels in Canada. Bare in mind, these are based on my own personal thoughts, [...]
Canada Day. July 1st. In history, this day marks the joining of The British Colonies of Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada into a federation. Although in the past, this holiday has been less of a party, and more of a long weekend. However, in recent years, festivals, races, parties, and sheer tom-foolery have [...]
Dave & Deb from thePlanetD.com wrote a great post about the unique words and phrases Canadians use. If you are heading to Canada and have never been, you might want to go through this list. You don’t want to be that guy or girl who’s scratching your head when a Canadian asks “Where’s your tuque [...]
For those who don’t know, Calgary is the Third Largest Metropolitan area in Canada, next to Vancouver & Toronto. It is fueled by Cowboys, Oil, Tourism, and Honky Tonk Women. Calgary has become the centre for Country music in Canada, some refer to it as the “Nashville of the North”. Calgary has many things to [...]
Backpacking in Vancouver is a must for anyone stopping in Canada. Vancouver has a good couple handfuls of hostels, some found right in the downtown area, which can be a great base to start from. If however, big cities aren’t you’re thing, or you just want to stay near the water, you’ll be happy to [...]