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DESCRIPTIONThis is the 2014 Backpackers Hostels Canada Booklet.The new 2014 Backpackers Hostels Canada booklet can be found at all member locations across Canada! check us out on www.backpackers.ca
2014 edition: printed April 2014Édition 2014: Inprimé Avril 2014
Find out more about starting a hostel in Canada--contact the coordinator, Ken Jones at or e-mail . You can also find tips and resources at .
Découvrez comment partir une auberge au Canada -- contactez le coordinateur Ken Jones par téléphone en composant le ou par courrier électronique . Découvrez aussi des conseils et astuces sur .
1-807-344-1384 [email protected]
Start a Hostel / Partez Votre Propre Auberge!
On the covers / Sur la page Couverture............................................What’s in this booklet? / Que comprend ce livret?.............................What is a Backpackers Hostel? / Qu'est-ce qu'une Auberge Backpackers?....................................................................................Alberta................................................................................................Puzzle / Casse-Tête.........................................................................British Columbia / Columbie Britanique.............................................Manitoba...........................................................................................New Brunswick / Le Nouveau Brunswick.........................................Newfoundland & Labrador / Terre-Neuve et Labrador......................Nova Scotia / La Nouvelle-Écosse...................................................Ontario..............................................................................................Canadian Events / Évènements Canadian.......................................Hostel News / Nouvelles des Auberges............................................Prince Edward Island / Île Prince Edouard.......................................Québec.............................................................................................Yukon................................................................................................Solution to Puzzle / La Solution au Casse-Tête.............................
A big special thanks goes out to Sam Vekemans who has helped us with very many implementations to our website, , again this year. Sam has also been helping member hostels update their social media presences, such as Facebook, Yelp, FourSquare, Google+, GoogleMaps, and more. He's been invaluable to us for his work and advice. Also much thanks to our French translator Alain Harvey, co-owner of Auberge Inn on Manitoulin Island, who was helping us until Nathalie, his wife, suddenly gave birth! Best of everything to the three of you! Finally a big thanks to Katrina Mitchell who updates the Hostel of the Week, and has been giving great advice on the website as well.
Nous tenons à remercier Sam Vekemans qui, encore une fois, a mis à jour notre site web, . Sam a aussi aidé nos auberges-membres avec leur site tel que Facebook, Yelp, FourSquare, Google+, GoogleMaps, et plus encore. Son travail et ses conseils sont inestimables pour nous. Nous aimerions aussi remercier Alain Harvey, notre traducteur français, copropriétaire de l'Auberge Inn aux îles Manitoulin, qui nous a donné un bon coup de pouce jusqu'à l'arrivée de son nouveau-né. Félicitations à Nathalie et Alain. Nous vous souhaitons tout le bonheur que vous méritez. Finalement, merci aussi à Katrina Mitchell qui met à jour L'Auberge de la semaine, et qui offre toujours ses conseils sans pareils, même sur le site.
Special Thanks / Aussi un grand merci pour notre
Just jumping for fun!!
Steph, Samesun Vancouver’s amazing activity co-ordinator, gets everyone really pumped for their daily adventures. It was a beautiful day in Vancouver last fall and a great group of backpackers wanted to trek out to Quarry Rock. Quarry Rock is in Deep Cove, North Vancouver and is about 1.5 hours each way from the Samesun Backpackers in Vancouver.
Sautons en cœur!
Steph, coordinateur des activités renversantes de Samesun Vanvcouver, stimule les participants pour leurs aventures quotidiennes. Par une belle journée à Vancouver l'automne dernier, les randonneurs voulaient faire un périple à Quarry Rock. Quarry Rock est situé dans Deep Cove, au nord de Vancouver et à 180 minutes allez-retour en partant de Vancouver.
On the Covers / Sur la page Couverture
On the Front Cover / Sur la Page Couverture
On the Back Cover / Sur la Couverture Arrière
Raging Elk’s hosts, Joe and Sadie Howse and guests tour Lake Island Lodge in April 2013, with beautiful blue bird weather and powder.....a memorable Canadian Rockies experience!!
In Fernie BC, during the first couple of weeks of April you can book a touring day for cheap where you get 2 touring guides, 1 Cat trip to the top of the mountain and access to unbelievable terrain. One of the guides, “Big Steve”, took this photo of the cheerful group.
Les hôtes de Raging Elk, Joe et Sadie Howse, ainsi que leurs invités, ont fait la tournée du Lake Island Lodge en avril 2013, avec un magnifique ciel azur et un tapis immaculée……une expérience mémorable des Rocheuses canadiennes.
Durant les deux premières semaines d'avril, à Fernie, en C.B. , vous pouvez vous gâtez en vous payant une journée à prix modique et profitez de 2 guides touristiques, un excursion au sommet de la montagne, une tournée en chenille, et accès à un incroyable terrain. Un des guides, Big Steve, a pris la photo de ce groupe plein d'entrain!
Included within these pages are listings of accommodations situated in almost every major city in Canada and many smaller communities too. Backpackers Hostels Canada, also known as Auberges Backpackers Canada began in August 1990 with only ten Canadian hostels and has grown since that date to include over 140 accommodations spanning the distance from St. John's to Haida Gwaii, in every province of Canada (except Saskatchewan(!)) and including the Yukon. The information found on , and in this booklet has been received directly from each hostel or accommodation. We include not only basic information about each hostel, but also some activities that you can do in each listed community. We also list a number of fun events across Canada with hopes that some might coincide with your trip!
In some cases, the listed accommodation is not a ‘hostel’ per se, but is often a university or college residence, often catering to summer travellers and providing a superb alternative accommodation. Many cater to large groups as well. We also include some campgrounds which offer only rustic accommodations or place to pitch your tent. The great majority of the listings in our network however are backpacker hostels in the true sense. We strive to give you, our guest, much greater choice for budget accommodations in more locations than ever before.
We hope that this booklet will help you find your next backpacker hostel. We know that you will meet wonderful and interesting people from many different places on the globe, and we wish that you will have, or are having a safe and enjoyable trip. Visit for more information about the hostels listed in this booklet as well as about new hostels that have joined since the printing of this booklet.
Dans ces pages sont inclus une liste d'accommodations situées dans la plupart des villes du Canada et plusieurs petites villes. Auberges Backpackers Canada a débuté au mois d'août 1990 avec seulement une dizaine d'auberges canadiennes. Aujourd'hui, nous en comptons plus de 140 à travers les provinces du Canada (sauf Saskatchewan), de St. Jean à Haida Gwaii, et incluant le Yukon. L'information présentée sur le site
et dans ce pamphlet a été soumise par les aubergistes ou les hôteliers. Nous incluons une multitude d'informations et d'activités que vous pouvez vivre dans chacune des petites communautés. Nous ajoutons aussi une liste d'évènements engageants à travers le Canada avec l'espoir que certains coïncideront avec votre itinéraire.
Dans certains cas, un hébergement ne sera pas un auberge mais une chambre dans une résidence universitaire ou collégiale. Plusieurs offrent des services pour des grands groupes. Nous incluons aussi les terrains de camping qui offrent seulement des accommodations rustiques ou un simple emplacement pour votre tente. La majorité de nos auberges offre une expérience de vrai randonneur. Nous essayons de vous offrir, chers invités, un plus grand choix moyennant votre budget dans autant d'hébergement possible.
Nous espérons que cette brochure vous aidera à trouver votre prochaine auberge pour votre randonnée. Nous croyions que vous rencontrerez des personnes fortes intéressantes, venant de différents endroits sur la terre. Nous souhaitons aussi que vous ayez ou avez une plaisante randonnée en toute sécurité. Visitez notre site pour de plus ambles renseignements, ainsi que de nouvelles auberges qui se sont jointes à nous avant la publication de cette brochure.
What’s In This Booklet?
Que comprend ce livret?
The BHC mission statement describes a hostel : It's a friendly, warm, healthy and safe place for budget travellers.
Prices generally range from $22.00 to $35.00 (plus applicable taxes) per person per night. Backpacker hostels are each unique but typically offer dorm bed accommodation and shared facilities. Alternatively, many hostels offer private sleeping quarters as well. Visit , to compare facilities. Some include breakfast, WIFI, or tours in the price. At every hostel you will meet great people and will share lasting memories. This is one of the great allures of hostels. As well, the host provides genuine hospitality and is knowledgeable about what to see or do in the area. And of course the price is right!
If you have had a particularly negative experience at a hostel, please contact us at , because the experience of the traveller is important to us. Alternatively if you have something positive to say about an accommodation that has become dear to your heart in the course of your travels, please let us know.
La mission BHC (Backpackers Hostels Canada) décrit parfaitement une auberge : c'est un endroit sympathique, chaleureux, sain et sécuritaire pour les voyageurs à petit budget. Les prix se situent généralement entre 22.00$ à 35.00$ (plus taxes) par personne, par nuit. Les Auberges Backpackers sont toutes uniques mais offrent l'hébergement typique en dortoir avec installations partagées. Par contre, beaucoup d'auberges offrent aussi une l 'alternative de chambres privées. Visitez
pour comparer les installations. Certains endroits offrent le déjeuner, l'internet ou des visites guidées dans leur prix. Dans chaque auberge, des rencontres de gens merveilleux avec qui partager des moments mémorables seront très certainement entamées. C'est aussi connu que l'hôte vous apportera une hospitalité des plus sincères, tout en partageant ses connaissances approfondies des endroits incontournables autour de son auberge. Et bien sûr, le prix vaut le coup!
Si vous avez vécu une expérience particulièrement négative à une auberge veuillez s'il-vous-plaît nous contacter à l'adresse électronique suivante : . L'expérience du voyageur nous tient énormément à cœur. Si vous avez vécu une expérience positive marquante durant vos voyages, nous voulons aussi le savoir!
Qu'est-ce qu'une Auberge Backpackers?
What is a Backpackers Hostel?
15 Things to See and Do in Alberta
1. a wild, undeveloped cave under Grotto Mountain near Banff and Canmore!2 In Jasper, a scenic limestone canyon with waterfalls and walking trails!3. in Banff, and explore the art, culture and history of the Canadian Rockies!4. in Pincher Creek, Southern Alberta, home to an extensive collection of pioneer and farm related artifacts!5. Enjoy a day in in Calgary, where even the Royal Family comes to watch Horse events. There is a lot going on here, and the Christmas market here is quite popular!6. The is home to 1000 animals from all over the world and huge botanical gardens!7. Visit , North America`s largest entertainment and shopping centre!8. Visit , in Gibbons, just north of Edmonton. This is a land populated with dinosaurs that ruled the planet 250 million years ago!9. in Banff. This is a short hike with the rewards of glacier lakes, falls, and white peaks10. , a cable car journey providing spectacular scenic views of the Canadian Rockies.11. is unforgettable. The architecture of the buildings are designed or redesigned in Chalet-style. The town itself is quite remarkable to visit!12. , similar to downtown Banff in many ways, is quite welcoming--especially the taverns downtown!13. , in Calgary. An extensive collection of Calgarian art and history!14. Visit the in Drumheller, the Dinosaur Capital of the World.15. Visit , home to the famous Calgary Stampede and also the Calgary Flames NHL Team. There are also many trade and agricultural events occurring here year-round.
Explore Rat's Nest Cave
hike Maligne Canyon
Visit Whyte Museum
Enjoy Heritage Acres Farm Museum
Spruce Meadows Equestrian Park
West Edmonton Mall
Jurassic Forest Prehistoric Preserve
Hike Parker Ridge Trail
Ride the Jasper Tramway
Visit Glenbow Museum
Royal Tyrell Museum
449 Banff Avenue, Banff, AlbertaTel: (403) 985-7744 Toll-free: 1-855-5-HOSTEL (467-835)Email: Website:
433 Banff Avenue, Banff, AlbertaTel: (403) 762-4499 Toll-free: 1-877-972-6378Email: Website: Popular Activities: Snowsports, Hiking / Biking , Nightlife
151 Dr Carpenter Circle NW, Calgary, AlbertaTel: (403) 284-8013Email: Website: Open-season: May 3rd to August 16thPopular Activities: Calgary Stampede, Can. Olympic Park, SAIT Wellness Centre
1505 MacLeod Tr. SE, Calgary, AlbertaTel: (403) 265-8777 Toll-free: 1-877-889-8777Email: Website: Popular Activities: Nightlife, Snowsports, Calgary Stampede
3500 24th Avenue NW, Calgary, AlbertaTel: (403) 220-3088Email: Website: Open-season: May 14th to August 17th
1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AlbertaTel: (403) 678-1000 Toll-free: 1-888-678-1008Email: Website: Popular Activities: Snowsports, History, Art, and Beer, Hiking / Biking
10526 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AlbertaTel: (780) 423-4146 Toll-free: 1-877-646-7835Email: Website:Popular Activities: Free Walking Tours, Nightlife, BBQsGrand Opening planned for September 2014
1- 47 Lister Centre (87 avenue and 116 street), Edmonton, AlbertaTel: (780) 492-6056Email: Website: Open-season: May 15th to August 25th
Banff International Hostel
SameSun Backpacker Lodges-Banff
[email protected] www.banffhostel.com
[email protected] www.stayatsait.com
[email protected] seasonalresidence.ca
[email protected] www.thehostelbear.com
[email protected] www.gohostels.ca
SAIT Residence and Conference Centre
Wicked Hostel Calgary
The Hostel Bear
GO Backpackers Hostel
University of Alberta Conference Services
Summer Accommodations, University of Calgary
indicates that this hostel will accept the toonie discount coupon (some restrictions apply).indique les auberges qui acceptent le coupon de $2 canadien (quelques restrictions s'appliquent).
A clean-looking single private room (with washroom) at Schäffer Hallin The University of Alberta in Edmonton
Seldom In Guest House
Castle Mountain Hostel
123 Geikie Street, Jasper, AlbertaTel: (780) 852-5187Email: Popular Activities: Snowsports, Hiking, Water Sports
Box 566, Pincher Creek, AlbertaTel: (403) 627-5121 Toll-free: 1-888-627-5121Email: Website:
[email protected] www.castlehostel.ca
indicates that this hostel will accept the toonie discount coupon (some restrictions apply).indique les auberges qui acceptent le coupon de $2 canadien (quelques restrictions s'appliquent).
20 Things to See and Do in BC
1. near Prince Rupert in Northern BC!2. In the Sunshine Coast region,
, a navy destroyer sunken to create an artificial reef!3. at the southern end of Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island!4. In Vancouver, through the old-growth Douglas Fir forest. Walk to Starboat Cove for an incredible scenic view!5. the sunny, warm Thompson-Okanagan Region surrounding Kelowna!6. , one of the top 25 Ski Towns in the world!7. in Radium Hot Springs in the Kootenay Rockies!8. g in the South Chilcotin Mountains!9. in Abbotsford, just outside of Vancouver!10. in Victoria, fully restored, and having a fascinating story!11. , which is both a themed attraction and professional museum!12. , in Haida Gwaii, with its beautiful natural flora, fauna, geography, and cultural history!13. in the amazing and beautiful Ancient Forest of Prince George in Northern BC, amid the huge cedars and a gorgeous waterfall!14. in Cumberland BC on Vancouver Island on the numerous scenic and versatile bike trails and bike parks!15. from Port Alberni. With luck you will see much wildlife including eagles, bears, seals, whales, orcas and more!16. , Vancouver's natural history museum in the University of British Columbia!17. Hike the wooden steps or take the Gondola up
in Vancouver, famously known for being the most hiked mountain in the world!18. Hike or tour around , Vancouver, the largest urban park in North America.19. Stroll , Vancouver, with its picturesque market, boutiques, restaurant and galleries!20. in Victoria BC on Vancouver Island via one of the numerous whale watching companies!
Visit the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
scuba dive the HMCS Chaudière
Surf Wickaninnish Beach
hike around Lighthouse Park
Kayak and canoe
Go skiing in Fernie
Relax in the hot springs
Go Horseback Ridin Skydive
Visit the Craigdarrock Castle
Visit the Burnaby Village Museum
Explore Gwaii Haanas National Park
Take the MV Barkeley Cruise
Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
We Absolutely Love our Home
Town of Fernie B.C!
--Sadie Howse, co-owner, operator of the
Raging Elk Adventure Lodge
“For the past 16 years we have had immense
enjoyment in meeting travellers from around
the world and we have loved sharing our
incredible mountain biking, hiking and
skiing trail experiences with them. The
backpacking industry keeps life fun and
keeps you young!”
UFV Baker House Residence
SFU Conference and Guest Accommodations
Selkirk College Kekuli House Residence
Half Moon Guest House
The Cona Hostel
Riding Fool Hostel
Raging Elk International Hostel
1385 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford, British ColumbiaTel: (604) 557-4063 Toll-free: 1-888-504-7441 ext. 4063Email: Website: Open-season: May 15th to August 15thPopular Activities: Biking, Hiking, Abbotsford Air Show
Res. Admin Bldg A1001, Simon Fraser U., 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC
Tel: (778) 782-4503 Toll-free: 1-866-619-6338Email: Website: Open-season: early May to mid August though hotel rooms available year round
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 365-1227Email: Website:
Open-season: May 15th to August 15th, reservations requiredPopular Activities: Museums & Galleries, Water Sports, Hiking/Biking
625 Greer Rd., Clearwater, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 674-4199Email: Website: Popular Activities: Snowsports, Water Sports, Hiking
440 Anderton Ave, Courtenay, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 331-0991 Toll-free: 1-877-490-CONA (2662) Email: Website: Popular Activities: Snowsports, Water Sports, Hiking / Biking
2705 Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 336-8250 Toll-free: (888) 313-FOOL(3665) Email: Website: Popular Activities: Mountain Biking, Snowsports, Fishing
892 Sixth Ave., Fernie, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 423-6811Email: Website: Open-season: June 10th in 2014 to April 22nd in 2015Popular Activities: Hiking, Skiing, Mountain Biking
313 Stephen Ave., Field, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 343-6999 Toll-free: 1-877-343-6999Email: Website: Popular Activities: Snowsports, Hiking, Train Viewing
[email protected] www.sfu.ca/stayhere
[email protected] www.theconahostel.com
[email protected] www.ridingfool.com
[email protected] www.ragingelk.com
[email protected] www.fireweedhostel.com
British Columbia/Columbie Britanique
indicates that this hostel will accept the toonie discount coupon (some restrictions apply).indique les auberges qui acceptent le coupon de $2 canadien (quelques restrictions s'appliquent).
You can enjoy a picnic dinner and live music in
the park each evening in July and August.
Guests of the Kamloops Guesthouse can bike or
hike along the picturesque Rivers Trail to
Riverside Park, located on the banks of the
Thompson River near downtown Kamloops. This
photo was taken by Markus from Germany.
Music in the Park in Riverside Park,
Spruce Lake Backpackers Lodge
Kelowna International Hostel
SameSun Backpacker Lodges - Kelowna
Nanaimo International Hostel
10th Street Residence, Selkirk College
3300 Gun Creek Road, Gold Bridge, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 238-2274Email: Website: Open-season: May 1st - Oct. 31stPopular Activities: Horseback Riding, Grizzly Bear viewing, Hiking
528 9th Avenue North, Golden, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 439-1090 Toll-free: 1-877-439-1090Email: Website: Popular Activities: Skiing, Whitewater Rafting, Hiking
896 Scott Avenue, Hedley, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 292-8136Email: Website:
731 Cumberland Ave., Kamloops, British ColumbiaTel: (778) 470-1953Email: Website:
2343 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 763-6024Email: Website:
245 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 763-9814 Toll-free: (877) 562-2783Email: Website: Popular Activities: Wine Tours, Boating, Snowsports
65 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 753-1188Email: Website:
702 Tenth Street, Nelson, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 505-1393Email: Website:
[email protected] www.hedleyinn.ca
[email protected] www.samesun.com
[email protected] www.nanaimohostel.com
Hedley Inn and Hostel
Fat Salmon Backpackers
C and N Backpackers, Port Hardy
Powell River Harbour Guesthouse
The Manor - Prince George Hostel
Black Rooster Guesthouse
Premier Creek Hostel
Misty River Lodge / Radium International Hostel
3250 3rd Avenue, Port Alberni, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 723-6924Email: Website: Open-season: May 1 to Sept. 30, open in winter for groups of 12+ people, advanced bookings onlyPopular Activities: Scuba Diving, Water Sports, Hiking
8740 Main Street, Port Hardy, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 949-3030 Toll-free: 1-855-673-3030Email: Website: Open-season: April 15 to Sept. 30Popular Activities: Hiking, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing
4454 Willingdon Ave, Powell River, British ColumbiaTel: (604) 485-9803 Toll-free: 1-877-709-7700Email: Website:
197 Quebec Street, Prince George, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 961-7448 Toll-free: 1-888-512-3742Email: Website: Popular Activities: Fishing, Visit Forests for the World, Hiking / Biking
501 - 6th Street West, Prince Rupert, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 627-5337 Toll-free: 1-866-371-5337Email: Website:
167 3rd Ave. East, Prince Rupert, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 624-2334 Toll-free: 1-888-794-9998Email: Website:
3101 Third Ave (Oceanview Drive), Queen Charlotte, BCTel: (250) 559-8415 Toll-free: 1-888-322-3388Email: Website: Popular Activities: Hiking, Water Sports, Local Cultural Activities
5036 Highway 93, Radium Hot Springs, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 347-9912Email: Website: Popular Activities: Hiking, Water Sports, Hot Springs
[email protected] www.prhostel.ca
[email protected] www.blackrooster.ca
[email protected] www.pioneerhostel.com
[email protected] www.qcislands.net/premier
[email protected] radiumhostel.bc.ca
Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii
Radium Hot Springs
Each room in the Pioneer Hostel in Prince Rupert in Northern BC is as beautiful as the next.
Host of the Misty River Lodge, Geoff Ingram with guest, Monica from Chile, on a short hike to Lower Bugaboo Falls, Purcell Mountains, BC. Photo shot by co-owner, co-host Gaby Ingram in May 2013. The Misty River Lodge is also known as the Radum International Hostel and is located in Radium Hot Springs BC.
This photo was taken by Flavien Mabit, owner of the Bayview Garden Hostel in Sandspit, Haida Gwaii, in an inlet on Graham Island called Juskatla Inlet.
“Tucked away at a bottom of a cliff was a
tiny cove, almost completely shut off
from the larger inlet, only connected to
it by a narrow channel with stronger
currents. In the cove, everything was
quiet, no wind, no ripples, only the
sound of the forest and a very peaceful
sense of belonging to the place. Nobody
felt like breaking the spell, so we all
kept silent, just drifting into the cove.
Magical Haida Gwaii moment”.
Revelstoke SameSun Hostel
Up the Creek Backpackers
Mt. H'Kusam View Lodge
Upper Deck Guesthouse
Samesun Silver Star
Sun Peaks International Hostel
Northwest Community College Student Residence
400 2nd Street West, Revelstoke, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 837-4050 Toll-free: 1-877-562-2783Email: Website:
1261 Roberts Creek Road, Roberts Creek, British ColumbiaTel: (604) 837 5943 Toll-free: (877) 885 8100Email: Website: Popular Activities: Mountain Biking
401 Beach Road , Sandspit, Haida Gwaii, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 637-5749 or cell: (250) 637-1206 Toll-free: 1-866-306-6644Email: Website: Open-season: April 1st to Nov. 1st, otherwise call aheadPopular Activities: Experience the Ocean, Hiking, Visit Graham Island
1165 Salmon River Main, Sayward, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 282-5547Email: Website:
5653 Wharf Rd, Sechelt, British ColumbiaTel: (604) 885-5822Email: Website: Popular Activities: Hiking / Biking, Water Sports, Scuba Diving
9898 Pinnacles Road, Silver Star Resort, Silver Star, British ColumbiaTel: 250-545-8933 Toll-free: 1-877-972-6378Email: Website:Open-season: Jun. 26th to Sep. 7th, Nov. 1st to Apr. 4th
1140 Sun Peaks Rd., Sun Peaks Resort, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 578-0057Email: Website: Open-season: Closed from mid-April to mid-MayPopular Activities: Snowsports, Snowmobiling, Hiking / Biking
5331 McConnell Avenue, Terrace, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 635-6511 ext 5266 Toll-free: 1-877-277-2288 ext 5266Email: Website: Open-season: July 1st to August 29thPopular Activities: Fishing, Cultural tourism, Hiking / Biking
[email protected] www.upthecreek.ca
si[email protected] samesun.com/backpackers-hostels/silverstar/
[email protected] www.sunpeakshostel.com
[email protected] www.nwcc.bc.ca
Bayview Garden Hostel
Sandspit, Haida Gwaii
My Stay at Up the Creek Backpackers
“I recently left a 30 year career in the hotel industry working in management positions with two luxury
and ultra-luxury brands. My trip was to unwind and clear my head before beginning another career and
the last thing that I wanted to do is stay in a hotel. It would link me back to my time as a road warrior or
working at hotels. I wanted to find places to stay that provide great experiences and Up the Creek
Backpackers B&B did a wonderful job.
Martin has created a terrific hybrid of hostel and B&B. Two large rooms have bunk beds and there is a
single room and really cool small cabin in the back yard. Key to know is that the house is immaculate
and and beautifully decorated with tasteful colors and incredibly comfortable sitting areas.
This is Martin's home and contains much warmth. One of my favorite memories was sitting at their large
kitchen table and eating dinner, while Martin helped his son with his homework. There was a gentle
bond between the two that gives terrific energy to the place.
I can find traditional B&B's kind of stuffy and often contrived - working hard to create an environment.
Up the Creek is natural. The combination of younger travelers staying in the dorm rooms with older
travelers in the singles really works. It makes for great conversation and light feeling.
I loved my experience at Up the Creek and highly recommend it.”
-Chuck S, Illinois
Martin’s own personal Vespa PX 150 motor scooter. Occasionally hehas been known to take the odd lucky guest of Up The Creek for a spin!
The little boy is the owner of Surf’s Inn Backpackers's son, Kai. He is a west coast kid and loves being at the beach with his family. He has recently gotten into surfing with his young friends and his Dad. His smile says it all.
“We love the ocean and
beach and being with
Tofino Trek Inn
Surfs Inn Guest House and Backpackers Lodge
C and N Backpackers Hostel
371 Main Street, Tofino, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 725-2791Email: Website: Popular Activities: Hot Springs, Whale Watching, SurfingOpen Season: March 1 to December 31
2081 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 726-7416Email: Website:
1874 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 726-4426Email: Website:
927 Main Street, Vancouver, British ColumbiaTel: (604) 682-2441 Toll-free: (888) 434-6060Email: Website:
[email protected] www.tofinotrekinn.com
[email protected] www.surfsinn.ca
C and N Backpackers Ucluelet
Visit for tonnes more information! We get it straight from the source!
Every day around 6:00pm, YWCA Hotel Vancouver kitchens come alive with the sound of many languages and the aroma of different dishes from around the world.
“My wife and I use the seventh-floor kitchen regularly," says Umar, a hotel guest from Pakistan. For them, the kitchen is not just about cooking food, it's also a relaxing gathering place.
YWCA Hotel guests have access to three large and two small kitchens as well as pots, pans, dishes and cutlery. Every guest room also comes equipped with a small fridge.
"We always look for a hotel with a kitchen facility," says Portia and Matthew from Manchester, England. "We love to cook our own food so having access to a kitchen is important for us."
“The best thing about the kitchen is we get
to make a lot of new friends - talking to
people from different countries and
sharing our stories and experiences.”
Stir it up in Vancouver!
Guests of Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites in Victoria, Vancouver Island BC having a great time out on the town.
A great photo of Sue at the Turtle Hostel in Victoria. Sue and her husband operate Turte Hostel in Victoria. They are extremely friendly and welcome guests of their hostel warmly. No, that is not a Turtle Car, but only the reflection of the hostel on the windshield!
Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC
SameSun Backpacker Lodges-Vancouver
St. Clair International Hostel
Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites
The University of British Columbia, 1935 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BCTel: (604) 822-1000 Toll-free: (888) 822-1030Email: Website: Open-season: May 21st to August 15thPopular Activities: Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Visit the Museum of Anthropology, Visit UBC Farm
1018 Granville St, Vancouver, British ColumbiaTel: (604) 682-8226 Toll-free: (877) 562-2783Email: Website: Popular Activities: Trivia Night , Canucks NHL Hockey Games, Free Walking Tours
577 Richards Street, Vancouver, British ColumbiaTel: (604) 684-3713 Toll-free: (800) 982-0220Email: Website: Popular Activities: Snowsports, Visit Stanley Park, Visit Vancouver Art Gallery
733 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British ColumbiaTel: (604) 895-5830 Toll-free: (800) 663-1424Email: Website:
791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 385-1788 Toll-free: (888) 888-4180Email: Website: Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Museums and Gardens, Hiking / Biking
1608 Quadra Street, Victoria, British ColumbiaTel: (250) 381-3210, (250)-294-2025 Toll-free: 1-877-381-3210Email: Website: Popular Activities: Visit Buschard Gardens, Whale Watching, Museums
2117 Nordic Dr., Whistler, British ColumbiaTel: (604) 932-4545Email: Website: Popular Activities: Snowsports, Hiking, Frisbee-golf
2102 Lake Placid Drive, Whistler, British ColumbiaTel: (604) 932-3644 (reservations) lodge: (604) 938-6477 Email: Website: Popular Activities: Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking
[email protected] www.samesun.com
[email protected] www.stclairvancouver.com
[email protected] www.ywcahotel.com
[email protected] www.oceanisland.com
[email protected] www.turtlehostel.ca
[email protected] www.firesidelodge.org
10 Things to See and Do in Manitoba
1. . The museum focuses on the heritage of Manitoba, but is also expansive to humans in general and has planetarium and science show and covers a wide variety of subjects as well!2. , just north of Winnipeg, where they re-enact the life in the 19th century fur trading post, and actually the oldest stone fur trading post still intact in North America!3. in Churchill Manitoba and discover the history and life of the Arctic people!4. in downtown Winnipeg. The Forks has such an incredible variety of cultural foods and little shops, and there is always some entertainment or events happening. Definitely worth experiencing!5. in Churchill Manitoba. Dogsledding reflects the history, culture & heritage of Northern Canada and makes an excellent eco-tourism adventure.6. with the Beluga Whales, sometimes known affectionately as 'white dolphins', in Churchill Manitoba!7. in Churchill Manitoba. Traditionally the months of October and November have been known as Polar Bear Season.8. Play Frisbee at k. It's just a really nice park with a zoo, walking trails, a river, and trees and flowers. A great place to relax with friends in Winnipeg.9. Listen to the Loons at night while camping in Wasagaming in . The park is north of Brandon in western Manitoba and is the second oldest National Park in Canada with a diverse ecosystem.10. Visit the , hosting many interesting collections, and having a strong exhibit of Inuit art.
Visit the Manitoba Museum
Visit Lower Fort Garry
Visit the Eskimo Museum
Dine at The Forks
Take a Polar Bear Tour
Riding Mountain National Park
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Blue Sky Bed & Sled
Polar Bear Bed and Breakfast
Tundra House Hostel
Guest House International (Backpackers Winnipeg)
Uwinnipeg Downtown Hostel
100 Button St., Churchill, ManitobaTel: (204) 675-2001Email: Website:
26 Hearne Street, Churchill, ManitobaTel: (204) 675-2819Email: Website: Popular Activities: Polar Bear Watching, Whale Watching, Bird Watching
51 Franklin St., Churchill, ManitobaTel: (204) 675-8831 Toll-free: 1-800-265-8563Email: Website: Open Season: December to SeptemberPopular Activities: Snowmobiling, Whale Watching, Watch the Northern Lights
168 Maryland Street, Winnipeg, ManitobaTel: (204) 772-1272 Toll-free: (800) 743-4423Email: Website: Open-season: call or email ahead in winter
370 Langside Street, Winnipeg, ManitobaTel: (204) 789-1486; Cell: (204) 227-9984Email: Website:Popular Activities: Day at The Forks, Assiniboine Park, Osborne Village
[email protected] www.blueskymush.com
[email protected] www.tundrainn.com
[email protected] uwhostel.com
Backpackers Winnipeg on a beautiful Winnipeg winter day!indicates that this hostel will accept the toonie discount coupon (some restrictions apply).indique les auberges qui acceptent le coupon de $2 canadien (quelques restrictions s'appliquent).
Awestruck by the Northern Lights
By Brandi Hayberg, office staff worker, Tundra Inn Hostel In Churchill Manitoba
Growing up just north of Winnipeg I've had the great fortune of seeing the Aurora Borealis (a.k.a. “Northern Lights”) streak across the sky numerous times. Having been mesmerized by them on more than one occasion I thought I knew what it was like to experience the Northern Lights. That is, until I saw them in Churchill, Manitoba. After my first visit to this remote community in northern Manitoba I quickly realized why it ranks as one of the top three places in the world to see the aurora.
Walking back from dinner one night, I noticed a handful of my housemates from the Tundra Inn Hostel in the front yard, looking up at the sky. Following their gaze up, I stood frozen in the middle of the street as the sky came alive. I quickly came to realize that all the years when I had been awestruck by the Lights in Southern Manitoba I had no idea what it really meant to experience them.
I saw a sky filled with bright green and hints of reds and purple that danced across the horizon. At times the bands of light were everywhere and I found it hard to figure out where to look first. This was what brought my fellow travelers and I to Churchill but I'm not sure we could have ever imagined this is what the lights would be like. More than just mesmerizing the experience becomes one of those moments where you are truly humbled by the wonder of nature.
Campbellton Lighthouse Hostel
St. Thomas University Conference Centre
The Officer's Quarters Hostel
1 Ritchie St., Campbellton, New BrunswickTel: (506) 759-7044Email: Open-season: mid-June to late-AugustPopular Activities: Salmon Festival, Bluegrass Campout, Sugarloaf Bike Park
368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton, New BrunswickTel: (506) 460-0328Email: Website: Open-season: May 1st - Mid-AugustPopular Activities: Farmer's Market, King's Landing Historical Settlement, Saint John River Cruise
15 Cole Crescent, Miramichi, New BrunswickTel: (506) 352-0252Email: Website: Popular Activities: Festivals, Water Sports, Riverboat Tour
47 Fleet Street, Moncton, New BrunswickTel: (506) 854-8155, cell: (506) 530-0905Email: Website: Popular Activities: Visit Fundy National Park, Swimming, Eat Lobster
[email protected] w3.stu.ca/stu/sites/conference
[email protected] www.monctonhostel.ca
New Brunswick/Le Nouveau Brunswick
10 Things to See and Do in New Brunswick
1. in Fredericton, a gift to the people of New Brunswick from Lord Beaverbrook (Sir Max Aitken)!2. in Saint John!3. Walk along the unspoiled beaches of . St. Martin's is on the Bay of Fundy, home to the World's Highest Tides!4. down the Miramichi River!5. , a unique theatrical experience in the town of Bouctouche, near Moncton. The play is an eclectic reproduction of a prohibition-era fishing village. Discover the Acadian culture through unique characters, theatre, music, comedy, dance and cuisine. The performance is in French, but can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of language!6. Climb around the forest canopy at in Moncton!7. Visit the in Saint John. This old stone fortress was built over 150 years ago and has a great view of Saint John!8. the tidal bore in Moncton. Surfers can ride a single wave for miles down the river!9. When in Moncton, roll uphill at . Put your car in neutral and watch it roll uphill! Besides the famous illusion, Magnetic Hill also hosts a zoo, golf course, and concert site.10. in Campbellton. There are lots of great off-road trails on the ski slopes!
Visit the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Watch WhalesSt. Martin's
TubeEnjoy “Le Pays de la Sagouine”
TreeGOCarleton Martello Tower
Newman House Hostel
Sir James Dunn Residence, UNB Saint John
Grenfell Campus, Memorial U. of Newfoundland
Norris Point International Hostel(formerly The Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Hostel)
HI City Hostel, St. John's
Memorial University Residence, St. John’s Campus
52 Dorchester Street, Saint John, New BrunswickTel: (506) 214-3276, cell: (506) 650-7258Email: Website: Popular Activities: Outdoor Activities, On the Water, Local Cultural Activities
100 Tucker Park Road, Saint John, New BrunswickTel: (506) 648-5755Email: Website: Open-season: May to AugustPopular Activities: Visit Rockwood Park, Jetboat Ride, Local Attractions
42 John Cabot Drive, Bonavista, Newfoundland and LabradorTel: (709) 468-7741 Toll-free: (877) 468-7741Email: Open-season: April 15th to Nov. 1Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Exploring Nature, Explore Historic sites
19 North Tickle Road, Change Islands, Newfoundland and LabradorTel: text only: (709) 422-1561Email: Open-season: Grand Opening May 15th 2014Popular Activities: Hiking, Visit the Olde Shoppe Museum, Visit the Newfoundland Pony Sanctuary
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and LabradorTel: (709) 637-6255 Toll-free: 1-866-494-3548Email: Website: Open-season: May 1st to August 28Popular Activities: Fishing, Hiking/Biking, Outdoor Activities
Julia Ann Walsh Centre, Hospital Lane, Norris Point, NLTel: 709-458-3072 (office) or (709) 458-8880 (cell)Email: Website: Popular Activities: Boat Tours, Hiking, Water Sports
18 Gower Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and LabradorTel: (709) 754-4789Email: Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Visit Mistaken Point Fossil Site, Tour St. John’s
Hatcher House, Memorial University, St. John's, NLTel: 1-877-730-7657Email: Website: Open-season: mid-May to mid-August
[email protected] www.unbsj.ca/resconf
Change Islands Retreat (The Pink House)
Newfoundland and Labrador/Terre-Neuve et LabradorBonavista
15 Things to See and Do in Newfoundland And Labrador
1. in Change Islands. The Pony Sanctuary is dedicated to the re-establishment of the Newfoundland pony population!2. Go early-morning on the still waters of Bonne Bay. Say “good morning” to the whales and the eagles by Shag Cliff!3. for a spectacular view of Bonne Bay and the Tablelands mountains. Then go for coffee and breakfast/lunch at Justin Thyme Bistro!4. Visit the in Bonne Bay. Explore the resource centre with its multimedia theatre and aquarium. Explore the great diversity of marine life on the west coast of Newfoundland and the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence!5. through the Smokey Mountains of Labrador. There are over 80 hiking trails in the Smokey Mountains region!6. Drive along the scenic Bay of Islands near Cornerbrook and hike the which offers spectacular views!7. for Atlantic Salmon on the Humber River!8. Take a cruise on in Gros Morne National Park. Enjoy the 350m waterfalls, glacially-carved fjord and varied wildlife of the Pond!9. Climb in St. John's. You may want to explore the fascinating history of St. John's and the historical Battle of Signal Hill between the French and English!10. Visit the of St. John's including “The Rooms” and the Geo Centre! 11. at the Cape Spear Lighthouse. Enjoy the history of Cape Spear, and have a beautiful walk with spectacular views!12. Play and the dark humour of Rising Tide Theatre in the small town of Trinity Bay!13. come through at the Iceberg Festival in St. Anthony's at the beginning of June!14. Explore the famous , a Viking settlement, and UNESCO World Heritage site near St. Anthony's!15. in Bonavista Bay, from the historical and scenic town of Bonavista. The puffin is the official bird of Newfoundland and Labrador!
Visit the Newfoundland Pony Sanctuary
Climb up Burnt Hill
Marine Biology Station
Copper Mine TrailFish
Western Brook Pond
Enjoy “The Pageant”
Watch the Icebergs
Watch Atlantic puffins
Did you know...?
The annual Backpackers Hostels Canada meeting will be held in Saint John New Brunswick in October 2014. At the meeting we will eat and drink and meet each other and discuss hostelling and then go out as a group and watch for whales. You are invited to come! Contact Ken at at
for more [email protected]
A beautiful nighttime photo of Burton's Pond on the St. John’s Campus of Memorial University with apartments in the background.. Burton’s Pond is a duck pond in the middle of campus.
Norris Point Hostel during the summer sometimes has impromptu "Cottage Concerts" in the studio room on the main floor of the hostel. Guests who are tired from hiking all day can relax in the studio with refreshments and enjoy the music! Alternatively, the concerts may occur elsewhere at the hostel, as you can see with the photo of the fiddlers on the roof, playing in full view of the very scenic Tablelands Mountains.
-Josh Russell from Ottawa, guest of Skerwink Hostel in Trinity East
“Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint the moment of inception; that moment when you hear something, your brain latches on to it and soon enough, it has to be carried out. Perhaps it was the absence of seafood that I thought I would be feasting on by the bucket load before I came out here [to Newfoundland], or an honourable mention in a story told by a passing traveller, or maybe it was plain restlessness, whatever the case a few days ago, I went on a quest to find a place that served a traditional Newfie meal: Jiggs Dinner.
Jiggs Dinner is a meal usually eaten on Sunday in Newfoundland. It's simple to prepare consisting of a few basic ingredients: salted beef (corned beef to mainlanders), cabbage, potatoes, carrots and turnips. I didn't know this when I asked Libby if she knew of any restaurants in the area that serve it on a Monday afternoon. Before I could figure out what the meal consisted of, she was on the phone calling up what seemed to be all the local restaurants from Trinity to Bonavista asking if they served it. While I waited to see what the outcome would be, I called into the common room to figure out what I had become so curious to try. Kent, a Kayak guide and Newfoundlander born and raised, replied. His reply came in the form a few quick questions and our conversation went a little something like this:
“Do you like potatoes”? “Sure do”. “Do you like Carrots”? “Yeah, man”. “Salted Beef”? “Obviously”. “What about turnips and Cabbage”? “Why not”? “Well there ya go”.
After this brief exchange, I found out that aside from having few ingredients, it was really simple to make. Good news, as it turned out no restaurant in the area served it. If I was to try this Newfoundland dish, I was going to have to make it myself. After a quick lunch at the cozy coffee shop, the Two Whales, three of us set out to pick up ingredients at the nearest grocery store.
If I had known how easy it was to make and make a lot of, setting out for ingredients would have been my first move. Once you have your ingredients, (we used the items I listed above) I prepared it as follows:
1. Soak your salted beef and change the water multiple times. Salted Beef is salty. Real salty. Jiggs Dinner is high in sodium when prepared correctly, when it isn't done properly it can be an unpleasant experience.
2. Peel and cut up your vegetables.
3. Fill a big pot with enough water to cover your ingredients.
4. Place all ingredients in the water, excluding the potatoes. They'll get mushy if you put them in too soon. I put them in with about an hour left on the clock.
5. Bring water to a slow boil and leave it for 2 and a half hours or so.
6. Pick out your meat and vegetables.
7. Drain broth, leaving some to turn into gravy if you wish.
A brief experiment with moss graffiti, a bike ride to the waterfall, and a quick check on the beehive later, it was done. I scooped Kent and myself a serving, pulled up a chair and chowed down.
So this is Jiggs Dinner. Not bad.”
Skerwink HostelRocky Hill Road, Trinity East, Newfoundland and LabradorTel: (709) 436-3033Email: Website: Open-season: May until mid-OctoberPopular Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Cycling
The Pink House on Change Islands is a great place to relax, or as a base for hiking the island trails. One can also visit the pony sanctuary on a nearby island. David, owner of the Pink House is known to be a warm and friendly host!
The photo was taken and submitted to us by Marie-Claude of the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University, in Cornerbrook Newfoundland located just outside of Gros Morne National Park.
“We were hanging out on the beach and a friend of mine had the courage to get in the cold ocean when she saw the moose hanging in the woods. We were able to observe him for over an hour. It was very impressive.”
Bear on the Lake Guesthouse 10705 Highway #105, Aberdeen, Cape Breton Island, Nova ScotiaTel: (902) 756-2750 Toll-free: 1-866-718-LAKE (5253) Email: Website: Open-season: May 1st to mid-OctoberPopular Activities: Hiking, Sailing, Water Sports
Nova Scotia/La Nouvelle-Écosse
Baddeck-Whycocomagh, Cape Breton Island
15 Things to See and Do in Nova Scotia
1. Take photos with a high quality camera on the on Cape Breton Island! The scenery is incredible…beyond words! 2. , open to the public near the Halifax Wharf!3. ! The town itself has a long interesting nautical history. Stop in at the Fisheries Museum and find out more. On a completely unrelated note, the racoons in the town are HUGE!!4. Visit the various pubs in ! There is quite a variety!5. Do an in Halifax. Lots of local art shops and galleries abound!6. See the in Kentville. If you have never heard nor seen the pumpkin people, it is one of the most amazing things to see…anywhere! Neighbouring towns, like Wolfville, are also quite creative in their madness.7. , boasting the world's highest tides!8. in Digby!9. located in the middle of Southwestern Nova Scotia. Camp in a beautiful wooded campsite or remote wilderness site and listen for the call of the loon. Discover historic canoe routes, experience Mi'kmaw petroglyphs, and swim in the warm waters of Kejimkujik Lake.10. in Five Islands! Then at night enjoy the summer clam bakes. Bring your guitar!11. in Westport! Westport is located on Brier Island south of Digby and is famous for its whales!12. in Port Mouton! Walk the long beaches and slow down a bit!13. Experience the world's highest tides in ! Throughout the day the tides will range easily to 13m in difference. This makes for interesting fishing!14. Enjoy bagpipe music at the . Discover lots of history and a beautiful view of Halifax at the Citadel.15. Visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at . One million immigrants arrived via Pier 21 between 1928 and 1971.
Visit the harbour in Lunenburg
Raft the Shubenacadie River
Feast on LobsterVisit Kejimkujik National Park
Digby Backpackers Inn
Mo's at Five Islands
Dalhousie University Conference Services
Mount Saint Vincent U. Conference Services
Saint Mary's University Conference Services
Mad Hatter Hostel
Cabot Trail Hostel -- Pleasant Bay
Port Mouton International Hostel
168 Queen Street, Digby, Nova ScotiaTel: (902) 245-4573Email: Website: Open-season: April to NovemberPopular Activities: Whale Watching, Seafood Feasts, Hiking / Biking
951 Highway 2, Five Islands, Nova ScotiaTel: (902) 254-8088Email: Website: Open-season: mid-May to mid-OctoberPopular Activities: Clamming, Hiking, Campfires / Clam bakes
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova ScotiaTel: (902) 494-8840 Toll-free: 1-888-271-9222Email: Website: Open-season: mid-May to late AugustPopular Activities: Visit Citadel Hill, Visit the Halifax Waterfront, Nightlife
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, Nova ScotiaTel: (902) 457-6777 Toll-free: 1-866-405-1805Email: Website: Open-season: May to end of August
903 Robie St., Rm 252 Sobey Building(Check-in at 5865 Gorsebrook Ave.), Halifax, Nova ScotiaTel: (902) 420-5486 Toll-free: 1-888-347-5555Email: Website: Open-season: Mid-May to Mid-August
16 Prince Street, Parrsboro, Nova ScotiaTel: (902) 254-3167Email: Website: Popular Activities: Hunt For Fossils, Walk on the Beach, See the Highest Tides in the WorldOpen-season: closed mid-October to early spring
23349 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova ScotiaTel: (902) 224-1976 (May to Oct. only) Toll-free: 1-(877)-776-0707Email: Website: Open-season: May 4th to Oct 20thPopular Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching
8100 Highway 103, Port Mouton, Nova ScotiaTel: (902) 947-3140Email: Website: Popular Activities: Surfing, Beachcoming, Environmental Research
[email protected] www.digbyhostel.com
[email protected] www.msvu.ca/stay
Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island
Guest of the Digby Backpackers, Jolene Khor from the UK. This Photo was taken by host of the hostel, Claude in 2012 at one of the hostels regularly organized lobster suppers.
Shane, the new owner of Cabot Trail Hostel, his son Jaden, and manager Dawn on the White Point Hike, 30 minutes from the hostel. It is a beautiful hike with awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean and great climbing rocks. A wonderful place to collect rocks!!! Note the graveyard of the unknown sailors.
Brier Island Backpackers
Albion Hills Campground
Indian Line Campground
University of Guelph Hostel
Hamilton Guest House
Queen's University Residence
Fanshawe College Conference Services
225 Water Street, Westport, Nova ScotiaTel: (902) 839-2273Email: Website: Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Hiking, Relaxing
16500 Highway 50, Bolton, OntarioTel: (905) 880-4855Email: Website:Open-season: Apr. 26th to Nov. 1stPopular Activities: Hiking, Swimming, Mountain Biking
7625 Finch Avenue West , Brampton, OntarioTel: (905) 280-2286 Toll-free: 1-855-811-0111Email: Website: Open-season: Apr. 26th - Nov. 1stPopular Activities: Swimming, Wild Water Kingdom, Canada's Wonderland
50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph, ONTel: (519) 824-4120 ext.#52694Email: Website: Open-season: May 1 to August 18Popular Activities: Guelph Hillside Festival, Visit the Arboretum, Canoeing and Kayaking
158 Mary Street, Hamilton, OntarioTel: (289) 440-8035Email: Website: Popular Activities: Art Crawl, Hockey, Museums
75 Bader Lane, Kingston, OntarioTel: (613) 533-2223Email: Website: Open-season: May to end of AugustPopular Activities: Visit Fort Henry, Take a Kingston 1000 Islands Cruise, Tour Trolley
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard, London, OntarioTel: (519) 452-4440 ext. 5011Email: Website:
[email protected] www.trca.on.ca/enjoy/locations/albion-hills-campground.dot
[email protected] www.housing.uoguelph.ca
Westport, Brier Island
20 Things to See and Do in Ontario
1. in Thunder Bay for an incredible view of the entire city!2. in Thunder Bay to see first-hand the amazing wonder that is the Sleeping Giant!3. in North Bay. See the farmhouse where the famous 'Quints' grew up, and explore their fascinating local and provincial story at a time when quintuplets were considered very abnormal!4. on Manitoulin Island with its breathtaking cliffs, adventure trail and hiking trails!5. Go canoeing in . Look for Moose!6. Hike, then climb down in to, cliff-jump, swim, or snorkel the cool clear Georgian Bay waters and into cave in Bruce Peninsula National Park!7. and Museum in London. The village is based on what a pre-European First Nation Village might have been like!8. Visit the in Ottawa. Some will say the museum offers an excellent dignified, yet unglorified look at war throughout Canadian history.9. in Hamilton. Experience life in a grand country home constructed in the 1830s by the Premier MacNab for his family and servants.10. in Kingston, constructed during the War of 1812 at a time when Kingston was the economic, military, and political powerhouse of Upper Canada.11. , North America's largest classical theatre, presenting the works of William Shakespeare and other great writers!12. Experience in Niagara Fall! It's its own attraction!13. Spend a day experiencing the attractions of
. There are so many sensational things to do, including helicopter rides, indoor skydiving, aviary, games, theme parks, water parks, shows, rides, and towers.14. in Ottawa! It is free of charge, and open 7 days per week to the public. Take a guided tour of Centre Block, attend live debates or explore the Peace Tower and Memorial Chamber.15. Explore the in Toronto. Spend an entire day!16. Explore the in Toronto. Spend an entire day here too!17. Go up the in downtown Toronto. It’s not for the squeamish!18. Visit in Toronto. There are many varieties of shops, restaurants, activities, historic monuments, and spas in this relaxed and laid back neighbourhood.19. Walk over and through the historic West Montrose covered
near Waterloo Ontario! 20. in the Thunder Bay harbour on the Great Lake Superior!
Climb Mt. Mackay
Visit Marina Park
Visit the Dionne Quintuplet Museum
Hike the Cup and Saucer Trail
Visit the Ska-Nah-Doht Village
Canadian War Museum
Visit Dundurn Castle
Visit Fort Henry
Visit the Stratford Festival
the Niagara Falls
downtown Niagara Falls
Visit the Parliament Buildings
Art Gallery of Ontario
Royal Ontario Museum
“Kissing” BridgeGo sailing
Western Bed and Breakfast
Bella Vista Country House
Backpackers International Hostel - Niagara Falls
Nipissing University Residence and Conf. Services
Ottawa Backpackers Inn
Ontario Hall, Western University, 230 Sarnia Rd., London, ONTel: (519) 661-3476 Toll-free: 1-888-661-3545Email: Website: Open-season: May 8th to August 16th in 2014Popular Activities: Visit East Park Attractions, Tree Trunk Tour, Museum London and Eldon House
32990 Hwy. 62 at Hwy 127, at historic Arlington Hotel, Maynooth, ONTel: (613) 338-2080 Toll-free: (800) 595-8064Email: Website: Popular Activities: Hiking / Biking , Canoeing, Snowsports
121 John Street, Meaford, OntarioTel: (519) 270-6789Email: Website:Popular Activities: Skiing, Hiking, Cycling
4219 Huron Street, (at Zimmerman), Niagara Falls, OntarioTel: (905) 357-4266 Toll-free: (800) 891-7022Email:
900 Gormanville Rd., Chancellors House, North Bay, OntarioTel: (705) 474-2526, ext. 2601Email: Website: Open-season: Early May to August 15thPopular Activities: Visit the North Bay Waterfront, Canoeing and Kayaking, Cycling / Rollerblading
455 Cumberland St., Ottawa, OntarioTel: (613) 237-0335Email: Website: Popular Activities: Outdoor Skating, Biking, Visit Parliament Hill
203 York Street, Ottawa, OntarioTel: (613) 241-3402 Toll-free: 1 (888) 394-0334Email: Website: Popular Activities: Party and Dine in the Byward Market, Museums and Galleries, Skating on the Rideau Canal
[email protected] www.stayatwestern.ca
[email protected] www.bellavistacountryhouse.com
[email protected] www.barefoothostel.com
[email protected] www.ottawahostel.com
Maynooth, Algonquin Park
Thanksgiving at Bella Vista Country House, Meaford
“It was truly an international Canadian Thanksgiving at Bella
Vista this year. We had guests from Mexico, France, and
Ontario. Sarah Delorme, from Paris, France and pictured
(above) after hiking to the top of Old Baldy Conservation Area in
Beaver Valley, was thrilled to have her first traditional Canadian
Thanksgiving dinner, complete with lots of alternatives friendly
to her Celiac diet.”45
Algonquin Wolf Den Bunkhouse
Auberge Inn Gîte International Hostel
Lambton College Residence
Glenview Cottages and Campground
Lakehead U. Residence Summer Guest Accommodations
Sleeping Giant Guesthouse
Thunder Bay International Hostel
4568 Highway 60, Oxtongue Lake, OntarioTel: (705) 635-9336 Toll-free: (866) 271-9336Email: Website: Popular Activities: Water Sports, Snowsports, Exploring Nature
71 McNevin Street, Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island, OntarioTel: 705 377-4392 Toll-free: 1- 877-977-4392Email: Website: Popular Activities: Hiking / Biking , Water Sports, Snowsports
1485 London Road, Sarnia, OntarioTel: (519) 542-7741Email: Website: Open-season: mid-May to mid-AugustPopular Activities: Beaches, Museums and Heritage Sites, Local Cultural Activities
2611 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, OntarioTel: (705) 759-3436 Toll-free: 1-800-668-3100Email: Website: Open-season: May 15 to October 15Popular Activities: Hiking / Biking , Swimming, Water Sports
130 Youngs St., Stratford, OntarioTel: (519) 271-5084Email: Website:
955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, OntarioTel: Reserve: May to Aug (807) 343-8485Email: Website: Open-season: May to mid-AugustPopular Activities: Bonfires, Hiking / Biking , Hockey
139 Machar Avenue, Thunder Bay, OntarioTel: (807) 683-3995 Toll-free: 1-866-GAIL N US (424-5687)Email: Popular Activities: Sailing
1594 Lakeshore Dr., Shuniah, OntarioTel: (807) 983-2042 Toll-free: (888) 920-0044Email: Website: Popular Activities: Campires / Bonfires, Swimming / Cliffdiving, Bear Watching
[email protected] www.aubergeinn.ca
[email protected] www.sgh.stratford.on.ca
Sault Ste. Marie
Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island
Oxtongue Lake, Algonquin Park
The Sleeping Giant, also known by its Ojibway name, Nanbijou, is a good reason by itself to come to Thunder Bay. One can see the Giant clearly from the Thunder Bay North Side downtown. This awesome view is unforgettable. This photo is presented by Lloyd Jones, owner of Thunder Bay International Hostel in Shuniah, located just East of Thunder Bay. Lloyd Jones is also founder and continued partner of Backpackers Hostels Canada. Thunder Bay is also well known for it abundance of nature, including beautiful rivers, lakes, forests, cliffs, and wildlife.
Hautement Recommandés(...From West to East / De l’ouest à l'est)
(via )--June 12th to 15th is . Come celebrate Scottish culture in Dawson City! Highland games include
hammer throws and caber tosses, and musical competitions such as piping, drumming, and jigging will also take place.
(via )-- (Sunday May 11th in 2014) . Following a 5km "Run for Mom" cancer fundraiser, people line-up for the opening of the restaurant. It's a famous local annual event. Come eat where the locals eat!
(via )--May 31st to June 1 is the Rip Curl Pro Tofino. This is Canada’s largest surfing competition.
(via )--Rifflandia Music Festival (September 11th-14th). It is an Indie-music festival with over 50 international bands (Visit ). Ocean Island Inn offers discounts to the festival and is just a 15 minute walk.
(via )--The Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race (MOMAR) is on September 20th. This race will require teams to paddle, mountain bike and trek their way through a challenging course (30km or 50km) with only the aid of map and their wits.
(via ) -- May 3rd and May 4th, 2014 are the annual (Visit
(via )--The Coasters Car Club's Sleepy Hollow Rod Run and Show´n`Shine on August 9-11, 2013. Also know as the
, the festival hosts classic cars, hot rods and specialty vehicles ( )
(via )--Vancouver Folk Music ( ), July 18-20, 2014
(via )--The Santa Claus Parade, Dec. 1st at 1pm
(via )--36th Annual Seafest, June 13th to June 15th. Seafest is the biggest festival in Prince Rupert, packed with events, music, a big parade, activities, food booths, craft fair and entertainment in Prince Rupert's downtown and on the waterfront.
(via )-- (Friday, August 1 to Sunday, August 10 in 2014) is the largest communtity festival in northwest British Columbia, highlighting the culture and heritage of the area ( ).
(via )-- is a freeconcert at Riverside Park each evening in July and August.
(via )--the 4th annual takes the best of the Canadian Indie scene and presents it not only in one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Canada but right along the world famous Elk River. Incredible sound. Amazing view. Friendly people.
(via )--, September 27, 2013. A unique 12km trail foot race. For more info, visit
(via )-- . Experience the Calgary Stampede for about 10 days in mid-July. Calgarians are geared up in their Cowboy attire, cowboy hats, belt buckles, wranglers, etc. in a solute to Canada's old Wild West. Parades, midways, chuck wagon races to rodeo events.
(via )--, August 14th to 24th in 2014.
(via )--the annual is happening in mid to late March 2015. It is a week long community event celebrating the area's culture & heritage and highlighting the unique activities.
ÉVÈNEMENTS / CANADIAN EVENTS
Top of the World Klondike Games
Mother's Day Opening at the Klondike Rib and Salmon
Sunshine Coaster Mountain Bike Races
Festival of the Rolling Arts
Festival on Spanish Banks
Music in the Park
Wapiti Music Festival
Headbanger Trail Challenge
The Calgary Stampede
International Fringe Theatre Festival
Dawson City Yukon
Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC
Radium Hot Springs BC
Dawson City River Hostel
Beez Kneez Bakpakers
Ocean Island Inn
Riding Fool Hostel
Up The Creek Backpackers
The Upper Deck Guesthouse
Pacific Spirit Hostel
St. Clair Hostel
Northwest Community College Student Residence
Raging Elk Adventure Lodge
The Radium International Hostel
University of Alberta – Accommodations
The Tundra House Hostel
Thunder Bay Ontario
Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island Ontario
North Bay, Ontario
Québec City, Québec
Campbellton New Brunswick
Digby Nova Scotia
Saint John, New Brunswick
Lunenberg, Nova Scotia
Five Islands Nova Scotia
Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Trinity East, Newfoundland
(via )-- , July 4th to July th 201
(via )--, at the Auberge Inn. June 13-15th 2014. Stand-up Paddleboard, Surf and
(via )-- runs from August 22nd to 25th, 2013. The carnival
features the International Street Performer's Festival. See for more information.
(via )--April 21 - Oct 12 North America's largest classical repertory theatre, presenting the works of William Shakespeare and other great writers.
(via )--On September 12 and 13, Hamilton hosts one of the country’s biggest open-air street festivals - ! Art, music,performance, food, drink, fun for all ages. Steps from HGH! Visit
(via )--On August 1st to 3rd,takes place on a farm overlooking the scenic Big Head Valley, just outside
of Meaford, Ontario. The farm features some of the best sunsets you will ever see. There, assembled is an eclectic program of avant-garde and crossover musicians, as well as art installations, DJs, and films.
(via )-- , May 7th to August 25th.
(via )-- on August 1st-3rd 2014. Musical entertainment, Art in the Park, Bike Zone, something for everyone ( ).
(via )--, 3 au 16 Juillet.
(Via AND )-- , June 26th to July 6th 2014.
(via )--, June 27th to July 6th 2014 is an annual celebration of the world famous
Restigouche Salmon. The festival focuses on family, food, music and special events like kite day, hypnotist, pageant and fireworks.
(via )-- , July 4th to 6th in 2014.There is a lot of eating lobster involved (very affordably too!), but also demonstrations, competitions and live music.
(via )--August 23- - Ultimate Sport event through Saint John's Rockwood Park and along the Fundy- T-shirt anyone? All welcome to participate if they dare! The event is followed by a huge dragon boat race on the same date.
(via )--The . It is for people of all ages. For backpackers it is particularly great because they are
always looking for volunteers to help out, and you get to meet some truly awesome people while taking part in a musical, theatrical, creative regatta.
(via )--the , planned for August 2015.
(via ). (July 1st). This parade to the seashore is followed by children’s games, BBQ and
cake. This is followed by the annual ball game between the volunteer fire department and the Buddhist Monks from the local abbey. It is quite a sight. Then finally, in the evening there is a boat parade, and then fireworks.
(via )-- , some time in late June or early July. Check out the update or get more information at Skerwink Hostel's website: .
Sleeping Giant Guesthouse
Auberge Inn Hostel
The University of Waterloo Conference Services
The Nurses Residence
Hamilton Guest House
Bella Vista Country House
Neill-Wycik College Hotel
Nipissing University Residence
La Belle Planète Backpackers Québec Hostel
HOSTELO: The New Urban Hostel Gîte du plateau Mont-Royal
The Cambellton Lighthouse Hostel
The Digby Hostel
Kip and Kaboodle Backpackers
Five Islands Hostel
Cabot Trail Hostel
The Skerwink Hostel
The Thunder Bay Blues Festival
All Inclusive Weekend for SUP
The Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival
The Stratford Festival
Pub Crawl Thursdays
Summer In the Park
Festival d'été de Québec
The International Jazz fest
The Salmon Festival
Mud, Sweat, and Tears
Mahone Bay Pirate Festival
Not Since Moses Run
Canada Day Parade
The Capelin Roll
...TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR CANADIAN TRIP!
Hostel News / Nouvelles des Auberges!(...From East to West / De l'est à l'ouest)
, in Gros Morne, Newfoundland has a lot of exciting happenings at the hostel, including impromptu Cottage Concerts, the VOBB (Voice of Bonne Bay) community radio station downstairs, and its participatory gardens and greenhouse!
, in Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, now has a new owner, Shane Pizzariello. Shane been working with hostels for over 20 years and loves the atmosphere, and meeting guests from all over the world. Shane gained ownership of the hostel in July 2013. Since purchasing the hostel, he has done touch-ups on the deck and will be this summer putting a new roof on the hostel this summer.. Dawn Swift is the FANTASTIC manager and Shane will be there most weekends. Come in for a coffee anytime and enjoy Shane playing the guitar!!
, in Mahone Bay (Lunenberg) Nova Scotia is this year celebrating their 10th year of business!
, in Nova Scotia will be having weekly organized hostel dinners through the summer. Lobster suppers and bacon-wrapped-scallop dinners. In other news, one can now take a ferry between Portland Maine to Yarmouth NS!
, in New Brunswick will be offering FREE FibreOP wifi and FREE calling within NB for all overnight guests!
in Montreal are celebrating a 20th anniversary of the hostels!
Montreal`s has recently had a GRAND RE-OPENING of the old Auberge de Paris!
in Meaford Ontario is sorry to say good-bye to Ann Pickles, whom, like Mary Poppins, has left to move on to another B&B who needs her more. No job was too big or small for Ann, from cleaning and greeting guests, to developing the website and managing bookings.
in Edmonton, has had some delays but is planning a Grand Opening for September 2014!
Congratulations to Max, whom for for many years was the manager of in Whistler BC, and is now the owner and proprietor!
in Roberts Creek BC is excited that Sechelt, only 15km from Roberts Creek, is soon to get North America's first year-round downhill mountain bike park,
, in Cumberland BC has expanded. The hostel has doubled the number of private rooms, and now has a Family Room as well!
Norris Point International Hostel
The Cabot Trail Backpackers
The Kip and Kaboodle Backpackers
UNB Saint John
Le Gîte Du Plateau Mont Royal Le Gîte du Parc Lafontaine
Hostelo: The NEW Urban Hostel
Bella Vista Country House
Up The Creek Backpackers
Riding Fool Hostel
Trowbridge Falls Campground
Backpackers on Dundas
Glen Rouge Campground
Mimico Hospitality House
Neill-Wycik College Hotel
New College Summer Residence, U. of Toronto
125 Copenhagen Road off Highway 11/17, Thunder Bay, OntarioTel: (807) 683-6661 (Trowbridge)Website: Open-season: May 17th to Sept. 2nd
280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, OntarioTel: (416) 929-4777Email: Website:
corner of 171 Dundas St. West and 126 Chestnut St., Toronto, ONTel: (416) 599-7225 Toll-free: 1-888-799-7225Email: Website: Popular Activities: Shopping, Nightlife, Visit the Royal Ontario Museum
42 Widmer Street, Toronto, OntarioTel: (416) 598-9090 Toll-free: (877) 215-1225Email: Website: Popular Activities: In-House Movie Theatre, Table-Tennis, Daily Group Games / Activities
7450 Kingston Road, Toronto, OntarioTel: (905) 280-2286 Toll-free: 1-855-811-0111Email: Website: Open-season: May through OctoberPopular Activities: The Rouge River, Petticoat Creek Conservation Area, Toronto attractions
150 Queens Ave., Toronto, OntarioTel: (416) 255-8796 Toll-free: 1-800-364-4410Email: Website: Popular Activities: Nightlife, Museums and Galleries, Visit the CN Tower
96 Gerrard Street E, Toronto, OntarioTel: (416) 977-2320 Toll-free: 1-(800)-268-4358Email: Website: Open-season: May to end of August
University of Toronto, 40 Willcocks Street, Toronto, OntarioTel: 416-946-0529 or 416-946-5317Email: Website: Open-season: May to mid-AugustPopular Activities: Visit the CN Tower, Toronto Harbourfront Activities, Royal Ontario Museum
[email protected] www.apricot.ca
[email protected] www.trcaparks.ca
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[email protected] www.torontores.com
Thunder Bay (cont.)
North Edge Hostel
Planet Traveler Hostel
University of Waterloo Conference Centre
47 Hinda Lane, Toronto, OntarioTel: (905) 532-0018 Email: [email protected] Website: www.torontobackpackershouse.com
357 College St., Toronto, OntarioTel: (647) 352-8747Email: Website: Popular Activities: Visit the CN Tower, Visit Toronto Island, Visit Art Galleries
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, OntarioTel: 519-884-5400 Toll-free: 1-800-565-5410Email: Website: Open-season: May to AugustPopular Activities: Visit the Earth Sciences Museum , Visit the Museum of Visual Science, Visit the Brubacher House
[email protected] www.theplanettraveler.com
Prince Edward Island/Île Prince Edouard
10 Things to See and Do on Prince Edward Island
1. at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown!2. Explore the architecture and art of in Charlottetown. The beautiful cathedral is over 100 years old and stunning to behold!3. Jump off the bridge into the river as it rushes into the Ocean at
in Souris! The area is very beautiful!4. Snorkel at or enjoy a long walk along the red sand! Cavendish is on the north side of the island!5. Learn how Canada was formed at the birthplace of Confederation, in a visit to , Charlottetown! 6. Fans of Anne of Green Gables will enjoy in Cavendish, the home which has been restored to match the descriptions in the books!7. Visit the in Summerside to explore the rich and interesting history of Prince Edward Island and Acadia.8. Shop at the Charlottetown on Saturdays. Go early before the crowd's show up!9. the 270km across P.E.I. from tip to tip, along the Confederation Trail, where once lay the railway!10. Eat at St. Anne's Church in Hope River for their famous
Watch live theatre
St. Dunstan's Basilica
Basin Head Provincial ParkCavendish Beach
Province HouseGreen Gables
HI Charlottetown Backpackers Inn60 Hillsborough Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward IslandTel: (902) 367-5749Email: Website: Open-season: late April to mid-October
What is a Toll-free Number?
book directly (for free) on the toll-free number!
Most hostels have a toll-free phone number. Since visitors from some countries might not know what a toll-free number is, it means that you can call this number anywhere in North America for free!
When toll-free numbers were first instituted in 1966 across North America, numbers all began with the prefix, 1-800. Thirty years later in 1996, 1-888 was added as a toll-free prefix. Roughly 15 years ago, 1-877 and 1-866 also became toll-free prefixes. Just in the last few years you may find 1-855 being used, and in fact, just this winter, in December 2013, 1-844 was added to the list of toll-free prefixes in North America.
Make a phone call to your next hostel and That’s why they have them! They will love to speak with you.
20 Choses à faire et à voir au Québec
1. dans la poudreuse très très très profonde des Chic-Chocs (parc National de la Gaspésie). Gardez l'œil ouvert pour les caribous!2. à Noël! Lumières de Noël, neige et Marché traditionnel. 3. à Montréal: tous les samedis de l'été!4. que vous trouverez dans plusieurs municipalités du Québec!5. , la plus vieille ville fortifiée d'Amérique du Nord!6. , à Bonsecours près de Racine. Faites la tournée de cette exceptionnelle mine et vivez l'expérience d'un concert d'instruments de cristaux les dimanches soirs. 7. , au nord de la ville de Québec.8. à Tadoussac!9.
qui part de Sept-Îles jusqu'à Shefferville pour un incroyable trajet de 414kms et voyez montagnes, vallées, rivières et la nature sauvage comme vous ne l'avez jamais vue. 10. Visitez , site de la célèbre bataille où la Nouvelle-France tomba aux mains des Anglais.11. Participez au à Montréal!12. Explorez à Montréal!13. Visitez les nombreux à Montréal !14. Profitez des et le festival international de jardins en Gaspésie, à mi-chemin entre Rimouski et Matane.15. Touchez à la sainte porte de la , à Québec.16. Voyez une partie de hockey des , à Québec.17. Faites la tournée du en bateau à Percée!18. sur l'ile-Bonaventure. Les fous de Bassans nichent et ont leurs oisillons de juin à septembre. Des navettes à l'ile sont disponibles à chaque demi-heure. 19. . Ce sentier parcourt et relie toutes les provinces maritimes au Québec et à l'état du Main aux États-Unis. La portion québécoise couvre 650 Kilomètres et aboutit au Parc national Forillon. Découvrez le parc Forillon et la variété de sa flore et de sa faune!20. , sur les 2 000 kilomètres de la Gaspésie. Prenez votre temps et arrêtez pour découvrir de nombreux villages côtiers.
La raquette, le ski ou de la planche à neige
Visitez la ville de Québec
Les Tam-Tams du Mont Royal
Visitez une cabane à sucre
Balades à pied ou à vélo dans le vieux Québec
Visitez la Mine Cristal
Découvrez les sentiers de la Vallée de la Jacques Cartier
Observez les baleines dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent
Prenez le train du Québec North Shore and Laborador Railway
Les Plaines d'Abraham
Night Life sur la rue St-Laurentle Jardin botanique et le Biodôme
muséesJardins de Métis
Basilique de Québec
Remparts de Québec
Rocher PercéAdmirez les fous de Bassans
Explorez le sentier international des Appalaches
Faites la rencontre des pêcheurs
Auberge Internationale Forillon
Auberge Jeunesse à LouLou
Hostelo: The NEW Urban Hostel
La Maison du Patriote
2095 Boul. Grande–Grève, Forillon-Gaspé, QuébecTel: (418) 892-5153 Toll-free: 1-877-892-5153Email: Website: Open-season: April 20th to October 31stPopular Activities: Bear Watching, Swimming with Seals, Historical Slide Show
202 rue de la Reine, Gaspé QuébecTel: (418) 368-8000Courriel: Site web: Overt: Open all year round, but call ahead in winter.Les Activités Populaires: Kayak de mer, Canyoning, Visitez Parc National De Forillion
28 St. Patrick St., Gaspé-Douglastown, QuébecTel: (418) 368-0288Email: Website: Popular Activities: Play Soccer, Swim in the Ocean, Play in the Park
3365 Ave des Eglises, Lévis (secteur Charny), QuébecTel: cell: (418) 761-1010 or cell: (418) 951-6674Email: Website: Popular Activities: Sightseeing, Cycling, Festivals
1750 rue Amherst, Montréal, QuébecTel: (514) 525-9420Email: Website: Popular Activities: River Rafting, Biking, Swimming
1425 Mackay Street, Suite 2, Montréal, QuébecTel: (514) 316-1052 Toll-free: 1-877-631-0021Website:
901 Sherbrooke Est., Montréal, QuébecTel: (514) 522-6124 Toll-free: (800) 567-7217Email: Website:
169, Rue Saint-Paul East, Montréal, QuebecTel: (514) 866-0855Email: [email protected]: www.lamaisondupatriote.ca
[email protected] www.lamerluche.com
Auberge Jeunesse La Merluch
Lévis (secteur Charny)
This stone-walled private room at Le Gîte du Plateau Mont-Royal in Montreal has a double bed and private bathroom. Many hostels have private rooms as an option for guests.
Le Gîte du Plateau Mont-Royal à Montréal offre une chambre à lit double et chambre de bain privée. Plusieurs auberges ont des chambres privées pour nos invités.
Dorm room in the Douglastown Hostel in Douglastown (Gasp ) on the top (Northeast) of the Gasp (Gasp sie) Peninsula, Quebec. How clean and bright the dorm room is!
Le Gîte Du Plateau Mont Royal
Le Gîte du Parc Lafontaine
La Maison Rouge Percé
Auberge du Château Bahia
Auberge de la Paix
La Belle Planète Backpackers Québec Hostel
Auberge de la Grande Ligne
185 Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, QuébecTel: (514) 284-1276 Toll-free: (877) 350-4483Email: Website: Popular Activities: Tamtam in the Park, La Ronde Amusement Park, Igloofest
1250 Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, QuébecTel: (514) 522-3910Email: Website: Popular Activities: Nightlife, Restaurant, Museums and Galleries
850 Sherbrooke Street East, Montréal, QuebecTel: (514) 527-1813Email: Website:
125 Route 132 West, Percé, QuébecTel: (418)-782-2227Email: Website: Open-season: May 1st to Oct 30thPopular Activities: Whale Watching, Water Sports, Relaxing
152 Boul. Perron, Pointe-à-la Garde, QuébecTel: (418) 788-2048Courriel: Site web: Overt: Ouvert entre Mai et OctobreLes Activités Populaires: Parc des fossiles de Miguasha, Banquet, Randonnée à pied
31 rue Couillard, Québec City, QuébecTel: (418) 694-0735Email: Website:
386 Rue Du Pont, Québec City, QuébecTel: (418) 264-4615 Toll-free: 1-888-393-8093Email: Website: Popular Activities: visit Cirque du Soleil, Red Bull Crashed Ice, Ice Cross Downhill, Quebec Winter Carnival
318 Grande Ligne, Racine, QuébecTel: (450) 532-3177Email: Website: Popular Activities: Visit Mine Cristal Quebec, Hiking, Water Sports
[email protected] www.hostelmontreal.com
[email protected] www.lamaisonrouge.ca
[email protected] www.chateaubahia.com
Love of Travels / L'amour du voyage
"20 years ago, I made a world trip. I wanted to discover other landscapes, other cultures, other peoples, other realities, other languages... Those years fed my soul. When traveling, I loved spending time with locals: I wanted to live like them, eat like them and fell their world the way they felt it. When I came back to Montreal - at 25 years old - I made a big decision: buy a building and open a...hostel. That was a way for me to keep meeting people from everywhere, and learn new realities every single day. Twenty years later, no regrets. I still live in my hostel and I welcome people from all around the world. I feel happy when i hear my children speaking Quebecer, Senegalese, English...I realize how lucky they are to live in a place where they always travel among different cultures. I love my home, I love my family, I love my job and I hope I will keep receiving the whole world at home so I will always be culturally and humanly...rich."
“Il y a 20 ans de cela, je décidai de faire le tour du monde. J'avais ledésir de voir de nouveaux paysages, de nouvelles cultures, de nouvelles personnes, d'autres réalités et des langues différentes. Ces années à voyager m'ont comblé de bonheur et ont donné un sens nouveau à ma vie; le voyage m'a ouvert aux autres. Partout où j'allais, je côtoyais les populations locales, je mangeais comme eux, j'adoptais leur rythme de vie. À mon retour à Montréal, je pris une grande décision, celle d'ouvrir ma propre auberge de jeunesse. J'avais alors 25 ans. Cela était une façon pour moi de continuer à voyager. 20 ans se sont écoulées depuis et je n'ai aucun regret. Je vis dans mon auberge, j'accueille des citoyens en provenance de tous les continents. Je suis heureux d'entendre mes enfants parler le français, le wolof et l'anglais. Je réalise à quel point ils sont choyés de côtoyer en permanence différentes cultures, le monde vient à eux! J'aime mon travail, il me procure beaucoup de bonheur et me permet d'être un homme culturellement et humainement .riche.”
-Couba @ L'équipe du Gîte, Montréal (Gîte du Plateau Mont-Royal )
The best words can only be said about Auberge du in Pointe A La Garde, Quebec near the New Brunwick border. This is truly an amazing place, and is in fact, an actual castle. Visit for more photos. The area is beautiful. The castle is amazing. The sleep is very comfortable. The price is low. Do NOT leave Quebec without visiting this hostel! Wow~!!
Espace Globetrotter Auberge Internationale
Auberge Internationale Le Tangon
Auberge Festive Sea Shack
Auberge de Tadoussac
Auberge Internationale, 307 St-Germaine Est, Rimouski, QuébecTel: (418) 725-4600 Toll-free: 1-888-725-4603Courriel: Site web: Popular Activities: Visit Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer, Excursions à l'Île Saint-Barnabé, Visit Jardins de Métis/ Reford Gardens
180 Boulevard Perron, Sainte-Félicité (secteur Matane), QuébecTel: (418) 733-8182 Toll-free: 1-877-733-8182 Courriel: Site web: Les Activités Populaires: Randonnée à pied, Observation de la faune et de la flore, Randonnée pédestre guidé
555 Ave Cartier, Sept-Îles, QuebécTel: (418) 962-8180Email: Website: Popular Activities: Festivals, Boating, Hiking
292, Boul. Perron Est,Ste-Anne-Des-Monts, QuébecTel: (418) 763-2999 Toll-free: 1-866-963-2999Courriel: Site web:
158 Rue du Bateau Passeur, Tadoussac, QuébecTel: (418) 235-4372Email: Website: Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Bear Watching, Snowsports
[email protected] www.espace-globetrotter.com
[email protected] www.manoirdessapins.com
[email protected] www.aubergeletangon.com
[email protected] www.aubergefestive.com
[email protected] www.ajtadou.com
Auberge de Jeunesse du Manoir des Sapins
Sainte-Félicité (secteur Matane)
En 1972, la culture paix et amour a
inspiré l'Auberge de la Paix dans le
In 1972, the culture of Peace and Love
was the inspiration for Auberge de la
Paix in Old Quebec City.
Dans la photo ci-haute, le fondateur de l'Auberge de la Paix, M. André Lebeuf (au centre), salue avec deux voyageurs à l'auberge. Le neveu de M. Lebeuf, Alain Laflamme, gère maintenant l'Auberge avec la même mentalité de paix et d'amour. Il a soumis cette photo en mémoire des origines de l'Auberge.
In the photo above, the founder of Auberge de la Paix, M. André Lebeuf (middle), solutes with two travellers at the hostel. M. Lebeuf’s nephew, Alain Laflamme, presently operates the hostel with the same mind to Peace and Love, and has submitted this photo in tribute to the hostel’s origins.
Dawson City River Hostel
Beez Kneez Bakpakers
The Lead Dog
Box 32, Dawson City, Yukon Territory Tel: (867) 993-6823 Toll-free: 1-867-993-6823 (mid-May to end of Sept.) Email: Website: Open-season: around mid May, after ice break-up to end of Sept.Popular Activities: Hiking / Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Watch Can-Can dancers
408 Hoge Street, Whitehorse, Yukon TerritoryTel: (867) 456-BEEE (2333)Email: Website: Popular Activities: Outdoor Activities, Relaxing, History, Art, and Beer
5051 5th Ave., Whitehorse, Yukon TerritoryTel: (867) 456-2722Email: Website:
[email protected] www.yukonhostels.com
[email protected] www.bzkneez.com
[email protected] www.leaddoginn.com
10 Things to See and Do in the Yukon!
1. . Though the town of Atlin (or “little Switzerland”) is actually in Northern BC, the only road access is through the Yukon!2. along the White Pass Yukon Route. This is the ultimate in scenic train excursions!3. , just outside of Dawson City. Share in First Nation Culture, especially during the Moosehide Gathering in late July where there will be performances, artisans, guest speakers, feasts, dancing, drumming, and singing!4. in Dawson. Watch the sun circle the Klondike Valley, the town of Dawson, and the Yukon River in a magical and memorable experience!5. . Destruction Bay is located along the shores of Kluane Lake in Kluane National Park and the scenery is amazing. A fishing derby occurs each year around Canada Day.6. , held each year in May in the town of Faro.7. , from Haines Junction. Take in the unforgettable view of the mountains, lakes and glaciers!8. , started by a homesick American Soldier. Watson Lake is also known as the “Gateway to the Yukon”! Another tip: While Watson Lake is world famous for its sign post park, the old photos at their airport really are the Yukon's best kept secret!9. in the summer in Whitehorse. You can fly to Whitehorse via Fly Air North from Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna or Vancouver. Relax and enjoy international cuisine and local beer and museums!10. , such as Hore Frost, Ice Fog, Sun Dogs, and the Aurora Borealis. There are no bears or giant mosquitos this time of year. Dress Warm!
Volunteer at the Atlin Arts and Music Festival
Take the rail from Carcross to Skagway Alaska
Visit the Hans First Nation of the Klondike Valley
Hike or Drive to the Dome lookout
Go Fishing in Destruction Bay
Bring binoculars to the Faro Crane and Sheep Viewing Festival
Fly over Kluane National Park
Visit the Watson Lake Sign Post Park
Experience the Midnight Sun
Experience the northern natural 'weather' phenomena
Arriving in the Yukon from Alaska - the famous Yukon welcome sign at the border and along the highway to Dawson City. Only 105km to go!
In February 2014, Yukon celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous event. For a few days each winter Yukoners turn back time to the days of feather boas, fishnet stockings , gamblers and their girls.
This year the Beez Kneez Bakpakers won the best decorated business with less than 10 employees and won 2nd place over all in the competition Awesome, Beez Kneez!
A tribute to Global Village Backpackers
1997 - 2014
You can call a hostel directly on the phone, email a hostel or go to their website to get their information at no extra cost to yourself or to the hostel!
It might seem convenient, but you never save money. You will definitely get the cheapest price booking directly with the hostel. And the hostel will save too.
Use the information inside this booklet to contact a hostel directly or go to and get it there!
You don’t have to use an online booking agent!