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2014 edition: printed April 2014

dition 2014: Inprim Avril 2014


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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 .
Dcouvrez comment partir une auberge au Canada -- contactez le
coordinateur Ken Jones par tlphone en composant le ou
par courrier lectronique . Dcouvrez aussi des
conseils et astuces sur .
1-807-344-1384 info@backpackers.ca
www.hostelmanagement.com
1-807-344-1384
info@backpackers.ca
www.hostelmanagement.com
Index
Start a Hostel / Partez Votre Propre Auberge!
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On the covers / Sur la page Couverture............................................
Whats in this booklet? / Que comprend ce livret?.............................
What is a Backpackers Hostel? / Qu'est-ce qu'une Auberge
Backpackers?....................................................................................
Alberta................................................................................................
Puzzle / Casse-Tte.........................................................................
British Columbia / Columbie Britanique.............................................
Manitoba...........................................................................................
New Brunswick / Le Nouveau Brunswick.........................................
Newfoundland & Labrador / Terre-Neuve et Labrador......................
Nova Scotia / La Nouvelle-cosse...................................................
Ontario..............................................................................................
Canadian Events / vnements Canadian.......................................
Hostel News / Nouvelles des Auberges............................................
Prince Edward Island / le Prince Edouard.......................................
Qubec.............................................................................................
Yukon................................................................................................
Solution to Puzzle / La Solution au Casse-Tte.............................
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 remercier Sam Vekemans qui, encore une fois, a mis jour
notre site web, . Sam a aussi aid 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
franais, copropritaire de l'Auberge Inn aux les Manitoulin, qui nous a
donn un bon coup de pouce jusqu' l'arrive de son nouveau-n.
Flicitations Nathalie et Alain. Nous vous souhaitons tout le bonheur que
vous mritez. Finalement, merci aussi Katrina Mitchell qui met jour
L'Auberge de la semaine, et qui offre toujours ses conseils sans pareils,
mme sur le site.
www.backpackers.ca
www.backpackers.ca
Special Thanks / Aussi un grand merci pour notre
Just jumping for fun!!
Steph, Samesun Vancouvers 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 cur!
Steph, coordinateur des activits renversantes de
Samesun Vanvcouver, stimule les participants
pour leurs aventures quotidiennes. Par une belle
journe Vancouver l'automne dernier, les
randonneurs voulaient faire un priple Quarry
Rock. Quarry Rock est situ dans Deep Cove, au
nord de Vancouver et 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 Arrire
Raging Elks 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 htes de Raging Elk, Joe et Sadie Howse,
ainsi que leurs invits, ont fait la tourne du Lake
Island Lodge en avril 2013, avec un magnifique
ciel azur et un tapis immaculeune
expri ence mmorabl e des Rocheuses
canadiennes.
Durant les deux premires semaines d'avril,
Fernie, en C.B. , vous pouvez vous gtez en vous
payant une journe prix modique et profitez de 2
guides touristiques, un excursion au sommet de la
montagne, une tourne en chenille, et accs un
incroyable terrain. Un des guides, Big Steve, a pris
la photo de ce groupe plein d'entrain!
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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 situes dans la
plupart des villes du Canada et plusieurs petites villes. Auberges
Backpackers Canada a dbut au mois d'aot 1990 avec seulement une
dizaine d'auberges canadiennes. Aujourd'hui, nous en comptons plus de 140
travers les provinces du Canada (sauf Saskatchewan), de St. Jean Haida
Gwaii, et incluant le Yukon. L'information prsente sur le site
et dans ce pamphlet a t soumise par les aubergistes
ou les hteliers. Nous incluons une multitude d'informations et d'activits que
vous pouvez vivre dans chacune des petites communauts. Nous ajoutons
aussi une liste d'vnements engageants travers le Canada avec l'espoir
que certains concideront avec votre itinraire.
Dans certains cas, un hbergement ne sera pas un auberge mais une
chambre dans une rsidence universitaire ou collgiale. 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 majorit de nos auberges offre une
exprience de vrai randonneur. Nous essayons de vous offrir, chers invits,
un plus grand choix moyennant votre budget dans autant d'hbergement
possible.
Nous esprons que cette brochure vous aidera trouver votre prochaine
auberge pour votre randonne. Nous croyions que vous rencontrerez des
personnes fortes intressantes, venant de diffrents endroits sur la terre.
Nous souhaitons aussi que vous ayez ou avez une plaisante randonne en
toute scurit. Visitez notre site pour de plus ambles
renseignements, ainsi que de nouvelles auberges qui se sont jointes nous
avant la publication de cette brochure.
www.backpackers.ca
www.backpackers.ca
www.backpackers.ca
www.backpackers.ca
Whats In This Booklet?
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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) dcrit parfaitement
une auberge : c'est un endroit sympathique, chaleureux, sain et
scuritaire pour les voyageurs petit budget.

Les prix se situent gnralement entre 22.00$ 35.00$ (plus taxes)
par personne, par nuit. Les Auberges Backpackers sont toutes
uniques mais offrent l'hbergement typique en dortoir avec
installations partages. Par contre, beaucoup d'auberges offrent
aussi une l ' al ternati ve de chambres pri ves. Vi si tez
pour comparer les installations. Certains
endroits offrent le djeuner, l'internet ou des visites guides dans
leur prix. Dans chaque auberge, des rencontres de gens merveilleux
avec qui partager des moments mmorables seront trs
certainement entames. C'est aussi connu que l'hte vous
apportera une hospitalit des plus sincres, tout en partageant ses
connaissances approfondies des endroits incontournables autour
de son auberge. Et bien sr, le prix vaut le coup!
Si vous avez vcu une exprience particulirement ngative une
auberge veuillez s'il-vous-plat nous contacter l'adresse
lectronique suivante : . L'exprience du
voyageur nous tient normment cur. Si vous avez vcu une
exprience positive marquante durant vos voyages, nous voulons
aussi le savoir!
www.backpackers.ca
info@backpackers.ca
www.backpackers.ca
info@backpackers.ca
Qu'est-ce qu'une Auberge Backpackers?
What is a Backpackers Hostel?
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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 peaks
10. , 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
Calgary Zoo
West Edmonton Mall
Jurassic Forest Prehistoric Preserve
Hike Parker Ridge Trail
Ride the Jasper Tramway
Downtown Banff
Downtown Canmore
Visit Glenbow Museum
Royal Tyrell Museum
Stampede Park
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449 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta
Tel: (403) 985-7744 Toll-free: 1-855-5-HOSTEL (467-835)
Email:
Website:

433 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta
Tel: (403) 762-4499 Toll-free: 1-877-972-6378
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Snowsports, Hiking / Biking , Nightlife
151 Dr Carpenter Circle NW, Calgary, Alberta
Tel: (403) 284-8013
Email: Website:
Open-season: May 3rd to August 16th
Popular Activities: Calgary Stampede, Can. Olympic Park, SAIT Wellness Centre

1505 MacLeod Tr. SE, Calgary, Alberta
Tel: (403) 265-8777 Toll-free: 1-877-889-8777
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Nightlife, Snowsports, Calgary Stampede
3500 24th Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta
Tel: (403) 220-3088
Email: Website:
Open-season: May 14th to August 17th
1002 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, Alberta
Tel: (403) 678-1000 Toll-free: 1-888-678-1008
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Snowsports, History, Art, and Beer, Hiking / Biking
10526 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Tel: (780) 423-4146 Toll-free: 1-877-646-7835
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Free Walking Tours, Nightlife, BBQs
Grand Opening planned for September 2014
1- 47 Lister Centre (87 avenue and 116 street), Edmonton, Alberta
Tel: (780) 492-6056
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May 15th to August 25th
Banff International Hostel
SameSun Backpacker Lodges-Banff
reservations@banffinternationalhostel.com
www.banffinternationalhostel.com
banff@samesun.com www.banffhostel.com
residence@sait.ca www.stayatsait.com
bookings@wickedhostel.com
www.wickedhostel.com
confserv@ucalgary.ca seasonalresidence.ca
info@thehostelbear.com www.thehostelbear.com
edmonton@gohostels.ca www.gohostels.ca
guest.services@ualberta.ca
www.ualberta.ca/conferenceservices
SAIT Residence and Conference Centre
Wicked Hostel Calgary
The Hostel Bear
GO Backpackers Hostel
University of Alberta Conference Services
Summer Accommodations, University of Calgary
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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).
Alberta
Banff
Calgary
Canmore
Edmonton
A clean-looking single private room (with washroom) at Schffer Hall
in The University of Alberta in Edmonton
Seldom In Guest House
Castle Mountain Hostel
123 Geikie Street, Jasper, Alberta
Tel: (780) 852-5187
Email:
Popular Activities: Snowsports, Hiking, Water Sports
Box 566, Pincher Creek, Alberta
Tel: (403) 627-5121 Toll-free: 1-888-627-5121
Email: Website:
seldomin@hotmail.com
info@castlerental.ca www.castlehostel.ca
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Jasper
Pincher Creek
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).
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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
Chaudire
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
Hike
Mountain Bike
Take the MV Barkeley Cruise
Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Grouse
Mountain
Stanley Park
Granville Island
Watch Whales
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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!
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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
Fireweed Hostel
1385 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 557-4063 Toll-free: 1-888-504-7441 ext. 4063
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May 15th to August 15th
Popular Activities: Biking, Hiking, Abbotsford Air Show
Res. Admin Bldg A1001, Simon Fraser U., 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC
Tel: (778) 782-4503 Toll-free: 1-866-619-6338
Email: Website:
Open-season: early May to mid August though hotel rooms available year round
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 365-1227
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May 15th to August 15th, reservations required
Popular Activities: Museums & Galleries, Water Sports, Hiking/Biking
625 Greer Rd., Clearwater, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 674-4199
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Snowsports, Water Sports, Hiking
440 Anderton Ave, Courtenay, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 331-0991 Toll-free: 1-877-490-CONA (2662)
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Snowsports, Water Sports, Hiking / Biking
2705 Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 336-8250 Toll-free: (888) 313-FOOL(3665)
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Mountain Biking, Snowsports, Fishing
892 Sixth Ave., Fernie, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 423-6811
Email: Website:
Open-season: June 10th in 2014 to April 22nd in 2015
Popular Activities: Hiking, Skiing, Mountain Biking
313 Stephen Ave., Field, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 343-6999 Toll-free: 1-877-343-6999
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Snowsports, Hiking, Train Viewing
guesthousing@ufv.ca
www.ufv.ca/residence/guestgroupaccommodation
stayhere@sfu.ca www.sfu.ca/stayhere
castlegarresidence@selkirk.ca
selkirk.ca/services/campus-services/residence-services/
info@halfmoonhostel.com
www.halfmoonhostel.com
info@theconahostel.com www.theconahostel.com
info@ridingfool.com www.ridingfool.com
bookings@ragingelk.com www.ragingelk.com
info@fireweedhostel.com www.fireweedhostel.com
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Cumberland
Fernie
Field
British Columbia/Columbie Britanique
Courtenay
Castlegar
Clearwater
Abbotsford
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).
Burnaby
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,
Kamloops, BC
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Spruce Lake Backpackers Lodge
Dreamcatcher Hostel
Kamloops Guesthouse
Kelowna International Hostel
SameSun Backpacker Lodges - Kelowna
Nanaimo International Hostel

10th Street Residence, Selkirk College
3300 Gun Creek Road, Gold Bridge, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 238-2274
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May 1st - Oct. 31st
Popular Activities: Horseback Riding, Grizzly Bear viewing, Hiking
528 9th Avenue North, Golden, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 439-1090 Toll-free: 1-877-439-1090
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Skiing, Whitewater Rafting, Hiking
896 Scott Avenue, Hedley, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 292-8136
Email: Website:
731 Cumberland Ave., Kamloops, British Columbia
Tel: (778) 470-1953
Email:
Website:
2343 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 763-6024
Email:
Website:
245 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 763-9814 Toll-free: (877) 562-2783
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Wine Tours, Boating, Snowsports
65 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 753-1188
Email: Website:
702 Tenth Street, Nelson, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 505-1393
Email:
Website:
adventures@chilcotinholidays.com
www.chilcotinholidays.com
info@dreamcatcherhostel.com
www.dreamcatcherhostel.com
stay@HedleyInn.ca www.hedleyinn.ca
kamloopsguesthouse@gmail.com
kamloopsguesthouse.blogspot.com
kelownahostel@gmail.com
www.kelowna-hostel.bc.ca
kelowna@samesun.com www.samesun.com
nanaimohostel@telus.net www.nanaimohostel.com
tenthstreetresidence@selkirk.ca
selkirk.ca/services/campus-services/residence-services/
Hedley Inn and Hostel
Kelowna
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Kamloops
Nanaimo
Golden
Gold Bridge
Nelson
Hedley
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).
Fat Salmon Backpackers
C and N Backpackers, Port Hardy
Powell River Harbour Guesthouse
The Manor - Prince George Hostel
Black Rooster Guesthouse
Pioneer Hostel
Premier Creek Hostel
Misty River Lodge / Radium International Hostel
3250 3rd Avenue, Port Alberni, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 723-6924
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May 1 to Sept. 30, open in winter for groups of 12+
people, advanced bookings only
Popular Activities: Scuba Diving, Water Sports, Hiking
8740 Main Street, Port Hardy, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 949-3030 Toll-free: 1-855-673-3030
Email:
Website:
Open-season: April 15 to Sept. 30
Popular Activities: Hiking, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing
4454 Willingdon Ave, Powell River, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 485-9803 Toll-free: 1-877-709-7700
Email: Website:
197 Quebec Street, Prince George, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 961-7448 Toll-free: 1-888-512-3742
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Fishing, Visit Forests for the World, Hiking / Biking
501 - 6th Street West, Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 627-5337 Toll-free: 1-866-371-5337
Email: Website:
167 3rd Ave. East, Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 624-2334 Toll-free: 1-888-794-9998
Email: Website:
3101 Third Ave (Oceanview Drive), Queen Charlotte, BC
Tel: (250) 559-8415 Toll-free: 1-888-322-3388
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Hiking, Water Sports, Local Cultural Activities
5036 Highway 93, Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 347-9912
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Hiking, Water Sports, Hot Springs
info@fatsalmonbackpackers.com
www.fatsalmonbackpackers.com
cnnbackpackers.pothardy@gmail.com
www.cnnbackpackers.com
prhostel@gmail.com www.prhostel.ca
ericmoore700@msn.com
www.princegeorgehostel.com
info@blackrooster.ca www.blackrooster.ca
pioneer@citytel.net www.pioneerhostel.com
premier@qcislands.net www.qcislands.net/premier
info@RadiumHostel.bc.ca radiumhostel.bc.ca
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Prince George
Port Hardy
Prince Rupert
Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii
Radium Hot Springs
Port Alberni
Powell River
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).
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.
Powerful!
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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.
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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 Columbia
Tel: (250) 837-4050 Toll-free: 1-877-562-2783
Email:
Website:
1261 Roberts Creek Road, Roberts Creek, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 837 5943 Toll-free: (877) 885 8100
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Mountain Biking

401 Beach Road , Sandspit, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 637-5749 or cell: (250) 637-1206 Toll-free: 1-866-306-6644
Email:
Website:
Open-season: April 1st to Nov. 1st, otherwise call ahead
Popular Activities: Experience the Ocean, Hiking, Visit Graham Island
1165 Salmon River Main, Sayward, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 282-5547
Email:
Website:
5653 Wharf Rd, Sechelt, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 885-5822
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Hiking / Biking, Water Sports, Scuba Diving
9898 Pinnacles Road, Silver Star Resort, Silver Star, British Columbia
Tel: 250-545-8933 Toll-free: 1-877-972-6378
Email:
Website:
Open-season: Jun. 26th to Sep. 7th, Nov. 1st to Apr. 4th
1140 Sun Peaks Rd., Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 578-0057
Email: Website:
Open-season: Closed from mid-April to mid-May
Popular Activities: Snowsports, Snowmobiling, Hiking / Biking
5331 McConnell Avenue, Terrace, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 635-6511 ext 5266 Toll-free: 1-877-277-2288 ext 5266
Email: Website:
Open-season: July 1st to August 29th
Popular Activities: Fishing, Cultural tourism, Hiking / Biking
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Bayview Garden Hostel
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Silver Star
Roberts Creek
Sayward
Sechelt
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Sun Peaks
Terrace
Revelstoke
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
Martins own personal Vespa PX 150 motor scooter. Occasionally he
has been known to take the odd lucky guest of Up The Creek for a spin!
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The little boy is the owner of Surfs 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
our friends!
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Tofino Trek Inn
Surfs Inn Guest House and Backpackers Lodge
C and N Backpackers Hostel
371 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 725-2791
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Hot Springs, Whale Watching, Surfing
Open Season: March 1 to December 31
2081 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 726-7416
Email:
Website:
1874 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 726-4426
Email: Website:
927 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 682-2441 Toll-free: (888) 434-6060
Email:
Website:
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www.cnnbackpackers.com
surfsinn@hotmail.com www.surfsinn.ca
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C and N Backpackers Ucluelet
Vancouver
Tofino
Ucluelet
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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 al so comes equi pped wi th a smal l fri dge.
"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!
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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!
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Pacific Spirit Hostel at UBC
SameSun Backpacker Lodges-Vancouver
St. Clair International Hostel
YWCA Hotel
Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites
Turtle Hostel
Fireside Lodge
Southside Lodge
The University of British Columbia, 1935 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 822-1000 Toll-free: (888) 822-1030
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May 21st to August 15th
Popular Activities: Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Visit the
Museum of Anthropology, Visit UBC Farm
1018 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 682-8226 Toll-free: (877) 562-2783
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Trivia Night , Canucks NHL Hockey Games, Free Walking Tours
577 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 684-3713 Toll-free: (800) 982-0220
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Snowsports, Visit Stanley Park, Visit Vancouver Art Gallery
733 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 895-5830 Toll-free: (800) 663-1424
Email: Website:
791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 385-1788 Toll-free: (888) 888-4180
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Museums and Gardens, Hiking / Biking
1608 Quadra Street, Victoria, British Columbia
Tel: (250) 381-3210, (250)-294-2025 Toll-free: 1-877-381-3210
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Visit Buschard Gardens, Whale Watching, Museums
2117 Nordic Dr., Whistler, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 932-4545
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Snowsports, Hiking, Frisbee-golf
2102 Lake Placid Drive, Whistler, British Columbia
Tel: (604) 932-3644 (reservations) lodge: (604) 938-6477
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking
reservations@housing.ubc.ca
www.pacificspirithostel.com
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sourceentvan@telus.net www.stclairvancouver.com
hotel@ywcavan.org www.ywcahotel.com
info@oceanisland.com www.oceanisland.com
turtle.hostel@gmail.com www.turtlehostel.ca
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info@southsidelodge.com
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Vancouver (cont.)
Victoria
Whistler
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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
Go Dogsledding
Scuba Dive
Take a Polar Bear Tour
Assiniboine Par
Riding Mountain National Park
Winnipeg Art Gallery
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Blue Sky Bed & Sled
Polar Bear Bed and Breakfast
Tundra House Hostel
Guest House International (Backpackers Winnipeg)
Uwinnipeg Downtown Hostel
100 Button St., Churchill, Manitoba
Tel: (204) 675-2001
Email: Website:
26 Hearne Street, Churchill, Manitoba
Tel: (204) 675-2819
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Polar Bear Watching, Whale Watching, Bird Watching
51 Franklin St., Churchill, Manitoba
Tel: (204) 675-8831 Toll-free: 1-800-265-8563
Email: Website:
Open Season: December to September
Popular Activities: Snowmobiling, Whale Watching, Watch the Northern Lights
168 Maryland Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tel: (204) 772-1272 Toll-free: (800) 743-4423
Email:
Website:
Open-season: call or email ahead in winter
370 Langside Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tel: (204) 789-1486; Cell: (204) 227-9984
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Day at The Forks, Assiniboine Park, Osborne Village
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Winnipeg
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Churchill
Manitoba
Backpackers Winnipeg on a beautiful Winnipeg winter day!
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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.
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Campbellton Lighthouse Hostel

St. Thomas University Conference Centre
The Officer's Quarters Hostel
C'Mon Inn
1 Ritchie St., Campbellton, New Brunswick
Tel: (506) 759-7044
Email:
Open-season: mid-June to late-August
Popular Activities: Salmon Festival, Bluegrass Campout, Sugarloaf Bike Park
368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Tel: (506) 460-0328
Email: Website:
Open-season: May 1st - Mid-August
Popular Activities: Farmer's Market, King's Landing Historical Settlement, Saint John River Cruise

15 Cole Crescent, Miramichi, New Brunswick
Tel: (506) 352-0252
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Festivals, Water Sports, Riverboat Tour
47 Fleet Street, Moncton, New Brunswick
Tel: (506) 854-8155, cell: (506) 530-0905
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Visit Fundy National Park, Swimming, Eat Lobster
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Mirimichi
New Brunswick/Le Nouveau Brunswick
Fredericton
Campbellton
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 Whales
St. Martin's
Tube
Enjoy Le Pays de la Sagouine
TreeGO
Carleton Martello Tower
Surf
Magnetic Hill
Mountain Bike
Moncton
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Newman House Hostel
Sir James Dunn Residence, UNB Saint John
Bonavista Hostel
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. Johns Campus
52 Dorchester Street, Saint John, New Brunswick
Tel: (506) 214-3276, cell: (506) 650-7258
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Outdoor Activities, On the Water, Local Cultural Activities
100 Tucker Park Road, Saint John, New Brunswick
Tel: (506) 648-5755
Email: Website:
Open-season: May to August
Popular Activities: Visit Rockwood Park, Jetboat Ride, Local Attractions
42 John Cabot Drive, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador
Tel: (709) 468-7741 Toll-free: (877) 468-7741
Email:
Open-season: April 15th to Nov. 1
Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Exploring Nature, Explore Historic sites

19 North Tickle Road, Change Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador
Tel: text only: (709) 422-1561
Email:
Open-season: Grand Opening May 15th 2014
Popular Activities: Hiking, Visit the Olde Shoppe Museum, Visit the
Newfoundland Pony Sanctuary
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
Tel: (709) 637-6255 Toll-free: 1-866-494-3548
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May 1st to August 28
Popular Activities: Fishing, Hiking/Biking, Outdoor Activities
Julia Ann Walsh Centre, Hospital Lane, Norris Point, NL
Tel: 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 Labrador
Tel: (709) 754-4789
Email:
Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Visit Mistaken Point Fossil Site, Tour St. Johns
Hatcher House, Memorial University, St. John's, NL
Tel: 1-877-730-7657
Email:
Website:
Open-season: mid-May to mid-August
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sunshyneontherock@hotmail.ca
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www.grenfell.mun.ca/conference-services
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conferences@mun.ca
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Change Islands Retreat (The Pink House)
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Saint John
Newfoundland and Labrador/Terre-Neuve et Labrador
Bonavista
Corner Brook
Norris Point
St. John`s
Change Islands
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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
kayaking
Climb up Burnt Hill
Marine Biology Station
Hike
Copper Mine Trail
Fish
Western Brook Pond
Signal Hill
museums
Watch whales
Enjoy The Pageant
Watch the Icebergs
L'Anse-aux-Meadows
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
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A beautiful nighttime photo of Burton's Pond on the St.
Johns Campus of Memorial University with apartments
in the background.. Burtons 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.
Jiggs Dinner
-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.
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Skerwink Hostel
Rocky Hill Road, Trinity East, Newfoundland and Labrador
Tel: (709) 436-3033
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May until mid-October
Popular Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Cycling
manager@skerwinkhostel.com
www.skerwinkhostel.com
East Trinity
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.
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Bear on the Lake Guesthouse
10705 Highway #105, Aberdeen, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 756-2750 Toll-free: 1-866-718-LAKE (5253)
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May 1st to mid-October
Popular Activities: Hiking, Sailing, Water Sports
info@bearonthelake.com
www.bearonthelake.com
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Nova Scotia/La Nouvelle-cosse
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 incrediblebeyond 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 seeanywhere! 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.
Cabot Trail
Watch glass-making
Visit the harbour in Lunenburg
downtown Halifax
art crawl
pumpkin people
Raft the Shubenacadie River
Feast on Lobster
Visit Kejimkujik National Park
Go clamming
Watch whales
Relax
Parrsboro
Halifax Citadel
Pier 21
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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 Scotia
Tel: (902) 245-4573
Email: Website:
Open-season: April to November
Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Seafood Feasts, Hiking / Biking
951 Highway 2, Five Islands, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 254-8088
Email:
Website:
Open-season: mid-May to mid-October
Popular Activities: Clamming, Hiking, Campfires / Clam bakes
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 494-8840 Toll-free: 1-888-271-9222
Email:
Website:
Open-season: mid-May to late August
Popular Activities: Visit Citadel Hill, Visit the Halifax Waterfront, Nightlife
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 457-6777 Toll-free: 1-866-405-1805
Email: Website:
Open-season: May to end of August
903 Robie St., Rm 252 Sobey Building
(Check-in at 5865 Gorsebrook Ave.), Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 420-5486 Toll-free: 1-888-347-5555
Email:
Website:
Open-season: Mid-May to Mid-August
16 Prince Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 254-3167
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Hunt For Fossils, Walk on the Beach, See the
Highest Tides in the World
Open-season: closed mid-October to early spring
23349 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 224-1976 (May to Oct. only) Toll-free: 1-(877)-776-0707
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May 4th to Oct 20th
Popular Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching
8100 Highway 103, Port Mouton, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 947-3140
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Surfing, Beachcoming, Environmental Research
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Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island
Parrsboro
Digby
Five Islands
Halifax
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.
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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 Scotia
Tel: (902) 839-2273
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Hiking, Relaxing
16500 Highway 50, Bolton, Ontario
Tel: (905) 880-4855
Email:
Website:
Open-season: Apr. 26th to Nov. 1st
Popular Activities: Hiking, Swimming, Mountain Biking
7625 Finch Avenue West , Brampton, Ontario
Tel: (905) 280-2286 Toll-free: 1-855-811-0111
Email:
Website:
Open-season: Apr. 26th - Nov. 1st
Popular Activities: Swimming, Wild Water Kingdom, Canada's Wonderland
50 Stone Rd. E., Guelph, ON
Tel: (519) 824-4120 ext.#52694
Email: Website:
Open-season: May 1 to August 18
Popular Activities: Guelph Hillside Festival, Visit the Arboretum,
Canoeing and Kayaking
158 Mary Street, Hamilton, Ontario
Tel: (289) 440-8035
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Art Crawl, Hockey, Museums
75 Bader Lane, Kingston, Ontario
Tel: (613) 533-2223
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May to end of August
Popular Activities: Visit Fort Henry, Take a Kingston 1000 Islands
Cruise, Tour Trolley
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard, London, Ontario
Tel: (519) 452-4440 ext. 5011
Email:
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event.services@queensu.ca
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Kingston
London
Hamilton
Brampton
Bolton
Ontario
Guelph
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. Its 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
Algonquin Park
The Grotto
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
CN Tower
Chinatown
Kissing Bridge
Go sailing
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Western Bed and Breakfast
The Arlington
Bella Vista Country House
Backpackers International Hostel - Niagara Falls
Nipissing University Residence and Conf. Services
Barefoot Hostel
Ottawa Backpackers Inn
Ontario Hall, Western University, 230 Sarnia Rd., London, ON
Tel: (519) 661-3476 Toll-free: 1-888-661-3545
Email: Website:
Open-season: May 8th to August 16th in 2014
Popular Activities: Visit East Park Attractions, Tree Trunk Tour,
Museum London and Eldon House
32990 Hwy. 62 at Hwy 127, at historic Arlington Hotel, Maynooth, ON
Tel: (613) 338-2080 Toll-free: (800) 595-8064
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Hiking / Biking , Canoeing, Snowsports
121 John Street, Meaford, Ontario
Tel: (519) 270-6789
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Skiing, Hiking, Cycling
4219 Huron Street, (at Zimmerman), Niagara Falls, Ontario
Tel: (905) 357-4266 Toll-free: (800) 891-7022
Email:

900 Gormanville Rd., Chancellors House, North Bay, Ontario
Tel: (705) 474-2526, ext. 2601
Email:
Website:
Open-season: Early May to August 15th
Popular Activities: Visit the North Bay Waterfront, Canoeing and
Kayaking, Cycling / Rollerblading
455 Cumberland St., Ottawa, Ontario
Tel: (613) 237-0335
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Outdoor Skating, Biking, Visit Parliament Hill
203 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Tel: (613) 241-3402 Toll-free: 1 (888) 394-0334
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Party and Dine in the Byward Market, Museums
and Galleries, Skating on the Rideau Canal
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niagarafallshostel@hotmail.com
stay@nipissingu.ca
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Maynooth, Algonquin Park
Niagara Falls
North Bay
Ottawa
London (cont.)
Meaford
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.
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Algonquin Wolf Den Bunkhouse
Auberge Inn Gte International Hostel
Lambton College Residence
Glenview Cottages and Campground
Nurses Residence
Lakehead U. Residence Summer Guest Accommodations
Sleeping Giant Guesthouse
Thunder Bay International Hostel
4568 Highway 60, Oxtongue Lake, Ontario
Tel: (705) 635-9336 Toll-free: (866) 271-9336
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Water Sports, Snowsports, Exploring Nature
71 McNevin Street, Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Tel: 705 377-4392 Toll-free: 1- 877-977-4392
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Hiking / Biking , Water Sports, Snowsports
1485 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario
Tel: (519) 542-7741
Email:
Website:
Open-season: mid-May to mid-August
Popular Activities: Beaches, Museums and Heritage Sites, Local Cultural Activities
2611 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Tel: (705) 759-3436 Toll-free: 1-800-668-3100
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May 15 to October 15
Popular Activities: Hiking / Biking , Swimming, Water Sports
130 Youngs St., Stratford, Ontario
Tel: (519) 271-5084
Email: Website:
955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Tel: Reserve: May to Aug (807) 343-8485
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May to mid-August
Popular Activities: Bonfires, Hiking / Biking , Hockey
139 Machar Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Tel: (807) 683-3995 Toll-free: 1-866-GAIL N US (424-5687)
Email:
Popular Activities: Sailing

1594 Lakeshore Dr., Shuniah, Ontario
Tel: (807) 983-2042 Toll-free: (888) 920-0044
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Campires / Bonfires, Swimming / Cliffdiving, Bear Watching
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guest.services@lakeheadu.ca
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Sarnia
Sault Ste. Marie
Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island
Stratford
Thunder Bay
Oxtongue Lake, Algonquin Park
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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.
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Highly recommended
Hautement Recommands
(...From West to East / De louest 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 Canadas
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 Shown`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 free
concert 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.
VNEMENTS / 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
Riverboat Days
Music in the Park
Wapiti Music Festival
Headbanger Trail
Challenge
The Calgary Stampede
International Fringe
Theatre Festival
Aurora Winterfest
Dawson City Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon
Tofino BC
Victoria BC
Cumberland BC
Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC
Sechelt BC
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Prince Rupert
Terrace BC
Kamloops BC
Fernie BC
Radium Hot Springs BC
Calgary Alberta
Edmonton Alberta
Churchill Manitoba
Dawson City River Hostel
Beez Kneez Bakpakers
Surfs Inn
Ocean Island Inn
Riding Fool Hostel
Up The Creek Backpackers
The Upper Deck Guesthouse
Pacific Spirit Hostel
St. Clair Hostel
Pioneer Hostel
Northwest Community College Student Residence
Kamloops Hostel
Raging Elk Adventure Lodge
The Radium International Hostel
SAIT Residence
University of Alberta Accommodations
The Tundra House Hostel
www.rifflandia.com
www.sunshinecoaster.net
www.coasterscarclub.ca/sleepy-hollow
thefestival.bc.ca
www.riverboatdays.ca
www.headbangertrailchallenge.ca
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Thunder Bay Ontario
Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island Ontario
Waterloo Ontario
Stratford Ontario
Hamilton Ontario

Meaford Ontario
Toronto Ontario
North Bay, Ontario
Qubec City, Qubec
Montral, Quebec
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
Yoga weekend.
(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 countrys 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 childrens 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 Plante Backpackers Qubec Hostel
HOSTELO: The New Urban Hostel Gte du plateau Mont-
Royal
The Cambellton Lighthouse Hostel
The Digby Hostel
Newman House
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
The SUPERCRAWL
Electric Eclectics

Pub Crawl Thursdays
Summer In the Park
Festival d't
de Qubec
The International Jazz fest
The Salmon
Festival
Lobster Bash
Mud, Sweat, and Tears
Mahone Bay Pirate
Festival
Not Since Moses Run
Canada Day
Parade
The Capelin Roll
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Hostel News / Nouvelles des Auberges!
(...From East to West / De l'est 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!
and
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
Digby Backpackers
UNB Saint John
Le Gte Du Plateau Mont Royal Le Gte du Parc
Lafontaine
Hostelo: The NEW Urban Hostel
Bella Vista Country House
Go Hostel
Southside Lodge
Up The Creek Backpackers
Riding Fool Hostel
www.coastgravitypark.ca
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Trowbridge Falls Campground
Backpackers on Dundas
Canadiana Backpackers
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, Ontario
Tel: (807) 683-6661 (Trowbridge)
Website:
Open-season: May 17th to Sept. 2nd
280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Tel: (416) 929-4777
Email: Website:
corner of 171 Dundas St. West and 126 Chestnut St., Toronto, ON
Tel: (416) 599-7225 Toll-free: 1-888-799-7225
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Shopping, Nightlife, Visit the Royal Ontario Museum
42 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario
Tel: (416) 598-9090 Toll-free: (877) 215-1225
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: In-House Movie Theatre, Table-Tennis, Daily Group
Games / Activities
7450 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario
Tel: (905) 280-2286 Toll-free: 1-855-811-0111
Email: Website:
Open-season: May through October
Popular Activities: The Rouge River, Petticoat Creek Conservation Area,
Toronto attractions
150 Queens Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Tel: (416) 255-8796 Toll-free: 1-800-364-4410
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Nightlife, Museums and Galleries, Visit the CN Tower
96 Gerrard Street E, Toronto, Ontario
Tel: (416) 977-2320 Toll-free: 1-(800)-268-4358
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May to end of August
University of Toronto, 40 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario
Tel: 416-946-0529 or 416-946-5317
Email: Website:
Open-season: May to mid-August
Popular Activities: Visit the CN Tower, Toronto Harbourfront Activities,
Royal Ontario Museum
www.thunderbay.ca/Living/
info@apricotinn.com www.apricot.ca
info@backpackersondundas.com
www.backpackersondundas.com
info@canadianalodging.com
www.canadianalodging.com
grouge@trca.on.ca www.trcaparks.ca
derekb@ican.net home.ican.net/~derekb/bb.htm
reservations@neill-wycik.com
www.torontobackpackershotel.com
summer.newcollege@utoronto.ca www.torontores.com
Apricot Inn
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Toronto
Thunder Bay (cont.)
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North Edge Hostel
Planet Traveler Hostel
University of Waterloo Conference Centre
47 Hinda Lane, Toronto, Ontario
Tel: (905) 532-0018 Email: prosvic1@hotmail.com Website:
www.torontobackpackershouse.com
357 College St., Toronto, Ontario
Tel: (647) 352-8747
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Visit the CN Tower, Visit Toronto Island, Visit Art Galleries
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario
Tel: 519-884-5400 Toll-free: 1-800-565-5410
Email:
Website:
Open-season: May to August
Popular Activities: Visit the Earth Sciences Museum , Visit the Museum
of Visual Science, Visit the Brubacher House
planettraveler@gmail.com www.theplanettraveler.com
accombook@uwaterloo.ca
www.uwaterloo.ca/conference-centre
Toronto (cont.)
Waterloo
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Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island/le 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 Park
Cavendish Beach
Province House
Green Gables
Acadian Museum
Farmer's Market
Bike
Lobster Supper
HI Charlottetown Backpackers Inn
60 Hillsborough Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Tel: (902) 367-5749
Email:
Website:
Open-season: late April to mid-October
info@charlottetownbackpackers.com
www.charlottetownbackpackers.com
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
Thats why they have them! They will love to speak with you.
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20 Choses faire et voir au Qubec
1. dans la
poudreuse trs trs trs profonde des Chic-Chocs (parc
National de la Gaspsie). Gardez l'il ouvert pour les caribous!
2. Nol! Lumires de Nol, neige
et March traditionnel.
3. Montral: tous les samedis
de l't!
4. que vous trouverez dans
plusieurs municipalits du Qubec!
5. , la plus
vieille ville fortifie d'Amrique du Nord!
6. , Bonsecours prs de Racine.
Faites la tourne de cette exceptionnelle mine et vivez
l'exprience d'un concert d'instruments de cristaux les
dimanches soirs.
7. ,
au nord de la ville de Qubec.
8.
Tadoussac!
9.
qui part de Sept-les jusqu' Shefferville pour un
incroyable trajet de 414kms et voyez montagnes, valles,
rivires et la nature sauvage comme vous ne l'avez jamais vue.
10. Visitez , site de la clbre bataille
o la Nouvelle-France tomba aux mains des Anglais.
11. Participez au Montral!
12. Explorez Montral!
13. Visitez les nombreux Montral !
14. Profitez des et le festival international de
jardins en Gaspsie, mi-chemin entre Rimouski et Matane.
15. Touchez la sainte porte de la ,
Qubec.
16. Voyez une partie de hockey des ,
Qubec.
17. Faites la tourne du en bateau Perce!
18. sur l'ile-Bonaventure. Les
fous de Bassans nichent et ont leurs oisillons de juin
septembre. Des navettes l'ile sont disponibles chaque demi-
heure.
19. . Ce
sentier parcourt et relie toutes les provinces maritimes au
Qubec et l'tat du Main aux tats-Unis. La portion
qubcoise couvre 650 Kilomtres et aboutit au Parc national
Forillon. Dcouvrez le parc Forillon et la varit de sa flore et
de sa faune!
20. , sur les 2 000
kilomtres de la Gaspsie. Prenez votre temps et arrtez pour
dcouvrir de nombreux villages ctiers.
La raquette, le ski ou de la planche neige
Visitez la ville de Qubec
Les Tam-Tams du Mont Royal
Visitez une cabane sucre
Balades pied ou vlo dans le vieux Qubec
Visitez la Mine Cristal
Dcouvrez les sentiers de la Valle de la Jacques Cartier
Observez les baleines dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent
Prenez le train du Qubec North Shore and Laborador
Railway
Les Plaines d'Abraham
Night Life sur la rue St-Laurent
le Jardin botanique et le Biodme
muses
Jardins de Mtis
Basilique de Qubec
Remparts de Qubec
Rocher Perc
Admirez les fous de Bassans
Explorez le sentier international des Appalaches
Faites la rencontre des pcheurs
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Auberge Internationale Forillon

Douglastown Hostel
Auberge Jeunesse LouLou

Alexandrie-Montral
Auberge L'Apro
Hostelo: The NEW Urban Hostel
La Maison du Patriote
2095 Boul. GrandeGrve, Forillon-Gasp, Qubec
Tel: (418) 892-5153 Toll-free: 1-877-892-5153
Email:
Website:
Open-season: April 20th to October 31st
Popular Activities: Bear Watching, Swimming with Seals, Historical Slide Show
202 rue de la Reine, Gasp Qubec
Tel: (418) 368-8000
Courriel: Site web:
Overt: Open all year round, but call ahead in winter.
Les Activits Populaires: Kayak de mer, Canyoning, Visitez Parc
National De Forillion
28 St. Patrick St., Gasp-Douglastown, Qubec
Tel: (418) 368-0288
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Play Soccer, Swim in the Ocean, Play in the Park
3365 Ave des Eglises, Lvis (secteur Charny), Qubec
Tel: cell: (418) 761-1010 or cell: (418) 951-6674
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Sightseeing, Cycling, Festivals
1750 rue Amherst, Montral, Qubec
Tel: (514) 525-9420
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: River Rafting, Biking, Swimming
1425 Mackay Street, Suite 2, Montral, Qubec
Tel: (514) 316-1052 Toll-free: 1-877-631-0021
Website:
901 Sherbrooke Est., Montral, Qubec
Tel: (514) 522-6124 Toll-free: (800) 567-7217
Email:
Website:
169, Rue Saint-Paul East, Montral, Quebec
Tel: (514) 866-0855
Email: lamaisondupatriote@yahoo.ca
Website: www.lamaisondupatriote.ca
aubergeforillon@gmail.com
www.aubergeforillon.com
auberge@lamerluche.com www.lamerluche.com
centre.douglas@douglastown.net
www.douglastown.net/hostel.html
reservation@aubergeloulou.com
www.aubergeloulou.com
luc321@sympatico.ca
www.alexandrie-montreal.com
www.aubergeapero.com
questions@hotel-montreal.com
www.aubergemontreal.com
Auberge Jeunesse La Merluch
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Qubec
Gasp-Douglastown
Forillon-Gasp
Montral
Lvis (secteur Charny)
Gasp
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This stone-walled private room at Le Gte du Plateau
Mont-Royal in Montreal has a double bed and
private bathroom. Many hostels have private rooms
as an option for guests.
Le Gte du Plateau Mont-Royal Montral offre une
chambre lit double et chambre de bain prive.
Plusieurs auberges ont des chambres prives pour
nos invits.
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!


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Le Gte Du Plateau Mont Royal
Le Gte du Parc Lafontaine
OM Hostel
La Maison Rouge Perc
Auberge du Chteau Bahia
Auberge de la Paix
La Belle Plante Backpackers Qubec Hostel
Auberge de la Grande Ligne
185 Sherbrooke Est, Montral, Qubec
Tel: (514) 284-1276 Toll-free: (877) 350-4483
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Tamtam in the Park, La Ronde Amusement Park, Igloofest
1250 Sherbrooke Est, Montral, Qubec
Tel: (514) 522-3910
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Nightlife, Restaurant, Museums and Galleries
850 Sherbrooke Street East, Montral, Quebec
Tel: (514) 527-1813
Email:
Website:
125 Route 132 West, Perc, Qubec
Tel: (418)-782-2227
Email: Website:
Open-season: May 1st to Oct 30th
Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Water Sports, Relaxing
152 Boul. Perron, Pointe--la Garde, Qubec
Tel: (418) 788-2048
Courriel: Site web:
Overt: Ouvert entre Mai et Octobre
Les Activits Populaires: Parc des fossiles de Miguasha, Banquet,
Randonne pied
31 rue Couillard, Qubec City, Qubec
Tel: (418) 694-0735
Email:
Website:
386 Rue Du Pont, Qubec City, Qubec
Tel: (418) 264-4615 Toll-free: 1-888-393-8093
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: visit Cirque du Soleil, Red Bull Crashed Ice,
Ice Cross Downhill, Quebec Winter Carnival
318 Grande Ligne, Racine, Qubec
Tel: (450) 532-3177
Email:
Website:
Popular Activities: Visit Mine Cristal Quebec, Hiking, Water Sports
info@hostelmontreal.com www.hostelmontreal.com
info@hostelmontreal.com
www.hostelmontreal.com
reservation@welcomeomontreal.com
welcomeOMontreal.com
info@lamaisonrouge.ca www.lamaisonrouge.ca
aubchaba@gmail.com www.chateaubahia.com
info@aubergedelapaix.com
www.aubergedelapaix.com
quebechostel@hotmaill.com
www.quebechostel.com
aubergegrandeligne@cooptel.qc.ca
www.aubergegrandeligne.ca
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Perc
Point--la Garde
Qubec City
Racine
Montral (cont.)
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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 dcidai de faire le tour du monde. J'avais le
dsir de voir de nouveaux paysages, de nouvelles cultures, de nouvelles
personnes, d'autres ralits et des langues diffrentes. Ces annes voyager
m'ont combl de bonheur et ont donn un sens nouveau ma vie; le voyage
m'a ouvert aux autres. Partout o j'allais, je ctoyais les populations locales, je
mangeais comme eux, j'adoptais leur rythme de vie. mon retour Montral,
je pris une grande dcision, celle d'ouvrir ma propre auberge de jeunesse.
J'avais alors 25 ans. Cela tait une faon pour moi de continuer voyager. 20
ans se sont coules 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 franais, le wolof et l'anglais. Je ralise quel
point ils sont choys de ctoyer en permanence diffrentes cultures, le monde
vient eux! J'aime mon travail, il me procure beaucoup de bonheur et me
permet d'tre un homme culturellement et humainement .riche.
-Couba @ L'quipe du Gte, Montral (Gte 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~!!
Chateu Bahia
www.chateaubahia.com
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Espace Globetrotter Auberge Internationale

Auberge Internationale Le Tangon
Auberge Festive Sea Shack
Auberge de Tadoussac
Auberge Internationale, 307 St-Germaine Est, Rimouski, Qubec
Tel: (418) 725-4600 Toll-free: 1-888-725-4603
Courriel:
Site web:
Popular Activities: Visit Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer, Excursions
l'le Saint-Barnab, Visit Jardins de Mtis/ Reford Gardens
180 Boulevard Perron, Sainte-Flicit (secteur Matane), Qubec
Tel: (418) 733-8182 Toll-free: 1-877-733-8182
Courriel:
Site web:
Les Activits Populaires: Randonne pied, Observation de la faune
et de la flore, Randonne pdestre guid
555 Ave Cartier, Sept-les, Quebc
Tel: (418) 962-8180
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Festivals, Boating, Hiking
292, Boul. Perron Est,Ste-Anne-Des-Monts, Qubec
Tel: (418) 763-2999 Toll-free: 1-866-963-2999
Courriel:
Site web:
158 Rue du Bateau Passeur, Tadoussac, Qubec
Tel: (418) 235-4372
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Whale Watching, Bear Watching, Snowsports
paulmorritz@hotmail.com
www.espace-globetrotter.com
info@manoirdessapins.com
www.manoirdessapins.com
tangon@globetrotter.net www.aubergeletangon.com
reservations@aubergefestive.com
www.aubergefestive.com
ajt@ajtadou.com www.ajtadou.com
Auberge de Jeunesse du Manoir des Sapins
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Rimouski
Sainte-Flicit (secteur Matane)
Sept-les
Ste-Anne-Des-Monts
Tadoussac
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En 1972, la culture paix et amour a
inspir l'Auberge de la Paix dans le
Vieux Qubec.
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. Andr Lebeuf (au centre), salue avec deux
voyageurs l'auberge. Le neveu de M. Lebeuf, Alain
Laflamme, gre maintenant l'Auberge avec la mme
mentalit de paix et d'amour. Il a soumis cette photo en
mmoire des origines de l'Auberge.
In the photo above, the founder of Auberge de la Paix, M.
Andr Lebeuf (middle), solutes with two travellers at the
hostel. M. Lebeufs nephew, Alain Laflamme, presently
operates the hostel with the same mind to Peace and
Love, and has submitted this photo in tribute to the
hostels 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 Territory
Tel: (867) 456-BEEE (2333)
Email: Website:
Popular Activities: Outdoor Activities, Relaxing, History, Art, and Beer
5051 5th Ave., Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Tel: (867) 456-2722
Email: Website:
yukonhostels@yahoo.ca www.yukonhostels.com
hostel@klondiker.com www.bzkneez.com
info@leaddoginn.com www.leaddoginn.com
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Whitehorse
Yukon
Dawson City
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
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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!
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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 dont have to use an online booking agent!
www.backpackers.ca