Hostel World

Hostelworld Group is the largest online hostel-booking platform, sparking social experiences around the world.

Hostelworld has over nine million reviews across 35,000 properties in more than 170 countries, making the brand the leading online hub for social travel. The website and mobile app operates in 19 different languages.

HI Hostels Canada

Hostelling International Canada is part of the world’s largest hostel network made up of 3,300 hostels in 89 countries. Fifty-five of those hostels are right here in Canada, from the Pacific to the Atlantic.

Samesun Backpacker Lodges

Samesun backpacker hostels bring the world together! Top Rated backpacker hostels in Vancouver, Montreal, Banff, Kelowna, Canada & Venice Beach, USA.


Airbnb is an online marketplace and hospitality service, enabling people to lease or rent short-term lodging including vacation rentals, apartment rentals, homestays, hostel beds, or hotel rooms.

Trip Advisor

TripAdvisor, Inc., is an American travel and restaurant website company providing hotel and restaurant reviews, accommodation bookings and other travel-related content. It also includes interactive travel forums. is a travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine for lodging reservations of Dutch origin. Since 2005, it has been owned and operated by United States-based The Priceline Group.


Couchsurfing International Inc. operates, a hospitality service and social networking website. The website provides a platform for members to stay as a guest at someone’s home, host travelers, meet other members, or join an event.

Guide Books

Lonely Planet Canada

Lonely Planet Canada is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the grandeur of the Rockies, marvel at the totem pole carvings of the Haida people, or hit the powdery slopes on the outskirts of Vancouver; all with your trusted travel companion.

Rough Guide To Canada

With plenty of recommendations for things to see and do, from Toronto and Montreal to Vancouver, and from the east coast to the far north, you’ll discover all the best this country has to offer.

This guide is packed with practical advice on exploring Canada’s great outdoors, from hiking or skiing in the Rockies to canoeing through British Columbia’s lakes, and from whale watching to looking out for grizzly bears. Whether you’re camping in one of the many beautiful national parks, heli-skiing in the mountains, or going in search of the northern lights, this book will give you all the practical advice you need for an amazing adventure.

The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences

Most Canadians think of travel as a way to escape the snow, cold, and dreary winter skies. But Robin Esrock loves all that our western provinces have to offer visitors, and so will you! The Great Western Canada Bucket List highlights the best travel experiences to be had on Canada’s West Coast.

Tour Companies

Moose Travel Network

Canada’s leading adventure bus company for backpackers, students and “young at heart” travelers. Jump on a Moose trip to see breathtaking iconic Canadian vistas and wildlife such as bears, beavers, and wolves in their natural habitat. Swim in a clear lake, sit around a campfire, go rafting on a wild river, watch whales breach in the ocean, enjoy the nightlife and much, much more!

Moose Travel Network offers tours in both Eastern and Western Canada. We’ve chosen the very best from these regions so you will get the top highlights as well as some off the beaten track spots too.

West Trek Tours

West Trek is a budget tour provider based in Vancouver, Canada. We are a company driven to provide the best travel experience for the best value. With over 10 Canadian and American destinations – including the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains – we have a travel experience for everyone.


Air Canada

Air Canada is the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada. The airline, founded in 1937, provides scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 182 destinations worldwide.


WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canadian low-cost airline founded in 1996. It began as a low-cost alternative to the country’s competing major airlines.


Skyscanner is a travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine. The website is owned by Ctrip since November 2016, the largest travel company in China.

Cheap Flights

Compare cheap flights and research airline tickets and travel prices to worldwide destinations


Momondo is a travel fare aggregator and travel fare metasearch engine. Momondo also operates a travel information blog, Inspiration. The website is part of the subsidiary of The Priceline Group.


VIA Rail

Via Rail Canada is an independent Crown corporation, subsidized by Transport Canada, mandated to offer intercity passenger rail services in Canada.

Greyhound Bus

Greyhound Lines, Inc., usually shortened to Greyhound, is an intercity bus common carrier serving over 3,800 destinations across North America.

Wicked Campervans

Campervan hire in USA and Canada. Wicked offers budget camper van rental in North America for backpackers on a budget.

Travel Insurance

World Nomads

Travel Insurance designed by travellers for Canada. Buy, extend & claim online. Trusted by Lonely Planet

Globelink Backpacker Insurance

Cheap travel insurance and holiday insurance and backpacker travel insurance for travellers and holidaymakers living in the UK or other European Union Countries is offered to you by Globelink International.


WWOOF Canada

WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Canada (WWOOF™ Canada) is part of a worldwide movement linking visitors with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange thereby helping to build a sustainable global community.


HelpX is an online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.

Travel Gear

Mountain Equipment Co-op

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is a Canadian consumers’ cooperative that sells outdoor recreation gear and clothing exclusively to its members. MEC is notable for its commitment to environmental protection and other causes.[1] As a co-op, MEC sells only to customers who hold a lifetime membership, which is technically a share and can be purchased by anyone for $5. MEC bills itself as Canada’s largest supplier of outdoor equipment. Since its founding in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1971, MEC has expanded across Canada and now operates stores in 22 cities. Once catering to mountaineers and climbers, MEC now targets a broader clientele. This is evidenced by changes in its marketing imagery, which historically focused on high level climbing and alpinist imagery. MEC has over 4.3 million members in Canada and internationally.