Over 80 years of hostelling experience in Canada
Hostelling International-Canada (HI-Canada or HI-C) is a not-for-profit, member-based organization, and a national member of the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF - brand named "Hostelling International"), the largest travel association in the world. HI-Canada has now a network of 60 hostels, from coast to coast; some owned, some affiliated. All HI-Canada hostels are regularly inspected for high standards of cleanliness, safety, environmental sustainability and available facilities.
The practice of hostelling was brought to Canada more than 80 years ago, but HI-Canada's mission is much the same today: To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of peoples, places and cultures through hostelling. More on HI-Canada's History...
Hostelling International Membership
Membership is the heart and soul of hostelling. A membership with Hostelling International is more than just an affordable place to sleep on your travels. By joining our association of travellers, HI hostels will open the door to meeting new people, learning about amazing places and understanding different cultures. Your Hostelling International membership will help you see the world while supporting our mission.