British Columbia Hostels


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Vancouver has got to be one of the best cities on earth. Too many people stop here for just a few days on the way to other places -- give yourself a little longer here and you won't want to leave. The best thing I did here was a speedboat trip up Indian Arm from Deep Cove on the North Shore -- get six other people …
Kelowna is a great place -- the Okanagan has the most beautiful scenery of anywhere I've been in the world, crystal clear lakes perfect for swimming on hot summer days and amazing desert and mountain scenery. Too many people pass straight through on the way to places like Banff, but make sure to give yourself a few …
You'll have the time of your life in Whistler!
The Okanagan is the most beautiful place I've been to on the planet. Crystal clear lakes perfect for swimming in the hot summer days and spectacular desert and mountain scenery. It is too often passed up for the tourist traps of the rockies, but make sure to include at least a few days here, and Penticton is the best …
The skimboarding at Roberts Creek is amazing.
I am from Germany and I visited Nelson this year with my whole class for 2 months. It was the graetest time I ever had. Thank you. I really enjoyed the trip and love this small town. I live in Hamburg, that's a really big town, with 2 million people. So I hope I can visit Nelson again!!!
I lived in Squamish for almost a year and loved it! The climbing is amazing, the people are friendly! Also, for great food and drinks, check out the Brew Pub!
Fernie is simply a great place to get away from all of the garbage. The town has a wicked ora to it and is very laid back, great mountain biking and hiking. Both Same Sun and the Raging Elk hostels rock and keep the town cool. Have fun... and I'm coming back.
Located on the beautiful Lake Okanagan and nestled among the mountains is the stunning town of Kelowna. Perhaps most famous for its skiing during the winter months at Big White Ski Resort, there is also much to offer around this region in the summer months. The Okanagan region is renowned for its fresh produce, so …
The stunning Tofino is a small town on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It has some great hostels, and some amazing views over the many mountains and islands that surround the town. There are an abundance of things to do here -- the most popular of which is surfing. People come from across Canada to hit the surf in …
Revelstoke has to be the best-kept secret -- it's slowly becoming more popular -- in the Canadian Rockies, and it's great for snowboarding and a good place to go if you want to stay in a hostel. Unlike other ski areas around the Rockies, Revelstoke (or Revy, as it is known around the ski/snowboarding world) is not a …
Port Hardy is located in the northeast of Vancouver Island in the British Columbia region of Canada. The port town is located in the midst of various wildness trails, including the BC Marine Trail and the North Coast Trail. It is also a popular spot for camping trips, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, bird …
Invermere is a small town located on the banks of Lake Windermere in the Columbia Valley, British Columbia. Although it's only a small town, there is a wide range of dining on offer as well as many fast food outlets plus supermarkets and shopping, and is a a place where you will find a hostel. The town also has a small …
Nelson is a town in the beautiful Kootenays region of southeastern British Columbia. The town has a nice historic look, with what you could describe as a hippie vibe, so it makes sense you would be able to find a hostel here. This is a great town in which to base yourself if you want to explore the great range of …
Port Alberni is the halfway town between Tofino and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. You will find it nestled along the river and in among the mountains of the area. Because of the stunning natural features surrounding Port Alberni, there is an abundance of outdoor activities in which you can partake here, including ATV …
Victoria, the capital of the province of British Columbia, has also been called the City of Gardens, and for good reason. During the summer, the street lamps are hung with specially crafted flower baskets, and one of the city's star attractions, Butchart Gardens, is in full bloom. With a population of just over three …
Nanaimo is the second largest city on Vancouver Island and one of the towns that has a ferry that frequents the island from Vancouver. To get to Nanaimo, there is also a sea plane company that flies out of Richmond or Vancouver airport for a fairly reasonable price in comparison to some of the bus companies if you book …
Vancouver is a backpacker's paradise: large city, small carbon footprint, ocean access, a couple dozen hostels, and plenty of things to do! And there are plenty of Vancouver hostels as well. You’re bound to meet plenty of people in a city with a population of about 600,000. Although it’s already one of the “greenest” …
Squamish is an ex-logging town, located on the Sea to Sky Highway, about an hour north of Vancouver. It makes sense that would find hostels here since the town is known as the "Recreational Capital of British Columbia” due to the close proximity to many hiking, biking, and climbing trails, as well as the proximity to …
Whistler is one of the most famous winter sports resorts in Canada, if not the world. Located 123km from Vancouver along the Sea-to-Sky highway, Whistler was the host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. You'll find a choice of several Whistler hostels for your stay. Although a popular destination in Summer months also …