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    New backpacker blogs tell the real stories of what it’s like to be a backpacker through Canada & the world. Read about how the places you visit change you & the people you meet become your best friends, what traveling alone really feels like & how to make the most of 24 hours in a foreign city.

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    4/20 Funky Reggae party

    Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It’s not just entertainment. There’s an idea behind it, a way of life behind the music, which is a positive way of life. which is a progressive way of life for better people. – Ziggy marley It’s 4/20 in the beaver so come on down and celebrate with a more »


    Come down for a crazy Saturday night and hear some of the best (and worst) singing voices from around the world. It’s Karaoke night! Where the amount of talent you have is closely linked to the amount of drinks you have had. The party kicks off at 10pm sharp.

    Beer Pong

    As a wise man once said: “Son, when you participate in sporting events, it’s not whether you win or lose… it’s how drunk you get.”    — Homer Simpson   Come to the Beaver bar to play the classic sport ‘Beer Pong’ and test out Homers theory for yourself. Hosted by the Kitchen staff Shawn and Camille more »

    Banff Bingo Night

    Got Balls!? We do! Great big round Bingo balls!! Bingo night is your chance to join in one of the greatest british traditions of all time! Gone are the days of Bingo being reserved for the likes of your Grandmother and her pals! Join your English Bingo host Gaz for a game of rowdy Bingo more »

    7 reasons we love spring in the Rockies

    Spring riding in the Rockies Backpackers flock to our Banff hostel year round, but there is something special about the spring season. Here’s our top 7 reasons to get your little snow bunny behinds up to Banff, get a spring riding pass and weekly rate at our Banff hostel, and make the most of spring in the Rockies! 1. The more »

    Trivia Night Banff

    What is the only fruit to have its seeds on the outside? What colour is a number 5 ball in pool? What is Chief Wiggum’s first name in the Simpsons? In which US city did gangster Al Capone commit most of his crimes? According to scholars, how old was Jesus when he was crucified: 18, 25, more »

    Banff Hot Springs

     Join Sam on an evening soak in the naturally heated mineral waters of Banff hot springs, the perfect way to soothe those aches and pains from the ski hills! $12 for admission and return transportation and all participants receive 10% off in the bar afterwards for a game of trivia!!

    Falling in love while backpacking

    kissing at a backpackers THE REAL REASON PEOPLE GO BACKPACKING After 18 years in the backpacking industry & hosting millions of travellers every year, Samesun has seen many love stories develop between it’s walls (and possible on it’s floors too). Let’s be honest, that’s one of the reasons people love to stay in hostels – you get the chance more »

    Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

    Bring in Christmas with us while wearing your ugliest most fantastic Christmas sweaters!! Turn up for a turkey dinner for $6.50 before the christmas songs and partying get underway!! Dinner served from 5pm until 10pm        

    Winter in Canada: 15 tips for survival

    how to dress for winter in Canada Check out these tips from an Aussie that came to travel Canada, and who’s short winter vacation has turned into a permanent new home while learning from the locals how to make the most of winter in Canada. Get prepared for winter vacations in North America and travel Canada in comfort with this “Survive winter more »
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