Backpacker Blog – Back at the ranch

Back at the ranch – a road into the Canadian backcountry The number of travellers heading off on seasonal gap years and volunteer programs has become a growing trend. In November, I embarked on a short-term work-travel visa to Canada, to experience this growing trend first hand. After a whirlwind trip and what felt like Read More »

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California Calling – Backpacker Blog

With winter in full swing in Canada, we’ve got inspiration here from backpacker, Remi, to set our sights south, to sunny California. Unlike the epic snowfall in Western Canada, Venice Beach, LA has warm days on the beach & in the skate park. If you feel California calling, visit our newest location at the Samesun Read More »

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Backpacker Collector Cards

  Get your exclusive Samesun Collector Cards right here! Final product will give you hours of fun swapping & trading with friends. Become part of our hostel family & get a personal record of your time at the best hostels in Canada. These are a great Christmas gift idea to make for your friends, or Read More »

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A tale of Tails – Backpacker Blog

  A Tale of Tails by Matthew Oliver Yarsley I heard a story today, a petrifying recount of one man’s dance with death. Not only did this story leave me unsettled, it also reiterated the cunning abilities of the animal kingdom. The protagonist in this ordeal is Mark Chantaj, a valued member of the Samesun Read More »

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Backpacker Blog – DRY ISLAND BUFFALO JUMP, ALBERTA

Thanks to Jessica, a passionate writer from Alberta,  for contributing to our backpacker blogs & sharing her love of the Canadian landscape. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– There is a narrow road off highway 21, near a Hutterite colony that sells the best chickens. Drive down that road around 20 kilometers and then look to the right—keep looking; don’t Read More »

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