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Live & Volunteer with us!

Comfortable Stay! Our volunteers will be staying in a 4 bed mixed dormitory complete with their own locker, private bunk with privacy curtains, outlet, shelf, air conditioning and extra gear storage space in our warehouse. Breakfast and Stipend Every morning enjoy our full continental breakfast, bottomless coffee, and a small weekly stipend for your lunch […]

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Oh my god, Oh my god, What shag do I go to? What house party? What bar? So many decisions, ALWAYS! The worrrrst on the busiest night of the year. So let’s make ONE of your decisions the safest and smartest. Stay with us downtown this year with a huge discount and skip the non-existent […]

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They are coming…

December 27, 2018. Where did the time go? As I sit here going through eight hours of Digital Main Street Video tutorial for a much needed marketing grant, the video on blogging really struck a chord and I will be blogging much more frequently. Somehow in this slower season we are extreme busy bodies trying […]

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The Path of Our Destination is Not Always a Straight One

It is November 20, and the snow is falling beautifully outside and the temperatures are dropping consistently.  With the colder temperatures arriving and being in a transition period from our first successful summer and fall, we find ourselves in a time of reflection and calm as we wait to see what old man winter will […]

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Well, it has been an insane 1.5 years. There has been lots of blood, shirts lost to sweat, and tears that were blinding; but we never gave up. Someone out there has been watching very closely and all of a sudden we are nominated for “New Business of The Year”. Whoever you are, thank you […]

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PROMO CODE: THEHUNGER valid for this Friday and Saturday only.

Come to the event everyone waits ALL YEAR for in downtown Thunder Bay, Ontario – THE HUNGER 13. Book on our website and use promocode THEHUNGER and receive a discount for stays on Friday or Saturday night. HAPPY HALLLOWEEN.  

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A Gathering of The Great Lake Surfers – Waasaashkaa

Did you know you could surf on the greatest fresh water lake on the planet, Lake Superior? You definitely can a few times a year… but it is this season we are currently in when the gales start to form and the waves start to curl. We are proud of our northern outdoor adventure activities […]

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Before and After – The Making of a Hostel in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Finally, a little glimpse into what it takes to build a hostel after all this time! If you have been following our instagram and facebook @thehavenhostel, surely you have seen some funny moments over the last year that tell a visual story of flipping a massive property into a beautiful little adventure hub that opened […]

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Ontario Disc Golf Tournament, Right Deadly 7, – Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Thunder Bay Disc Golf Association will be hosting the 7th Annual competetive disc golf tournament, Right Deadly 7, on September 22-23, 2018 right in our very own backyard! Birch Point Bayview Dragon Hills With some incredible out of town players that are PDGA ranked, coming from places like Minneapolis, Minnesota, the stoke is high. […]

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An Anonymous call from Connecticut

I only wish (which is totally backwards as a new business owner), that I did not have an eager person who wanted to book on the other line as a gentle soul called to simply say “Congratulations, and thank you for doing what you do”. I am sorry I did not catch your name. I […]

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