NewsBytes : pour le 1er  novembre 2022

How to travel comfortably without spending a penny on accommodations – The Globe and Mail

“Over the past decade, Lindblom and Dobson have visited New Zealand, Amsterdam, Sweden, Norway, Mexico, and different parts of Canada, all through home swaps.
You will enjoy reading this article promoting home exchanging, specifically quoting our organization and our cherished HomeLink Canada members Brian Lindblom and Nancy Dobson of Ottawa and their exchange partners Jean-Christian Auclair and Lyne Des Groseilliers of Québec City.
Courtesy of Emily Baron Cadloff, Special to The Globe and Mail, Published October 22, 2022.

How about a CANADA exchange this year?

A Canadian exchange could be a great opportunity to explore another part of our beautiful country. To do this, members need to add Canada (or specific locations/provinces/cities within Canada) to the Dates & Destinations section of your listing.

Many of our members have succeeded in making arrangements and swapping within Canada for the past three years. To make it easier for these members to find each other, we have posted a CANADA Exchange List in the “CANADA” section of our international website.

As a Canadian member you can notify us if you want your name included on this list.
Please CONTACT US with your full name/s as listed, plus your membership ID and location of your exchange home.

STAYCATION SUCCESS!  Here’s what our members are saying…

Victoria<->Whistler…an absolute pleasure to exchange, fantastic location
Québec City<->Austin…exemplary, warm, welcoming hosts
Austin<->Québec…Fantastic week, we’ll do the experience again every summer!
Sechelt<->Whistler Creekside Condo…great location spending time with our grandchildren
Vancouver<->Sechelt…Escaped from Vancouver for much needed rest & relaxation
Whistler<->Black Creek…beautiful & relaxing beachhome, listening to the ocean
Black Creek<->Whistler…relaxing getaway, walk to everything!
Saanich<->Nanaimo… perfect exploration of our own central Vancouver Island
Burlington<->Charltottetown…excellent exchange to see the East Coast
Vancouver<->Sechelt…loved our stay, welcome break from the city
Vancouver<->Cowichan Bay…Luxurious, comfortable, incredible views, so many attractions
Toronto<->Courtenay…lovely country setting, enjoyed day trips and visiting family
Courtenay<->Toronto & Sauble Beach…enjoyed our family gathering and homes away from home
Ottawa<->Campbell River…immaculate home, paradise for outdoor enthusiasts
Québec<->Toronto…large home, upscale area, easy access to city centre & many sites
Toronto<->Québec…immediately felt at home, excellent hosts & homeswappers
London<->Montreal…We enjoyed exploring Centre-Ville and sites. Fall colours were an additional bonus
Whistler<->Duncan…ideally suited to enjoy all the exciting day trips

Vacation in your home – but not in your own

Enjoying the best weeks of the year in other people’s homes and at the same time providing your own living space for the same purpose – that is the idea behind HomeLink, a non-profit association that offers a platform to all those willing to exchange for a membership fee.

The idea originated in New York in 1953, today the network is spread over 60,000 exchange offers in over 70 countries. Around 10 million exchanges have been organized so far. A 12-month membership costs about 150 Canadian Dollars, there are no additional costs if the living space is swapped. There is hardly any cheaper vacation.

BULLETIN issued to all HomeLink Canada members on March 15, 2020

Dear HomeLink Canada Members,

At the moment many of you may be concerned about the Coronavirus and the impact that may have on your HomeLinking travel plans and those of your exchange partner. HomeLink therefore suggests the following:

  1. that you first consider your own personal situation e.g. age, medical condition, the virus situation in the destination/country where you have arranged an exchange, and any special travel restrictions affecting you, etc.,
  2. discuss these considerations with your exchange partner and try to reach an arrangement as to how best to deal with the exchange, keeping in mind all local advice from the Health Authority and the Government.

Given this unprecedented occurrence, be assured that whatever agreement you reach with your exchange partner, there will be no negative consequences in relation to your status or membership with HomeLink.


Membership RENEWAL advisory issued to all current HomeLink members within 7 and 30 days of their membership term expiration.

Your current HomeLink membership will expire in 7 (or 30) days. Renew before your membership expiry date and benefit from our special renewal offers! Learn more by  clicking on RENEW.


Please note that our Renewal reminder emails are sent to members automatically prior to the expiry date of your membership, so we hope you are not offended at receiving them at this time.  They are sent to ensure that you are aware of the reduced renewal rate available to our valued members and to give you the option to renew.


If you have any questions relating to your exchanges please do contact us at or telephone us at 604-987-3262 and we will do our best to assist.

Best wishes,

Leanne and Jack “Dad” Graber
HomeLink Team Canada

Bienvenue à HomeLink !

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Leanne Graber
1707 Platt Crescent, North Vancouver BC V7J 1X9
Tel : 604-987-3262
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