Everyone goes on holiday and we all know that holidays can be expensive so I’ve put some ideas together that could help you think about getting away locally in Canada for cheap instead of flying out internationally.
Whether you want a city break, or a countryside getaway, Canada can offer you everything you desire. Not all holidays require a mortgage, there a plenty of activities all over Canada that can provide your family with fun memories for a life time. With 10 provinces to choose from, this beautiful country can offer you anything from the French speaking province of Quebec, to the stunning destination of Niagara Falls.
Quebec – With gorgeous landscapes and Parisian style towns, you can have an historical and cultured trip to remember. Visit the Old Port markets for all the local cuisines and produce, experience Montreal the way the locals do. From fresh seasonal fruits to homemade Québécoise food, this beautiful city offers traditions that have been around for centuries.
British Columbia – If you’re a lover of art and antiques; Victoria is the city to vacation. The Royal BC museum is the home to British Columbia’s great history and art, take a trip here for a full day of fun and inspiring history of this incredible province.
Alberta – if you’re feeling outdoorsy, the Rocky Mountains is the place for you. The breathtaking sights are not to be missed, take a scenic drive through the trails and finish off with a great camping weekend. Why not try new things like hiking or fishing, escape the rush of a city against some of the world’s most naturally beautiful settings.
Nova Scotia - Just on the edge of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the thrill of kayaking in the Bay of Fundy will fulfill your adventurous side. There’s something here for everyone, whether you’re a professional kayak-er or have never stepped foot in an ocean, enjoy yourself and be adventurous!
Ontario – Fly-in fishing, hunting and motorcycling are just a handful of outdoor activities that you can enjoy on a vacation to Ontario. Sleep under the stars on acamping trip in one of 300 camping sites in this province; just don’t forget a sleeping bag!
- Niagara Falls: If you haven’t been yet, now’s your chance. Go to the places you never really got around to see. Don’t miss out on the spectacular views, it’s not just a waterfall, it’s an experience, with everything from fast food chains and Ripley’s believe it or not to wedding venues and water sports, Niagara Falls is something you’ll remember for a lifetime
- Toronto: You don’t have to splash out for this city break, not everyone can afford the luxurious shops at Bloor- Yorkville. At Kensington market you can have fun shopping without having to worry about labels, with independent designers and vintage shops, you are guaranteed to find some of the best bargains in the city.
A good holiday shouldn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, there’s so much amazing sights to see in Canada, why go abroad when you haven’t fully experienced your own back garden!
Helen Lambert is a traveling enthusiast and has a frugal sense for saving money wherever possible. In her spare time she loves reading, swimming and playing guitar. She wrote this article on behalf to Dollars Direct based in Canada.