Budget Holidays in Canada

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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!

Author Bio

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.

Comments

  1. These are all great places- I think I’ve been to all of them. I just went to Niagara Falls this past weekend. Lousy weather, but still lots to see and do!
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  2. I love Canada! I’ve only been to Ontario once, but I’d love to go again in the future.
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  3. We love Quebec City! You can have superb coffee there that tastes better than Starbucks! You can practice your high school French with friendly restaurant staff who are very happy to help you with your phrases. The old town is wonderful and the view of the St. Lawrence soul-soothing. Highly recommended!!! Much cheaper than going to France & so charming.
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  4. We love Quebec City! You can have superb coffee there that tastes better than Starbucks! You can practice your high school French with friendly restaurant staff who are very happy to help you with your phrases. The old town is wonderful and the view of the St. Lawrence soul-soothing. Highly recommended!!! Much cheaper than going to France & so charming.
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  5. We love Quebec City! You can have superb coffee there that tastes better than Starbucks! You can practice your high school French with friendly restaurant staff who are very happy to help you with your phrases. The old town is wonderful and the view of the St. Lawrence soul-soothing. Highly recommended!!! Much cheaper than going to France & so charming.
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  6. I’ve been to Quebec City and it’s a beautiful place, though not terribly friendly if your French is not so good. I would definitely suggest going for the summer music festival – that’s why I went and for less than $100 for the ticket, I got five days of music and saw huge bands like Rush, Black Eyed Peas, Apocalyptica, Billy Talent and Rammstein. :) I stayed at a hostel in the old town and it was super cheap!
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  7. There’s a ton of things to do in Canada, and you don’t even have to look around very hard.

    - A weekend in the niagara region/wine country.
    - Ottawa in the summer (Canada day in Ottawa rocks)
    - take a day and go charter fishing in the great lakes, or book a weekend in the early winter in the bay of quinte.
    - you mentioned camping. This is Canada – as long as you don’t get too hung up on having a shower in an actual ‘shower’, you don’t have to go to a campground. There’s a gazillion acres of crown land available where you can camp for a week beside a pristine lake without cost, and spend the day swimming and wandering nature. Lots of crown land a few hours north of toronto alone, and likely the same with other large metropolitan areas.

    And you missed PEI :). We can drive all the way there now, now that they have a bridge. Maybe I’m getting old, because I remember having to take the ferry. PEI is a great place to cycle around as well – the inner part of the island is beautiful.
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