Discover Canada on a BudgetCanada is one of the fastest growing economies in the world right now. With a booming job market and real estate industry, the value of the Canadian dollar has risen dramatically over the last few years. The fact that it's nearly matched to the U.S. dollar has given many potential American visitors reason to give a Canada vacation a hesitant thought. But in reality, Canada is the perfect place to visit if you're looking for an economical vacation for the family. In Canada, many of the best things about the country are free, like the open parks and vast wilderness. Even though the value of the Canadian dollar is near to our own, you can still find the best deals on Canada hotels, airfare and attractions to help stretch your money the farthest. If you are looking for a memorable, yet affordable vacation, then discover Canada on a budget!
Budget Flights to Canada
Canada is home to a great many airports which accept international flights from the United States. However, the three main airports are located in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver and they see the majority of the traffic. The smaller airports are the ones found in Halifax, Moncton, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Victoria. Depending on where you plan to visit, the odds are that your flight to Canada will arrive at an airport in one of these cities.
In order to get the best airfare to fit your budget, always compare rates online and try to stay away from traveling on weekends. These are the two best methods to finding cheap flights to Canada.
Budget Hotels in Canada
The country has ten provinces and each has its own world-class Canada hotels in addition to many budget hotels. For example, Toronto has many motels where you can spend the night for only $60 to $80, and if that's too much, you can always grab a bed at one of the hostels for around $30 a night. Likewise, Vancouver, Canada has its own share of popular hostels or you can get an affordable room at the Columbia Hotel or the London Guard Motor Inn.
With hostels in each of the major cities across Canada, there's always an affordable place to rest your head and meet some new friends.
Eating on a Budget in Canada
While you may want to forego the very expensive best dining in Canada or the award-winning French restaurants, you can still grab some good food throughout country where you can fill up your belly and not empty out your wallet. Some of the common inexpensive eateries up north are Tim Hortons, Harvey's and La Belle Province.
Places to See in Canada on a Budget
Of course, the natural beauty of Canada is always free to enjoy on your visit. Niagara Falls is another popular tourist stop where it doesn't cost a penny to behold, besides the price for parking. Many cities within Canada offer inexpensive attractions like museums and aquariums where the family can spend the day just for the price of admission. Plus, with 3.5 million square miles of wilderness to explore, you can spend a lot of time enjoying yourself with little more than a camera and a hiking stick!