Travel Tips: Budget Travel in Canada

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Canada is a country that is well-known for its interesting, diverse, and beautiful cities, warm and friendly people, and varied striking landscapes. Canada is endowed with the icy lands of Yukon, the coastal areas of the east, the rugged mountains of Calgary, and Vancouver’s rainforests, to name just a few of the large country’s highlights. Many people often assume that Canada is rather a pricey destination and it is, sadly, often omitted when people are planning their round-the-world adventures. This needn’t be true though; take a peek at these tips for budget travel in Canada and get set for a terrific vacation filled with amazing discoveries and experiences:

Make the Most of Hostels

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In Canada, your stay can turn out to be a really economical if you choose to stay in hostel dorm rooms instead of hotels. This will usually slash your accommodation costs to around 30 to 70 CAD per night.

Try Some DIY Cooking

While staying in hostels you will often have use of a kitchen. Try to cook for yourself for at least a few meals of the week, perhaps sharing with other travellers to split the costs and the effort. You can use the refrigerator to keep goodies for breakfast, and maybe even prepare a packed lunch to take out with you for the day.

If you don’t feel like cooking though, there’s no need to fret – Canada has many excellent budget pubs and cafes. Also, cheap sandwich shops can also offer you lovely treats for 13 CAD or less, great for lunchtime or a mid-morning brunch.

Be Transportation Smart

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Getting around Canada without a car can be tricky at times. However, renting a car and adding on fuel prices can quickly burn a hole in your pocket. Instead of opting for a personal mode of transportation, try using local trains, metro, trams etc. Also, if you feel that having a car is essential, try to find other travellers who you can split the costs with. It might also be worth looking into car-sharing / car-pooling availability in a particular area.

Save Money by Using Coupons

Today, it is possible to find a large number of fantastic deals on accommodation, food, transport, activities, and other things through online portals like Groupon, Airbnb etc. Look for ones that are big in Canada and get coupon collecting! Even just 10% off a meal here and there saves money, leaving you with more funds to enjoy your trip. You can sometimes score deals of up to 40-50% off travel packages that include your stay plus food and some recreational activities.

Make the Most of the Summer Festivals

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If you are planning a holiday in Canada during the summer months, be sure to visit the wide range of cool outdoor festivals. You can find out more about upcoming local events in different parts of Canada at the local tourism centres. Some of the most popular outdoors events to attend in Canada are: Heritage Days (Edmonton), Caribana (Toronto), and Kits Days (Vancouver). What could be better than a fun day out? A free fun day out! Yes, most are totally free to enjoy!

See more of the world and make use of these budget travel tips for Canada – enjoy!

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