When it comes to Canada’s most budget-friendly destinations, go urban! There are plenty of incredible home rentals you can enjoy in city settings all across the country. From the east coast to the west, here are Canada’s most affordable destinations.
Québec City. You may be surprised to find that Québec City can be a budget destination! Yes, it has some of Canada’s best high-end dining and accommodations, but it also offers excellent budget alternatives. When you’re getting around Québec City, simply hop on a VIA train for cheap transport. Or let your own two feet take you where you want to go – the city is particularly compact. Québec City also has great activity deals, from coupons to free activities like Battlefields Park.
Montréal. While not as inexpensive as Ottawa or Calgary, Montréal is still a great budget destination. You can get a museum and transport pass for pretty much the entire city at just $80 for three days! If you eat and drink from five to seven (cinq-à-sept), you can enjoy happy hour discounts.
Ottawa. You can stay as low as $30 per night per person in a rented house! Besides this, Ottawa has plenty of affordable food and activity options within its city limits. Head for the Rideau Canal for great walking and biking paths, and purchase fresh ingredients at the farmer’s markets. To get around Ottawa inexpensively, you can purchase a DayPass from the OC Transpo system.
Edmonton. A trip to Edmonton can significantly decrease the price tag on your summer vacation. There are many free and inexpensive activities that you can find throughout the city. On the last Thursday of each month, you can get free admission to the Art Gallery of Alberta. All summer, you can take free walking tours (although you are expected to tip your guide at the end). Whenever the sun’s out, head to the botanical gardens. You can even take a free light saber training session in Edmonton!
Calgary. Calgary is another great budget city for Canadian vacationers. In fact, many of its most iconic attractions cost under $20! You can get a bird’s eye view of the city in Calgary Tower for $18 per adult and $9 per child, or go even less expensive with a $10 trip to the Military Museum of Calgary. There are dozens of interesting things to do for prices as low as these.
Nanaimo. Beautiful Nanaimo’s harbour-side community is the perfect place to spend a quiet vacation. This area is a good budget break from the bigger metropolises that occupy the other spots on this list. One thing that makes Nanaimo the perfect place to go for an inexpensive trip is that it has a great balance of low-cost accommodations plus the beauty of the great outdoors. You can hang out here for days without spending an extra cent on excursions. Just grab your hiking boots and get out to the trails! Westwood Lake and Morrell Sanctuary are great places to start.
Cottage country awaits in the Canadian great outdoors. CanadaStays can help you find the perfect Montreal condo rental or even try a renting a chalet in Quebec City to best suit the needs for your family. Plan your march break vacation today and even browse through tons of vacation rentals in Canada.