What can I expect from Canada?

Canada is one of the biggest and largest countries in the world. It is located in the Northern Hemisphere, so expect rather cool weather. Canada is also known for its warm and polite people. Besides its awesome weather and people, Canada has more to offer. It is surrounded by National Parks, Amusement areas, and highly urbanized cities. 

Since Canada is such a large state, you should determine what kind of activities you want to engage in, so you can filter which cities or towns you will be visiting. At the same time, do not limit yourself to what will make you comfortable. Try and visit places you would probably skip. It is an adventure anyway. 

This 2020, make sure to put Canada in your travel bucket list.

Things to See and Do in Canada

  • Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is not only located in the United States. Its other half is located in Toronto, Canada. This majestic fall boasts its rushing waterfalls, which you can visit up close. You may avail of the service of a ferry and join a group tour. You will be given a chance to experience how it feels to be near a strong current of water. 

  • Old Montreal

Old Montreal is a great place for strolling around. You would be able to see the Notre-Dame Basilica, Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, and Champ de Mars. This is also a place for an opportunity to learn more about the culture and art of the place. 

 It is an ideal place to visit when you are a family with toddlers or older people.

  • Lost Souls of Gastown

Lost Souls of Gastown offers a walking tour. It is perfect for people who wanted to try something new. In this tour, you are allowed to learn about the gruesome history of Victorian Gastown. It might be uncomfortable to some, however, it is a thrilling experience for others. Make sure to prepare your heart and soul as you step on the cobblestone path towards the dark past of Gastown.

  • Banff

Banff is a town in Alberta, Canada. It is known for being the home of multiple mountain peaks and Banff National Park. Banff is the perfect get-away place when you are craving to actively tour around town. Try hiking the trails of Banff National Park; visit the Bow Falls or go skiing during the winter months. 

However, do not forget to tour around town. Try their delicacies; talk to people; just walk around. There are a lot of gems you may ignore by just staying at your hotel. 

  • Vancouver

Vancouver is a coastal city in Canada. Known as the most ethnically diverse city, you can expect a ton of fusion of cultures, not only on food but on everything. This city is not merely a cold concrete jungle but is surrounded by thick forests, mountains, and beaches. Similar to Banff, this is a priority choice for people who wanted to engage in multiple activities rather than simply visiting them.

Typical Costs When Travelling

AccommodationIf you are going to stay in a hotel, the average accommodation cost for a modest one will be 65 Canadian dollars. If you decided to book a dorm room in a hostel, then you are looking at an average cost of 30 Canadian dollars.

FoodWhile the price may vary from city and towns, the average cost for food is around 38 Canadian dollars.

TransportationThe average local transportation cost would be around 24 Canadian dollars per day.   

Suggested daily budgetThe suggested daily budget for anyone traveling in Canada would be around 178 Canadian dollars. However, you may increase your budget to accommodate more activities. This is especially true for people who enjoy doing a ton of things.

Money Saving Tips

Be careful with the use of Debit and Credit Cards. If possible, try to stay with the use of cash. Some transactions may require a rather hefty processing charge.
If your hostel or hotel has an accessible kitchen space, then use it. You can save your money better when you prep the food yourself.
Besides that off-season is probably the best season to travel, you may check on affordable flight deals. Seriously, having been able to find a markdown ticket price will create more space in your budget to engage more in various activities. Also, try booking your flight to an alternate airport. It may be a little inconvenient, but if it can save you some extra bucks, why not.
A lot of establishments accept coupons. Small deal, but when these discounts pile up, it could save you one ticket to that ferry you wanted to go to.
If not a hassle for you, stay in small towns for the night. They tend to be cheaper and sometimes offer better services and toiletries.
  • As traveling becomes more accessible and convenient, almost anyone can travel from one point to another. Airline and hotel accommodations are more affordable than they were before. There are a lot of discounts, promos and group tours that encourage us

  • The world have more than enough to offer us awesome summer hot spots. However, why go outside the United States, when the country itself has more than a long list of Classic Summer Vacations to offer.

  • The United States of America is known as the “Land of the Free.” What makes the United States of America appealing to local and international tourists is the wide array of tourist spots, suitable to be visited during any seasons.


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