Canada is a dream destination for many travel lovers. It offers a diverse landscape, such as mountains, deserts, rainforests, and tundras. Plus, it has busy, yet welcoming cities, and the people here are friendly.
The country is big, and with so many sights to see, you will keep on coming back for more. The best thing about the place is that it is no sweat to acquire a working holiday visa to Canada, making the paperwork easy if you want to stay for the long term.
Travel Cost Ideas
Accommodation rates in the country vary depending on what city you have chosen to stay in. To give you an idea, the average price of staying in a budget hotel room would cost around $48 USD, while staying in a hostel or dorm is less expensive and it can cost about $22 USD.
Of courses, prices are higher at larger cities such as Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. You can avail of Airbnb accommodation anywhere you are in the country. This is more convenient and cheaper than budget hotels.
For shared rooms, the rate per night is usually at around $22 USD, and the rate is at around $60 USD if you will stay in an apartment or home. Expect fewer options when you are in smaller towns, but it is still easy to find cheap motels or hotels owned by some locals.
Many areas in the country have the perfect spots for camping with prices ranging from $7 to 22 USD per night depending on the grounds. It is advisable to book early, especially if you plan a trip during the peak season (June to August) when major campgrounds get sold out fast.
Pubs are your best option if you want to save up on food expenses. Better yet, you can choose to cook your own meals. The average price of a meal from a restaurant ranges from $15 to 30 USD. You can get cheaper meals at fast food or sandwich shops at around $10. If you are going to stay longer, it is best to cook your own food. This will require a weekly budget of $25 to 50 USD.
What to Do
You will never run out of activities to do no matter where you are in the country. You have many options if you love water sports, such as white-water rafting, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. You can also check out historic sites and museums with entrance fees starting at $11 USD.
It is cheaper to stay at smaller cities, such as Quebec, St. John’s, and Halifax, and even less expensive at rural areas. Nonetheless, it might cost you more when it comes to exploring the place.
For backpackers, a budget of $60 USD is enough if you don’t spend a lot on food, accommodation, and transportation. If you can afford a luxury tour, expect a daily budget of around $350 USD, inclusive of guided tours, dine-in meals, car rental, and nice accommodations. A mid-range daily budget is at around $130, which is inclusive of fast-food meals, taking the bus in between destinations, and budget hotels.