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Exploring Canada is a marvelous experience because Canada is a country filled with classy cities, friendly people, diverse landscapes, rainforests, tundras, mighty hills and deserts. From the rocky beaches of the east coast to the chilly tundra of the Yukon, from the Calgary Mountains to the Vancouver rainforests, Canada is a country that not many can skip. Canada is a huge place and hence it makes for the best road trip country.
You can in fact spend a few months traveling from one end of Canada to the other. Nevertheless, it is still reported by several tourism agencies that Canada is an underrated destination. There are several reasons why the world loves Canadians. Visit their country to find out about them.
One added convenience is that you can now apply for Canadian ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) from their official website to transit the country and stay there for a longer time. This post is a Canadian travel guide that will help you plan the best vacation to the Great White North.
Here are the 5 top destinations that you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Canada.
If you thought Montreal is all about the Quebec province, you’re wrong as there’s more to it. The Old Town of Quebec City offers perfectly preserved 17th century architecture, paved walkways, North American fortresses and the popular cafe culture. Head out for the best drinks on Grand Allee and ride the ‘funiculaire’ straight from the Old Town to explore the roads of Chateau Frontenac.
The Icefields Parkway is a connection between Banff and Jasper. While on your way, stop along the Columbia Icefield which is a huge icefield that is home to 8 glaciers. Take a bus to travel to the Athabasca Glacier or go for a hike to walk, feel and drink pure water.
If you’re visiting during summer, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are few of the must-visit places. For someone who wishes to spend the vacation kayaking, hiking or relaxing by the calm sea watching whales, this is the ideal place to be.
The awesome city in Quebec offers a captivating insight into the French side of the country. An underground mall, European styled streets; interesting cuisine and jazz clubs make Montreal the most romantic and hippest cities of the country. After Vancouver, this will soon become your second-favorite spot.
Who doesn’t love Vancouver? You’ll love the way you can be downtown in a bustling metropolis and soon after be hiking on the mountains! Visit the Granville Island for open-air dining, spend a tranquil afternoon watching people in Stanley Park and head towards the city to check out some splendid scenery.
The accomodation rate may vary based on the city you’re living in. Nevertheless, calculating on an average, you’ll pay around $30 CAD ($22USD) for booking a dorm room. On the contrary, for booking a hotel room within a budget, you can expect to pay nearly $65 CAD ($48USD). In larger and more popular cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa, prices will skyrocket. The best thing about Canada is Airbnb is available all over the country. For a shared room, you may have to pay an average amount of $30 CAD/night. You also need to keep in mind that the smaller towns won’t give you myriad options.
As long as you plan to cook for yourself or you think of hitting the pubs, food can be cheap for you. On the contrary, a meal at the nearby restaurant will cost you about $20-40 CAD ($15-26USD). Fast food and cheap sandwiches are probably your best bet as they’ll cost you $13 CAD/meal. For cooking your own meal, you’ll have to pay somewhere between $50 and $75 CAD/week.
Canada has several outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, skiing, hiking, river rafting and snowboarding. Regardless of the part of the country you are in or the season during which you’re traveling, there’s always something to do in Canada. For getting access to permits for trail, you have to pay $20 CAD. Entrance fees of historic sites and museums vary around $15 CAD.
Considering the huge size of Canada, there are multiple tactics with the help of which you save money on your travel to Canada. Here are few general tips:
So, when you’re traveling to Canada, you need to remember several of the above listed things to make sure you have the safest and best vacation possible. Now that you’re familiar with all the vital tips on destinations, activities and budget, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head towards this marvelous country.
Daniel Moore is an experienced content writer. He is associated with many renowned travel blogs as a guest author where he shares his valuable travel tips with the audience.Back to overview
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