Travel is always a good idea. It broadens your horizons, it helps you appreciate the world we live in and enables you to see things from a new perspective. And where could be a better place to explore than Canad – known for its breathtaking natural beauty, bustling cities and everything in between.
It doesn’t matter if you were born and raised in Canada or are visiting from overseas, there’s more to see and do than you could ever get through in a lifetime. So don’t let money hold you back, travel on a budget if it’s the only way you can and make amazing memories. Here are a few ways you can travel Canada on a shoestring.
Going backpacking is always going to be one of the cheapest ways to travel, and Canada is the perfect country to explore as a backpacker. There’s a huge variety of stunning nature and bustling cities to get your teeth into, but it’s a very safe and friendly place to visit, meaning it’s great for even those that are new to this kind of travel. You can find campsites and hostels to stay in which only cost a few dollars, or you could hire or buy a campervan to get around more easily, before exploring each area on foot. As a backpacker you can eat cheaply by filling your pack each day with essentials from grocery stores. You can have fun finding cheap eats from all kinds of places and enjoy making it part of the experience.
Utilise the Bus Service
Canada is well connected, and it’s easy to travel around using buses. If you look at companies like TourExpress bus service you can see that all of the main cities are connected via bus routes. This makes it incredibly easy to hop around and see lots of places without spending a huge amount of money. Some bus journeys can be really scenic and unlike when you’re driving, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the views. In fact, the journey can be just as enjoyable as exploring the destination! We recommend TourExpress.ca for your Ottawa to montreal bus travel.
Find Cheap or Free Things to do
Travelling on a budget means being smart with the activities you do, and if you look carefully you’ll find that there are lots of free and cheap things to do in most places- Canada is no different. Day passes for National Parks only cost a few dollars and they give you a day to explore stunning nature and scenery. For a little extra you can hire boats, bikes and other kinds of equipment in most parks. If you’re travelling the cities, plenty of museums and galleries are free to visit, or you can find passes. For example, if you have a City of Ottawa Library Card, get the Access Pass from your library to get free admission to partnered museums, galleries and other sites of interest.
Are you planning on travelling Canada in the future? How will you keep your trip as budget friendly as possible?