Doing Canada on a Budget

    Deciding what to do on your Canadian vacation is not easy, there are so many places to go and so many things to do, that planning can become a little overwhelming. Factor in your budget needs and the planning phase of your vacation can be a real train wreck. Here are some locations around Canada that are fun and exciting for kids and adults alike that won’t break the bank. All you have to do is find the cheapest flight available, pick any destination from the following list, and you’ll be on your way to a fun, affordable adventure!

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    Kamloops, British Columbia

    The trick of planning a budget vacation is not finding a place to go, there are so many that you could hardly go wrong with any choice, but to find a place that offers activities to do during the day and night that are relatively inexpensive. The city of Kamloops provides various activities during the day that are fun and cheap. Take your family onto the 2141 Heritage Steam Train, where you and the family can enjoy a real ride with a staged train robbery, and it only costs approximately $17/ adult (less for kids!). Also in Kamloops, you can visit the BC Wildlife Park, which offers gorgeous scenic views and hiking trails, and doesn’t cost a thing to get in.

    For you: Our breathtaking Canadian Rockies!
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    Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on what kind of vacation you want. Skiing, snowboarding, and staying at a mountain ski lodge are all very expensive activities. Jasper is one of the least expensive ski areas in the country, and still offers incredible runs like the infamous Mount Whistler. Ski tickets are never cheap, but the variety and range of accommodations may help you save up for some day passes on the slopes. Also near the area is Lake Mildred, one of the largest ice skating lakes in the country. Ice skating is always fun to do, and one of the most inexpensive sports to partake in!

    Horseshoe Falls at Sunset
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    Niagara Falls

    One of the country’s most famous landmarks, Niagara Falls is the perfect place to take your family on a cheap and affordable vacation. The awe-inspiring falls will leave you breathless, and the site is completely open to the public.

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    A lot of people love to learn about different cultures and histories, but they don’t necessarily want to spend endless amounts of money to do so. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador offer boundless sites of history, ranging from the first Viking settlers up through the colonial period. St. John’s, the province’s capital city, is a pristinely kept charming city, bustling with activity and culture with a variety of dining and entertainment.  Also in this region is Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserved because of the incredible fjords and other natural phenomena that took place there for over 500 million years, and free to access.

    I have spent the past 15 years in the travel industry. Today focused on promoting different ways of traveling, I'm in the process of creating few travel websites, which will be launched shortly. I have a great passion for travel and the travel industry. My goal here atTtripOutlook is to connect to other proffessionals in the travel industry and to exchange experience.

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