Canada is about the size of Europe, so making a travel guide for all of Canada is difficult to say the least. There are so many incredible places to visit, and my three choices can’t even begin to cover the beauty and culture of this nation. Sadly, beyond Niagara Falls, my expertise on Canada is relatively nonexistent. If there are any places that you recommend, feel free to comment and I’ll be sure to look at them.
Average cost per day: $137 or 140 CA $
On a budget you could get around on about $55, no problem. It all depends on what you do, where you go, and how you spend your money.
Places to visit:
Niagara Falls: I know, I know. It’s where every tourist goes when they visit Canada. People there will try to sell you Niagara Falls t shirts, Niagara Falls snow globes, and other souvenir crap. But there’s a reason why it’s such a huge tourist destination; it’s worth seeing. And during that moment when you are looking at the waterfall, you’ll forget the chaos that is going on around you. The view is enough to make Niagara Falls worth the trip.
Banff National Park: It’s Canada’s first and oldest national park. It’s perfect for any traveler due to the variety of activities to do there. Hiking, kayaking, skiing, golfing, horseback riding, dog sledding, and zip lining are just some of the countless ways to spend your time there. Maybe you aren’t feeling adventurous but want to relax? There’s a hot springs and spa overlooking the mountains. All I can say is that there is something for everyone and I hope to go there someday.
Hotel de Glace: From January to April, you can stay at this awe-inspiring ice hotel. It’s located about 10 minutes away from Québec City, and is a once in a lifetime adventure. Of course, due to the popularity, you will need to make a reservation. Did I mention this hotel is rebuilt every winter? There’s even a chapel (and a bar) made of ice. It really is worth the money, and they often have promotions (there’s one now which can get you a night for 2 adults and 3 children for under $400).