Canada often seems to us an unattainable and expensive destination, and, even if we would like to visit it, in the end we give up the journey even before having thought about what we would like to see.
But how much does a trip to Canada really cost? Let’s find out together!
How to organize a low-cost trip to Canada
In reality, if you plan your trip carefully, without neglecting any detail, you may be able to visit Canada by spending an acceptable amount. Here are some tips to visit Canada without spending a fortune:
- Enter a few steps. Canada is a huge country. A year would not be enough to be able to see it all. So don’t even try it. Rather, decide which attractions you can’t miss in your holiday and leave from there: Toronto, Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes … remember that some locations may be very far apart, so calculate the times well, to avoid the risk of spending more time traveling than visiting the attractions that interest you.
- Book the flight in advance. Don’t wait for the last moment to book your flight, but compare more options and when you find the most advantageous for you, book it immediately.
- Move by public transport. Avoid taxis, even if you are in a big city, and use public transportation such as buses, metro and trains.
- Avoid hotels that are too expensive. Before booking the hotel, analyze all the available options: you don’t need to stay in the most expensive hotels to get good service. Instead, look for a few secluded structures or a B&B; paying only for breakfast you can surely save something.
- Book online .. Flights, hotels, tickets for attractions and public transport … you can buy almost everything on the Internet, and, very often, at lower prices than buying on the spot.
- Watch the Pass! Very often, in big cities such as Toronto and in tourist areas such as Niagara Falls, Passes are available, that is cumulative tickets that allow you to visit more attractions by paying only once: in Toronto, for example, there is the CityPass, while at the Canadian Niagara Falls there is the Wonder Pass. The Pass is convenient because, by paying a single ticket, the final cost is lower than the sum of the tickets for individual attractions.
So how much does a trip to Canada cost?
- The cost of a trip depends a lot on what you are going to see. On average, a week-long journey that includes Toronto – Niagara Falls – Niagara – on – The Lake costs around $ 1,600 per person.
- The first day of travel will be dedicated to departure from our country and arrival in Canada: we will start with a flight and arrive in Toronto in the evening.
- The second day you start exploring Toronto. You can completely rely on do-it-yourself and choose to buy the City Pass and a Hop – On Hop – Off bus tour, which allows you to visit the main attractions of the city and are valid for more than a day.
- Attractions that you can’t miss include the CN Tower, Casa Loma, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
- The third day begins with a tour of Fort York, while the afternoon is dedicated to shopping in the historic district of the Distillery District and the Eaton Center.
- The fourth day we set off for Niagara Falls, with the only direct train leaving around 8 from Union Station and arriving at Niagara Falls at around 10 am.
- This day is dedicated to the exploration of the Canadian Niagara Falls: after climbing Skylon Tower, descend to the river for a cruise on the Hornblower and then, in the afternoon, descend to Table Rock for the Journey Behind the Falls. The evening is perfect for a walk overlooking the illuminated waterfalls.
- The fifth day we cross the Rainbow Bridge to visit the American side of the falls: the Horseshoe Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls, the Cave of the Winds path, the Observation Tower … In the evening we return to Canada.
- The sixth day we leave for Niagara – on – the – Lake. After seeing the main attractions of the town, in the afternoon we leave for a tour of the best wineries in the area. In the evening we return to the Niagara Falls.
- On the seventh day, we return to Toronto for the return flight.
The above fee is certainly beyond the Canada visa application, flight and other fees. But at least it can give you an idea of the average cost of traveling in Canada for a week.