Ah yes, summer time is among us young, broke, and restless Montrealers. For those broke Montrealers like me, it's about time to do something for yourself and plan a little vacation. This vacation doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg since this list comprises of cheap places to go to in Canada.
Canada may not seem like a tropical destination, but you would be surprised on the magnificent locations they have that look like they are from another world. Not only are these places beautiful, but it is also relatively cheap to travel to them especially if you make it a road trip.
So I think it's about time to take off a week from work and plan a cheap vacation with some of your friends this summer. You may be broke this summer '16 but that doesn't mean you can't make it memorable. So get your young, broke, and restless friends out of bed and explore what Canada has to offer you at a reasonable price!
1. Save Money And Visit Georgian Bay Grotto In Ontario
The Georgian Bay in Ontario holds superb views and magnificent sites that you must see this summer. One of their most popular attractions is their beautiful grotto that is perfect for swimming and relaxation. The park is completely free it's just a matter of getting there! The drive is about 6 hours so you can make a weekend getaway out of it!
2. Save Money And Visit New York For The Ausable Chasm For Their Beautiful Canyon
For a quick little vacation that is simply one hour away, you and your friends should definitely check out Ausable Chasm to swim through their beautiful canyon. It's two miles long and it takes less time to get to than Mont-Tremblant. They have biking trails, day or night tours, rock climbing, ziplines, rappelling, rafting, and of course lazy river tubing.
3. Save Money And Visit St. Adele For Waterfall Swimming
I was actually just here last week and I can honestly say that I had the best time! It was a bit difficult to find a spot to put all our things but once we found one it was so much fun! It's only about an hour and a half away and there is free parking. The water is great and the views are superb! Bring food and have a fun little picnic.
4. Save Money And Visit Tobermory, Ontario For The Magically Peninsula
Bruce Peninsula National Park holds what seems to be something from the Caribbeans. The park has a peninsula that is absolutely breath taking! It is only an 8 hour drive from Montreal and trust me, it's worth every minute. They have kayaking, swimming, biking, and much more to make your cheap trip magical.
5. Save Money And Visit Quebec City For Whale Watching
Why not enjoy a beautiful travel along the Saint Lawrence River to the town of Baie-Sainte-Catherine, to see some humongous whale! The boat ride is 3-hour where you will see whales, seals and belugas. It is truly a site to see!
6. Save Money And Go Visit Quebec For The Chutes De La Chaudiere
For a two hour road trip from Montreal, bring your friends to explore the Chutes De La Chaudiere for a wild time! These waterfalls honestly look like they are from another country, so bring your cameras and fool your family by telling them you left Canada.
7. Save Money And Go Visit Le Trou de La Fée, QC To Walk Over Water
One of the most breathtaking locations in the world is found in Quebec’s Parc de la caverne du Trou de la Fée, situated in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. They have a crazy footbridges and much more that includes hiking trails, a Chinese garden, and wild cliffs. It's super close and fun for everyone.
8. Save Money And Visit Alberta For The Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park
For a learning good time, why not check out the Writing-on-Stone park with your crazy intelligent friends. The park offers amazing views and a great learning experience. The park also isn't only about learning, they have hiking, kayaking, rock art tours, and much more.
9. Save Money And Visit Manitoulin Island, ON For An Island Experience
If you and your broke friends want to enjoy an Island experience, then you should 100% check out Manitoulin Island, ON. It is breath taking and absolutely gorgeous. You can swim in waterfalls, hike along cliffs, and just enjoy the views. It's a perfect road trip destination for you ad your broke friends.
10. Save Money And Visit Fogo Island, NL For A Drop Dead Gorgeous View
The Newfoundland and Labrador island holds a small island called Fogo. They are known for holding a bunch of lighthouses, museums, mini-houses, great views, and much more! It is actually the is the largest of the offshore island!
11. Save Money And Visit The Grotto In Mulgrave-et-Derry, Quebec
For a simple two hour drive, you and your friends should swim over to the grotto in QC. It is absolutely stunning and it is a perfect place for a picnic. You can go swimming, hiking, and cliff diving in it's majestic blue waters.
12. Save Money And Visit Morraine Lake In Banff National Park AB
Moraine Lake is a glacially lake in Banff National Park. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks where you can see its unique blue waters from a mile away. It is truly gorgeous and they water only fills up in late june so now is the time to go!
13. Save Money And Visit l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé In Quebec
For a quick and easy road trip to take with your friends, you should check out l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. It's easy to get too and super cheap for your broke friends like me! So visit Quebec's trade mark and check out their awesome rocks.
14. Save Money And Visit Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie In Quebec For A Rocky Experience
If you enjoy hiking in the rocks, then this park is the place for you! It's hard to believe that this park is located in Quebec and features some of the deepest gorges East of the Rockies. They have gorgeous views and this is great for those athletic friends of yours.
15. Save Money And Visit Tonquin Trail, British Columbia For A Backpacking Adventure
If you love backpacking and you want to experience a wild adventure, then the Tonquin Trail in BC is the place for you. All you have to worry about is getting there! Their trails are over 3KM of pure beauty and they even have amazing beaches. So pack your bags and get on a move this summer.
16. Save Money And Visit The Glacier Skywalk in Alberta To Hang 918 Feet Above The Ground
If you want an "OMG I love Canada" moment, then the Glacier Skywalk is the place to be. It may not be for those who are sacred of heights like me, but its a perfect destination for those wild friends that crave adventure. It is literally 918 feet above the ground so enjoy the view!
17. Save Money And Visit Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
For a fabulous roadtrip with your broke friends this summer, why not check out the Bay of Fundy! The Bay of Fundy is actually considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of North America. But, it isn't only for beautiful pictures, it's also great for sea kayaking, hiking, whale watching, three-day canoe trips, and walking on the ocean floor.
18. Save Money And Visit Pebble Creek, British Columbia For Keyhole Hot Springs
If you are looking to enjoy some all natural hot springs, then the Pebble Creek is the place for you. It is very relaxing and absolutely gorgeous! So if you and your friends are looking for that SPA getaway than this is for you!
19. Save Money And Visit Cavendish Beach, Prince Edward Island
For a nice little road trip to PEI, the first place you should visit should be the Cavendish beach! The water is a distinct blue shade that makes for the best pictures and for the most inspiring moments. It is definitely a place that should be on your bucket list this summer!
20. Save Money And Visit Lynn Valley Canyon, B.C. For A Natural Water Slides
For cliff diving and a sick natural water slide I strongly suggest heading to Lynn Valley Canyon in BC! It is abslutely the most fun places that has just about everything you are looking for. They have hiking, natural water slides, cliff diving, picnics, and much more! So be prepared to fall 35 feet into a pool of water!