• With hopes of no one falling into the "currency trap," MTL Blog has made a list of countries to travel to from Montreal where the Canadian dollar is high.
  • For each country, we've included the approximate cost of a round-trip flight from Montreal, the cost of a 3-star hotel stay, and an average meal cost.
  • Find out which countries you can get the most for your Canadian dollar below!

Anyone who has travelled knows that there are a lot of factors that go into planning a trip. One of the main determinants being the cost of, well, everything. We Canadians are lucky enough to live in a country where travelling around the world is fairly easy thanks to our many airports and direct flights. And, looking into countries to travel to from Montreal where the Canadian dollar is high makes it all the easier.

This list is stocked with travel destinations that will let you live lavishly while there, without having to break the bank to do so.

The holidays may be over, but winter is not even close to being done, which is why a vacation may be in order for all of us. I can say with certainty that I am not the only one in need of some time off. The only problem is trying to figure out where I can get the most bang for my buck. 

As someone who has travelled a lot throughout their life, I know that I'm not the only person who has fallen into the "currency trap," and it's not a good feeling. Checking your bank statement and not realizing how high the exchange rate is can be enough to ruin your experience altogether. 

These foreign destinations may be incredibly diverse, but they all have one thing in common: they put a lot of value on the Canadian dollar, making them ideal spots for your next vacay.

Included in this article is also the approximate cost to fly to each of these countries from Montreal, which we compiled using Google Flights, as well as the average cost of a 3-star hotel stay and typical meal cost.

Philippines

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 1,900 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 38 CAD per night

Approximate meal cost: 200 Philippine Peso = 5.09 CAD

This Asian archipelago country is one of the most affordable places for Canadians to travel, not to mention one of the most gorgeous. 

The expense of living is cheap, and with our strong currency, there is no way you won't be living your best life if you decide to visit the Philippines. 

The flight may be pricey but you will be spending so little money while there that you will forget all about your long and expensive plane ride. 

Tanzania

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 1,200 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 50 CAD per night 

Approximate meal cost: 12,749 Shilling = 7.35 CAD

Going on a Safari is something I have longed for ever since I was a little girl. There is something both thrilling and awe-inspiring of watching animals in their natural habitat that has motivated many to travel the distance. 

Tanzania is home to the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro — the highest peak in all of Africa.

Each of these magnificent sights is worth making the trip to see, and, our dollar going a long way there, it allows this dream to be a possible reality. 

Czech Republic

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 1,000 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 40 CAD per night

Approximate meal cost: 188 Czech Koruna = 10.85 CAD

With great architectural marvels like Prague Castle, which dates back to the 9th century, the Astronomical Clock, and Old-Time Square, Prague is a phenomenal city which happens to be the capital of the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic is one of those places you need to see with your own eyes to believe the grandeur of its appeal. So, instead of gawking over it online, fly there and experience the splendour for yourself!

Argentina

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 1,400 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 40 CAD per night

Approximate meal cost: 312 Argentine Peso = 7.24 CAD

Combining sophistication with natural beauty, Argentina truly has something for everyone. 

Argentina may seem like a far-off destination but the reality is, visiting Argentina is a very affordable travel dream to have. 

Although the initial ride may be costly, once you are there, it will all be worth it. Not only does this country offer lavish landscapes, incredible foods, and lively culture, but hotels and living are incredibly affordable throughout the country. 

This year, why not dive into the culture in Buenos Aires or take in all the beauty at Iguaza Falls? Whatever you do, you'll be spending a lot less money than you think, while getting to embark on the trip of a lifetime!

Belize

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 575 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 60 CAD per night

Approximate meal cost: 11 BZD = 7.25 CAD

Belize is known for its "chill" environment and adventure — the perfect combination! If you are trying to flee the cold, this is the escape you are looking for. 

Belize may only occupy 8,867 square miles, but this country is equipped with everything you would ever need for a dream vacation. With stunning sites, thrilling activities, and a ton of spots to go swimming, Belize is truly amazing. 

For those of you who are not yet sold on the idea of Belize, maybe the fact that you can get a lot of bang for your Canadian buck will have you changing your mind. 

Hungary

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 1,250 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 41 CAD per night

Approximate meal cost: 1,971 Hungarian Forint =

8.59 CAD

If you're into architecture, Hungary should be a must-see. Not only is the country oozing with gorgeous buildings like the Hungarian Parliament Building and Buda Castle, but there is also a breathtaking suspension bridge that was made back in the 1800s. Calling all adventure seekers!

Poland

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 1,100 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 50 CAD per night

Approximate meal cost: 24 Poland złoty = 8.25 CAD

Poland isn't all about stuffing your face with pierogies and potatoes. It is actually a country that has a rich history and a slew of famous landmarks to explore, including underground chapels, Wawel Royal Castle and the Main Square in Kraków. 

Poland is the ninth largest country in Europe, and also happens to be one of the places where the Canadian dollar is worth a little more, which is rare for Europe. Now that you know this information, I'm sure a trip to Poland is on your radar! 

India

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 1,157 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 28 CAD per night 

Approximate meal cost: 150 Indian Rupee = 2.80 CAD

Rich in history and known for its culinary traditions and colourful culture, India is a great option for Canadian travellers to visit. India is home to ancient architecture, deeply embedded cultural traditions, and spices like no other.

You're sure to have a million sights to see while there, and it won't cost you as much as you think!

Cambodia 

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 1,500 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 20 CAD per night

Approximate meal cost: 19,285 Cambodian riel =

6.19 CAD

Cambodia is home to an array of picturesque beaches, striking temples and some of the most mouth-watering foods. 

Those who visit this enchanting country will tell you that the sunrise and sunset at Angkor Wat are one of the most magical things you will ever set your eyes one.  

And, best of all, the cost of living is so low that the trip may cost you a lot less than anticipated, leaving you room for more activities and shopping! 

Colombia

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 750 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 50 CAD per night 

Approximate meal cost: 9,510 Colombian Peso =

3.80 CAD

Colombia is one of those countries that has something magical to offer with every corner you turn. 

This spirited country is known for its festive culture, rich history, delectable cuisine, breath-taking castles, and of course, its colourful buildings. 

Not only is this a dream destination for so many of us, but the fact that it is an affordable destination makes it a more attainable dream. 

Morocco

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 1,100 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 38 CAD per night

Approximate meal cost: 114 Moroccan dirham = 12 CAD

I have been itching to check out Morocco for the past few years. There is an undeniable romance that flows through Chefchaouen, the blue city, as well as the red dunes in the Sahara Desert — both of which are magical experiences that you will never forget.

When travelling to Morocco, the cost will very much depend on you and what you want out of your trip. However, I will say that Canadians will be getting a lot for their money!

Brazil 

Approximate cost of round-trip flight:  800 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 45 CAD per night 

Approximate meal cost: 56 Brazilian Real = 11 CAD

I would go back to Brazil in a heartbeat. Known for its thriving soccer team, phenomenal landscape, and invigorating culture, Brazil is a destination that is hard to not fall in love with. 

Indonesia

Approximate cost of round-trip flight: 2,500 CAD

Approximate cost of 3-star hotel stay: 40 CAD per night 

Approximate meal cost: 25,000 Indonesian Rupiah = 2.34 CAD

Some places you move to, while other places move you, and I must say, not many places have moved me as much as Indonesia has.

Home to an abundance of beaches, amazing waterfalls, and some of the most charming hotels ever, Indonesia is truly a spectacular destination. 

I am aware that the cost of a plane ticket to Indonesia is a little steep, but once you get there, you will see how little you will be spending. 

Not only are there beautiful things to experience throughout the country, but the positive energy and tasty foods add to the charm of this destination.

The world is your oyster — go explore it!

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