14 Cheap Vacation Spots In Canada You Should Visit This Summer

Canada’s natural beauty and outdoor adventures make it top the list of the best tourist destinations in the world. From spectacular mountains and giant glaciers to pristine beaches, magnificent lakes, and gorgeous parks full of recreational activities, It is a beautiful country with a lot to offer. Summer is a magical time of the year to explore this North American country, thanks to the good weather. Traveling on a budget? There are plenty of affordable places that guarantee unforgettable retreats. Here are some of the cheap places to travel in Canada that all travelers should visit this summer.

UPDATE: 2023/08/25 13:51 EST BY REENA JAIN

More Of Cheap Vacation Spots In Canada You Should Visit This Summer

One can enjoy a vacation without having to watch their expenditures by carefully selecting affordable vacation spots. And fortunately, Canada has plenty of these places. This list has been updated with four more of the cheapest places to visit in Canada that are full of memorable experiences.

The cheap vacation spots in Canada we recommend in this list are some of the top-rated summer destinations in the country. The accommodations included here have scored above 7.0 rating and received great reviews from previous visitors who describe the services as excellent.

Related: 10 Reasons To Visit Quebec City Instead Of Montreal This Winter

Edmonton, Alberta


Skyline of Edmonton, Alberta
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Skyline of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Famous for its Indigenous-led experiences, Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, is brimming with interesting sights to see and things to do that can make a trip one to remember. Every visitor can find something to interest them, whether it be museums, shopping, sports, festivals, or events. Additionally, numerous free or reasonable activities, including the Alberta Legislature Building and the Neon Sign Museum, contribute to the trip’s affordability. Budget-friendly lodging options (DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton) and a good public transportation system are further advantages for vacationers on a budget. So, for those looking for the cheapest place to travel in Canada, Edmonton is certainly a great option!

DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton

Amenities
Indoor pool, Fitness center, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge

Price
$

Winnipeg, Manitoba


Assinibione Park Duck, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Assinibione Park Duck, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg, Canada, is known worldwide for its winter fun! But there is plenty to see and experience in the capital city of Manitoba in the summer as well, such as exploring museums, spending the day at Assiniboine Park, and exploring a Hudson Bay Company trading fort. To save money on food, travelers will find many good dining locations. One such location is Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, which offers healthy and affordable meals. And for those who are staying in Winnipeg to enjoy its buzz to the fullest, Lakeview Signature, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, is a wonderful choice with great amenities and excellent service.


Assinibione Park Duck, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Assinibione Park Duck, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Lakeview Signature, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Hotel Chain

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Amenities
Fitness center, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge

Price
$

Saint John, New Brunswick


Saint John, NB
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Saint John, NB, Canada

Another one of the cheapest places to travel in Canada is Saint John. Here, travelers can hit the outdoors and soak in the beautiful views or visit parks for a leisurely stroll. Wandering around the Saint John City Market is the best way to explore North America’s oldest market. There are numerous activities available for free, ranging from exploring the trails of Irving Nature Park to watching the highest tides on the planet in the Bay of Fundy. Also, there are many budget accommodation options, like Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Saint John, offering great amenities and ambiance at a reasonable price.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Saint John

Amenities
Indoor pool, Fitness center, Free Wi-Fi

Price
$

Calgary, Alberta


Aerial View of Calgary, Canada
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Aerial View of Calgary, Canada, with the Calgary Tower in the background and snow

Calgary is a fantastic destination for tourists, with an array of lush parks, festivals, and other fascinating attractions, as well as the world-famous Calgary Stampede. With a wide selection of inexpensive or free activities, travelers will have no problem having a Calgary vacation within their budgets, making it one of the cheapest places to visit in Canada. What’s more, this Canadian town is surrounded by many day trip destinations, including five incredible UNESCO sites. There are numerous accommodations that are both comfortable and affordable, including the Applause Hotel by Clique.


Aerial View of Calgary, Canada
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Aerial View of Calgary, Canada, with the Calgary Tower in the background and snow

Applause Hotel By Clique

Amenities
Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Room service, Free Wi-Fi

Price
$

Muskoka Lakes, Ontario


Sunset at Muskoka Lakes
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Sunset at Muskoka Lakes

Muskoka is one of the best cheap vacation spots in Canada to visit this summer. It boasts plenty of small, charming towns and lakes – both small and large. What could be more fun than relaxing by the lakeside, marveling at the breathtaking view of the blue waters? It is a perfect way to connect with nature, especially at sunset. So, people looking to simply relax and enjoy the scenery, whether traveling as a family or couples in a romantic escape, should definitely opt for Muskoka Lakes. There are plenty of things to do, such as hiking, wildlife spotting, biking, and picnicking. Muskoka Lakes is one of the epic Ontario destinations to discover Canadian scenery. Looking for an affordable place to stay? Muskoka Lakes Hotel and Resorts offers budget-friendly accommodations that come with high-quality amenities.

Muskoka Lakes Hotel and Resorts

Amenities
Beachfront, Free Wi-Fi, Tea/coffee maker

Price
$

Quebec City, Quebec


Old Quebec City with Frontenac Chateau
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Old Quebec City with Frontenac Chateau

Quebec City is one of the Canadian destinations to visit at least once in a lifetime. Its main highlight is the colonial charm that vacationers can feel when they explore the cobbled streets, cathedrals, and plenty of other historic buildings. There are plenty of free and low-cost things to see and do in summer, including taking a free walking tour of the Old City, dining at some of the cheapest places in town, and experiencing Quebec nightlife. When compared to Montreal, Quebec is way cheaper (19% cheaper). Hotel Manoir De La Tour is very affordable and puts tourists right in the heart of the city, giving them access to some of the most striking attractions in the city, including Chateau Frontenac and Battlefields.

Hotel Manoir De La Tour

Amenities
Free Wi-Fi, Parking, Tea/coffee maker

Price
$

If visiting Quebec City in summer on a budget, vacationers should research the available promotions and packages that will make their stay affordable yet memorable.

Jasper National Park, Alberta


Jasper National Park in Alberta
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A river winding through trees in Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is one of the best spots for experiencing Canada’s beauty at its most impressive and should be on top of every vacationer’s bucket list. It is famous for being the largest of the Alberta Rocky Mountains’ national parks and boasts over 4,000 square miles of space. It is home to numerous magnificent mountains and plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities. Some of the animals to see here include bears, moose, elk, mountain goats, and wolves. It only costs about $60 per day to explore Jasper National Park, making it one of the cheapest vacation spots in Canada to visit in the summer. Crimson Jasper is one of the best places to stay when visiting Jasper National Park, as it puts them in the park only two minutes away from Icefields Parkway and six minutes from Patricia Lake.


Jasper National Park in Alberta
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A river winding through trees in Jasper National Park

Crimson Jasper

Amenities
Indoor pool, Fitness center, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge

Price
$

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Clock Tower Sunset Halifax
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Sunset at Clock Tower in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Escape the big cities like Toronto and spend this summer vacation in Halifax, one of the must-do things on a trip to Nova Scotia. The city is fun, friendly, and vibrant – and comes with plenty of free and low-cost things to explore. Walk along the beautiful waterfront boardwalk of Halifax, which is lined with restaurants, historical monuments, art displays, and more. Visit the Halifax Citadel, National Historic Site, and one of the most stunning Victorian buildings. Other spots to visit include the Seaport Farmers’ Market, Pier 21, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Only steps away from Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, Halliburton is an incredible accommodation option for tourists visiting the city.


Clock Tower Sunset Halifax
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Sunset at Clock Tower in Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Halliburton

Amenities
Restaurant, Room service, Free Wi-Fi

Price
$

Related: 10 Scenic Road Trips To Take In Nova Scotia

Murray Beach, New Brunswick


New Brunswick Welcoming Sign
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Welcoming sign of New Brunswick, Canada

Murray Beach is one of the cheap vacation spots in Canada to visit in summer, especially for those looking for relaxing places. The city is so charming that every tourist would fall in love with it the minute they arrive. There are numerous things to experience here, including swimming, kayaking, and enjoying the spectacular mountain views. It is one of Canada’s best hidden gems and can be explored by tourists of all ages. Little Shemogue Inn is one of the best places to stay during a visit to Murray Beach.


New Brunswick Welcoming Sign
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Welcoming sign of New Brunswick, Canada

Little Shemogue Inn

Amenities
Restaurant, Free Wi-Fi, Tea/coffee maker

Price
$

Eastern Townships, Quebec


A calm waterfall in Eastern Townships Canada
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A calm waterfall in Eastern Townships Canada

Located in southeastern Quebec, Eastern Townships comprise small charming towns, cities, and villages. Travelers will see numerous summer homes and rent cottages that they can choose from. There are strong English influences in the region, thanks to the Scottish, Irish, British Loyalists, and American inhabitants that moved there in the late 18th century. The region is an outdoorsy traveler’s paradise since it has lots of outdoor adventure opportunities. La Bohème – Bed & Breakfast guarantees an unforgettable stay if visiting Bromont in the Eastern Townships.

Staying in Montreal? Eastern Townships is an incredible day trip from the city. Vacationers into nature should spare an hour or two on the road to enjoy the outdoor adventure paradise.

La Bohème Bed & Breakfast

Amenities
Adults only, Outdoor pool, Hot tub Tennis

Price
$

Victoria, British Columbia


Parliament House in Victoria
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Parliament House in Victoria, Canada

Victoria is a perfect summer vacation spot for families visiting Canada on a budget. Nestled on the southern edge of Vancouver Island, BC’s capital is one of the greenest cities in the country – and has numerous outdoor opportunities that tourists can enjoy in the parks and gardens. Some of the best landmarks in Victoria include Fisherman’s Wife, the famous Craigdarroch Castle, British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and Christ Church Cathedral. The Oswego Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with incredible amenities – and is only minutes away from some of the most points of interest in Victoria.

The Oswego Hotel

Amenities
Fitness center, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge

Price
$

Fundy National Park, New Brunswick


 Fundy National Park Alma Canada
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Covered bridge near Point Wolfe in Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park is a hidden gem and one of the best cheap summer vacation spots in Canada not to miss. Dating back to 1950, this is one of the best tourist attractions on the Bay of Fundy. The national park boasts incredibly diverse landscapes, including lush jungles, plenty of beautiful waterfalls, and rugged coastlines. The park features a stunning boardwalk that offers wildlife spotting opportunities. Some of the inhabitants include raccoons, woodpeckers, shrews, and great blue herons. There are numerous hiking trails to explore, too. Spend a night at Shepody Bay Inn during a visit to this fabulous park.

Shepody Bay Inn

Amenities
Free Wi-Fi, Parking, Flat-screen TV

Price
$

Related: 10 Things To Know Before Visiting The Amazing Bay Of Fundy

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Saskatoon in Saskattchewan Canada
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Saskatoon in Saskattchewan Canada

Travelers who enjoy the city’s buzz and vibes but prefer it in a simpler setting would love to spend time in Saskatoon. Sometimes referred to as “Paris of the Prairies,” thanks to its stunning architecture and plenty of beautiful bridges, this city guarantees an unforgettable summer trip without having to spend a dime. It is definitely one of the best cheap summer vacation spots in Canada to include on one’s bucket list. The city’s culinary scene is also fantastic, making it a foodie paradise with plenty of options to choose from. Sandman Signature South Hotel is a stylish hotel offering comfortable accommodations right in the heart of the city.

Sandman Signature South Hotel
Hotel Chain

Northland Properties

Amenities
Indoor pool, Fitness center, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge

Price
$

Windsor, Ontario


A bridge in Windsock Ontario
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The underside of a bridge over a body of water in Windsock, Ontario

Windsor, Ontario, is one of the most beautiful southernmost cities in Canada and is known for having incredible bucket-list-worthy destinations that tourists can explore without spending a lot of money. From a rich history to a fantastic food scene to plenty of natural attractions, Winsor has a lot to offer visitors. Tucked away in the famous Great Lakes region, this is one of the best hidden gems to explore in Canada and guarantees an affordable summer getaway. Experience the charm of this town from the comforts of DoubleTree by Hilton Windsor Hotel & Suites.


A bridge in Windsock Ontario
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The underside of a bridge over a body of water in Windsock, Ontario

DoubleTree by Hilton Windsor Hotel & Suites

Amenities
Indoor pool, Fitness center, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge

Price
$