Let’s be real: when we think about the next amazing trip we’re going to take, the words “stay in Canada” don’t exactly spring to mind. But, you would be surprised at how many great destinations you can visit without even needing a passport!
1) Banff, Alberta
AKA, the place all your friends moved to for work. During the snowier months, spend your days zooming down the slopes and your nights in a cozy chalet with a few drinks. During the summer, it’s a hotspot of activity as well with tons of options for camping, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and more.
2) Sudbury, Ontario
While it’s a little out of the way from the typical Ontario destinations in the south, there is a lot to discover in Sudbury, especially if you like gorgeous natural scenery! Between hiking trails, the late-August annual ribfest, and the impressive Onaping High Falls (Niagara isn’t the only falls worth visiting), there’s a little something for everyone in this Northern Ontario city. Plus, you can use your ISIC to get super quick, super cheap flights there and back. While you’re there, Instagram a pic with the Big Nickel and tag @travelcuts in it!
3) St. John’s, Newfoundland
Newfoundland is more than just a stop on your way to another destination! If you’re a bar-hopper and you’ve never been to St. John’s, you’re missing out. George street literally only holds bars, pubs, and restaurants, having the most “drinking establishments” per square foot in North America. It’s closed off to cars for most of the day and the evening, meaning you can stumble back to your accommodations with ease.
4) Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Peake’s Wharf in Charlottetown comes alive in summertime. Right by the marina, you can find good eats, Cow’s PEI ice cream, live music, and you can watch the cruise ships pass by! PEI might be small but there is big heart in Charlottetown.
5) Richmond, British Columbia
Just slightly removed from Vancouver, Richmond is a bustling city with some very unique things to do. Ever been to a night market? Spend your summer weekend nights browsing the variety of jewellery, clothing, and food vendors between Richmond’s two night markets. More than a fun experience, you can also scoop some great deals!
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Written by Deanna Gregorio, Brand Specialist at travelcuts.