Is Traveling to Canada Expensive for Australians?
Canada is a popular destination and is on the bucket list of many. Its diversity, culture, nature, and food make it just a perfect choice to plan a visit there.
When making a trip from Australia to Canada, the most common question is about the cost. If planning a budget trip, then there are smart ways you can opt for. Canada, no doubt can be a relatively expensive destination due to the size and the taxes, but when planned properly, you can enjoy a great trip within your budget.
Table of contents
Is it Cheap for Australians?
Canada is an expensive travel destination in general for most visitors. But when your holiday is planned well, it will be easy for you to enjoy the trip regardless of your budget. Besides, Australians can apply online for an eTA to enter Canada, making the entire process hassle-free.
Budget travel to Canada
Canada offers multiple travel experiences, from budget to luxury. You can choose to stay in 5-star hotels or hostels based on your preference. The budget travelers must plan on spending about $100 per day, including a night’s stay, food, public transportation, and limited attractions.
The accommodation cost in Canada will be between $25 to $100 per night, including breakfast. Remember, there will be an 18% tax surcharge on the hotel bill. So it will come to around $120. For transportation, you can choose public transportation. It will be a lot more affordable, or you can choose to rent a car as it will provide you with great flexibility. For private transportation, you must be ready to spend about $100 to $700. While the public transportation will need a maximum of $100.
Food in Canada is slightly expensive with all the taxes added to your bill. It will be better if you choose to visit an open-air fresh food market and buy your own products to prepare dinner for yourself. While if you choose a fine dining restaurant, then the dinner for two can cost you around $200, including wine.
If you have already planned to visit Canada, then booking the flights early will be the best as it will allow you to get good deals on your travel. Make sure that you choose to book the airline from a trusted website after 2:00 a.m., as this is the time when you will find the cheapest options. Also, do not forget to go for any deals or offers that you might be getting to save some extra money.
Tips to save money
The government taxes can affect the food and beverage industries, so instead of paying tax, it will be better that you consider packing some snacks or going to the grocery store to purchase self-prepared meals.
Visiting Canada during the off-season will offer great benefits. Spring or fall is known to be the best time to experience Canada to the very best on a budget.
Getting travel insurance will be helpful as it will reduce or eliminate pocket expenses in case of an emergency, illness, or travel disruption.
When traveling between cities you can choose to go for Mega Bus as it will help you save money. If you plan well in advance, you can get a ticket for as low as $1.
Booking your accommodation in the smaller towns will be a lot more affordable.
When to visit Canada?
Australians can apply online for eTA to enter Canada. It will be applicable for five years, during which you have an option to stay for a period of 6 months over there. Remember when planning a trip you must consider spring and fall as during this time the accommodation and other things there will be a lot more affordable. Further, the weather would be favorable, and you will experience one of the best times.
Remember, never travel without travel insurance! And never overpay for travel insurance!
I use HeyMondo. You get INSTANT quotes. Super cheap, they actually pay out, AND they cover almost everywhere, where most insurance companies don't (even places like Central African Republic etc!). You can sign-up here. PS You even get 5% off if you use MY LINK! You can even sign up if you're already overseas and traveling, pretty cool.
Also, if you want to start a blog...I CAN HELP YOU!
Also, if you want to start a blog, and start to change your life, I'd love to help you! Email me on email@example.com. In the meantime, check out my super easy blog post on how to start a travel blog in under 30 minutes, here! And if you just want to get cracking, use BlueHost at a discount, through me.
Also, (if you're like me, and awful with tech-stuff) email me and my team can get a blog up and running for you, designed and everything, for $300 - email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Do you work remotely? Are you a digital nomad/blogger etc? You need to be insured too.
I use SafetyWing for my digital nomad insurance. It covers me while I live overseas. It's just $10 a week, and it's amazing! No upfront fees, you just pay week by week, and you can sign up just for a week if you want, then switch it off and on whenever. You can read my review here, and you can sign-up here!