When you learn about all the amazing places there are to explore right here at home, you might just want to put your passport back into the drawer. For less than $1,000, you can recharge your batteries and escape from your day-to-day routine in these six destinations:
People from all over the world make the trek to Banff. With its emerald green waters, majestic mountain and world-class skiing, it’s no wonder it is a favourite destination. It can be expensive, but you can also find a nice B&B for about $60 a night. Camping is also an option.
This is arguably one of the most visited places on the planet. Niagara Falls has much more to offer than the falls themselves. A grand in your pocket is more than enough to explore the many parks and off-grid attractions in the area. You can rent a bike and leisurely ride along the scenic parkway and wine route for miles. Don’t discount the winter either because you don’t want to miss the city’s sparkling Festival of Lights.
St. Andrews, New Brunswick
The quaint seaside town of St. Andrews is the perfect place for history buffs. Ministers Island is teeming with tales of the past. The area has attracted many well-known people like Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. Accommodations can be found at a decent price and there are options available for campers.
If you’ve got kids who are into dinosaurs, you will definitely want to plan a visit to Eastend. The T.rex Discovery Centre will excite your kids without breaking the bank since admission is by donation. You can also explore Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Grasslands National Park and the Big Muddy Badlands.
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Qualicum Beach is one of the prettiest places on Vancouver Island. It’s also home to Free Spirit Spheres—spherical houses suspended high above the ground in British Columbia’s coastal rainforest. If you have kids, they will love spending a night here for sure!
When you visit this historic city, you will feel like you’ve crossed the ocean to a European delight. Quebec City is one of the most beautiful places in the world and it’s right in your own backyard! If you would like to get away for a romantic weekend, this place fits the bill. Whether you are up for a historic walking tour or a night on the town, Quebec City will not disappoint.