Cheap Places to Travel From Canada: A Travel Guide

From an expert point of view, we know planning your next adventure or vacation can be pretty confusing, especially when it concerns funding. Being stuck in the dilemma of not loving the places you can afford and not being able to afford the places you like is something most travelers have dealt with. Well, you may not have to deal with that on your next trip.

With experience and consistent discovery, we have put together some cheap warm places to travel from Canada, to ease the stress on your travel budget. Stay tuned.

A selection of boarding passes from my travels in 2013

Mexico City

Paulo Coelho, Author – “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”

The cost-friendliness of traveling to Mexico City from Canada is no news. However what you may not have known is that Mexico City isn’t just cost-effective, it is also one of the best places to be, from Canada. With flights starting at $420 and hotels going for $16 per night, there is no overstating the pocket friendliness of Chilangolandia.

The heart of the City is also enriched with blissful sightings, museums, open markets and pretty vibrant neighborhoods. So if you are big on history, culture and cuisines, Mexico City might just be the perfect choice of all cheap places to travel from Canada.

But Mexico’s charms don’t end there. For thrill seekers, the city offers a thriving casino. Whether you are a seasoned gambler or just looking to try your luck, casinos will give you an exciting experience. From slot machines to card games, you can immerse yourself in a world of entertainment. If you are in the company of friends, you are likely to bring some excitement to your trip and explore the world of entertainment with an iGaming guide for Canadian players. Who knows, you may be lucky enough to discover the wonders of the world!

The Caribbean

If you are keen on a vacation from Canada, then there’s almost no regions that are as satisfying and cost effective as the good old Caribbean islands. These encompass countries like Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, which are pretty known for their world standard resorts. More specifically, cities like San Juan, Puerto Rico, always come through with a mix of cultural exploration and vibrant locales.

In addition, Cuba is renowned for its rich culture and amazing architecture and has affordable flight arrangements running into $690 with standard hotels at $14 per night. It’s cheap and exciting, you may not be missing Canada anytime soon, except for its rich casino experiences. In which case online casinos could come into play.

Fun Fact: Antigua in the Caribbean is famous for having 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. Each beach offers unique scenery and experiences, from bustling tourist spots to secluded hideaways.

Central American Regions

In certain conditions and seasons, trips to Central America from Canada could even be cheaper than that of the Caribbean. These regions are also pretty lively, culturally and otherwise, and are also perfect for getting away. Regions like Costa Rica, Panama, and even Guatemala, on the average cost less than $1000 in transportation bills with accommodations that are budget friendly as well. With no speculations, Central America is high on the list of cheap tropical places to travel from Canada.

Estile Express Murra School Bus Chicken Bus Nicaragua
The Estelli Express, a refurbished American schoolbus, is the best way to get in and out of Murra, Nicaragua. Here, it’s waiting for passengers during a town celebration.

North American Destinations

Helen Keller, Author – “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

By virtue of proximity, Northern American Cities are top of the list of cheap places to travel to from Canada, if you only consider transportation cost. However, from a more general approach, the major Cities in that part of the continent offer hospitality services that are slightly above a “cheap” budget, on the average.

Nevertheless, whatever extra cost would be spent on hospitality would have been compensated for by the cheap flights. To that end, Washington D.C is an excellent option for a cultural appetit, as it features lots of museums, monuments as well as historical places. However, for the lifestyle and amusement, Las Vegas and Miami should be your top picks.

Fun Fact: Many major U.S. cities are just a short flight or drive away from Canada. New York City, Chicago, and Seattle are all easily accessible destinations for Canadian travelers

In addition, here are a few Asian destinations that are relatively cheap to access from Canada;

  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia and the Philippines, mainly Southeast Asia.


So there we go, some carefully selected destinations out of Canada that doesn’t cost a fortune to explore. So Whether you decide to explore the beaches of the Caribbean or the museums of Washington DC, you can do so at some level of budgetary convenience.