We love an affordable outing. If your summer fun budget is drying up faster than you’d like, don’t sweat it. There are actually tons of cheap Toronto activities available that you can enjoy for $50 or less and they look surprisingly fun. 

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With everything from mermaid swimming lessons to photoshoots that will make you feel like you’re roaming the streets of Europe, there’s a little something for everyone in the 6ix. 

So, whether you want to enjoy slow jams on a pirate ship or paddleboard your way past the Toronto skyline, this city has you covered. 

And the best part? All of these outings are $50 or less, so you won’t need to fully break the bank for a good time. 

Plus, the memories you’ll make are priceless, right?

Honestly, we’d probably all rather be travelling the world right now, but with so much to do right here in our backyard, there’s nothing wrong with a little staycation fun to brighten your summer. 

Now, all that’s left to do is take a peek at the list below and start mapping out your next adventure!

R&B Concert On A Pirate Ship

Price: $45

Address: Lake Ontario, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This experience really puts the "arrrrr" in R&B. You can pretend you're a pirate while enjoying some incredible live music on this unique ship.

Swim Like a Mermaid in Toronto

Price: $45

Address: North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglington Ave. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can live your full mermaid fantasy and splash around with a gorgeous tail as you take in lessons and techniques from a professional.

Yorkville Photoshoot & Walking Tour

Price: $50

Address: Yorkville, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you're wandering through Europe as you explore Yorkville. And the best part? You can get some fresh new selfies for the 'gram.

Intuitive Tarot Reading & Meditation

Price: $48

Address: Online

Why You Need To Go: You can relax with a guided meditation and then take a peek into the unknown with an in-depth tarot card reading.

Sunset Canoe Tour on Toronto Islands

Price: $40

Address: Toronto Islands, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can paddle into the sunset while you admire the Toronto skyline on this charming canoe experience.

Toronto Multilingual Street Art Tour

Price: $25

Address: Graffiti Alley, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Who needs a museum when the streets are filled with incredible art pieces? You can admire beautiful works while you learn about the history of street art in Toronto.

Travelling Books Project

Price: $25

Address: Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can contribute to this unique collection of personal handwritten stories from people all across the world, and enjoy a cup of coffee and some company while you do.

Stand-Up Paddle Board Lesson & Tour

Price: $50

Address: Toronto Islands, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to explore Toronto from the water as you paddle to places like the Bird Sanctuary, which is only accessible from the water. You don't even need previous experience.

Toronto Downtown Photography Tour

Price: $35

Address: Downtown Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can pretend you're on an NYC vacay while a photographer snaps over 50 photos of you in some of Toronto's most iconic locations.

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