If you haven't travelled solo before, you're seriously missing out! It can be rewarding to discover these experiences by yourself. Plus, it's so much fun to do whatever you want without having to compromise and work around your friends' interests. To help you plan your next adventure, we've gathered up a list of some of the best places in Canada to travel alone on a budget.

There's a lot to consider when you're travelling solo for cheap. You need a city that you will feel safe in, even alone at night. On top of that, it needs to offer cheap food, be easy to navigate, and have plenty of affordable accommodations like Airbnbs and hostels.

To help you save money, you'll also need to pick a city that has plenty of attractions that are easy on your wallet. So, it's best to seek out cities with beautiful landmarks, free festivals, or even museums with free admission in the evenings — there's more out there than you think.

Are you ready to go on an adventure alone? Here are eight places to go in Canada when you're travelling solo on a budget:

Quebec City, Quebec

Why You Need To Go: Quebec City is easy to navigate, and you'll feel like you're in Europe as you walk down the cobbled streets and photograph the beautiful Chateau Frontenac. With so many beautiful sights to discover, you can save your money by exploring the city on foot.


Halifax, Nova Scotia

Why You Need To Go: In Halifax, you can take a look at the famous Peggy's Point Lighthouse and eat tons of fresh seafood.


Winnipeg, Manitoba

Why You Need To Go: There are plenty of fun activities to enjoy, like free tours of the Manitoba Legislative Building or seeing polar bears up close at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.


Victoria, British Columbia

Why You Need To Go: There are several affordable hostels, plus gorgeous buildings and parks to explore. 


Toronto, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: There's something for everyone to enjoy in Toronto. And if you're willing to book an Airbnb outside of the downtown core, you can find cheap places to spend the night.


Montreal, Quebec

Why You Need To Go: Montreal offers lots of not-to-miss free attractions like the Montreal Jazz festival, BAnQ Vieux-Montreal, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts which is free the first Sunday of the month.


Ottawa, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: You can explore famous landmarks like Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, and ByWard Market, all for free. Throughout the year, Ottawa offers plenty of free festivals to enjoy, too.


Edmonton, Alberta

Why You Need To Go: You could easily spend your entire vacation at the West Edmonton Mall alone. It has a waterpark, amusement park, marine park, bowling lanes, skating rink, a mini-golf course, and an escape room.


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