I know what you're thinking: "The dollar is so bad right now! I can't travel." Well you're wrong, and I'm here to prove that to you. Even with the sh*tty dollar, there are many amazing travel destination that are totally affordable.
Keep your traveling to the off-season times to avoid paying too much for accommodation. Fall is a great time to travel, so that should give you enough time to save the loonies you need for one of these vacations. Eating at street vendors is a great way to keep costs low and countries like Asia offer some of the lowest prices for hostels.
From Mexican resorts to European paradises, this list has got your travel plans covered!
17. Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand is one of the cheapest places to travel, with accommodation as low as $20 a night, Thailand should be at the top of your bucket list.
16. Ankor Wat, Cambodia
The most expensive part of travelling to Cambodia will be the flight, but once you arrive, your money will go quite far.
15. Sayulita, Mexico
Mexico is always a great deal for Canadians!
14. Bali, Indonesia
The best times to travel to Indonesia are April, May, September, October. Food and hotels are extremely cheap. Find yourself surviving off the price of a coffee every day with delicious meals for the equivalent of $1 Canadian.
13. Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnam offers an amazing value for travellers. It's another must-see country that won't cost a bundle to add to your bucket list. Best time to travel is late December to avoid the rainy season.
12. Crete, Greece
Athens is becoming a very popular travel destination for Canadians! Travel blogger Nomadic Matt says Greece is a great deal, but you should stay in places like Crete instead of Santorini if you want to save money.
11. Arizona, USA
Places like Arizona are lowering accommodation prices by 20 to 30 percent. Flying with Allegiant Airlines through Bellingham is always substantially cheaper than flying out of YVR.
10. Medellin, Colombia
Visit the home country of Pablo Escobar! Although Colombia has a bad reputation as a dangerous place, it has come quite far from the days of Escobar. The dollar has strengthened against the Colombian Peso making places like Medellin, Cali, and Bogota more affordable.
9. Lisbon, Portugal
Best times to travel are April, May, September, and October. For Canadians, Lisbon is one of the cheaper European cities to fly into.
8. Marrakech, Morocco
In 2015, Marrakech was named Tripadvisor's number 1 travel destination! Best time to travel is October to May. Accommodation and food are reasonably priced.
7. Machu Picchu, Peru
Explore the vast Amazon jungle and hike the Inca trail to beautiful Peruvian beaches! Machu Picchu is Peru's most famous attraction and is a must-see for any curious traveller.
Cuba is one of the most popular travel destinations for Canadians! All-inclusive packages are beyond affordable and last minute deals can be really good if you are flexible! The best times to travel are January to March and September to November.
5. Palawan, Philippines
The Philippines is an extremely affordable destination for Canadians travelling from the West Coast. Hostels average about $10 a night or find yourself in a beautiful resort on the tropical islands of Palawan
4. South Korea
In South Korea you could survive on a daily budget of $20 to $30. Street food is always a great option for cheap food, but restaurant prices are surprisingly affordable as well.
3. Varna, Bulgaria
This part of Europe is completely underrated and affordable. The resort town of Varna on the Black Sea coast needs to be on your bucket list. You can find travel packages online to save some dollars.
2. Madrid, Spain
The best times to travel to Spain are April, May, September, and October. Even with the bad US dollar, Spain has always been a budget-friendly country to travel to.
1. Aukland, New Zealand
The flight will be the most expensive part of your trip, but since the Canadian dollar has risen against the New Zealand dollar the cost of accommodation and food is more affordable.