British Columbia is a province that offers an array of activities for travelers. From a vibrant city in Vancouver, remote islands, to wine regions. The province is a must-visit for anyone that goes to Canada for all its offering. But with so much to do and see, you want to make sure you don’t end up digging too deep into your savings as you embark on your trip.
Don’t worry, we have 5 tips for you to plan a budget-friendly trip to British Columbia. This way, you will get to experience all the wonders it has to offer without breaking the bank.
Yes, it is true that you will have to shell out a little extra money to get IEC insurance for your trip. However, this is more of an investment than an expense. Think about it, you are out exploring one of the many hiking trails British Columbia has to offer when all of a sudden an accident happens. Your outdoor adventure can easily turn into a nightmare of medical bills and expenses without insurance coverage. With the insurance, you can explore Joffre Lakes Provincial Park or the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island completely stress-free taking in all they have to offer.
The great thing about British Columbia is that it offers travelers great landscapes to explore. From national parks to beautiful beaches. The province has it all for travelers and the best part is, there is no cost associated with going to these places. Which means you don’t have to spend any additional money when you decide to go to the beach or go for a hike on a trail, making these activities budget-friendly.
Everyone is aware of having to spend more money on last-minute flights. Which is why it is important that you try to book your flight well in advance. Rather than booking with an airline, you can peruse deals with platforms that help you find the cheapest flights such as Skyscanner or Expedia. They present you with various different options and airlines to select from and let you filter the search by price, fly time, or even number of stops.
With many flights now offering no baggage, for even cheaper prices, you want to make sure you thoroughly go through the ticket information before you book one. This way if you are traveling with family, you know exactly how to pack depending on the amount of baggage included.
If you are planning on going to a major city like Vancouver, you can save a lot of money on accommodation if you decide to stay in the outskirt of the city. Hotels and even motels within the city limits charge more. You can easily rack up a hefty bill for a one-week vacation with the family. Instead, you can find a cheaper option that isn’t too far from the city and grants you access to the city through public transportation.
Many travelers don’t set a budget for their trip which ends up costing them more than they initially anticipate. It is important that you set a daily budget for your trip and stick to it. If that means not eating out for dinner cause you spent too much on lunch, so be it. Being on a vacation can tempt individuals to splurge a little, but you need to show some restraint if you truly want your vacation to be within a certain cost.
Bob Hornal is the founder and President of Best Quote Travel Insurance in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada. With over 15 years of experience as a financial advisor, Bob has traveled to more than 30 incredible countries and has dealt with a multitude of difficult situations including flight delays, medical emergencies, and weather damage, making Bob an expert at traveling.
His dream is to inspire and inform those who wish to travel by including his personal experiences and professional knowledge in each piece he writes.
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