5 Ways to Save Money on Your Toronto Vacation

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Toronto Vacation

With so many beautiful places to see in North America Toronto is high up on my list of places to visit! Canada is so appealing now that I am in Europe, and thankfully the apathy that Americans feel towards our neighbour up north has worn off on me. That being said, there is no way that I could be in North America and not visit my beloved home state of Texas. Alternatively, doubling up a trip back home with a trip to Canada would be a no brainer. As they tend to, costs rack up which is why I wanted to share with you 10 ways to save money on your Toronto vacation.

Be Flexible About Airports

Sometimes you’ll need to fly to or from an airport like Heathrow or Gatwick to be able to get to your destination, but there are occasions when an airport an hour away may do the trick. Think of and consider your options as certain times you can save more money from a smaller airport. Alternatively, you can end up paying more as there are less flights departing daily, so always be flexible and be aware of rates.

The same principle applies to the airports you may be flying in to. Instead of having to land directly in Toronto Pearson International Airport, consider those airports that are short drive away. Buffalo International Airport is only a 2 hour drive from Toronto and you can make a short road trip of it!

Consider Affordable Accommodation

If the thought of bunking in a small room with other travellers doesn’t immediately appeal to you I don’t blame you. You don’t have to be a backpacker or go straight to a hostel to save money on accommodation. You can find affordable accommodation by staying at one of the University of Toronto’s dorms if you are visiting during summer months.

Using comparison websites, like my definite favourite, Booking.com can help you find the best fares and even snag a great deal on a hotel that has 3 or more stars.

Buy a CityPASS

If you want to see the top attractions then a Toronto CityPASS is the way to go. There are so many beautiful things to see, and if you want to ensure that you do get to see them all without breaking the bank then this is a must. From getting to see attractions like the CN Tower, to being able to jump the queues, why not take advantage of a discount opportunity.

See What’s Free

With museums, parks, and cultural points of interest there is so much to see at no cost to you. Visit Toronto’s High Park for some fresh air, or opt for a stroll around The Distillery Historic District, an area that has served as a film set for many films, including X-Men, and Cinderella Man.

Try Different Cuisines

If you want to eat your way through the city, you don’t have to go broke doing so. Some cuisines are more affordable than othersand sometimes more adventurous than what many people would consider. Chinatown and Little Korea offer filling, and delicious meals at a great price. If you consider that to be too exotic you can still find some good eats by visiting some of Toronto’s markets.

Have you been to Toronto? What are some of your tips to save money in Toronto?

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  • RosieCorriette

    Love your tips – I completely agree that by being flexible over airports you can save a small fortune. Plus you can’t beat the wonders of an Air BnB!

  • Deborah Nicholas

    Toronto is high on my list of places to visit – great tips as my bucket list is huge! lol

  • Becca Talbot

    I’ve never had Toronto on my travel radar, but this post has inspired me and now I’m going to have to have a re-think! x

  • Alison Rost

    Great ideas for saving money .. wherever you’re traveling to. My husband has been to Toronto and thought it was fabulous (especially the food!)

  • I have never been to Toronto but I would like to. I like the sound of the city pass and how many things you can do for free too x

  • Elodie

    My sister will soon be a heading on an epic trip around Canada and I was just thinking of joining her for Toronto so I better bookmark this – thank you!

  • These are such great tips for saving money on vacations and can be applied to other cities as well. The Toronto CityPass sounds like not only a way to save some money but also a great way to make sure you see all of the top attractions.

  • Melanie Edjourian

    It’s great to know ways to save some of our hard earned money prior to visiting somewhere. The city passes seem to be something you can get in quite a few places now which is handy.

  • Jennifer Eastwell

    I would like to visit Toronto someday. If I do manage to I will look into the citypass

  • I’d love to visit Toronto – it’s definitely on my bucket list! x

  • Melanie Williams

    Great tips, been here last year and had smashing time. Such a great place with a lot to do 🙂 x

  • Laura

    Fantastic tips, especially around flying into and from different airports xxx

  • Some great tips. I stayed in a Halls in Manchester in the UK a few years ago and it was a good experience so it’s a good tip rather than going to a hostel.

  • Shannon Ritchie

    Toronto is on my travel bucket list! My sister is visiting soon so I will have to show her this 🙂

  • Donna

    Great travel tips! I haven’t been to Toronto but would really love to go – one day!

  • francesca

    These are all great tips for travelling Toronto!! I’m always up for saving cash so these are really helpful!

  • Hayley

    I would love to visit Toronto one day, so this is really helpful!

  • I’ve not been to Toronto yet, but it’s definitely on the bucket list!
    These are some great tips for saving money 🙂

    Dani x

  • Angela Milnes

    I haven’t been there and I would love to go there someday, I like their place perfect spot to visit

  • I’ve been to Toronto and it’s an absolutely love city, especially as you can spend a day going out to Niagara from there (my favourite place!) We had a tour when we went so didn’t pay for accomodation etc but booking.com is always my go to for booking stuff x