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CAD$2000 for 10days in Canada, is it enough?

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1. Posted by jelleesia (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

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hi,

i'm plan to go to Canada this October for 10days, is it enough if i only bring CAD$2000, thank you

2. Posted by tripto (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hi,
It depend so much on what you want to do and see.

A great company to check out is www.brewster.ca

You will need to decide if you want Western Canada or Eastern Canada etc.

Check out some Canada travel brochures online to get some idea of all

the things to do and explore.

Sandy

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 5y

Depends entirely on what you're looking to see and do, and what level of quality you're looking for. If staying in dorm rooms in hostels and only visiting one or two places (travelling between by public transport), it's more than plenty.
You _might_ be able to squeeze by if getting a rental car, relatively cheap private rooms in hostels and eating out in cheap restaurants, but it'd be pretty tight; better drop one of those (so travel by public transport, stay in dorm rooms, or do self-catering).

4. Posted by dbl-nkl (Budding Member 26 posts) 5y

Maria, based on your profile, I think you'll be OK if you are not quite frugal but careful - judicious spending. Maybe plan on spending $1,700 & have a reserve & I am presuming your have return airfare or ticket in addition to the $2,000.

Some great suggestions have already been made but I want to add that where you go can make a huge difference.

Maybe search hotel sites for the areas you're interested in; that'll give you clues about the cost levels in that area. For instance if you choose Whistler in British Columbia, you'll find prices are high; if you choose Summerside in Prince Edward Island, more affordable.

Since I don't know where you want to go, what you want to do or see, what season you'll be here, I can't offer more. This country is 4,500 km wide - the choices can become baffling for for most visitors.

Like yourself, most of us ;) are nice people too. Welcome. Enjoy my country.

5. Posted by jelleesia (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

@all

Thank you for all your reply, basically i'll be staying with my parents friend back from our home church and maybe with one of my friend too.....

the reason that i ask those quest because i'll go to embassy within next week for the visa, and on that visa application form i need to stated how much money that i have to support while i'm there.....

i'll be in Vancouver and maybe planning to go to Edmonton too, may i know about the weather, is it gonna be cold in October?

one more thing, is there any cheapest way to go from Vancouver to Edmonton vice versa beside plane? if i have to go by plane, how much it will cost......

thank you :)

6. Posted by dbl-nkl (Budding Member 26 posts) 5y

By removing hotels from your budget, $2,000 looks pretty good for 2 weeks.

October can be cold, & the temperatures can fluctuate from sunny 15-20c afternoons to freezing overnight. I suggest you buy an overcoat (http://en.atmosphere.ca/store-locator.html - select vancouver) of some kind here where you're bound to have a better selection.

3 ways to get to Edmonton: air, bus, train. All cross the Rockies - a definite sight-to-see.

Air (Westjet): quick, medium price, don't see much.
Bus (http://www.brewster.ca/): long, low price, possible to overnight at Jasper (on the way to Edmonton) or Banff, see a lot.
Train (Via Rail): somewhat long, most expensive, may be at night (I don't know)

As to costs, Google!

I strongly suggest you have a Visa or MasterCard credit card. You can easily (??Indonesia??) get a prepaid with $1,500 already on it, & $500 in cash.

The fall is my favourite time of year to travel because it's not too warm, but no snow & hotels & such are rarely full as the summer family vacations are over; sometimes, prices are lower.

Enjoy!

7. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 5y

October in Vancouver is cool but bearable-in Edmonton it's the beginning of winter.

I suggest you drop Edmonton and do a trip to Vancouver Island instead-much more to see/do.