The top 10 cheapest places to travel from Vancouver this winter

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While it can be fun to spin a globe, close your eyes, stop it with your finger and travel to the place where your finger lands, that can be a bit of a nightmare financially.

With that being said, your travel plans don’t have to be limited to mundane experiences simply because you can’t spare the big bucks. In fact, there are a number of extremely inexpensive places to travel to from Vancouver this winter that won’t break the bank.

Have a look at our cost-effective collection below.

Cheapest Places to Travel 

Los Angeles

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There’s never a better time to visit sunny Los Angeles than during winter in Vancouver. This beautiful city is home to a plethora of decadent eateries, trendy shops, phenomenal nightlife, and, of course, warm sunshine. From the Hollywood Hills to beautiful, sandy beaches, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. What’s more, return airfare to this iconic city from Vancouver only costs roughly $264 CAD including tax.

Maui

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Maui offers one of the best deals during the winter in Vancouver. Direct, Round-trip airfare to Kahului, Maui may cost under $300 CAD including tax. And, not only is it one of the quietest and most beautiful islands, but it also offers a plethora of fun activities. What’s more, many people prefer to vacation there during the winter months, as they find summertime on the islands unbearably hot.

New York City

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While it isn’t exactly a toasty destination during the winter, New York City is one of the hottest cities on the planet. From the Statue of Liberty to the awe-inspiring beauty of Central Park, this vibrant city offers some of the most legendary attractions in the world. Home to everything from high-end designer boutiques to eccentric vintage thrifts, the metropolis also optimizes the diverse shopping experience. In addition, you’ll find a smorgasbord of tantalizing foods to suit every palette, so bring a big “apple-tite.”

Portland

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Portland is Oregon’s largest city, but it is also a unique jewel on the Pacific Coast. If you’re a craft beer aficionado then you’ll find yourself in microbrewery heaven, as the city is home to an impressive assortment of tasting experiences. In addition, this beautiful city is a coffee lover’s paradise, with an array of coffeehouses dotting its beautiful streets. A return-trip will only put Vancouverites back about $285 CAD including tax, which is a nice perk, too.

Orlando

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Of course, it goes without saying that one of the biggest draws to Orlando is Walt Disney World. With that being said, this beautiful city is also home to a litany of other fun attractions, entertainment, dining, shopping, and more. Further, the weather is quite toasty throughout the year, which makes for the ideal escape from raincouver. A return ticket may cost as little as $350 CAD including tax.

Las Vegas

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The ‘city of sin’ offers more vibrant entertainment packed along its famous strip than most city’s have in their entirety. From exclusive nightclubs to enormous casinos, epic pool parties to endless shopping, Las Vegas will keep you busy. What’s more, a complete package (including hotel and flight) to this party mecca will cost you under $400 CAD total including tax from Vancouver.

Whitehorse

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Whitehorse is the largest city in the Yukon and home to a number of spectacular aurora borealis viewing lodges. Although they can’t guarantee that you’ll see the vivid astral display ten times out of ten, your odds are quite high during peak season. In addition, you may also enjoy visiting hot-springs, dog-sledding, wildlife watching, ice-fishing and much more. A flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse is only about two hours long and costs roughly $350 CAD total with tax included direct with Air North.

Sun Peaks

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There are a number of inexpensive places to travel to south of the border; however, British Columbia is home to endless amazing travel experiences. Sun Peaks is one of B.C.’s premier ski resorts and offers 4,270 acres of skiable terrain and three skiable peaks. In addition, the stunning locale offers a quaint, “European-style, ski-through village filled with quaint shops, cafés and eateries.” Of course, the popular destination also receives 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, which allows for plenty of bright, glorious runs. And, if you aren’t keen on the four hour drive, a flight will cost you $231 CAD including tax return.

Tofino

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Tofino is home to the best surfing in the country, as well as some breathtaking ocean vistas. Not a fan of water sports? This stunning locale is also a mesmerizing place to watch mother nature’s power and glory. Storm watching is a spectator sport that allows you to soak in the awe-inspiring beauty of the wild west from the comfort of a cozy suite. You can opt to take the ferry to Vancouver Island to keep travel extremely light on your wallet, but a return ticket will only cost roughly $170 CAD including tax.

Miami

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Will Smith named a song after it, and once you stroll along South Beach, you’ll understand why. This beautiful place is home to delicious eateries, breathtaking beaches, exciting nightlife, and world-class shopping. What’s more, a return-ticket from Vancouver will cost you as little as $356 CAD including tax.