Staycation Ideas for Families (Canada)

I have been focusing a lot over the last few months on traveling local. Staycations some may like to call them or day trips. Places we can visit with little to no travel and quite often not needing to even spend the night. Destinations that are budget friendly as well. There is so much to see and do within Canada we often take it granted. This beautiful country of ours hosts many visitors every month of every year from all over the world. They must be coming here for a reason, right?  

Well I have reached out to my fellow Canadian bloggers and asked them to share their staycation posts. So no matter what province you live in, there should be a day trip or two you can check out yourself. If not, do not worry there will be more to come. 

East Coast 

Ala Dune Restaurant New Brunswick 

Magic Mountain Monton NB

mmm is for Mommy

mmm is for Mommy

PEI Prince Edward Island Year long Celebration 

PEI Beaches 

Summerside Dairy bar PEI

West Coast

Undersea Crabs

Vancouver to Calgary Road trip 

Pacific Undersea Gardens Victoria BC 

Tofino Vancouver Island British Columbia 


Winnipeg Food, History and Pampering 


Drumheller Alberta Dinosaurs and more 



Parc Omega Montebello Quebec 

Montreal Quebec 


Port Dover Ontario 

ROM Royal Ontario Museum 

Centerville Island Toronto 

Toronto Attractions 

Butterfly Conservatory Niagara Falls 

Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls  

waterpark wm


Omni King Edward Hotel Toronto 

Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto 

Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa 

Gatineau Park Ottawa

Grand Bend Ontario More than beaches

Goderich Ontario 



No matter what the season is, there is lots to do in Canada. Often just a short drive away. Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter there is something for everyone. Have you ventured out to your backyard lately and discovered a great hidden gem? Where do you go when you want to get away but are limited on time and money?


  1. coffeewithjulie says

    Wow, I need to bookmark this! So many great ideas (and thank for including my post on the Ottawa Museum of Nature!) 🙂

  2. Great roundup – so much here! The new Ripleys Aquarium is definitely on my list. And thanks so much for including my posts!
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  3. The new Ripley's aquarium is on my list too!! Can't wait to take the kids there.
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  4. I'm all about the staycations since I was on a flying ban towards the end of the pregnancy (and coz budget is tight!). We've been exploring Ontario to our hearts content! Love the round up!

  5. I’ve never been to Canada, but have always wanted to. This was an awesome idea, thanks for sharing all of these awesome resources!

  6. Those are really great pictures and locations. I love the first picture. Its like I’ve been on permanent staycation, mehn I need a vacation

  7. This is a fantastic array of places to go. I already sent my hubby the post for Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls for our possible Xmas trip.

  8. WOW I really want to go to some of these. Ive never been to Canada and its definitely on my list of places to visit.

  9. We love the idea of staycations — once our little one is here, I cannot wait to start planning lots of trips in our area. If I ever go to Canada, I want to check out several of these!

  10. I like the idea of staycations because often it means you get to enjoy wonderful places close to home.

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