If there’s anything that our data’s telling us, it’s that peak season is here. Take Canada Day: compared to last year, we’re seeing an 8% spike in airfare, 2% increase in hotel prices and 18% surge in rental car costs. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend the holiday at home. Cheap rates are still out there – here’s how to find them.

Travel on these days. 👇

Book domestic flights for June 26th.
With tickets averaging at $420, it’s our cheapest travel date ahead of the July 1st weekend.

Check into your stay on the 27th to pay our lowest nightly rate of around $372.

Make the 29th your day to rent a car. It’ll cost you approximately $149 daily.

Celebrate in these cities. 🎉

Pack your best red-and-white outfit and jet off to one of our cheapest destinations:

1. Toronto, Ontario ($413)
2. Halifax, Nova Scotia ($421)
3. Edmonton, Alberta ($448)
4. Calgary, Alberta ($450)
5. Vancouver, British Columbia ($469)

Need a ride to the fireworks? Rent an affordable one here:

1. Ottawa, Ontario ($101/day)
2. Winnipeg, Manitoba ($107/day)
3. Toronto, Ontario ($118/day)
4. Victoria, British Columbia ($128/day)
5. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador ($133/day)

PS check out more trends in our summer travel report.

Not ready to book yet? Watch these rates by setting a Price Alert. 👀

Methodology: KAYAK considered flight destinations and rental car origins with the lowest average airfare from a Canada origin for search dates between 11/1/2023 and 3/15/2024 for travel dates between 6/22 and 7/3/2024. When to travel recommendations used the same search and travel dates. For year over year comparisons, search dates between 11/1/2022 and 3/15/2023 for travel between 6/22 and 7/3/2023. Prices and savings are on average, are in CAD, are based on round-trip, economy flights and are subject to change.

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