Ski on a budget
Canada has some of the top ski resorts in the world, such as Whistler Blackcomb. There are ways to ski on a budget if this is an experience on your bucket list. Tips include looking out for ski packages, staying off the mountain at nearby ski towns, and buying lift passes online. Visiting out of season (before or after the Christmas break) is an easy way to save money too.
Stay in hostels
Backpackers will find hostels not only in all urban cities but also in more rural areas that receive a lot of visitors, like Churchill. Fortunately, dorm bed rates usually begin from CAD$30 (US$23) a night and include free extras, such as breakfast and WiFi. An HI Hostels Membership gives you at least a 10% discount at their hostels, plus savings on buses, food, and activities worldwide.