A big birthday is always an excuse for a big party! The bigger the birthday, the bigger the celebrations. This year Canada turns 150 years old, and for British Columbia, that means one hell of a party! British Columbia is a province rich in natural beauty, but also blessed with awesome adventure activities and amazing hotels. Here’s our roundup of how to spend just $150 for the best time of your life.

Soak up the serenity

Who doesn’t love hot springs? Especially when all it costs to enjoy them is a $5 entry fee into a Park? The Liard River Hot Springs inside Provincial Park are some of the province’s most popular hot springs, and that’s no surprise, given the idyllic location. Follow a boardwalk down to the springs, past warm-water swamps and boreal forests, and keep your eyes peeled for local moose who like to grab a bite to eat in the swamps. The springs sit at a very pleasant 42-52C°, and unlike other popular Canadian outdoor activities, they’re open year round – so in winter you can soak surrounded by the snow!

Canoe culture

Forget plain old kayaking; take the opportunity to learn more about BC’s First Nations people with a paddle in a dugout canoe. The T’ashii Paddle School in Tofino offers canoeing trips from March through to October – you’ll explore Clayoquot Sound with a local Nuuchahnulth guide, learning about the history of the area while you marvel at the scenery. From just $65 per person, you’ll stay well under budget and take home a new perspective on the Tla-o-qui-aht territory.