5 things to do over your long-weekend staycation

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Eighty-one per cent of Canadians plan to enjoy a stress-free staycation this Victoria Day long weekend, according to a survey by Tangerine.

Sixty-nine per cent plan to keep it local all summer, blaming the fluctuating dollar for killing their international travel plans.

“Vacations can be a slippery slope when it comes to spending money,” said Tangerine exec Silvio Stroescu in a statement.

“Deferring a vacation until you can afford it is the best option and appears to be what many Canadians are doing this year.”

Luckily there are plenty of fun (and free) things you can do in your own backyard.

1. Take a road trip

Whether you’re a nature lover or a foodie, into art or adventure — there are so many hidden gems to discover in every province.

The ones we’ve rounded up in the interactive map below are sure to have something for everyone.

READ MORE: Cool accommodations you can stay in while roadtripping

2. Pack a picnic

Each city has a lovely park to picnic in.

Check out our videos below for some inspiration on what kinds of easy finger foods you can pack.

A baguette, cheese, cut-up fruit, veggies and different dips are always favourites.

WATCH: Picnic ideas

Great Picnic Ideas

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Great Picnic Ideas

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Foodie Tuesday: picnics

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How to pack the perfect picnic basket

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Nutrition: Avoid picnic food poisoning

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The perfect Italian picnic



Don’t forget to bring a blanket — picnic benches can be in short supply on busy holiday weekends.

And slather on some sunscreen.

3. Have a barbecue

Throw some steak and shrimp on the barbie.

If you don’t have a barbecue, find a neighbour or friend who does. You can also buy one of those mini grills and take it to the park.

Or just use a free fire pit.

WATCH: Barbecue ideas

‘Diva Q’s Barbecue’: Tips and tricks on throwing the ultimate patio party

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‘Diva Q’s Barbecue’: Tips and tricks on throwing the ultimate patio party

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Tips for Chicken and Ribs on the BBQ

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Wine to pair with barbecue

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Chef Rob barbecues porkchops

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Tips and Tricks for a great BBQ

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Barbecue tips and gadgets

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Bacteria on your Barbeque

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Grilling with Maple Syrup

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Barbeque grilling and drinks



4. Get physical

Hop on your bike, go for a run or bust out your roller-blades if you still have them.

Make your city your gym. Find some stairs to run or a park bench to do dips on.

READ MORE: Free, easy exercises to do outside the gym

You may find your workout flies by when it’s done under the sun.

5. See a movie

It’s going to be a fun weekend at theatres, according to our Entertainment reporter Chris Jancelewicz.

He’s looking forward to Neighbors 2, Angry Birds, and The Nice Guys.

You can some of the trailers below.

Star-studded ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ set to hit silver screen

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Star-studded ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ set to hit silver screen



Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for any free events like (fireworks) happening on Monday, too!

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