With more and more people across Canada accessing COVID-19 vaccines and provincial governments introducing evidence of vaccination measures in certain settings, travel is still a priority for many Canadians.
Based on information from Expedia provided to Yahoo Canada, Domestic travel trends show an increase in interest in city centers, after there has been significantly higher demand for destinations closer to the great outdoors in the past 18 months.
Based on Expedia hotel searches for travel dates through November 30, here are the top five Canadian cities to visit:
This Ontario city is a well-established tourist destination for domestic and international travelers.
One of the most popular and well-known attractions is “Journey behind the falls”, where you descend 125 feet and explore 130 year old tunnels through bedrock. You can stand on the viewing platform to experience the 2,800 cubic meters of water pouring down the edge of Horseshoe Falls every second, traveling 65 kilometers an hour.
There is also a new light show which started on September 3rd at Niagara Parks Power Plant, just south of Horseshoe Falls, called “Currents: Niagara’s Power Transformed”, with 3D projections. The powerhouse itself is the region’s newest tour experience with tours and workshops.
You can even see the falls from the comfort of your hotel room, at properties like the Hilton Niagara Falls / Fallsview Hotel and Suites, Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls and Sheraton Fallsview Hotel.
Vancouver has always been praised for a visitor’s ability to easily transition from city breaks to outdoor and nature adventures, so it’s no surprise that the destination is very popular as travelers try. always balancing their desire for urban and more rural destinations.
For foodies, Vancouver is known as the birthplace of the Ocean Wise initiative for sustainable seafood. Try some of the many local breweries, like Main Street Brewery, visit the Vancouver Art Gallery, take a walk in stanley park and shop on Robson Street. Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, visitors can get to Grouse Mountain for outdoor adventures like hiking, Skyride, ziplines and the “World-Famous Lumberjack Show”.
As a bonus, Vancouver International Airport was named North America’s Best Airport in the Skytrax World Airport 2021 prices.
If you’re looking to splurge on a hotel stay, iconic Vancouver Fairmont pacific rim the hotel is a luxurious choice, but other great options, based on Expedia customer ratings, include the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, Loden Hotel, Hotel L’Hermitage Where Blu Vancouver Hotel.
Canada’s largest city is not only easily accessible, but has a lot to offer for those looking for a true city travel experience.
Of course, there are the classic attractions like the CN Tower and EdgeWalk Where Ripley’s aquarium, and having a peameal bacon sandwich at Carrousel bakery at Marché Saint-Laurent. But also take the time to walk or cycle along the water’s edge, and explore the different neighborhoods of Toronto, from Leslieville to The Junction, Chinatown, Little India, the Danforth and Bloor-Yorkville (especially if you are a fashion lover).
Highly rated Toronto hotels understand Le Germain Toronto Maple Leaf Square Hotel Where Delta Hotels in Toronto, if you want to be very close to the main tourist attractions, or The Omni King Edward Hotel, Cambridge Suites Hotel, ultra luxury Hazelton Hotel, Where The Broadview, for a more boutique-hotel experience.
Many people tend to equate Quebec cities with European destinations. If you are Canadian and not ready to catch a flight to another continent, Quebec may be your best bet right now, especially strolling through the cobbled streets of Old Montreal and Old Montreal. Harbor.
Montreal’s food scene is truly one of the best in the country, so definitely travel hungry, but climbing the city’s steep hills will definitely help you digest your food. Don’t forget to get your hands on some sweet and dense Montreal-style bagels (the best way) and Bagel Fairmount Where St-Viateur bagel shop (we let you settle the debate on which is the best).
Popular and highly rated Montreal hotels on Expedia understand Le Square Phillips Hotel & Suites, Hotel Bonaparte, Hotel Le Dauphin Montreal downtown and the most expensive option, Four Seasons Montreal.
True to the Quebec theme, Quebec City is another beautiful city in the province, especially if you’re looking for somewhere a little smaller than Montreal.
With even more cobbled streets, the historic district of Old Quebec has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Upper Town home to monuments such as the Redoute Dauphine, the Citadelle and Château Frontenac, and the Basse -City described as a “well-preserved integrated urban ensemble” around Place Royale and the port.
Stroll along the Dufferin Terrace for a view of the St. Lawrence River and the Château Frontenac and discover the unique shopping experience at Petit-Champlain.
As for where to stay, book a room at the historic hotel Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac will offer you the most typical experience of Quebec City, but you can always visit to the iconic propertyeven if you don’t stay there. Other highly rated hotels are the Hotel Le Germain Quebec, Auberge Saint-Antoine by Relais & Châteaux, Old Quebec hotel and The Manoir d’Auteuil.