Canadian travel has made a lot of noise in the press lately. The US has seen a historic decline in interest from Canadian visitors and previous plans to visit America canceled. Meanwhile, US interest in travel to its neighbors to the north has been on the rise. Hipmunk has seen a 5 percent increase year-over-year increase in flight searches from the US to Canada since November, when Trump won the presidency and news broke that the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration website crashed as a result.
So which cities in Canada are Americans most interested in visiting? Here’s the latest on trending Canadian destinations, ranked in order of overall popularity.
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While large cities continue to command the lion’s share of searches, other, less traditional cities are trending up. Whitehorse, the capital of northwest Canada’s Yukon territory and the largest city in northern Canada, saw a whopping 167 percent year-over-year increase. Meanwhile, Mont-Tremblant, in Quebec, is up 41 percent and Charlottetown, on Prince Edward Island, is up 37 percent.
Wondering the best time to go to the Great White to maximize savings to capitalize on these trending Canadian destinations? Hipmunk broke it down for the most-booked cities in our When to Go: 2017 story, so here’s a cheat sheet to get you started, eh?
Methodology: Hipmunk analyzed flight searches originating in the US to Canada from Nov 2016 – March 22, 2017, as compared to equivalent dates the year prior, Nov 2015 – March 23, 2016.