Holiday Travel Trends

Top Ten Popular Destinations for Canadian Victoria Day Weekend

Domestic Cities Dominate with Affordable Hotel Stays over the Holiday

Hotwire today announced the top 10 most popular destinations for Canadian travellers booking hotels over Victoria Day Weekend. This year, more Canadians are staying close to home, with domestic destinations like Montreal, Toronto Vancouver and Ottawa taking four of the top five spots on the list. Meanwhile, New York continues its reign as the most popular destination over the holiday.

"The majority of hotel prices in Canadian cities are down from last year, so it's no surprise that many travelers are planning to keep their celebrations local," said Pierre Etienne-Chartier, Vice President of the Hotwire Group. "However, whether you're planning to stay in Canada or head over the border, there are still fantastic deals to take advantage of over the holiday."

New York maintains its position in the number one spot this year, as does Montreal in the number two spot. Toronto jumps up to third from last year's fifth place spot, while Vancouver, Ottawa, and Minneapolis all drop down a spot to fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Meanwhile, Chicago climbs this year's list to take seventh and Las Vegas moves down to eighth. Rounding out the list is newcomer San Francisco in the number nine spot and Quebec City, down two spots, in tenth.

The ten most popular Victoria Day destinations on Hotwire are:


Average Nightly Rate on Hotwire*

1. New York City, New York


2. Montreal, Quebec, Canada


3. Toronto, Ontario, Canada


4. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


5. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


6. Minneapolis, Minnesota


7. Chicago, Illinois


8. Las Vegas, Nevada


9. San Francisco, California


10. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada


*The 10 most popular Victoria Day destinations and average prices are based on hotel bookings made on between 1/31 - 4/29/14 for travel between 5/16 – 5/19/14.

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