Most Popular Vacation Spots For Canadians

When planning your next vacation adventures, keep these hot spots in mind.
By aha insurance - Aug 6, 2018

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Regardless of the time of year, Canadians love to travel. Whether it’s a hot weather getaway in the dead of winter or a quick jaunt across the border for some shopping, we love to get out of the country and explore the world. Here is a list of some of the top vacation spots that Canadians love to visit, from various parts of the world.

The United States

The fact that Canadians travel to the US a lot probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone. With such a large part of the population living within driving distance of the border, it makes sense. Discount airfare and affordable travel packages also help, plus there is a diverse selection of locations to be found within the borders of our neighbours to the south.

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Some of the most popular US travel destinations for Canadians include:

Florida – From Spring Break to stunning beaches to year-long summer temperatures to Disney World, Florida has a lot to offer for Canadian travellers of all ages.

New York – New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and there is always something to do. Whether it’s shopping, seeing Broadway shows or just wandering around taking in the sights, New York is a popular US destination.

Las Vegas – Vegas is Vegas and that’s about all that needs to be said.

California – California has its own special energy that Canadian travellers seem to love. It also has cities like LA and San Francisco that draw people in, and Disney Land for family vacations.


Paris is a popular destination for Canadian travellers. Everyone loves the culture, the cuisine and the history of France. Many Canadians also speak French, which makes getting around and enjoying their time in France that much easier.


Another hot weather destination for Canadians, Cuba has many all-inclusive resorts that are hotspots in the winter months. Cuba’s history is fascinating to many travellers; they have their own unique cuisine and the culture is one that many Canadians love to be part of.


Mexico is usually an affordable travel destination for Canadians, and we flock to its beaches every winter. Like Cuba, Mexico has miles of beautiful beaches, music, nightlife, history and world-class cuisine. With a wide array of all-inclusive resorts, you can visit just to lie around and get some sun, or take in the culture and enjoy all Mexico has to offer.


While many won’t consider the United Kingdom a hot vacation spot, it is one of the most frequently visited countries by Canadians. Many Canadians have family in the UK, some like to explore the history of the old world, and some just love the thought of being in the same country where the Beatles and other famous musical acts originated. Whatever your reason, travelling to England can make for a memorable trip.

Naturally, Canadians travel to far more destinations than just the ones listed above, but these are some of the most popular vacation spots.

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