As the temperature drops and the snow piles up, the need for a beach vacation gets stronger. A new survey by InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), however, proves that that's not the case for Canadians.
In fact, 60% of Canadians actually revealed that despite the cold, or maybe because of it, Canada is their ideal destination for winter get-aways. Shockingly, a lot of those people were millennials.
According to the survey, over one-third of millennials revealed that they would prefer travelling within Canada this winter than hitting the beach. A big reason for this is because Canada has actually nailed winter. Not only that, but Canada has also been ranked the official Christmas capital of the world.
After being cold literally forever, we have somehow managed to turn ourselves into a go-to winter destination with unique winter activities in every single province. There's so many that along with this survey, IHG also released a top 10 list of winter things to do in Canada.
Some of them are obvious choices like hitting up Montreal's Nuit Blanche, wine tasting in Niagara on the Lake, or hitting the slopes at places like Mont Tremblant. Some of the top 10 winter activities are more hidden gems.
The lesser known winter gems on the list include strapping on snowshoes and exploring Myra Canyon in Kelowna, star gazing in Windsor, tracking grey wolves in Saskatoon, or enjoying a bald eagle extravaganza in Victoria.
There are some obvious benefits to going away in Canada instead of hitting the beach this year. You won't have to worry about losing lots of money on exchanges rates, you don't need a passport or to worry about customs, and in a lot of cases, it can be a lot cheaper, especially if you visit destinations in your own province. So forget the tropics and take a week off in the great white north instead!
Source: Canadian Newswire Group