reveals top 20 most popular international and domestic cities for Canadian travellers

American cities New York and Las Vegas may have remained the top two international destinations for Canadian travellers in 2014, but Orlando wasn’t so lucky. The city, known for its expansive theme parks, dropped two spots in last year and was replaced by commonwealth country and UK capital, London. This movement towards European destinations is a trend evident in the latest™ Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™).

“European cities have always had a strong appeal among Canadians who appreciate how easy it is to travel between countries,” says Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for “We’re seeing that interest continuing to increase as travellers seek out destinations rich in history and culture.”

The biggest increases among the top 20 most popular international cities for Canadians were all outside of North America. European cities, Paris and Barcelona climbed six and four places, respectively. Japan’s bustling capital, Tokyo, also experienced a strong boost in popularity up five spots in 2014.

Most popular international cities for Canadian travellers

City Country 2014 vs. 2013 Rank
1 New York City United States No change
2 Las Vegas United States No change
3 London United Kingdom +2
4 Paris France +6
5 Orlando United States -2
6 Chicago United States +1
7 Seattle United States -3
8 Los Angeles United States +1
9 San Francisco United States -1
10 Boston United States -4
11 Rome Italy +2
12 San Diego United States -1
13 Newark United States -1
14 Miami United States No change
15 Hong Kong Hong Kong +1
16 Barcelona Spain +4
17 Portland United States +2
18 Washington United States No change
19 Tokyo Japan +5 (New to List)
20 Anaheim United States +2 (New to List)

Within Canada the top three most visited cities by Canadians remained the same, although changes were seen further down the list. Cities in Alberta made a splash with Edmonton moving up one spot to fourth and Calgary climbing two and entering the list as a top five newcomer.

Most popular domestic cities for Canadian travellers

City Province 2014 vs. 2013 Rank
1 Toronto Ontario No change
2 Montreal Quebec No change
3 Vancouver British Columbia No change
4 Edmonton Alberta +1
5 Calgary Alberta +2
6 Niagara Falls Ontario -2
7 Ottawa Ontario -1
8 Quebec Quebec No change
9 Victoria British Columbia No change
10 Winnipeg Manitoba +1
11 Banff Alberta -1
12 Saskatoon Saskatchewan No change
13 London Ontario +2
14 Whistler British Columbia +1
15 Halifax Nova Scotia -1
16 Kelowna British Columbia No change
17 Regina Saskatchewan No change
18 Canmore Alberta No change
19 Kamloops British Columbia +1
20 Kingston Ontario -1

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