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While low gas prices and a less-than-stellar Canadian dollar are hurting many industries, tourism within Canada is not one of them. The lower price of the loonie is attractive to international tourists coming to Canada, especially our neighbours to the south.
“Americans would almost certainly find Canada attractive for tourism and shopping,” says Sherry Cooper, chief economist at Dominion Lending Centres, in MoneySense.
A lower Canadian dollar is also a great opportunity for Canadians to skip international travel and explore many of the great vacation destinations within their own country.
According to the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian tourism industry is experiencing immediate effects:
Overall revenues for Canada’s tourism sector increased in 2015 despite modest gains in some segments and weakness in some regions of the country. In fact, many traditional ‘brick and mortar’ tourism businesses across the country saw strong gains, made possible by the combination of low gasoline prices and a weaker Canadian dollar.
With 17 World Heritage sites, world-class cities and numerous internationally acclaimed vacation destinations, Canada has many vacation options worth considering in 2016.
“The second largest country in the world, Canada has no shortage of beautiful landscapes and unique sites for travelers to explore. From coast to coast, the country is home to vibrant and culturally rich cities, along with incredible natural wonders,” says Lana Law in PlanetWare.
Here are some of the best places to visit within the Canadian border:
Whether you are travelling within your own country or exploring an international location, you need travel insurance for your trip. Travel insurance ensures you are covered during your vacation. Learn more about your coverage options by contacting us for a quote for travel insurance in Canada.