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These Are The Top 7 Trending Destinations In Canada This Summer According To Airbnb

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Canada offers unique and life-changing experiences for both locals and international travelers, from majestic mountains to charming lakes to exciting wildlife spotting, as well as vibrant multicultural cities and impressive buildings. 

But which are the most interesting destinations for travelers this summer 2023? A new study has the answer. 

A recent travel trends analysis shared by Airbnb shows the top trending destinations in Canada according to recent research from users. 

Ferry and white sailboat on Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County

For the study, experts at Airbnb considered searched data entered by Canadian travelers during the first months of the year 2023 for stays with check-in dates from June 30 to July 4. 

Locals are not always interested in the top destinations for international travelers —we already noticed that with the top 7 destinations in Europe for locals— and, in this case, search growth from the past few weeks can reveal fascinating insight for travelers. 

These are the top 7 trending destinations in Canada according to search data gathered by Airbnb:

Prince Edward County, Ontario

The Canadian province of Ontario is —without a doubt— one of the most interesting destinations for travelers in Canada, and Prince Edward County has been getting a lot of attention during the past few weeks. 

Sand dunes meeting blue water of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County

In the heart of Ontario, this county is known for its vineyards and culinary experiences. Travelers enjoy wine tours and visiting historic sites and museums. 

Also, the sand dunes, one of the top natural attractions here since the early 1800s, offer travelers great beach-like experiences in Lake Ontario and fascinating landscapes. 

Port Colborne, Ontario

The city of Port Colborne is perfect for ship watching and other great outdoor activities. 

Its waterfront parks offer visitors incredible views of Lake Erie and great summer activities, from swimming and enjoying sandy beaches to walking trails and cool picnic spots. Perfect for the summer!

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Port Colborne Ontario, Canada Canal water view with walkway and flags

Kingston, Ontario

This beautiful city in Lake Ontario, also known as “Limestone City” for its fascinating 19th-century buildings, has a lot to offer visitors during summer. 

From great outdoor experiences to connect with nature —like hiking, bird-watching or just walking along the Rideau Canal— to visiting fascinating historic buildings to joining great summer festivals and events in the city. 

busy street in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Calgary, Alberta

This cosmopolitan city has multiple activities, museums, and landmarks worth visiting. 

Besides, Canada’s most popular national park is in Alberta: Banff National Park, and is not too far from Calgary—just one hour and a half drive– making it a great summer base.

Calgary offers entertainment for all ages and activities for all kinds of travelers, from city lovers to nature lovers. 

Traveler admiring the view at Banff National Park

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is an international visitor’s favorite in Canada and is also a cool destination for many locals. 

This vibrant metropolis has impressive buildings, beautiful parks, and infinite experiences. 

From skyscrapers to the CN tower to a castle, as well as spectacular skylines, great restaurants, and bar – there’s so much to see and do!

Airplane flying over Downtown Toronto Ontario Canada skyline view from Lake Ontario

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Of course, Niagara Falls is still on many Canadian’s bucket lists. 

This world-famous waterfall attracts local and international visitors every year, and this summer seems to be one of the most wanted experiences for locals. 

Canadians have been searching for Airbnb listings in this Canadian city, probably to get the most out of the waterfall. Visitors can take a boat to the center of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, explore the tunnels behind the falls, and go ziplining! 

Beautiful Niagara Falls on a clear sunny day Niagara Canada

The city also offers fantastic museums, gardens, casinos, and parks worth visiting too.

Mississauga, Ontario

Canadians love Ontario and this city also made it to the top 7 trendiest destinations! 

Not far from Toronto, Mississauga also has awesome attractions and places to visit during summer, from art galleries to beautiful squares to stunning parks and natural areas. It can also be a strategic location to explore other destinations in the country. 

Teen and young adult Eurasian sisters hiking in Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

On Airbnb’s report, the rest of the destinations in the top ten were Grand Bend (Ontario), Wasaga Beach (Ontario), and ​​Edmonton (Alberta).

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Linda Pethick

Friday 30th of June 2023

Thanks for the travel tips from the Ontario travel fan club. But, try including the incredible Quebec, beautiful British Columbia, the charming Maritimes (Nova Scotia), and fascinating Newfoundland - next time. LP