Hotwire Reveals Popular Canadian Thanksgiving Getaways

List of the Top 10 Most Popular Destinations Shows Canada's Biggest Cities Continue to Dominate with US Border Cities Growing in Popularity

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ -®, a leading discount travel site, today announced the top 10 most popular destinations Canadian travellers are visiting over the Thanksgiving weekend. Big Canadian cities like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver continue to appear as some of the most popular destinations on this year's list. Meanwhile, U.S. cities like New York, Las Vegas and Minneapolis – which are particularly good values when Canadian and U.S. currencies are on par – are increasing in popularity.

Compared to last year's list, New York (number one on the list), Las Vegas (number five) and Minneapolis (number six), all moved up from second, seventh and eighth, respectively. Toronto was unseated from the most popular destination in 2011 and moves down to number three this year, but with Montreal moving up from third to second and Vancouver holding at fourth place, Canadian cities still took three of the top four spots. Halifax and Ottawa, which were on last year's list, were replaced with two Californian destinations – San Francisco and Seattle.

"Thanksgiving is about family, friends and food, and for Canadians, it can also be a chance to get away," said Pierre-Etienne Chartier, vice president of the Hotwire Group. "We've seen American cities grow in popularity this year and having an even exchange rate allows us to get a little more for our money in destinations that are usually more expensive. Thanksgiving also falls during shoulder season, when you can typically find some good values, decent weather and fewer crowds."

The full list of the 10 most popular Canadian Thanksgiving weekend destinations by hotel bookings and average nightly prices for each are as follows:


Average Price on Hotwire


New York City, New York



Montreal, Quebec, Canada



Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



Las Vegas, Nevada



Minneapolis, Minnesota



Boston, Massachusetts



Chicago, Illinois



San Francisco, California



Seattle, Washington


The 10 most popular Canadian Thanksgiving weekend destinations and average prices are based on hotel bookings made on between 8/1/2012 and 9/4/2012 for stays between 10/4/2012 and 10/8/2012.

About Hotwire is a leading discount travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire negotiates deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. Hotwire is an award-winning website and operating company of Expedia, Inc. CST # 2029030-50. NST: 20003-0209. For more information, visit Hotwire operates sites in 8 countries worldwide:,,,,,, and In addition to Hotwire, The Hotwire Group of websites includes:,, and

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Andrew Reynolds
Atomic PR
(323) 648-5425


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