Digital magazine advises travellers to go north as it rates Adventure Canada expedition No. 1 and Dawson City No. 2
TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Following a nostalgia-filled year during which Canada celebrated its 150th birthday, there is a sensation of where do we go next?
Vacay.ca, the online travel magazine focused on Canadian culture and destinations, has an answer: The north — the far, far north.
"The Canadian North is being redefined because of climate change, new infrastructure, and increased tourist traffic. It also provides a chance for Canadians and others to be educated in the lives of Indigenous people during a time when interest in Aboriginal culture is peaking," Vacay.ca Founder and Editor Adrian Brijbassi says.
An Arctic expedition with Adventure Canada tops the Vacay.ca 20 Best Places to Visit in Canada for 2018 list. It is the first time a cruise has been singled out for top spot on the annual ranking.
"It is such a great privilege for our Arctic expeditions to be included in Vacay.ca's 20 Best Places to Visit in Canada for 2018," said Cedar Swan, CEO of Adventure Canada. "Our expeditions are full of beautiful surprises, intimate encounters with wildlife and opportunities to explore pristine national parks. We're thrilled to help shine the spotlight on Canada's undiscovered regions and we look forward to hosting more travellers in the region for years to come."
At No. 2 is Dawson City, Yukon's outpost full of eccentrics and entrepreneurs. Also in the top five is Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories, which is poised for a boost thanks to the completion of a major highway extension.
The Vacay.ca ranking has proven to be an accurate indicator of tourism activity in Canada. In 2017, it rated Ottawa and Montreal as top destinations, and each city set records for tourism.
Vacay.ca 20 Best Places in Canada for 2018 (#Vacay20)
1. Arctic Cruise, NU
2. Dawson City, YT
3. Cape Breton's Golf Trail, NS
4. Okanagan Valley, BC
5. Tuktoyaktuk, NWT
6. Toronto & Algonquin Park, ON
7. Fortune & Area, PEI
8. Banff & Calgary, AB
9. Vancouver & Sea-to-Sky Country, BC
10. Fogo & Change Islands, NL
11. Montreal, QC
12. Halifax, NS
13. Waterloo Region, ON
14. Charlevoix, QC
15. Pacific Rim National Park & Area, BC
16. Kluane National Park, YT
17. Ottawa, ON
18. Salt Spring, Galiano & Other Gulf Islands, BC
19. Saskatoon, SK
20. Point Pelee National Park, ON
READ THE FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/Vacay20Best2018
Vacay.ca (www.vacay.ca) is the Concierge to Canada, spotlighting the endless vacation possibilities in the country for visitors as well as domestic travellers, and raising awareness for charitable causes. The online magazine features a mix of user-generated content, award-winning journalism, documentary-style videography, and social-media focus that has made it a publication with a dedicated following of travel enthusiasts. In September 2017, a sister site, VacayNetwork.com, was launched with a focus on international travel.
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