If you’re looking to book a trip on a budget this year by traveling within Canada, look no further – we’ve found the 10 most welcoming cities in the country.
Booking.com shared their 11th annual Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, which not only recognize “travel providers from across 220 countries and territories for their commitment to providing consistently excellent service and hospitality over the course of the year,” but also reveal the “most welcoming cities in Canada” for 2023.
The awards are based on a pool of more than 240 million verified customer reviews on Booking.com. Ultimately, the website found that the winners of the Traveller Review Awards really homed in on personalized details for their customers this year.
“It’s that personal attention to detail when checking in or sharing helpful recommendations to explore the destination like a local that demonstrates how our partners show up and shine for travellers in a multitude of ways each and every day,” Booking.com SVP and Chief Marketing Officer Arjan Dijk explains. “These awards are our way of thanking them for their dedication to making everyone feel welcome and to going out of their way to create incredible experiences for our customers.”
Since it looks like 2023 travel will be all about personability, let’s look at what spots in Canada were named some of the most welcoming places in the country, based on the share of accommodation partners receiving a Traveller Review Award 2023.
Where are the most welcoming cities in Canada?
Clocking in at number one is Baie Saint Paul, Quebec, which was followed closely by Ontario’s Niagara-on-the-Lake and Golden, British Columbia.
Check out the rest of the top 10 most welcoming cities in Canada below.
- Baie Saint Paul, Quebec
- Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
- Golden, British Columbia
- St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Banff, Alberta
- Jasper, Alberta
- Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
- Quebec City, Quebec
- Revelstoke, British Columbia
- Moncton, New Brunswick
Where are the most welcoming places on Earth?
Booking.com also announced the most welcoming regions around the world, and one Canadian location made the list.
Newfoundland & Labrador landed at number 9 on the list, falling just below Limon, Costa Rica and above North Dakota, US. Check out the full list of the most welcoming regions on earth below.
- La Rioja, Spain
- Epirus, Greece
- Oberosterreich, Austria
- County Down, UK
- Mures, Romania
- Marlborough, New Zealand
- Ninh Binh, Vietnam
- Limon, Costa Rica
- Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
- North Dakota, US
So, whether you’re looking to book a cross-country trip or you’re readying up to travel abroad, consider making a stop in one of these warm, welcoming cities.
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