Canada has been selected as number one destination for 2017 by Lonely Planet, the leading travel media company.
“We are honoured to have been selected as Lonely Planet’s Destination of the Year for 2017,” said the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism. “Of course, this recognition doesn’t mean our work is done; it should encourage us to keep this momentum building. Our tourism partners from coast to coast are working hard to provide travelers with unique and unforgettable experiences. There is something for everyone here. The year 2017 is also our country’s 150th anniversary, and we couldn’t think of a better time to invite the world to discover Canada.”
“This is exciting!” said David F. Goldstein, Destination Canada’s President and CEO, “We can’t think of a better time to invite the next generation of travelers to discover Canada.”
"Canada is always popular with us," said Lonely Planet's Canada destination editor Alex Howard, "but there’s so much happening in 2017 that made it number one. It's the country's biggest birthday party in recent memory with the sesquicentennial next year, and they won't be shy about celebrating. Now is the time to start planning a trip."
As a premiere four season travel destination, there is no shortage of extraordinary experiences for travellers to Canada. Whether you are looking to escape into pristine wilderness or explore our vibrant cities, rich in culture and great food, we have something for everyone.
Canada is an amalgamation of all the exhilarating and long cherished activities of a traveler. With its mystique landscape and a picture perfect backdrop, it is the best place to subdue the hunger of any traveler. Be it the vibrant cities enriched with their culture or the nature wonders, Canada will not leave any scope to cast its magical spell on its tourists. With ample number of destinations thriving within Canada, it is the best place to plan a vacation. Facilitated with attractions and entertainment, adventurous activities, toothy food and drink, Canada justifies its ranking of Lonely Planet. With plentiful destination of every theme and choice, you may get tired to wander around, but Canada will full enthusiasm will always welcome you to explore its innumerable hidden treasures.