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Top 10 travel destinations for Family Day

Businesswoman with suitcase in airport
Businesswoman with suitcase in airport. Photo by OJO Images / Rex Features ( 1324344a )

CALGARY – If the post-Christmas blues are getting you down, don’t fret – a long weekend is just a few weeks away.

For many Canadians, Family Day is the first long weekend of the New Year – and it’s fast approaching.

This year, the statutory holiday falls on Monday, February 17th (or Monday, February 10th if you’re in B.C.)

If you’re planning a weekend getaway but don’t yet know where to go, Hotwire.com has released their list of the top 10 most popular travel destinations for Canadians over Family Day 2014.

This year, the travel website says domestic destinations are most popular, with six of the top ten cities right here in Canada.

The top five cities on the list remain virtually unchanged from last year.

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Toronto, Ottawa and New York maintained their positions as the first, second and third most popular destinations this year, respectively.

However, Vancouver placed in fourth spot, overtaking Montreal.

Meanwhile, two destinations in Alberta – Banff (a newcomer to the list) and Edmonton – take the number seven and eight spots this year.

Rounding out the list are Fort Lauderdale (also new) and Las Vegas.

BELOW: Scroll through the gallery below to see Hotwire.com’s Top Ten Travel Destinations for Canadians this Family Day

Las Vegas
10) Las Vegas, Nevada THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Nathalie Madore
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
9) Fort Lauderdale, Florida THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Edmonton skyline downtown
8) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (CP PHOTO - Tim Smith)
Banff National Park
7) Banff, Alberta, Canada THE CANADIAN PRESS
6) Orlando, Florida
6) Orlando, Florida (Joe Burbank/Orlando )
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5) Montreal, Quebec, Canada David Sedell/Global News
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
4) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
New York City, New York
3) New York City, New York SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
2) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1) Toronto, Ontario, Canada