September 19, 2013 8:29 am
Updated: September 19, 2013 10:32 am

Top 10 Thanksgiving getaways for Canadians

Times Square on Broadway Ave. in New York city Thursday Dec. 4, 2003.

Times Square on Broadway Ave. in New York city Thursday Dec. 4, 2003.

(CP PHOTO/Jonathan Hayward)

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it seems a large number of Canadians will be travelling to New York City to gobble their turkey.

The Big Apple has been named the most popular destination for Canadian travelers over the Thanksgiving long weekend, by

This year, Thanksgiving falls on Monday, October 14th – and it seems the allure of Broadway, Central Park, the Empire State Building and Times Square is just too tempting for Canucks to ignore.

It’s the second year in a row that New York City has nabbed the top spot, while Chicago (last year’s number eight) and Minneapolis (last year’s number six) climbed their way up to second and third, respectively.

The downtown Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan are seen in this aerial photograph over Chicago, Illinois, May 30, 2013.

(Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

In fact, American cities dominate the list – with six of the top ten travel destinations located stateside.

(Just remember, Americans don’t celebrate Thanksgiving until November – so finding a tasty turkey dinner might be a challenge!)

Hotwire suggests the jump in rank of U.S. cities seems to indicate that many Canadians are using the holiday weekend to tack on a small leisure trip before the end of year.

However, lots of Canucks will be staying in Canada as they make a pilgrimage to see friends and family.

Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are the top Canadian cities Canucks will be visiting, according to Hotwire.

The Toronto skyline.


There’s only one international destination on the list; London, England takes tenth spot.

This year’s list of the top 10 most popular Canadian Thanksgiving weekend destinations:

1. New York City, New York
2. Chicago, Illinois
3. Minneapolis, Minnesota
4. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6. Boston, Massachusetts
7. San Francisco, California
8. Las Vegas, Nevada
9. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
10. London, England

The 10 most popular Canadian Thanksgiving weekend destinations are based on hotel bookings made on between 7/1/13 and 9/10/13 for stays over the holiday 10/11-10/15/13.

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