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Hotwire reveals annual list of 10 most popular Labour Day Weekend destinations

Canadians head to larger U.S. and Canadian cities to take advantage of extended weekend.

SAN FRANCISCO –, a leading discount travel site, announced the top 10 most popular destinations for Canadian travellers booking hotels over Labour Day Weekend. This year the experts are seeing the continued trend of travellers heading to mainstays like Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver, as well as U.S. border cities like New York and Chicago in order to take advantage of one final, quick getaway before the summer ends.

“We’ve seen some higher hotel prices this year, given there are more people travelling, but even though that’s the case, there are still deals to be had,” said Henrik Kjellberg, President of the Hotwire Group. “We’ve pinpointed some great Hotwire deals, so regardless of whether they’re keeping it local or heading to a U.S. border city, Canadians can have an unforgettable trip at a discounted price.”

Toronto remained the most popular destination this year, while Montreal jumped up three spots to number two. New York kept the third place ranking, Ottawa fell two to fourth and Vancouver dropped one spot as the fifth most popular destination. Meanwhile, U.S. cities Boston and Chicago switched for sixth and seventh, followed by Seattle and Minneapolis in eighth and ninth, respectively. Rounding out the list, keeping its tenth place spot from last year, is Calgary.

The ten most popular Labour Day destinations on Hotwire are:


1.     Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2.     Montreal, Quebec, Canada

3.     New York City, New York

4.     Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

5.     Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

6.     Chicago, Illinois

7.     Boston, Massachusetts

8.     Seattle, Washington

9.     Minneapolis, Minnesota

10.   Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The 10 most popular Labour Day destinations are based on hotel bookings made on between 5/1 – 7/31/14 for travel between 8/28 – 9/3/14. The sample deals are based on bookings made on on 8/14/14 for travel between 8/28 – 9/3/14.

Tatiana Rokou

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