Just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, The New York Times has named the entire country as it’s top travel destination for 2017.
The newspaper describes the Great White North as ”huge” and ”a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between.”
It also points to the upcoming birthday celebrations as a draw, stating that ”all of the country’s more than 200 national parks and historic sites are offering free admission through the year, from the turquoise lakes and mountain peaks of Banff in Alberta to the rolling dunes and red sandstone cliffs of Prince Edward Island along the Atlantic Coast to the newest reserve, the glacial-rounded Mealy Mountains in Labrador.”
Not surprisingly, the exchange rate was also quoted as an incentive, with a weak Canadian dollar meaning American travelers get more for their money.
The Atacama Desert in Chile came in at number 2 on the list of places to go in 2017, while Agra, the Indian city home to the Taj Mahal rounded out the top three.