TORONTO ― Drawing upon more than 232 million verified reviews from real travellers, announced the recipients of its 10th annual Traveller Review Awards, including the 2022 Most Welcoming Places in Canada.

Canada’s most welcoming places span from the most easterly point in North America to a 1,200-metre mountain with a wildlife refuge and array of outdoor adventure. The Canadian cities and towns showing exceptionally welcoming visits to Canadian travellers include: 

  • Halifax, N.S.
  • St. John’s, Nfld.
  • Jasper, Alta.
  • North Vancouver, B.C.
  • Hamilton, Ont.
  • Quebec City, Que.
  • London, Ont.
  • Niagara on the Lake, Ont.
  • Calgary, Alta.
  • Golden, B.C.

In addition, a Canadian fan favourite, coastal Nova Scotia, placed eighth amongst the world’s most welcoming regions. 

  1. Gorenjska, Slovenia    
  2. Taitung County, Taiwan          
  3. Tasmania, Australia     
  4. Burgenland, Austria    
  5. Seychelles      
  6. Canterbury, New Zealand       
  7. Santa Cruz, Argentina 
  8. Nova Scotia, Canada   
  9. Limón, Costa Rica       
  10. La Rioja, Spain also recognized 2022’s Most Welcoming Places on Earth, which include:

  • Matera, Italy
  • Bled, Slovenia
  • Taitung City, Taiwan
  • Nafplio, Greece
  • Toledo, Spain
  • Monte Verde, Brazil
  • Bruges, Belgium
  • Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
  • Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal
  • Hoi An, Vietnam

A total of 1,261,273 accommodation providers, car rental locations and pre-booked taxi providers in 220 countries and territories around the world are being recognized with a Traveller Review Award 2022, including 6,810 in Canada. In terms of places to stay, Italy leads the pack with the most accommodations being recognized with a 2022 award (162,272), followed by Spain (93,130), France (89,186), Croatia (58,630), Germany (69,702), Russia (59,661), the United Kingdom (53,623), Brazil (46,928), the United States (43,417) and Australia (18,663) to round out the top 10. Canada is 22nd on the list with 6,810 accommodations being recognized with a 2022 award. 


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