Winter might not feel like it’s coming to an end yet, but with temperatures on rise and the days getting longer – Canadian travellers are ready to spring into warmer weather and they are packing their bags to do so. When it comes to locations, urban destinations are making a comeback with iconic cities and adventure-fuelled destinations inciting wanderlust for Canadian guests this spring1.
Rome-mantic international travel is on the rise
Excitement for international travel continues to grow, with Canadian travellers showing increased interest in urban travel this spring following pandemic restrictions and travel hesitancy lifting. Solo travellers and couples in particular are using spring as an opportunity to travel across the Atlantic and immerse themselves in the rich cultures of iconic cities across Europe and Asia. Below are some of the top trending international destinations Canadian guests are searching for on Airbnb this spring2:
- Tokyo, Japan
- Rome, Italy
- Seoul, South Korea
- Málaga, Spain
- Nashville, Tennessee, US
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Porto, Portugal
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Nassau, Bahamas
- Orlando, Florida, US
Go west: Local travel sprouts with guests exploring BC and Alberta
City travel trends continue for Canadians travelling domestically, especially to Canada’s west coast – taking seven of the top 10 trending domestic destinations. After a long winter for many Canadians, getting outside is top-of-mind, with BC, and its magnificent landscape, netting nearly half of the destinations on the list3:
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Kelowna, British Columbia
- Calgary, Alberta
- Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Sun Peaks, British Columbia
- Revelstoke, British Columbia
- Ottawa, Ontario
- Banff, Alberta
- Vancouver, British Columbia
Trending Categories: Amazing Pools, Beach and Iconic Cities are the most booked for spring in 2023
In May 2022, Airbnb introduced a new way to search designed around Airbnb Categories, making it easy to discover millions of unique homes guests never knew existed.
As spring emerges, guests are looking forward to defrosting in the warmer weather and absorbing some vitamin D with Amazing Pools, Beach and Tropical as the most booked Categories for Canadian travellers this spring. With many travellers also craving adventure and connection, Iconic cities, National parks, Private rooms and Rare finds are also in the list of top 10 most booked categories4.
A spring getaway without breaking the bank: Most wishlisted affordable Canadian stays
Whether you’re planning on a solo trip, a romantic getaway, or visiting family and friends – spring getaways don’t need to break the bank. On Airbnb our wishlist tool is used by many to save some of their favourite stays and help with planning. This spring, we’re sharing some of the more affordable wishlisted Canadian homes by Canadian travellers in 2022 – here’s our roundup of the most wishlisted homes among our trending destinations around $1005 to inspire your next trip6:
The New category, a great way to find deals
Another great way to find affordable listings on the platform and save money on your travels this spring is to check the ‘New’ category that was launched last November and includes homes added to Airbnb within the past 10 weeks. When joining Airbnb, Hosts often set an attractive price to highlight their homes.
Disclaimer: All included listings are intended to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not endorse or promote these listings or any other accommodations or experiences on the platform.