Yes, Canadians are known as polite travellers, and that’s no bad thing, making us welcome in many places around the world. But a warm welcome isn’t the only perk of being a Canadian traveller, according to online travel seller Cheapflights.ca. Here are some more reasons why it’s great to be a Canadian on the go, on Canada Day or any other day:
That Politeness Thing: Polite may not be exciting, but generations of well-mannered Canuck travellers have built up a pool of goodwill in many destinations. No wonder those southerners stitch Canadian flags on their backpacks.
We Know Good Beer: Canada measures alcohol percentage by volume, not by weight, so when we get to Europe or the U.S. we can sample all their fine brews without ending up on the floor. Watch out for the Aussies though… their legs are hollow.
The Loonie Is Flying: Our rising dollar has made our travels more affordable than last year. For $100, Canadians this year get $97 US, £64 or €78. Last July 1st, it was $86 US, £52 or €61. That’s a 12% gain on the US dollar, 23% on the British pound and 27% on the Euro. Woohoo, let’s get outta here!
Visa Free Travel with Canadian Passport: With Canadian passport in hand – and 70% of us have one — we can travel without visas to over 150 countries.
So Many Places To Go: Canada is well served by domestic and international airlines and new air services are being added all the time, recognizing the value of the Canadian market.
Weather Or Not: When you come from a place where it’s minus 30 in the winter and plus 30 in the summer, extreme weather isn’t that big an issue.