Google Maps Reveals Canadians' Favourite Summer Destinations

by Knowlton Thomas

Google used search queries from its Maps product to determine the most popular summer destinations for Canadians a host of other countries in 2012.

In Canada, Niagra Falls was the most searched landmark, followed by Wasaga Beach and Downsview Park. Other popular destinations included the Pacific National Exhibition (more commonly referred to as the PNE), Centennial Park, and Cherry Beach. Calgary was the only major city to be listed in the top 10.

Outside of cities and landmarks, Canadians searched the most for beaches. Other popular searches in this category included camping sites, marinas, and hotels. Interestingly, paintball scored nowhere in the top 10 for Canadians but was the number one ranking in America (whose rather comical map below shows the incredible lack of interest in the middle 90% of the nation). Check out the infographic below from Google.

Infographic: Mashable

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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