Poll: 74% of Canadians have changed summer travel plans

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We can safely say that 2020 has become, among other things, the year of cancelled travel plans. This is reflected in a new study sponsored by Toyota that says that 74% of Canadians have changed their summer travel plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Obviously globe-trotting adventures aren’t really in the cards these days, but even trips within Canada that require flying have gone down. According to the survey, only 24% of Canadians are comfortable flying right now. In contrast with the 70% who would be comfortable travelling by car outside of their city or town. So, it seems like the great open highway will be the main way of getting around over the next few months.

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This has also meant that Canadians are opting to take more close-to-home trips and exploring the many beautiful places right in their own backyards. The survey says that day trips that keep people close to home will be more popular this year with 49% of Canadians planning at least one this summer.

We know, it sucks you had to miss out on your lavish vacation to France this summer. But, now might be the chance to check out some of the gorgeous places near home. We’ll even give you a head start with our guide to some of Canada’s best waterfalls.

If you’re a big stats person, you can check out the survey right here.

Now get in a car and start exploring!