A woman is seen on top of Black Tusk mountain with Garibaldi Lake in the background. (Photo: Getty Images)But a quarter of respondents say British Columbia is their dream destination in Canada, far ahead of any other province, though almost as many (22 per cent) say they long to go on a coast-to-coast road trip.
4 in 10 travel to U.S. less often due to safetyClose to a third say their preference depends more on the weather, noting they like summer in Canada and winter down south. Those at least 55 years old are the most likely to choose based on the season — 36 per cent say that affects their decision, compared to 32 per cent of those 35 to 54 years old and 24 per cent of those 18 to 34. Nearly four in 10 say they visit the U.S. less often due to safety concerns. "There's a lot of general discussion lately of gun issues, of crime issues how much does that affect you? And you see a high return there of people saying, 'Actually, yeah, I do think about that and that makes it less likely for me to go there,'" Wilson-Smith said.
A woman standing on a scenic lookout overlooking Moraine Lake in Alberta. Alberta residents were the most likely to say they've never left Canada. (Photo: Getty Images)Still, the average Canadian has lived in or visited five other countries, the poll finds. Most (39 per cent) have been to two to five other countries, while 20 per cent have visited one and 15 per cent have never left the country. Residents of Alberta were the most likely (22 per cent) to say they've never left Canada, followed by those in Atlantic Canada (19 per cent). Prolific travellers — those who have been to at least 10 other countries — were most likely to be from British Columbia, with Ontario as runner-up and Quebec close behind.
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