Vancouver is officially Canada’s top travel destination, according to readers of the prestigious travel magazine Travel + Leisure.
Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards survey asks readers to evaluate cities on five characteristics: sights/landmarks, culture/arts, restaurants/food, people and value.
Vancouver’s score this year was 86.71, making it the top city in Canada and sixth best in North America (U.S. and Canada). And it seems that visitors are growing more enamored with the city every year as in the 2013 survey, Vancouver placed second in Canada and ninth in North America.
Vancouver also swept the World’s Best Hotel category with five of the top 10 Canadian hotels located here. Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver captured the title of Canada’s premier hotel, followed by Rosewood Hotel Georgia (2), Wedgewood Hotel and Spa (6), The Fairmont Waterfront (7) and Fairmont Pacific Rim (9).
One of North America’s leading luxury travel publications, Travel + Leisure has a circulation of more than 900,000 readers worldwide as well as related titles in Mexico, China and other global locales.