Vancouver Island: Victoria, BC ranks among most expensive destinations in Canada

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Victoria, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, is listed among the most expensive summer destinations in Canada.

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Victoria, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, is listed among the most expensive summer destinations in Canada. That’s the takeaway of a recent survey conducted by CheapHotels.org.

The survey compared all destinations in Canada based on their cost of lodging during the current month of August. Only hotels with a central location, at least a 2-star rating and a positive average client evaluation were taken into consideration by this survey.

Travelers to Victoria this late summer will have to spend, on average, $134 for the cheapest available double room. That price tag positions British Columbia’s capital as the ninth most expensive destination in Canada overall. Sitting at the top of the rankings is Banff. Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, this resort town is averaging $197 nightly.

Tofino, also located on Vancouver Island, ranks second most expensive in Canada. An average overnight cost of $189 per night puts it in the survey’s number two spot. Niagara-on-the-Lake rounds out the Top 3 with an average price tag $174 per night for the least expensive double room.

The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in Canada this late summer. The prices shown reflect the average rate for each destination’s cheapest available double room for the time period spanning August 1–31, 2015.

1. Banff (AB) $197
2. Tofino (BC) $189
3. Niagara-on-the-Lake (ON) $174
4. Canmore (AB) $153
5. St. John’s (NL) $146
6. Vancouver (BC) $143
7. Fort McMurray (AB) $137
8. Osoyoos (BC) $137
9. Victoria (BC) $134
10. Kelowna (BC) $134

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