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Lonely Planet Names Canada As Top Country To Visit In 2017

Photo: Lake Louise / Justin Foulkes / Lonely Planet

O’ Canada!

If you’ve been thinking about taking a trip next year, you may not have to travel too far as our own backyard has a lot to offer.

Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide publisher in the world—has listed Canada as being the best country to visit in 2017.

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Many factors brought Canada to the top of the destination list—including our energetic new leader Justin Trudeau, delicious fusion food, underrated wine, and dynamic cities which have a reputation of being polite and inclusive.

Other factors included the many scenic spots sprinkled across the country and the weak Canadian dollar.

2017 also marks a milestone for Canada—with its 150th birthday coming up.

Colombia took second place, while Finland nabbed the third spot. Read the list of the top 10 below:

  1. Canada
  2. Colombia
  3. Finland
  4. Dominica
  5. Nepal
  6. Bermuda
  7. Mongolia
  8. Oman
  9. Myanmar
  10. Ethiopia

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