Ottawa slips to fourth in Labour Day destination survey

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Canadian travellers are still looking to visit the capital this Labour Day weekend, but Ottawa has slipped in the standings of desired destinations, according to a survey released Monday by

Mosaika sound and light show on Parliament Hill.

The discount travel site’s annual survey found Ottawa to be the fourth most-popular destination, down from the second-place spot it earned last year.

As was the case in 2013, Toronto was the No. 1 Labour Day tourist spot for Canadians.

Montreal moved from fifth to second this year and New York City snagged the third-place spot for the second year in a row. Vancouver dropped a spot to fifth this year, with Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis and Calgary rounding out the top 10.

"We've seen some higher hotel prices this year, given there are more people travelling, but even though that's the case, there are still deals to be had," Hotwire Group president Henrik Kjellberg said in a statement.

The survey results were based on bookings on between May 1 and July 31 for the travel period Aug. 28 to Sept. 3.

Organizations: Hotwire Group

Geographic location: Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal New York City Vancouver Chicago Boston Seattle Minneapolis Calgary

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