No country for young travellers

Reading week is around the corner and young tourists are choosing from a long list of destinations to let off some steam. But Canada isn’t on the list. So, why is our country getting the cold shoulder from young international travellers?


The snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains and crystal clear waters of Peggy’s Cove are enough to take any explorer’s breath away. But reports from the Canadian Tourism Commission and Statistics Canada show that our country fails to attract young travellers and instead appeals to the 55-and-over crowd.

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Through a discussion panel, three Glue reporters seek to explain why young international travellers have little love for our cold country.

Meet the Panel

Dani-Elle Dubé
Dani-Elle is the winter 2014 editor of Glue magazine. Her interests range from travel to health, statistical reporting and lifestyle. Having visited a dozen times, her favourite destination is New York City. She’s travelled within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

Brooke Timpson
Brooke was a reporter for the Algonquin Times newspaper and is now fulfilling a writer’s position for Glue’s winter 2014. Originally from Toronto, Brooke moved to Ottawa to pursue an education in journalism. She has travelled within Canada, the United States and several places within Europe.

Meagan Sylvester
Meagan is the online editor for Glue magazine. She has an Honours B.A. in English literature and history from Carleton University and enjoys writing within the realm of social justice. Meagan believes venturing off the beaten path is the best way to meet fellow wanderlusts and find those hidden gems. She has an extensive travel resume, having been to a list of places within Canada, the United States, Europe, New Zealand and the Caribbean.