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Canadians opt for saucy beach holidays this winter: Survey

- January 8th, 2014
22% of Canadians admit they have gotten frisky on the beach during their trip. (Fotolia)

22% of Canadians admit they have gotten frisky on the beach during their trip. (Fotolia)

Canadians are choosing saucy beach vacations this winter, opting to strut their stuff on nudist beaches or get down and dirty with a significant other in the sand rather than brave the sub-zero Canadian winter, according to a new survey from Expedia.ca.

Nearly 25% of Canadians are planning a sunny south escape this winter and, of those heading to the beach, 53% admit they are more adventurous when having fun in the sun. Men say they’re more daring on holiday (40% of men vs. 34% of women), but it’s the ladies who walk the talk, trying challenging water sports (39%) or wearing a revealing swimsuit (13%) more often than the guys.

Women were also more likely to have visited a nudist beach on holiday than men (9% vs. 3%), though residents of Quebec were most comfortable going naked on vacation: 22% said they had no problem baring all on the beach.

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And, whether clothed or not, 22% of Canadians admit they have gotten frisky on the beach during their trip. Under the cover of darkness, perhaps?

The Expedia.ca survey revealed the top reason Canadians were planning a beach holiday was to escape the dark of winter (39%), followed by a dislike of both winter driving (30%) and shoveling snow (25%).

Mexico (43%), Florida (42%) and the Dominican Republic (30%) are the sun destinations of choice for Canadians this winter.

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3 comments

  1. FREE2TANNUDE | January 9, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I go every winter to Cayo Largo Cuba just for the nude beaches. You can walk nude for miles! It is a popular destination for people from Quebec and Ontario. No direct flights from Edmonton, though.

  2. BT | January 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    “Mexico (43%), Florida (42%) and the Dominican Republic (30%) are the sun destinations of choice for Canadians this winter.” That’s 115% – what exactly does that mean?

  3. Peter Thompson | January 11, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Hard to put much faith in a survey which does not recognize Cuba as a top destination for Canadians. Could that be due to the fact that Expedia supports the US embargo by boycotting flights to Cuba? Try searching for any Cuba flights on Expedia and you will see that math is not the only problem with this “survey”.

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