Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 2:12 PM
Before the leaves start to turn colour, our Google Maps team thought it’d be fun to see how Canadians spent those dog days of summer. To do this, they reviewed the summer search activity on maps.google.com between the end of May and the beginning of September. And a quick peek at the most popular searches on Google Maps gives us a sense of how people across the country spent their summers.
Canada’s top 10 destinations on Google Maps this summer:
1. Niagara Falls, Ontario
2. Wasaga Beach, Ontario
3. Downsview Park, Toronto
4. Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver
5. Calgary, Alberta
6. Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto
7. Johnsons Landing, Vancouver
8. Centennial Park, Toronto
9. Cherry Beach, Toronto
10. Jasper, Alberta
Canadians love the great outdoors... and now there’s some data to back up that cliché! Most of the searches on Google Maps took Canadians outside. In particular, Canadians sought out beaches, parks and fairgrounds. Both the Pacific and Canadian National Exhibitions made the top 10, showing Canadians to be both thrill seekers and food lovers (because we all know our exhibitions are really all about those delicious -- albeit, greasy -- food trucks). And we can’t forget Canada’s top search: Niagara Falls. Our very own wonder of the world was Canada’s top ranked destination on Google Maps this summer.
Posted by Aaron Brindle, Google Canada