Prince George ranks 28th on hotel room cost

It’s a list we don’t want to be at the top of, and Prince George isn’t.

A new survey by Cheaphotels.org ranks Prince George as the 28th priciest destination in Canada this summer out of 30 it surveyed.

Banff is the priciest and Vancouver is the second-priciest destination in Canada this summer, according the survey.

The survey compared hotel rates of 30 Canadian destinations for the month of August 2018. It should be noted only centrally-located hotels, rated three-stars or higher, were included in the survey.

In Vancouver, visitors will spend an average of CA$324 for the least expensive double rooms available. Only one destination is more expensive. Banff, the luxury resort town located in Alberta’s Rockies, leads the ranking of priciest summer destinations in the country. Canmore, another mountain destination in Alberta, completes the podium at an average of CA$316 per night for the most affordable room.

The priciest destination in Ontario is Niagara-on-the-Lake, ranking fifth most expensive overall in Canada at an average of CA$235 per night.

Toronto ranks in the midfield at an average of CA$156 per night. Least expensive among the surveyed destinations are Edmonton, Alberta, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where travelers may find rooms for around CA$100 per night.

The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in Canada based on the average rate for their cheapest available double room during the time period spanning August 1 to 31, 2018.

1. Banff CA$336

2. Vancouver CA$324

3. Canmore CA$316

4. Richmond CA$236

5. Niagara on the Lake CA$235

6. Halifax CA$234

7. Kingston CA$234

8. Kelowna CA$ 221

9. Quebec City CA$187

10. Victoria CA$184

Prince George ranked 28th with an average price of $102 per night.