With so much still happening around the province and world, a recent poll found that many BC residents prefer a staycation rather than a vacation for the upcoming holiday season.

According to a recent poll conducted by Research Co., 56% of British Columbians say they do not plan to take a holiday from their current location in the next three months.

BC residents aged 18-to-34 say that they intend to travel more during this holiday season (56%) than their counterparts aged 35-to-54 (45%) and aged 55 and over (34%).

The poll also revealed that most British Columbians are uneasy about relying on specific forms of transportation.

46% of those surveyed say they are willing to travel on a ferry, while that number increases to 58% for Vancouver Island residents.

“More than a third of British Columbians aged 18-to-34 (35%) say they would have no problem taking a trip by car to the United States,” said Mario Canseco, President of Research Co.

“The proportion drops to 26% among those aged 35-to-54 and to 22% among those among those aged 55 and over.”

Majority of those surveyed (83%) say they are “very concerned” or “moderately concerned” about travellers not following COVID-19 protocols.

Will you be staying close to home for the holidays? Let us know in the comment section!

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