MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – March 8, 2017 – Historic Downtown Conway, Second Cup Coffee and the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach are among the Myrtle Beach area sites hosting Canadian visitors during the 56th annual Canadian-American Festival March 11 – 19, 2017.

From free "meet and greet" welcome breakfasts and event discounts, to a Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach Annual Can-Am Concert and complimentary shuttle service from Myrtle Beach to CanAm Days in Downtown Conway, Canadian visitors will receive royal treatment.  A complete event listing for the 56th Annual Canadian-American Days Festival can be found online at

"We have seen a growing number of Canadian visitors to the Myrtle Beach area, especially in the past decade," said Keith Pierce, public relations strategist for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. "The late winter and early spring seasons offer great incentives, such as mild weather, more affordable accommodations and more elbow room at area attractions."

Select Myrtle Beach area hotels, merchants and attractions are offering discounts through April 2017 for travelers with a valid Canadian passport. Some of the offers include:

Discounts on accommodations:

  • Ocean Creek Resort – offering up to a 55% discount on stays of 7 nights or longer
  • Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark, Captain's Quarters Resort and Hotel BLUE –  offering Canadian visitors up to a 50% discount on stays of 7 nights or longer
  • Sea Watch Resort – offering up to a 50% discount special on stays of 7 nights or longer
  • Caravelle Resort and Landmark Resort – offering up to a 48% discount special on stays of 7 nights or longer
  • Sun N Sand Resort – offering special weekly rates for Canadian visitors
  • DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront – offering 20% off best available rate

The following properties are making the long trip a little easier with a $100 gas credit plus a $10 daily credit toward breakfast at on-site restaurants:

  • Anderson Ocean Club & Spa
  • Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center
  • Camelot by the Sea Resort
  • Carolinian Beach Resort
  • Ocean Park Resort
  • The Patricia Grand

Discounts on events and attractions:

  •  WonderWorks Myrtle Beach – offering 30% off admission or Soar+Explore combo ticket
  •  Pelicans Baseball – fans can save up to $4 per ticket on Myrtle Beach Pelicans tickets
  •  The Calvin Gilmore Theater – offering $15 tickets for The Time Warp Show with purchase of tickets to The Carolina Opry

Shopping discount:

  •  The Market Common – offering free "perks" book worth hundreds in savings

Additional offers may be found on the Can-Am promotions page where more detailed information, as well as restrictions, will be posted.