Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Offers Steep Discounts for Canadians During 55th Annual Can-Am Days, Helping Travelers Dinged by Declining Loonie in 2016

Discount Will “Make Up” For Difference in Canadian Versus U.S. Dollar, Allowing Budget-Friendly Visits During Can-Am Days, 55 Secrets Promotion

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (January 15, 2016) – The Myrtle Beach Area CVB announced that, in light of the weakening Canadian dollar, the Myrtle Beach area will help Canadians “make up” the difference by offering up to 30 percent discounts – and in some cases up to 65 percent discounts – at select hotels, live entertainment, attractions, golf, and restaurants from January through April 2016 for travelers with a valid Canadian passport.

The discounts being offered at least cover the difference of the 70-cent-on-the-dollar conversion of Canadian to U.S. dollars, making the two equal. At some hotels, however, accommodations will be offered at as much as a 65 percent discount off regular season rates for Canadians. The Myrtle Beach area hopes these discounts will ease travelers’ anxiety about the loonie’s decline and ensure they can get away in the early part of 2016.

“We have been welcoming Canadians to the Myrtle Beach area for decades and hope this promotional solution will help overcome any financial hurdles caused by the exchange rate,” said Susan Phillips, director of marketing for the Myrtle Beach Area CVB. “This special Canadian discount is just one more reason to visit in the lovely late winter and early spring seasons, which have typically mild weather, even more affordable accommodations and more elbow room at area attractions.”

In addition to Canadian discounts from January through April, the 55th annual Canadian-American Days Festival will also take place during this discount window, from March 12-20, 2016. In commemoration of this milestone anniversary, a number of special activities and events are planned to showcase the Myrtle Beach area’s Southern hospitality, including the Myrtle Beach’s areas 55 best kept secrets. Details will be available as the event approaches at

The full list of participating accommodations, live entertainment, attraction, golf and restaurant partners include:

  • Avista Resort
  • Beach Cove Resort
  • Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort
  • Captain’s Quarters Resort
  • The Caravelle Resort
  • Coral Beach Resort and Suites
  • Crown Reef Beach Resort & Waterpark
  • Dayton House Oceanfront Resort
  • Grand Shores Ocean Resort
  • Holiday Sands South Properties
  • hotel BLUE
  • Landmark Resort Hotel
  • Ocean Creek Resort
  • Palmetto Vacation Rentals
  • Prince Resort at the Cherry Grove Pier
  • Roxanne Towers
  • Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
  • SeaSide Resort
  • Thomas Beach Vacations
  • Alabama Theater
  • Art Burger Sushi Bar
  • The Carolina Opry
  • The Chemist
  • Croissants Bistro & Bakery
  • Founders Collection Golf Courses
  • GTS Theatre
  • House of Blues – Myrtle Beach
  • Legends in Concert
  • Lil Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
  • Tupelo Honey Café
  • Ripley's Aquarium

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About Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Stretching from Little River to Pawleys Island and comprising 12 distinct communities, the Myrtle Beach area is home to 96 kilometers of sandy beaches, an assortment of entertainment and family attractions and world-class golf. Popularly known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area presents the quintessential vacation experience peppered with plenty of Southern hospitality.

For additional information on the Myrtle Beach area, visit or call (888) Myrtle-1.