Don’t let our flimsy loonie prevent you having a good time across the border. Our favourite US neighbour – Maine! – is offering great rates and deals for Canadian visitors, with dozens of inns, hotels and resorts offering discounts or at par rates at or near par for Canadians. “We’re looking forward to welcoming our friends from the north this spring and summer,” said Carolann Ouellette, director of the Maine Office of Tourism. “From the mountains to the sea, every region is represented with endless opportunities for adventure and beauty.”
Whether you’re exploring tourist locations such as Freeport, (why not take the new CAT ferry from Yarmouth?), visiting quaint border towns like Perry on the New Brunswick border, or indulging your adventurous side while white water rafting on the Penobscot river, you’re sure to find a warm welcome, and some good deals! Here are just a few:
Northern Outdoors – The Forks
Loonies, toonies or dollar bills—no matter! Northern Outdoors and their Penobscot River lodging partners are accepting your Canadian currency at par for 2016 Penobscot rafting and lodging getaways! An easy and scenic ride from New Brunswick Route 2 to US I-95 gets you on a ‘straight line to adventure’! 1-800-765-7238
James Place Inn – Freeport
The gorgeous James Place Inn is a Victorian-style B&B with great reviews on Trip Advisor. They are offering Canadian visitors par on rates through June 2016. Find them at jamesplaceinn.com or call 1-800-964-9086.
Casco Bay Inn – Freeport
The modest Casco Bay Inn in Freeport is running a special for Canadian residents for the month of April and May for 15% off their regular rates. Call 1-800-570-4970.
The Ramada Inn – Bangor
The Canadian travel discount is $79 per night based on availability at the Bangor Ramada Inn. Call 207-947-6961.
Country Inn at The Mall – Bangor
Country Inn at the Mall has been offering a special rate to Canadians since last fall, and will continue to offer this discount for the foreseeable future. No fancy codes or conditions. Just ask about “the Canadian special”! Call 207- 941-0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candlebay Inn – Freeport
Possibly the least generous offer, The Candlebay Inn is offering a 5% discount for Canadians when they book directly through the website or by phone. Toll free 888-217- 2477.
Kendall Farm Cottages – Perry
Kendell Farm Cottages in Perry are offering Canadian neighbors $100 OFF a second consecutive weekly rental for the 2016 season and 10% off for rentals, during their shoulder seasons (May through mid-June and mid-September through October). They also accept Canadian cash or you can cash your Canadian check (or cheque!) at the RBC Royal Bank in St. Stephen, NB. Call 207-853-6685.
For more information on these deals and a complete list of the deals for Canadian visitors who want to visit Maine this summer, click here.