Kelowna is the No. 16 Canadian Destination City according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report, rising three spots from its previous ranking.
Kelowna saw a 5 percent year-over-year decrease in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2018, but attracted enough customers to remain one of busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.
U-Haul is counting down its top 10 Canadian Destination Cities leading up to “Moving Day” on July 1, one of the busiest dates for residential moves in Canada, and specifically Quebec. The No. 1 destination will be announced June 28 on Twitter @uhaul.
Go to myuhaulstory.com now to view the No. 10 Canadian Destination City as well as Nos. 11-50.
Rankings are based on the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks into a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of DIYmovers coming into a community. They do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily signify growth like U-Haul Growth Cities and Growth States rankings.
U-Haul released its complete Growth States rankings; its top 25 U.S. Growth Cities; and its top 25 Canadian Growth Cities for 2018 in January.
U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 21,000 U-Haul locations provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.
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