Top 5 Activities Teens Enjoy on Family Vacations Based on Ipsos Reid Survey

Top 5 Activities Teens Enjoy on Family Vacations Based on Ipsos Reid Survey

Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Iris Sinilong


Hamilton, ON (PRWEB) – Ever wondered what teens like to do on a family vacation? Survey results show that the top 5 activities teens enjoy are: swimming (61%), waterparks (60%), theme parks (57%), waterslides, (56%), and Internet (47%).

With the help of marketing research firm, Ipsos Reid, polled 1,000 Canadian parents and 295 Canadian teens about their travel habits. The survey was conducted using a sophisticated online methodology*. The results are available on the website along with a summary presentation, infographic, and raw data counts highlighting provincial, gender, age, and other breakdowns.

About 73% of teens ages 13 to 19 who come from affluent families ($100,000 household income or more) chose swimming as an activity they would enjoy. On the other hand, 65% of teens from families with household income of less than $40,000 rank theme parks high in their vacation wish list.

“You don’t need a survey to know that kids enjoy swimming on vacation. What we found surprising is that other activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and watching live shows didn’t rank as high,” says Richard Vanderlubbe, President of “It’s not just about planning extravagant excursions, as long as the resort has a pool your kids will be happy. Apparently, they are much easier to please than we all thought.”

The survey results also show that British Columbia teens are more likely than others to enjoy golfing on vacation, while Quebeckers are by far the least likely to enjoy rock climbing.

The survey is released in conjunction with’s recently updated Vacation Finder Grid that allows consumers to search for hotels that accommodate families of five or more in one room. A trip for five to Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa in Mexico will also be awarded through Facebook. To enter the contest, participants must complete a form with their contact information. A random draw on March 18th will determine the winner.

Detailed survey results available at:

*These are the findings of an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of from February 19 to 24, 2014, via the Ipsos online I-say panel. For the survey a sample of 1,000 Canadians adults who have travelled by air in the last three years for vacation, or intend to travel on vacation in the next year, and have teens in the household, was surveyed. A sample of 295 teens were surveyed with a separate set of questions.


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