Myrtle Beach celebrates Can-Am Days

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Myrtle Beach celebrates Can-Am Days

Though the 57th annual Canadian-American Festival lasts just one week – March 10 to 18 – select Myrtle Beach area hotels, merchants and attractions are offering tremendous discounts throughout for Canadian travellers. Ranging from 25 per cent to as much as 55 per cent, the discounts are designed to help Canadians make up the difference in the exchange rate. Through May 2018, travellers with a valid Canadian passport can receive discounts at select hotels, attractions, golf courses, restaurants and live entertainment venues during their visit to the Myrtle Beach Area.

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and its partners hope that with these discounts, Myrtle Beach will continue to be a popular, affordable destination for Canadians looking the escape the cold this spring.

“We have seen a growing number of Canadian visitors to the Myrtle Beach area, especially in the past decade,” said Julie Ellis, public relations and communications manager for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. “The late winter and early spring seasons offer mild weather, more affordable accommodations and more elbow room at area attractions. The special promotions for our Canadian neighbours provide even more incentive by bridging the gap in the exchange rate.”

Several hotels, resorts and attractions are offering deep discounts during Can-Am Days and throughout the spring.

Some of the Myrtle Beach area’s top attractions are also offering tremendous deals including the Myrtle Beach Speedway, Ripley’s Myrtle Beach Attractions, WonderWorks and The Carolina Opry. Special discounts are available for valid dates listed on the individual deal/coupon. To receive discounts, visitors must also show a valid Canadian ID.

The Can-Am Days truly showcases Southern hospitality at its finest. Special offers will continue to be added on the Can-Am promotions page where more detailed information will be posted. With nonstop flights from Toronto available through Porter Airlines and WestJet, it’s even easier to enjoy Can-Am Days in Myrtle Beach.

The Myrtle Beach area, popularly known as the Grand Strand, stretches from Little River to Pawleys Island, comprising 14 distinct cities along the South Carolina coast. Home to 95 kilometres of sandy beaches, an assortment of entertainment and family attractions, Southern hospitality, outstanding fishing and world-class golf, the Myrtle Beach area presents the quintessential vacation experience.


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina continues to rank as one of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation, attracting roughly 18 million visitors annually. Given the accessibility and multitude of attractions for families, the Myrtle Beach area received several new accolades in 2018 including being ranked by Google as the Third Most Searched Travel Destination in the World, one of the Travel Channel’s Best East Coast Beaches and a Top 10 Beach Town with the Highest Quality of Life by Coastal Living. The following is the latest information on new tourism developments in the region.

810 Billiards and Bowling: Two new entertainment venues are coming to the region by the same owner. Named 810 Billiards and Bowling, both complexes will include bowling, billiards, darts, ping pong and other amenities. It will also serve gourmet food, craft beers and inventive cocktails that can be enjoyed on luxurious couches at each lane or in the well-appointed dining room. One location will be in Conway across from Coastal Carolina University and the other will go into the Market Common district in Myrtle Beach.

Asher Theatre: The Asher Theatre is Myrtle Beach’s newest live performance, conference and event centre. They are bringing Vegas and New York City acts to the area in a family-oriented theater setting. The season will begin on April 7, 2018. For more information, visit

Gateway Galleria: Plans have been approved for a mixed-use complex on Seventh Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach called the Gateway Galleria. The $20 million project will include a four-story 75,000-square-foot complex that will house over 40 visitor condos and a bottom floor filled with restaurants, fitness and retail.

Ocean Boulevard facelift: Changes are coming to the 14th Avenue South area of Ocean Boulevard. The new 32,000-square-foot, four-story building will feature retail and commercial on the ground floors and visitor accommodations on the upper floors. The building will have a bright, multicolored facade with balconies.

Oceanfront Beach Club Entertainment Complex and Boardwalk: Construction has begun on a new 55,000-square-foot complex along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk at 14th Avenue North. The new beach club will bring several new restaurants, retail stores and a live music venue. In addition, the Boardwalk will be extended another block on the north to connect to a new Hilton hotel. An oceanfront park will be built as part of the project. The beach club complex is expected to open by April 2018.

Thunderbolt Park at The Market Common: The City of Myrtle Beach is planning to open a new park and building complex in the Market Common district. Features of the park will include almost four kilometres of new paths, picnic tables and a lawn. The paths can be used by bicyclists, walkers and runners and will have an outdoor reading room, bike racks, bike repair stands and an outdoor classroom. It will also include the renovation of a building originally used for support for the Thunderbolt jets when the area was an air force base for use as a classroom and recreation facility. Expected completion is by summer 2018.

Dockside Village: A new restaurant district is going into the Barefoot Landing shopping and entertainment complex at Barefoot Landing. The district will feature waterfront dining along the Intracoastal Waterway as well as new outdoor attractions and live music. It will be anchored by Lulu’s restaurant, owned by musician Jimmy Buffet’s sister, Lucy. The restaurant will also have live nightly music, a large sandy beach area, and a ropes climbing course, arcade and other activities in the 20,000 square-footspace. For more information, visit

Wings Over Myrtle Beach: A new air show is coming April 28 and to the Myrtle Beach International Airport. This is the first air show in Myrtle Beach in more than a decade. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the show and there will be a host of world-class aerobatic and war bird performers. Additional information can be found at


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