For the next season, TAR Canada needs to travel for 90% overseas. All these small cities are bottom of these barrel choices. All the awesome places in Canada have been shown. The purpose has ran its course and now need to embrace the rest of the world.
Tell that to some of the casuals
They apparently like it this way, and it shows in the ratings, the domestic episodes typically see slightly higher viewership. Possibly one of last season's weakest legs, Sudbury, was somehow one of their top rated ever.
We'll probably find out in finale week if it even gets renewed, that's when they've always announced it, but who knows. This has kinda felt like a "swan song season" at times with the way CTV has been underpromoting it. Same happened with Australia 3.