The Canada drop down menu is pretty good, asking people to choose a province or a territory.
Once in a province forum, I find the drop down menu gets a bit tricky. If we regulars are wondering about TA's choices, what hope is there for the traveller coming to the forums to ask a question.
Once in the "regional?" forum, one can choose the city subforum.
Example for my region --
Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna/Penticton/Vernon/Osoyoos as well as the ski resorts of Big White/Silver Star. Now hiding Big White and Silver Star under the Okanagan Valley Forum may not be the wisest thing. Best to be visible under British Columbia.
Canada > British Columbia > Kitimat-Stikine District > Kitimat/New Aiyansh/New Hazelton/Klemtu/Stewart/Terrace. Same thing. I think Kitimat-Stikine District is something a government office would use, not a traveller.
For the towns in the West Kootenays, the towns have been hidden in the Kootenay Rockies Forum. Looking for Creston, Revelstoke, Nelson, Nakusp and Glacier NP will give travellers a run for their money.,
There are a few more examples, but the point is that some of these rearranged destinations lead to greater obscurity and likely more questions coming to the wrong forum. If someone can't find the Penticton Forum, they will likely mis-post in the British Columbia Forum.
As well, when they do research for their trip, they will likely miss a swatch of posts because of these "alcoves" of regions.
I'm wondering what the rationale was for this rearrangement. In BC, a drop down menu for cities would do the job better. Don't know about other destinations. For the UK, the drop downs take one to countries plus the Channel Island and the Isle of Man. Except the UK Forum cheats a wee bit. It is not necessary to choose a country. All the destinations in the UK are listed: London, Edinburgh, Scotland, Isle of Wight. This new design is not consistent throughout the forums then.
Not sure this format is very helpful to the traveller or what other odd categories are out there.