2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism: Let's seize it together

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have announced 2018 as the Canada-China Year of Tourism. This initiative is intended to create closer ties between Chinese and Canadian citizens. There has never been a better reason to visit and explore everything Canada has to offer. Destination Canada is working with industry and the Government of Canada to extend a warm invitation to our Chinese friends to visit and explore Canada as well as participate in Canadian-themed events in China. 

Why China, why now?


UP 12%
IN 2017


2nd highest spend
in 2017

Chinese travellers are visiting Canada more than ever before

Visa Application Centres
& air capacity are
significantly increasing

Is your business China ready?

China is the world’s largest tourism source market and represents a tremendous opportunity for Canada. Visit our China market page to learn about current travel trends. The Government of Canada and Tourism HR Canada have also prepared business readiness factsheets to help you attract more Chinese travellers.

2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism logos

CCYT Chinese logo

CCYT trilingual logo

Tourism operators are welcome to download the Canada-China Year of Tourism logos on Brand Canada Library. Please refer to the logo style guide. For information on how to use the logos for government purposes, refer to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Learn more about the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism by reading the list of frequently asked questions.

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