Overview

Each month we report on arrivals and other key trends of travellers from around the world visiting Canada.

Take a look at the detailed insights in the monthly report, including international arrivals from key markets, air capacity, exchange rates, accommodation data, Canadian outbound travel, competitive analysis, and other information to help monitor Canadian tourism performance.


In May 2019, Canada welcomed 1.91 million international overnight arrivals, up 8% year-over-year. This brought year-to-date overnight arrivals to 6.29 million, up 5%, based on gains from the US (+5%) and rest of the world (+7%), including Destination Canada’s nine key long-haul markets (+6%).

Over the first five months of 2019, expanded air arrivals direct from overseas from Destination Canada’s long-haul markets (+5%) effectively offset continued declines in air arrivals via the US (-8%).
 

  • Total overnight arrivals reached new records in May 2019, with record-breaking arrivals from long haul markets (+10% in May and +7% YTD) and increased overnight arrivals from the US (+6% in May and +5% YTD).

  • Canada welcomed a record-breaking number of overnight arrivals from Destination Canada's European and Asia-Pacific markets in May 2019 and YTD. This was driven by overnight arrivals from France, the UK, Australia, Japan and India.

  • Over the first 5 months of 2019, Canada welcomed record high overnight arrivals from Australia (112K, +5%), India (117K, +21%), France (179K, +8%), and Mexico (165K, +30%). 

  • May 2019 contributed to year-to-date growth from all Destination Canada's markets except Germany (-5% YTD), China (-1% YTD), and South Korea (-19% YTD).