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.


Year-to-date September 2018, overnight arrivals of international visitors to Canada is up overall (+1%), in spite of a slight contraction in September arrivals (-3%), primarily driven by lower arrivals from the US (-6%). 

Year-to-date September 2018, increased visitor arrivals from Destination Canada’s long-haul markets by air direct from overseas (+5%) stood in sharp contrast to a steep decline in air arrivals via the US (-21%). Direct air arrivals increased from all DC long-haul markets, except South Korea (-9%) and Japan (-20%).

  • With 16.9 million visitors year-to-date September 2018 (+1%), overnight arrivals of international visitors to Canada reached a new record for the first nine months of the year.

  • Overnight arrivals from Destination Canada’s nine long-haul markets were up 3% year-over-year in September 2018.

  • In September 2018, arrivals from China, India, and Mexico set new records for the month of September.

  • The primary source of declines from several of Destination Canada's long-haul markets in September 2018 was ongoing double-digit declines in arrivals via the US.