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.


Roaring start to 2019: With new peak arrival levels established for China, France, Mexico and Australia, 2019
started out the gate with a record high of almost 920K in January, up 4% over the previous peak established
in 2018.

  • 2019 started strong with a record high of almost 920K international arrivals in January 2019, up 4% over the previous peak established in January 2018.

  • China, France, Mexico, and Australia all recorded peak monthly arrivals in January 2019.

  • In January 2019, arrivals from  Destination Canada's nine long-haul markets (+8.4%) expanded 5 times faster than arrivals from the US (+1.6%).

  • Direct air arrivals accounted for 73% of arrivals from Destination Canada's long-haul markets.