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.


Global overnight arrivals to Canada year-to-date August 2018 surpassed the peak last established in 2001, establishing a new record high. 

Canada welcomed over 8.9 million overnight visitors over the summer 2018 period (June to August), representing the 3rd best summer ever after 2002 and 2001.

Year-to-date (YTD) August 2018, overnight arrivals of visitors to Canada from Destination Canada’s ten international markets improved to +1% on the strength of a rebound in US auto arrivals to Canada in August (+9%, +3% YTD).

  • Year-to-date August 2018, global overnight arrivals to Canada surpassed the previous peak established in 2001 to reach a new record high.

  • Overnight arrivals from Destination Canada’s ten international markets improved by +1% on the strength of a rebound in US auto arrivals in August 2018.

  • Summer 2018 (June to August) was the best summer ever for long-haul (non-US) arrivals to Canada (2.6 million visitors).

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