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 April 2018, overnight arrivals to Canada reached 4.3 million visitors to establish a new peak, up 3.9% over the previous record set in 2017.

After 8 months of year-over-year consecutive growth, overnight arrivals in April 2018 contracted by 7.7% (including -7.8% from our long-haul markets and, -7.7% from the US). This was largely due to a record April in 2017 (+14.6% for Destination Canada markets, including +37% from our nine long haul markets, +9.3% from the US) and changes in the date of Easter. Travellers from many of our key international markets in 2018 will have visited Canada in March (during Easter) instead of April (when Easter fell in 2017).

  • After 8 consecutive months of year-over-year growth, April 2018 saw a decline in arrivals of 8%. This was largely due to a record April in 2017 and changes in the date of Easter. Learn more about the Easter effect here:  http://bit.ly/2LMJYqh

  • When comparing April 2018 to April 2016 (the last time Easter was in March) there was a 6% increase in arrivals. And combining March and April, the Easter months, 2018 saw 2% growth over 2017.

  • From Jan-Apr 2018, international arrivals hit a new record peak of 4.3 million visitors (+4% YOY).

  • Arrivals from 4 of @DestinationCAN’s 10 international markets set new monthly records in April: China, India, France, and Australia.