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 June 2019, Canada welcomed a record 2.76 million international overnight arrivals, slightly ahead of the previous June peak set last year (+2%). Year-to-date international overnight arrivals to Canada expanded by 4% to reach a new record peak for the first half of the year.


Overnight arrivals from Destination Canada’s long-haul markets were up 7% year-over-year and reached a new peak in June 2019. Direct air arrivals gained a healthy +4%, offsetting a continued decline in air arrivals via the US (-4%), which only accounted for 13% of total arrivals from these nine markets. Year-to-date arrivals from Destination Canada’s long-haul markets were up +6% compared to the same period last year. These strong numbers were supported by France, Mexico and Germany, who all recorded double-digit growth in direct air arrivals in June 2019 (17%, 16% and 12%, respectively).

  • Total overnight arrivals to Canada reached new peaks in June (2.8M, +2%)  and year-to-date 2019 (9.0M, +4%).

  • Over the first half of 2019, Canada welcomed a record-breaking number of overnight arrivals from @DestinationCAN's long-haul markets (2.9M, +7%). This was driven by overnight arrivals from France, the UK, Australia, India and Mexico.

  • Over the first half of 2019, Canada welcomed record high overnight arrivals from India (170K, +19%), France (242K, +11%), and Mexico (222K, +30%). 

  • From January-June 2019, direct air arrivals from @DestinationCan’s 9 long-haul markets  were up 4% and sea arrivals were up 2%.