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 October 2019, overnight arrivals of international visitors to Canada surpassed the 1.6 million mark for the first time ever, bringing the number of tourist arrivals over the first 10 months of 2019 to a record high of 19.6 million visitors. Among the Destination Canada long-haul markets in October 2019, France emerged as the top source of overnight visitors for non-land arrivals (52,198), surpassing the UK (52,136) for the first time ever and China (45,921) for the first time since 2016.

  • Total overnight arrivals to Canada reached a new peak in October 2019 (1.6M, +6%) and year-to-date 2019 (19.6M, +5%).

  • Canada welcomed record-breaking overnight arrivals from all long-haul markets in October (557K, +7%) and year-to-date 2019 (6.4M, +7%). 

  • Overnight arrivals by air and sea from @DestinationCan’s nine long-haul markets were up in October 2019 (289K, +6%) and year-to-date 2019 (3.3M, +1%).

  • In October 2019, year-over-year growth in overnight arrivals by air and sea was led by India (+27%), Germany (+16%), and Japan (+14%).

  • For October 2019, France emerged as the top source of overnight visitors for air and cruise arrivals, surpassing the UK and China.