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.


As expected, the Easter holiday rebound in April 2019 (1.4 million visitors, +19%) offset contractions sustained in March 2019 and helped to lift international overnight arrivals to Canada to a new peak in April 2019 and over the first four months of 2019 (4.4 million, +4%). 

When combining March and April 2019 to provide a more accurate reflection of arrival trends from key markets over the Easter holiday period, arrivals increased by +6% from the UK, +7% from the US, and +31% from Mexico. 

  • Total tourist arrivals to Canada reached new peaks in April (1.4 million, +19%)  and year-to-date 2019 (4.4 million, +4%).

  • The key travel period of Easter fell in late April in 2019, resulting in a predictable jump in arrivals from several markets. Learn more about the Easter effect here.

  • Over the first 4 months of 2019, Canada welcomed record high arrivals from China (171K, +1%), Australia (71K, +5%), India (70K, +18%), France (130K, +8%) and Mexico (125K, +30%).

  • In April 2019, arrivals increased from all @DestinationCAN's markets except South Korea.