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 spite of a slight retraction in February 2019 (-2% year-over-year), international tourist arrivals to Canada reached a new peak for the first two months of 2019 as Canada welcomed 1.9 million overnight visitors (+1% year-over-year).

  • From January-February 2019, Canada welcomed a record 1.9 million international visitors (+1% YOY).

  • Year-to-date long-haul arrivals achieved a new record peak, reaching 665K (+2%). 

  • February 2019 set new records for arrivals from India (12K,+22%), France (36K, +4%), and Mexico (24K, +27%). In particular, air arrivals direct from overseas increased from all 3 countries.

  • Year-to-date arrivals from Destination Canada's nine long-haul markets (+2%) grew at a faster pace than US arrivals (+1%).