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.


After a slow start in January, tourism arrivals to Canada from Destination Canada’s international markets increased by 8.1% year-over-year in February 2018, with strong growth in arrivals from Destination Canada’s nine overseas markets (+13.3%) as well as from the US (+6.5%).

The double-digit growth from our overseas markets was driven by solid performances from China (+46.2%), India (+25.8%), Mexico (+21.2%), Germany (+17.9%), France (+13.0%) and Australia (+10.2%).

  • Canada welcomed a record 994K international overnight visitors in February 2018.

  • February 2018 set new records: international arrivals for the month and year-to-date were the best ever!

  • 7 of @DestinationCAN’s 10 international markets had the best February in 2018: China, France, Mexico, Germany, Australia, South Korea, and India.

  • Over Jan-Feb 2018, overnight arrivals from @DestinationCAN’s markets grew +6%, driven by Mexico (+21%) and @DestinationCAN’s Asia-Pacific markets (+11%).