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.


Overnight arrivals from the United States were up 3.2% year-over-year in September 2017, continuing the positive trend observed in August. With September automobile arrivals on par with 2016 and a small increase of 1.9% in air arrivals, the greatest increase in monthly arrivals came via other modes of transportation (+17.9%). The currency exchange may have impacted the flat performance in auto arrivals, with the USD dropping 10% against the CAD since May 2017.

Year-to-date September 2017, overnight arrivals from ten of Destination Canada’s eleven international markets increased over the same period in 2016, led by excellent performance from Mexico (+51.7%) in particular. The exception was the UK (-2.4%), where outbound travel in general may have suffered a post-Brexit slowdown in 2017.