Issue 16-199: Visitor Entries
October 20, 2016
Visitor entries to Canada via British Columbia slipped 1.0% (seasonally adjusted) in August. The number of American entries inched down (-0.9%), but this was overshadowed by a dip (-1.4%) in non-U.S. entries, particularly from Asia (-1.9%) and Europe (-0.7%). Meanwhile, the number of Canadians returning home from abroad via B.C. jumped 5.3%.
Nationally, non-resident entries fell 2.3% in August, a slowdown that was largely driven by fewer entries from the U.S. With the exception of Alberta (+1.7%), every province saw declines in entries.
Data Source: Statistics Canada