Issue 18-14 Visitor Entries

January 19, 2018

In November, B.C. welcomed more than 683 thousand non-resident travellers (seasonally adjusted), of which three-quarters were from the United States. Total non-resident traveller entries to Canada through British Columbia were down 1.0% in November, as entries from the United States dropped 1.9%. At the same time, the number of travellers from the rest of the world increased (+1.9%), largely due to entries from Asia (+4.0%) and Africa (+6.2%). The number of Canadians returning home via B.C. was flat (+0.1%), as an increase in re-entries from the U.S. (+1.0%) was offset by a decline in the number of Canadians returning home from other parts of the world (-4.2%).

A total of 3.6 million Canadian travellers returned to Canada from the United States in November, a decrease of 0.4% compared to the previous month. The number of Canadian residents returning from countries other than U.S. was also down (-1.7%). Overall travel to Canada rose 2.2%, with U.S. traveller entries up marginally (+0.4%) while entries from other countries jumped 9.3%.

Data Source: Statistics Canada