Issue 18-159 Visitor Entries

September 10, 2018

B.C. welcomed nearly 700 thousand non-resident travellers (seasonally adjusted) in June, of which 73% were from the United States. Non-resident traveller entries to Canada through British Columbia were up 2.7% from May. Meanwhile, the number of Canadians returning home via B.C. from the U.S. and overseas fell by 4.2%.

Nationally, Canadians made 3.8 million trips to the United States in June, slightly fewer (-1.1%) than in the previous month. Conversely, Canadian travel to international destinations outside the United States increased (+0.7% to 1.0 million).

Overall, travel to Canada was up 2.7% in June, bolstered by a notably larger number of visitors from the United States (+3.5%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada