Issue 18-183 Visitor Entries

October 23, 2018

International visitor entries to Canada through British Columbia increased (+0.6%, seasonally adjusted) in August, as the number of visitors from the U.S. continued to climb (+0.7%). The number of guests from overseas was also up (+0.5%), with more European (+0.3%), Asian (+0.5%), African (+1.1%) and South American (+20.7%) visitors coming to B.C.

Meanwhile, the number of Canadians returning home via B.C. from the U.S. and overseas was down (-1.6%) in August, as Canadians as a whole were less likely to have been travelling outside the country (-1.0%) than in the previous month.

Data Source: Statistics Canada