Issue 19-168 Visitor Entries

October 24, 2019

International visitor entries to Canada through British Columbia was down (-0.9% seasonally adjusted) in August, as the number of visitors from the U.S. continued to slow (-0.5%). Meanwhile, the number of guests from overseas also declined (-1.9%), with fewer European (-3.6%) and Asian (-0.3%) visitors among those offsetting boosts in visitor entries from North and Central America and the Caribbean (+1.5%) and South America (+0.4%).

The number of Canadians returning home via B.C. from the U.S. and overseas was down (-1.4%) in August, as Canadians as a whole were less likely to have been travelling outside the country (-1.1%) than in the previous month.

Data Source: Statistics Canada