Issue 19-84 Visitor Entries

May 22, 2019

In March, B.C. welcomed nearly 729 thousand non-resident travellers (seasonally adjusted), of which three-quarters (74%) were from the United States. Total non-resident traveller entries to Canada through British Columbia were up 9.2% in March, as entries from the United States jumped 12.6%. At the same time, the number of travellers from the rest of the world also increased (+0.6%), largely due to entries from Asia (+2.0%), South America (+11.9%) and Africa (+38.3%). The number of Canadians returning home via B.C. climbed +6.3% in March.

Overall travel to Canada rose 3.7%, with U.S. traveller entries up notably (+4.9%) while entries from other countries were relatively flat (-0.1%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada