Indicators and targets: Tourism

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Target: Increase the number of international overnight visits to Canada by 30% by 2021

Figure 12.1: International Tourist Arrivals to Canada

In 2017, the number of international overnight arrivals to Canada increased to 20.8 million, making it the highest number of overnight arrivals in Canadian history. Since 2016, international overnight arrivals increased by 4.4%.

The share of overnight arrivals to Canada from countries other than the United States also reached an all-time high of over 31% in 2017, up from 19% in 2002.

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Figure 12.1: International Tourist Arrivals to Canada
Year Total From US Non-US
1980 12,816,414 10,964,553 1,851,867
1981 12,840,544 10,968,471 1,872,079
1982 12,216,257 10,462,462 1,753,790
1983 12,523,825 10,912,480 1,611,339
1984 13,005,181 11,295,040 1,710,134
1985 13,201,840 11,557,319 1,644,516
1986 15,659,250 13,609,100 2,050,143
1987 15,016,549 12,719,793 2,296,751
1988 15,525,722 12,763,011 2,762,704
1989 15,156,115 12,184,026 2,972,085
1990 15,242,437 12,251,675 2,990,756
1991 14,941,637 12,002,662 2,938,967
1992 14,765,550 11,818,466 2,947,084
1993 15,136,228 12,023,940 3,112,288
1994 16,000,068 12,542,178 3,457,890
1995 16,968,168 13,005,302 3,962,866
1996 17,328,734 12,908,836 4,419,898
1997 17,668,799 13,401,333 4,267,466
1998 18,869,958 14,892,460 3,977,498
1999 19,411,316 15,180,213 4,231,103
2000 19,627,454 15,188,971 4,438,483
2001 19,679,419 15,570,211 4,109,208
2002 20,057,031 16,167,228 3,889,803
2003 17,534,337 14,232,408 3,301,929
2004 19,144,821 15,087,515 4,057,306
2005 18,770,554 14,390,700 4,379,854
2006 18,265,411 13,855,468 4,409,943
2007 17,934,885 13,375,202 4,559,683
2008 17,142,103 12,503,880 4,638,223
2009 15,737,154 11,667,240 4,069,914
2010 16,219,399 11,870,848 4,348,551
2011 16,015,979 11,596,942 4,419,043
2012 16,344,006 11,886,951 4,457,063
2013 16,059,335 11,477,623 4,581,720
2014 16,536,939 11,523,182 5,013,765
2015 17,977,278 12,668,832 5,308,449
2016 19,971,313 13,891,794 6,079,522
2017 20,846,104 14,328,639 6,517,465

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