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Travel between Canada and other countries, June 2014

Released: 2014-08-19

Canadian residents took 2.9 million overnight trips abroad in June, up 0.9% from May and the highest level since record keeping began in 1972.

While overnight travel to overseas countries decreased 0.2% in June, overnight travel by Canadian residents to the United States rose 1.4% compared with May. This was almost entirely due to a 2.7% increase in overnight car travel. Overnight plane trips from Canada to the United States decreased 0.4% over the same period.

Same-day car travel from Canada to the United States was up 2.2% from May as Canadian residents took 2.6 million trips.

Travel to Canada by US residents rose 0.5% compared with May to 1.7 million trips. While overall overnight travel decreased 0.5%, overnight car trips by US residents reached 578,000 in June, up 1.6% from the previous month. Same-day car travel also increased 2.6% to 606,000 trips.

Residents of overseas countries made 430,000 trips to Canada in June (+0.3%), the highest number since record keeping began in 1972.

In June, 8 of the top 12 overseas markets recorded increases in travel to Canada compared with May. The largest percentage increase was in travel by residents of India (+5.5%), followed by a 3.2% increase in travel by residents of the United Kingdom. Australian residents took 26,000 trips to Canada (+2.4%), the highest monthly figure ever from that country.

  Note to readers

Monthly data are seasonally adjusted. For more information on seasonal adjustment, see Seasonally adjusted data – Frequently asked questions.

The June 2014 issue of International Travel, Advance Information, Vol. 30, no. 6 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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