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Travel between Canada and other countries, November 2014

Released: 2015-01-20

Travel to Canada fell 3.9% in November compared with October. The decrease was largely the result of fewer US travellers to Canada.

Travel by American residents to Canada declined 4.7% to 1.7 million trips in November.

Declines were recorded in trips from the United States for all transportation modes, with car travel reporting the sharpest decrease. Same-day car travel fell 5.3% to 578,000 trips, while overnight car travel was down 6.1% to 550,000 trips.

Travel to Canada from overseas countries decreased 1.1% in November to 444,000 trips.

In the other direction, Canadian travel abroad declined 0.6%, as a result of fewer trips by Canadians to the United States.

Canadian residents made 4.3 million trips to the United States, down 1.0% compared with October. A drop of 2.3% in same-day car trips to the United States accounted for most of the decline.

Trips by Canadians to overseas countries increased 1.7% to 928,000.

  Note to readers

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

Overseas markets refer to countries other than the United States.

A Canadian resident traveller is an international traveller from Canada who has travelled outside of Canada for a period of less than 12 months.

A non-resident traveller is an international traveller resident of a country other than Canada who is travelling to Canada for a period of less than 12 months.

The November 2014 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 30, no. 11 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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