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Travel between Canada and other countries, December 2014

Released: 2015-02-18

Travel to Canada rose 3.6% in December compared with November. This was entirely the result of more trips made by US travellers to Canada.

Travel from the United States to Canada increased 4.7% to 1.7 million trips. Same-day car travel posted the largest percentage increase, up 6.5% to 618,000 trips, followed by overnight car travel, up 6.3% to 584,000 trips.

Travel to Canada from overseas countries decreased 0.5% in December to 441,000 trips.

Canadian residents made 5.2 million trips abroad, up 0.2% from November.

The number of trips made by Canadian residents to the United States rose 0.3% to 4.3 million. This gain was largely attributable to a 0.4% increase in same-day car travel to 2.4 million trips.

The number of trips made by Canadians to overseas countries decreased 0.6% to 922,000.

  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 December 2014 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 30, no. 12 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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