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Travel between Canada and other countries, April 2015

Released: 2015-06-18

Travel abroad

4.8 million trips

April 2015


(monthly change)

There were 2.2 million trips made to Canada in April, the highest level since February 2010.

Travel from the United States increased 0.3% to 1.8 million trips. The number of same-day car trips from the United States rose 0.9% to 617,000 trips.

Travel from overseas countries also increased, up 2.6% to 441,000 trips. Among the top 12 overseas markets, 9 recorded a gain in travel to Canada. Travel from France to Canada posted the largest increase, up 18.8% in April.

In the other direction, travel by Canadian residents abroad fell 0.6% to 4.8 million trips compared with March. This decrease was largely due to the 1.2% decline in same-day car trips by Canadian residents to the United States.

The number of trips made by Canadian residents to overseas countries increased 1.5% to 929,000 trips.

  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 April 2015 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 31, no. 4 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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