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Travel between Canada and other countries, August 2015

Released: 2015-10-20

Travel from Canada to the United States continued its downtrend in August, decreasing for the 11th time in 12 months. Year over year, trips from Canada to the United States fell 20.7%.

Canadian residents made 3.6 million trips to the United States in August, down 5.0% compared with July. Both overnight travel (-4.2%) and same-day car travel (-5.6%) declined.

In the other direction, travel from the United States to Canada decreased 0.2% in August compared with July.

Travel from Canada to overseas countries rose 1.7% in August to 997,000 trips.

Residents of overseas countries made 458,000 trips to Canada in August, down 2.4% from July.


  Note to readers

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

Overseas countries refer to countries other than the United States.

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

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

Products

The August 2015 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 31, no. 8 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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