Summer 2023…By the numbers

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By the numbers: Summer 2023
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A lively summer

In 2022, Canadian households spent over $12.5 billion on recreational and sporting services, a category that includes live sports and recreational events.

Source: Statistics Canada, table 36-10-0124-01 – Detailed household final consumption expenditure, Canada, quarterly.

Splish splash

A record 11,168 permits were issued nationwide for residential construction of inground swimming pools in the second quarter of 2021.

Source: Statistics Canada, table 34-10-0066-01 – Building permits, by type of structure and type of work.

Delicious summer fruits

Total availability of selected summer fruits in Canada, 2022

  • 224,590 tonnes of fresh watermelon
  • 116,480 tonnes of fresh strawberries
  • 37,330 tonnes of fresh peaches

Source: Statistics Canada, table 32-10-0053-01 – Supply and disposition of food in Canada.

Enjoying the great outdoors

Hiking and backpacking were the most popular outdoor activities in 2021

  • Hiking or backpacking – 40%
  • Wildlife viewing or photography, outside the home – 26%
  • Canoeing or kayaking – 19%
  • Fishing – 18%
  • Tent camping – 18%
  • Motorized boating or jet skiing – 15%

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Social Survey – Well-being, Activities and Perception of Time, 2021.