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Posted April 20, 2011


Travel between Canada and other countries

Statscan - Travel to Canada by foreign residents was down 3.0% in February compared with January to 1.9 million trips. This decline was largely a result of a 3.5% decrease in overnight travel to Canada. In the other direction, Canadian residents took 4.8 million trips abroad in February, up 0.8% compared with January.

Travel by American residents to Canada declined 1.6% to 1.6 million trips in February. Overnight travel by US residents to Canada decreased 1.6% to 949,000 trips.

Declines were recorded by US residents in all transportations modes. Overnight plane travel recorded the strongest decrease, down 4.6% to 283,000 trips.

Same-day car travel by US residents to Canada declined 0.6% to 559,000. This was a continuation of a downward trend over the last few years.

Overseas residents took 345,000 trips to Canada in February, down 8.7% from January.

Travel from all of Canada's top 12 overseas markets decreased in February compared with January, with 5 of the top 12 markets recording double-digit declines. The largest decrease was recorded by Hong Kong (-24.8%).

In the other direction, Canadian residents took 4.8 million trips abroad in February, up 0.8% from January.

Canadian residents took 4.0 million trips to the United States in February, up 0.9% from January. Overnight travel by Canadian residents to the United States rose 2.2% to 1.7 million. This gain was largely a result of a 4.0% increase in overnight car travel to the United States, as Canadian residents took 1.0 million trips.

Canadian residents took 2.3 million same-day car trips to the United States in February, virtually unchanged from January.

Canadian travel to overseas countries increased 0.3% to 734,000 trips in February.

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1. Percentage change is based on unrounded data.
2. Totals exceed the sum of "same-day car trips" and "total trips, one or more nights" because they include all of the same-day trips.
3. Estimates for the United States include counts of cars and buses, and estimated numbers for planes, trains, boats and other methods.
4. Figures for other countries exclude same-day entries by land only, via the United States .
5. Includes same-day and overnight trips.

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