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Travel between Canada and other countries, August 2016

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Released: 2016-10-19

Travel by Canadian residents to overseas countries increased 3.7% from July to 1.0 million trips in August.

Canadian residents made 3.5 million trips to the United States in August, up 0.9% compared with the previous month.

Residents of overseas countries made 537,000 trips to Canada in August, compared with 539,000 trips in July. The July and August figures respectively represented the highest and second-highest numbers of trips made by residents of overseas countries to Canada since recordkeeping began in 1972.

United States residents made 2.0 million trips to Canada in August, down 2.9% from July.

  Note to readers

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

Seasonally adjusted data from May to July 2016 have been revised.

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.


The August 2016 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 32, 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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