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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2704
    Description: The survey covers the scheduled services operated within, into or out of Canada by medium-size and smaller-size Canadian and non-Canadian air carriers. Data on the origin and destination of passengers from the reporting carrier's system are collected.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2925
    Description: The purpose of this survey is to collect new statistical information on Canada's tourist attractions.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2944
    Description: Statistics Canada is conducting this survey on behalf of the Canadian Tourism Commission, which will use the results to produce and up-to-date and comprehensive study of the adventure travel sector in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3152
    Description: The primary objective of the International Travel Survey (ITS) is to provide statistics on travellers, to and from Canada, their characteristics of travel and spending levels.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3810
    Description: The Travel Survey of Residents of Canada (TSRC) is a major source of data used to measure the size and status of Canada's tourism industry. It was developed to measure the volume, the characteristics and the economic impact of domestic travel. Since the beginning of 2005 this survey replaces the Canadian Travel Survey (CTS).

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3822
    Description: This survey identified the reasons why trips were taken as well as what motivated the traveller in the first place.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4439
    Description: The survey collected, among other things, information on Canadian residents' travel patterns during the past two years, their travel intentions over the next two years, their participation in entertainment and recreational activities at home and while on an overnight trip, the reasons for travelling or not travelling in Canada, the types of accommodation used, the sources of travel planning information and their impressions of Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5005
    Description: The Frontier Counts data provide a full range of statistics on the number of international travellers by selected category and by type of transportation as well as the number of automobiles, trucks and other vehicles entering Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5232
    Description: The National Travel Survey provides statistics on the activities of Canadian residents related to domestic and international tourism. It was developed to measure the volume, the characteristics and the economic impact of tourism.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5261
    Description: The Visitor Travel Survey (VTS) provides statistics on U.S. and overseas visitors to Canada, their characteristics of travel and spending levels. The Visitor Travel Survey was introduced in January 2018 to replace the U.S. and overseas visitors to Canada component of the International Travel Survey (ITS record 3152 Archived).
Data (124)

Data (124) (0 to 10 of 124 results)

  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2020009
    Description:

    This dashboard presents selected data that are relevant for monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on economic activity in Canada. It includes data on a range of monthly indicators - real GDP, consumer prices, the unemployment rate, merchandise exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked and manufacturing sales -- as well as monthly data on aircraft movements, railway carloadings, and travel between Canada and other countries.

    Estimates are presented from January 2019 to the current reference month for each data series. The information will be updated continuously as new data becomes available, and additional series may be added to the dashboard as circumstances warrant.

    To support the analysis of time series movements in the data, the dashboard reports changes in each series on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. For most of the variables reported, information on cumulative changes in the data both prior and subsequent to the end of 2019 is also presented by indexing the level estimates to December 2019, as depicted in the accompanying charts.

    Release date: 2020-04-03

  • Table: 66-001-P
    Description:

    This bulletin contains advance information, monthly and year-to-date, on visitors entering Canada and on returning Canadian residents. It also includes an estimate of overnight trips by province of entry (visitors) and re-entry (Canadian residents). The bulletin is released seven weeks following the reference period.

    Release date: 2020-03-23

  • Table: 24-10-0002-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 427-0002)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Number of vehicles travelling between Canada and the United States, by trip characteristics, length of stay and type of transportation. Data available monthly.
    Release date: 2020-03-23

  • Table: 24-10-0003-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 427-0003)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    This table contains 3549 series, with data for years 1972 - 2018 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (13 items: Canada; Newfoundland and Labrador; Prince Edward Island; Nova Scotia; ...) Country of residence (273 items: Total non-resident travellers, countries other than the United States; North America, Central America and Caribbean, total; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; ...).

    Release date: 2020-03-23

  • Table: 24-10-0003-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Trips to Canada by residents of selected countries other than the United States, monthly and percentage change. 

    Release date: 2020-03-23

  • Table: 24-10-0005-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 427-0005)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Number of international travellers entering or returning to Canada by province of entry and traveller category (seasonally adjusted). Data available monthly.
    Release date: 2020-03-23

  • Table: 24-10-0006-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 427-0006)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Number of non-resident travellers entering Canada by country of residence, excluding the United States (seasonally adjusted). Data available monthly.
    Release date: 2020-03-23

  • Table: 24-10-0041-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 427-0001)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    This table contains 11559 series, with data for years 1972 - 2017 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (273 items: Canada; Newfoundland and Labrador; Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador; Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador; ...); Traveller characteristics (91 items: Total international travellers; Total non-resident travellers; United States residents entering Canada; United States residents entering Canada, automobile; ...).

    Release date: 2020-03-23

  • Table: 24-10-0041-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    International trips to Canada by type of traveller (non-resident, resident of Canada), length of stay and mode of transportation.

    Release date: 2020-03-23

  • Table: 24-10-0043-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 427-0004)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    This table contains 333 series, with data for years 1972 - 2018 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (13 items: Canada; Newfoundland and Labrador; Prince Edward Island; Nova Scotia; ...) Traveller characteristics (15 items: Total non resident tourists; United States tourists; United States tourists entering by automobile; United States tourists entering by plane; ...) Seasonal adjustment (2 items: Unadjusted; Seasonally adjusted).

    Release date: 2020-03-23
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Analysis (105) (40 to 50 of 105 results)

  • Articles and reports: 21-006-X2004008
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This bulletin examines the growth in tourism employment in rural Canada over the period 1996 to 2003.

    Release date: 2005-01-07

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004018
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines the growth in pumpkin production and its relationship to the agro-tourism industry. Farmers now offer enticements to encourage tourists to visit their farms, including Halloween activities and bakery products. The article uses data from the 1986 and 2001 censuses.

    Release date: 2004-10-28

  • Stats in brief: 13-604-M2004044
    Description:

    Starting with the first quarter 2004 release, revisions to the National Tourism Indicators (NTI) will be published once a year along with the first quarter data. Henceforth, NTI source data that are revised or come available several years after the fact will be incorporated regularly, allowing for systematic improvements to the time series.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20040036917
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The purpose of this study is to address the question: What are the differences between Canada's domestic resort market and the non-resort market?

    Release date: 2004-05-31

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2003041
    Description:

    This publication presents estimates of government revenues attributable to 1998 tourism. The main data sources are the Provincial and Territorial Tourism Satellite Account, the Input-Output tables and T-4 tax remittance files.

    Government revenue covers receipts from-taxes on incomes (i.e., on employment earnings, corporate profits, net income of unincorporated business and government business enterprises)-contributions to social insurance plans (i.e., premiums for Canada/Quebec Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and Workers Compensation)-taxes on production and products (such as sales and property taxes)-sales of government goods and services.

    These revenue sources are broken down into parts that can and cannot be attributed to tourism, for government as a whole and for the three levels of government (federal, provincial/territorial and municipal) separately. Estimates of the government revenue generated per dollar of tourism spending are reported as well.

    The publication contains several summary tables showing revenues attributable to tourism by level of government and by source of revenue, as well as several appendix tables showing results by detailed industry and commodity. It also contains a discussion of the concepts, definitions, data sources and methods used in the study.

    Release date: 2003-09-19

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20030036636
    Description:

    The article Canadian domestic sport travel in 2001 examines active participation by travellers in sports or outdoor activity, as well as attendance at sport events. The article looks at sport-related travel in terms of the income, province of residence, age and sex of travellers, as well as the season of travel, mode of transportation and length of trip.

    Release date: 2003-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20030036638
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The number of overnight trips taken in Canada by foreign residents continued to advance (2.0%) in 2002. A record number of close to 20 million foreign visitors crossed our borders in 2002. Americans accounted for four out of every five travellers, or about 16.2 million. About 3.8 million tourists came from overseas countries in 2002, down 5.3% from 2001. In 2002, Canadians made 13.0 million overnight trips to the United States, down 3.7% from 2001. Overall, the number of overnight trips to overseas destinations decreased 3.1% in 2002, compared with 2001.

    Release date: 2003-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20030036639
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Canada's international travel deficit - the difference between what Canadians spend abroad and what foreigners spend in Canada - rose from $427 million in the fourth quarter of 2002 to an estimated $585 million in the first quarter of 2003. This was the first increase in Canada's travel deficit since the second quarter of 2002. Canada's travel deficit with the United States grew because both the number of trips made by Americans to Canada and their travel spending declined. Canada's travel deficit with countries other than the United States reached a new high in the first quarter because overseas visitors spent less in Canada and Canadian travellers increased their spending in overseas countries.

    Release date: 2003-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20030036640
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    May 2003 monthly data show that Canadian travel to the United States bounced back because many Canadians took advantage of an increase in the value of the Canadian dollar. However, travel to Canada from the United States dropped for a fifth straight month, because severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) continued to take its toll.

    Travel from overseas countries to Canada also dropped in May for the sixth consecutive month. During the same period, Canadian travel to overseas destinations also declined during the month.

    Release date: 2003-09-09

  • Stats in brief: 13-604-M2003040
    Description:

    The measurement of tourism has been gaining world-wide interest in the last decade. The most common framework for this measurement has been the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA). The TSA measures tourism in terms of expenditures, gross domestic product (GDP) and employment. The Canadian TSA generally follows the guidelines adopted by several international organizations, including the United Nations Statistical Commission. Statistics Canada first published a TSA in 1994. Since then, several updates have been made and timely quarterly information is now available based on the TSA. According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), over 35 countries have either completed a TSA or are in the process of developing one. Statistics Canada is one of only two countries, the other being Norway, to develop a regional TSA. This Provincial and Territorial Tourism Satellite Account (or PTSA) allows for a comparison of tourism among regions as well as among industries within a province or territory. This publication marks the release of the second PTSA by Statistics Canada. This release for 1998 follows a report published in 2002 for 1996. Tables in this report include both the new 1998 PTSA results and revised estimates for 1996. Concepts, definitions, sources and methods, including the changes in methods, are included in the appendix.

    Release date: 2003-06-25
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Reference (22) (0 to 10 of 22 results)

  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X201900100007
    Description:

    This article describes the upcoming revisions (November 2019) in the Canadian Macroeconomic Accounts resulting from the inclusion of illegal cannabis production, consumption and distribution as well as statistical revisions of the international travel services. The paper highlights the impact of these revisions on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the balance of international payments (BOP).

    Release date: 2019-05-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201300511865
    Description:

    With the release of the first quarter 2013 estimates in June 2013, the National Tourism Indicators (NTI) were revised from the first quarter of 2009 to the fourth quarter of 2012. In addition, all data series expressed at 2002 prices (adjusted for inflation) have been rebased to the 2007 reference year. The change affects National tourism indicators data adjusted for inflation from 1986 to date. This article explains the impact of new and revised data on the NTI.

    Release date: 2013-09-27

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-604-M2007052
    Description:

    This Canadian Tourism Satellite Account Handbook developed by Statistics Canada is intended as a guide to how the Canadian Tourism Satellite Account (CTSA) is compiled. The Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) has become the internationally recognized framework and a vital tool by which to measure tourism activity in an economy. The goal of this handbook is to make the CTSA and its inner workings as transparent as possible by bringing previous internal documentation into the public realm along side previously published documents and new documentation. By sharing the Canadian practical experiences in development of the TSA, it should benefit other countries and other interested practitioners in the process of developing and understanding TSAs.

    This handbook covers information on the relevant tourism and national accounting concepts and definitions related to the CTSA. Detailed explanations of the various survey data sources and the methods used to move this data into the TSA framework are discussed.

    Release date: 2007-12-14

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 96-328-M2004019
    Description:

    This activity focusses on changes in the way in which fruit and vegetable producers are selling their produce. Using the pumpkin industry as a case study, it examines the agri-tourism trend.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-604-M2004045
    Description:

    How "good" are the National Tourism Indicators (NTI)? How can their quality be measured? This study looks to answer these questions by analysing the revisions to the NTI estimates for the period 1997 through 2001.

    Release date: 2004-10-25

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-009-X20030046842
    Description:

    How good are the National Tourism Indicators (NTI)? How can their quality be measured? This study looks to answer these questions through analysis of the revisions to the NTI estimates for the period 1997 through 2001.

    Release date: 2004-03-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-594-G
    Description:

    This guide provides indicators that are used to monitor supply, demand and employment for tourism in Canada on a timely basis. The guide provides information on the methods used to derive the supply, demand and employment indicators. It also provides information on the seasonal adjustment method and the derivation of constant dollar series. This guide was commissioned by the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), following a pilot project providing quarterly and annual updates for the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA 1988).

    Release date: 2001-02-21

  • Notices and consultations: 87-003-X19970012882
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The purpose of this article is to inform Travel-log readers of the availability of a new analytical tool - the National Tourism Indicators. These estimates, which measure trends in tourism in Canada, are placed in perspective here, taking into account the concepts and definitions used in developing them.

    Release date: 1997-01-08

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 1803
    Description: This survey collects data on a continuous basis from visitors from countries other than the United States.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 1910
    Description: The National Tourism Indicators (NTI) provide timely information which facilitates ongoing monitoring and analysis of tourism and its related activities in Canada.

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