In 2017, Canada welcomed the highest ever number of tourists – 20.8 million. The previous record was set in 2002, approximately one million tourists lower.
“Today’s results are yet another reminder of what has been clear for a while now: Canada is back. And more and more, the world wants to come and visit. We are excited to share our vibrant cities, beautiful natural attractions, diverse cultures and proud history with record numbers of visitors.”
– Hon. Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism
Read more about Canada’s phenomenal year of tourism here.