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December 03, 2012


The U.S. Department of Commerce announces state-level detailed data on Canadian travel to the United States for 2011 are now available on the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries website. Visitor volume estimates are provided for the following travel attributes:

  Visitors and visitor nights Trip purpose
  Spending in the U.S. Activities
  Province of residence Age (by gender)
  Mode of transportation Stay length
  Accommodations Quarter of visit

For each attribute, visitor volume is provided for nine census regions and 21 states meeting the minimum requirement 400 sample size.

To view or download PDF versions of the tables, go to: https://travel.trade.gov/outreachpages/inbound.country_in_north_america.canada.html

Historical data for years 2004 - 2010 and annual visitor profile reports are available at the same website location. The 2011 visitor profile report will be available by mid-December. The same website location also contains various types of analyses and presentations on this top market and links to in-market contacts.

HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 Canadian Visitors to the United States

  • Seven of nine regions and 19 of 21 states had visitor increases in 2011 over 2010 levels.
  • The top destination states were New York, Florida, Washington, Michigan, Nevada, and California.
  • Florida accounted for 16% of visitors, but 34% of visitor nights.
  • Ontario is the #1 origin province - producing 9.2 million and 43 percent of all visitors.

SOURCE: Canadian travel to the U.S. is provided by Statistics Canada, the statistical agency of the Canadian Government.